The Outspan Hotel Nyeri, located at the heart of Kenya’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 “Outspan” meaning the place where the traveler ‘outspans’ (un-harnesses) his weary oxen at the end of the day’s journey. Outspan was officially opened to the public on New Year’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 “Paxtu” 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.



Conference Facilities

Outspan Hotel offers versatile conferencing facilities with state of the art visuals aids and on site technicians. It has the Sherbrook Walker, Malkia, Kirinyaga and Chania Conference Rooms which are all available for guests depending on the number of people and conference purpose.

Paxtu Museum

Go back in time to the place where Lord Baden Powell, the founder of the Worldwide Scout Movement spent his last days together with his wife Olave. Here, you will see lots of memorabilia that Scouts and Guides from all over the world left to decorate the museum. The place will be a big hit for Scouts and Guides seeking inspiration from Baden Powell’s life.

Game Drives

Enjoy a 2 hour game drive in the Aberdare National Park situated only 17km from Outspan. The park is home to 2000 elephants and is the last remaining habitat of the elusive bongo antelope and the giant forest hog. Other animals to be seen include black rhinos, buffaloes and spotted hyenas among others.

Nature Walks

Outspan is famed for its expansive grounds, beautiful gardens and over 300 bird species. As you unwind during the guided walk along River Chania, our naturalist will identify the flora& fauna, and a waterfall gorge where the river squeezes between black rocks.



Telephone: +254 722 207761, +254 737 207761

Email: reservations@aberdaresafarihotels.com

Address: P.O.Box 24 Nyeri

Twitter: @OutspanHotelN

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