ABOUT OUTSPAN HOTEL NYERI
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. They purchased 70 acres of land from the Government and in the same year built a new four bedroom Hotel with private baths and running water (a feature almost unheard of in Kenya then). The Walkerâ€™s 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 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 Outspan compound.
Today Outspan with 45 unique Rooms in 20 Acres of splendid Gardens and with superior food and service is an ideal destination for Leisure and Business.