OUTSPAN HOTEL NYERI
The Outspan Hotel Nyeri, located at the heart of Kenyaâ€™s tea and coffee growing highlands and near the spectacular Karuru Falls is an ideal getaway for any fun loving person. It has great ambience, vibrant gardens and verdant green lawns where peacocks roam at will.
In 1926 Major Eric Sherbrooke Walker and his wife Lady Bettie chose the perfect spot between the Aberdare Mountains and Mount Kenya to build their dream Hotel in Nyeri. After purchasing land from the government, they built a new four bedroom hotel with private baths and running water.
The Walkers offered a bottle of champagne to whoever suggested the best name for the new hotel. It went to Grace Barry, a saw-miller who suggested â€œOutspanâ€ meaning the place where the traveler â€˜outspansâ€™ (un-harnesses) his weary oxen at the end of the dayâ€™s journey. Outspan was officially opened to the public on New Yearâ€™s Day 1928 with ten rooms.
Lord Baden-Powell, the Scouts Movement founder, and a friend of Walker spent the last years of his life at the â€œPaxtuâ€ Cottage within the Outspan compound.
Today, Outspan with 45 unique rooms on 20 acres of splendid gardens and superior food and service, is an ideal destination for leisure and business.