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Naro Moru River Lodge

Nanyuki is one of the most beautiful towns in Kenya and I’m definitely lucky to call this place home. The town is well developed with good infrastructure, good tarmac roads, water and electricity even in the remotest farms.All the way, you get a beautiful view of the mountain especially early in the morning and late in the afternoon when you can even see the snow. The town is full of awesome entertainment spots mostly set in scenic areas with rivers, view Mt. Kenya or natural forests.


This weekend, I traveled home and got to spend an afternoon at Naro moru River Lodge with my mum. This lodge is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Naro moru. There is a serenity that I found there that quickly made me forget the hours that I had spent on the road from Nairobi.


Naro Moru River Lodge is located just a few minutes from the Naro Moru(this is the last town before you get to Nanyuki town). You will branch off from the main road at the police roadblock at Narumoro and take the left turn on the dust road. It’s only a 5 minutes drive. The road is dusty, bumpy and rough but don’t let that put you off.

Some of the key activities at Naro moru River Lodge include:


1. Mountain Climbing the Lodge offers a great location for those who want to climb Mt. Kenya through Lenana, Batian and Nelion routes. It is also a great place to rest and rejuvenate after climbing the mountain.


This is at the front entrance of the lodge, it shows Mt. Kenya, the white parts represent the snow at the mountain top


2. Bird Watching and Nature Trail- Although I didn’t get to do any bird watching while at the lodge, I understand the lodge is a great location for bird watchers. The nature trail also provides guests with scenic routes around the lodge



3. Accommodation- If you are looking for a place to stay in Naro moru, and then this lodge would be perfect for you. This is especially awesome for those who need a nice, quiet place away from noise or distractions. I saw the cottages and it made me dream of getting away for a few days, spending nights at the cottages and days under the trees in front of the river. Whether a romantic getaway or a family holiday, this place is really good. In addition, if you are looking for a honeymoon destination, this looks like a great place to consider.




This is right outside the cottages

This is right outside the cottages

4. Camping- A lot of people especially Nairobians only think of Naivasha when thinking of camping. However, Nanyuki has some great camping grounds in different resorts like the Naro moru Rive Lodge


5. Conference facilities- The Lodge has great conference facilities that would be perfect for organizations looking for a place to have retreats. With the serene environment and beautiful surroundings, this is a place even I would like to come back for a retreat. In addition, there are also team building activities that would be great for corporate


6. Recreation- The River Lodge has a beautiful swimming pool which is where my mum and I spend most of our time. There is sauna too and grounds for table tennis, squash and other games.

I really enjoyed my visit. Not only because of the scenic views all around but also because of the really friendly staff that had I met. From the waitress who served us to all the security guards, everyone was super friendly. In addition, we met the food and beverages manager, Augustine who was really good to us. He answered all our questions and volunteered additional information.

The water is quite low right now, hope to visit during the rainy season when the river is flowing

The prices are not so bad. However, if you are on a hustler’s budget like me, you better have lunch at Naro Moru town and then beverages at the lodge. Sodas are only Kshs.100.


Naro Moru River Lodge is definitely a place I hope to visit again.


For more information, visit the lodge’s official website at:

If you are looking for other lodges around Nanyuki, check out this list:


18 comments on “Naro Moru River Lodge

  1. abuamirah
    March 10, 2015

    I said it once, i say it again….i envy your travel gigs. Am pretty sure it works wonders on your soul. Ad i promised, i nominated you fro the 5 photos, five stories challenge. All the best 😉

    • dianagitau
      March 10, 2015

      Yeah the travel is awesome bro, i wish i could do it more often though.Thanks for the nomination, will give it my best shot.

  2. Zakia suleiman
    May 12, 2015

    This looks like a very amazingly nice cozy place,good for relaxing and meditation. I would love to visit it when I travel soon.too nice.

    • dianagitau
      May 12, 2015

      You will love the place Zakia. Thank you for your comment.

  3. Brian Kae
    May 12, 2015

    Nice read D.
    I visited Nanyuki sometime last year and I absolutely loved the town! I visited some farms and I felt connected as it reminded me of home (the weather is almost the same as back home, on the slopes of Mt. Elgon).
    I have never been to the Naro Moru River lodge but it has made to my travel list, hope to visit the place sometime this year!

    • dianagitau
      May 12, 2015

      Thank you so much Kae. Nanyuki is beautiful, next time stop at Naro Moru for a cup of tea and then we can go to the Lodge after that. You will love the lodge though, let me know when you get to visit.

      Hope to tour your side of the country sometime too 🙂

  4. Yvonne Baraza
    May 12, 2015

    Awesome stuff Diana,thank you very much for this,the place looks beautiful,i would definitely want to visit this place the next time i am in Nanyuki
    After this,i think i have found my Nanyuki “base”…….

    • dianagitau
      May 12, 2015

      I would be glad to take you there Yvonne kwanza wewe i know how much you love swimming, you will love it. We should suggest this next time guys want to go for a road trip to Nanyuki.

  5. Tim Muinga
    May 12, 2015

    had plans to come here sometime back. Will push it back up on my to-do list. Looks awesome!!

    • dianagitau
      May 13, 2015

      You will love the place Tim, awesome with nice scenery and some really good staff members.

  6. Winston
    May 12, 2015

    Isn’t this amazing. You managed to capture the breath taking scenes!! Never thought it could be this awesome. Destination is now Naro Moru River Lodge. Diana, you are an explorer, aren’t you?

    • dianagitau
      May 13, 2015

      Hehehe exploring is fun Winston, you get to see the wonderful places in Kenya. Let me know you go to the Lodge, would love to hear about your experience there.

  7. Opwondi
    May 15, 2015

    Elements of Architecture are well displayed here:- Landscaping, Weather attributes are well observed, order shown creates some sense of belonging and you ad to include the bar. Such a beauty.
    Am well represented and I haven’t been there. Mimi huyo Naja..

    • dianagitau
      May 26, 2015

      Thanks Ondipo, and you just had to start with architectural bit…Karibu Narumoro 🙂

  8. iDexter (@muimid)
    May 15, 2015

    I’ve always wanted to go to Naromoru River Lodge. I’ve sworn and made promises over and over and over again that I’d go but…yeah, still haven’t. Maybe because I dread going to unfamiliar places (we all do, don’t we?) And now this piece is the perfect kick in the back. I feel like I already know the place. Even more interesting, it *makes* me want to go there. Great work Dee. And thank you.

    • dianagitau
      May 26, 2015

      You will enjoy the place Dexter, no exaggerations on this one. You will definitely not be dissapointed.

  9. Juma K.
    May 25, 2015

    Awesome place…definately in my to visit list now!!

    • dianagitau
      May 26, 2015

      Thanks Juma, make a point of visiting, you will not regret it.

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