Eldoret is the fitness capital of Kenya. With a population of over 200 000 residents, it is the fifth largest and fastest growing town in the country. Eldoret is popular for its high-altitude training grounds, which produced many of the nation’s legendary runners. The destination’s top attractions include the Naiberi Campsite, Kerio Valley and Ngala Falls.
Cheap flights to Eldoret are now available for a limited period, so seize this opportunity to experience this captivating town. This destination is served by the Eldoret International Airport (EDL), which is a 25-minute drive from the town centre.
Popular flights to Eldoret
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Why visit Eldoret
An Athlete’s Paradise
The high-altitude training grounds in Eldoret have helped produce many of Kenya’s legendary runners. Test your limits in this exceptional location.
A Safari Utopia
The natural wonders surrounding Eldoret make it the ideal destination for safari tours. Enjoy camps, hiking and game drives.
Favourable Exchange Rate
With the South African exchange rate being stronger than the Kenyan Shilling, you can expect to enjoy an inexpensive time travelling around Eldoret.
Essential details you need to know before your trip
Swahili and English
Eldoret International Airport
GMT + 3
Best time to visit Eldoret
Eldoret offers you a climate that is warm and moderate, with a significant amount of rainfall throughout the year. Even the driest month, January, brings rain. The periods with the least rainfall, warm days and cool nights, are from January to March, and between November and December, making these the best times to visit.
Weather & Climate in Eldoret
Average temperature (°C) & rainfall (mm) per month
Eldoret’s claim to fame is its high-altitude training grounds, which helped to produce many of Kenya’s top runners. While this position makes the town ideal for athletes, it’s also perfect for the holiday traveller, with captivating wildlife and scenery in the surrounding area. Eldoret has a reputation as a safari-type destination, where you can enjoy activities such as camping, hiking and game drives.
The town’s top attractions are mostly outdoors, with the Naiberi Campsite being the most preferred among visitors. This establishment offers you a location on magnificent, ancient tribal lands. Experience spectacular cliff views at Kerio Valley, which is also known for its elephant population. Besides the wealth of natural attractions, Eldoret includes many restaurants, shops and a vibrant nightlife.
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Two health risks to beware of when visiting Eldoret include Malaria and the Zika virus. All travellers should take precautions against mosquito bites, especially pregnant women with regards to Zika.
You will need to get all the routine vaccinations before travelling to Eldoret, including yearly flu shots and vaccinations for measles, rubella, mumps, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, chickenpox, polio, hepatitis A, and typhoid.
Practice basic common sense, by keeping your valuables out of sight when walking around in the day and refrain from walking alone at night.
A large selection of credible hotels are concentrated around the centre of Eldoret. The cost range for staying at one of them is affordable, from under 3,200 to over R 8,000 Kenyan Shilling. Some hotels to consider include Eldoret White Castle Motel, Winstar Hotel, Boma Inn Eldoret, and Ndupawa Hotel.
You can travel around Eldoret by using the local motatus (van taxis), which you can hail on the roadside. Take note, though, that there are no maps to refer to, so check with a local regarding which motatu to use. The prices range from 16 Kenyan Shilling upwards.
Main attractions in Eldoret
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