Nanyuki, the Market town of Laikipia county of Kenya, lies in the Northwest of Mount Kenya. The town is also known as the gateway to Mount Kenya and the wilderness of Mount Kenya National Park.
The Main airfield (airbase) of the Kenya Air Force was founded in 1907 by the British settlers. Some of their descendants still live around the town
The equator passes through the southern part of Nanyuki. One crosses it when approaching Nanyuki.
You will meet some people who are usually at hand to show the supposed effect of the Coriolis force, which they say makes draining water swirl clockwise or anticlockwise depending on whether one is in the Northern or southern hemisphere.
This effect, however, is detectable only in the laboratory and so the “demonstration” at the equator is only but an engaging diversion by the villagers
These are several trails ascending the mountain, including the well, known Naro Moru and Sirimon routes.
The park’s wildlife includes leopards, giant forest hogs, and more. In the northwest of Nanyuki, the plains hills of the vast Laikipia Plateau are home to Lions, elephants, and the rare gravy’s zebras