Dundori: 10 of the Best Places to Visit

10 of the Best Places to Visit in Dundori

This is a list of 10 of the Best Places to Visit in Dundori. The settlement is located 25 kilometers from Nakuru City and 15 kilometers from Ngorika Secondary School via Ithagani Road.

Dundori (also known as Dundori Gwa Kiongo Centre) is located in Nakuru county and it is known for its cold climate due to the hills and mountains surrounding it. The settlement is also famous because there is a false rumour that people from the area drink porridge from gumboots!

In no particular order, here is a list of 10 of the Best Places or tourist attractions to Visit in Dundori.

1. Lake Olbolosat

Lake Olbolosat is located in Nyandarua County, outside Ol Joro Orok, 52.1 kilometers from Dundori town. The Lake measures 43.3 Km2  and has an average depth of 2 meters. Lake Olbolosat is a popular tourist destination because of its rich biodiversity.

The lake is home to more than 300 bird species and several hippos. In case you are wondering what the entrance fees to the lake are, there are no charges. While visiting the lake, you could enjoy accommodation at Lake Olbolosat cottages such as Lake Olbolosat Resort Park Lodge, Kichakani Paradise, and Samawati Lakeside Cottages.

2. Dundori Forest

Dundori forest

Dundori forest reserve is located along Dundori road. It covers an area of 2, 148 kilometers squared and is the largest water catchment area is Dundori area. The forest is home to a diverse array of plant and animal species as well as hundreds of bird species.

Visiting Dundori forest can be a great way to improve your physical and mental well-being, learn about the natural world, and enjoy the beauty of nature. The forest also provides an opportunity to participate in outdoor recreational activities, experience relaxation and stress relief. Other activities to do at Dundori Forest include hiking, picnicking, and camp in safe areas.

3. Cedar Waterfalls

Also known as Dundori waterfalls, Cedar waterfalls is a 60-foot waterfall that lies in the heart of Dundori forest. The falls are located approximately 5 kilometers deep into the forest and every year, hundreds of foreign and local tourists flock at the natural wonder to take pictures, swim at cedar river and relax their mind by listening to the soothing sound of water cascading down the rocks. In overall, the waterfalls are a good place to visit for anyone who is adventurous.

4. Soysambu Conservancy

soysambu conservancy

Soysambu Conservancy is a private non-for-profit wildlife conservancy located on Lake Elementaita. It is only 23.2 kilometers from Dundori town. The conservancy covers an area of approximately 48,000 acres and is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including zebras, giraffes, warthogs, and several species of antelope. It’s also a sanctuary for endangered animals like Rothschild’s Giraffe and Grevy’s Zebra.

Soysambu Conservancy is known for its unique geothermal activity and hot springs that can be found throughout the area. These hot springs, which are formed by volcanic activity, provide a source of warm water for the wildlife that lives on the conservancy.

The conservancy also offers a wide range of activities for visitors, including wildlife safaris, bird watching, hiking, and hot-spring visits. It’s also a great place to enjoy the tranquility and beauty of the African wilderness.

In general, Soysambu conservancy is an important area for conservation and it’s a great place to visit for those who want to experience the beauty of the Kenyan wilderness while also supporting conservation efforts. In total, the conservancy is home to more than 12,000 wild animal species.

Soysambu Conservancy Contacts

 (+254) 711 23 50 39

5. The Oasis Lounge

The Oasis Lounge is a great place to relax, unwind, and socialize with friends or colleagues. The lounge brands itself as the home of fun and entertainment. Unlike traditional bars or nightclubs, The Oasis lounge is a low-key and intimate place. This makes it a perfect spot to enjoy quiet and secretive conversations.

When it comes to drinks, The Oasis Lounge offers a wide variety of options. From classic cocktails to craft beers and wines, you will find something to suit your taste. The lounge also offers food, so you can make a night of it and enjoy a delicious meal while you relax. The lounge is open 24 hours and it is only 27 kilometers from Dundori town

The Oasis Lounge Contacts

+(254) 723 00 11 85

6. Gwa-Kiongo Dam

Gwa-Kiongo Dam is a popular landmark in Dundori. The dam is located at the heart of the settlement and it offers scenic views and opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking, and photoshoots.

Gwa Kiongo dam is popular among people who are photogenic, photographers and tourists looking for interesting and unique places to take pictures. Finally, the dam is also a popular recreational area where people can relax, enjoy the breeze and go for a picnic.

7. Cedar River

River Cedar is a permanent river flowing through Dundori forest, it offers a serene and peaceful sight. The sound of the water flowing, the birds singing and the gentle rustle of leaves create a symphony of nature. One of the best ways to experience the river in the forest is by taking a hike along its banks. The trail will wind its way through the dense forest, offering glimpses of the river as it sparkles in the sunlight.

The surrounding trees and plants provide shade and shelter, making the hike comfortable even on a hot day. As you hike, you will have the opportunity to see a wide variety of plants and animals that call the forest and the river home. If you are feeling adventurous, you might even choose to go for a swim in the river. The cool, clear water is refreshing on a hot day and provides a great way to cool off. Keep in mind that the water might be cold and if the river has strong currents, it is best to be cautious.

A visit to Cedar River is also a great opportunity for a picnic. Bring a blanket and a basket of food, and find a secluded spot on the riverbank to enjoy your lunch. The peaceful sound of the flowing water and the natural beauty of the forest will make for a truly memorable meal

8. Enkorika Eco-Village

Enkorika Eco-Village

Enkorika Eco-Village is located along Ithagani road, near Baraka Roses less than 10 kilometers from Dundori town. It is a very peaceful, serene and magical three-star hotel that has well-manicured lawns, acres of green grass and enough area to enjoy team building activities and bonfires. The hotel provides free parking, free toiletries and free Wi-Fi to its clients.

Enkorika Eco-Village

Enkorika Eco-Village specializes in local cuisine, and some of the room amenities include Television, Cable TV channels, a desk and a private bathroom that has shower only. You can check in and out of the hotel anytime from 10:00 am.

Enkorika Eco-Village

(254) 719 815703 

Enkorika Eco-Village Location

Ithangani Road

9. Lanet Matfam Resort

Lanet Matfam Resort

Lanet Matfam Resort offers comfortable accommodation for guests, with a variety of room types available to suit different needs and budgets. Each room is equipped with modern amenities and tasteful decor, ensuring a comfortable and relaxing stay.The resort also features a beautiful swimming pool, where guests can take a dip and cool off from the sun. Guests can also relax under beach/swimming pool umbrellas when they are tired of swimming.

For guests who want to enjoy delicious meals during their stay, the resort offers a variety of dining options. The on-site restaurant serves a range of international and local dishes, prepared with fresh, high-quality ingredients. Guests can also enjoy drinks and snacks at the resort’s bar. Room service is also available for those who prefer to dine in the privacy of their own room.

In case you are looking for a secure and quiet resort with unmatched ambiance, Lanet Matfam Resort is the place to visit. Other amenities offered include free internet, a kid’s pool, a lounge and meeting rooms.

10. Enjoy Accomodation and Meals at 3-Star Hotels

Dundori is home to several 3-star hotels that offer good hospitality and cozy accommodations. The hotels offer a serene and relaxing environment and unwind after a stressful day or week.

The rooms are specially designed to offer comfort and tranquility. When it comes to food and beverages, the hotels provide local cuisine including traditional porridge. Below are three of the best hotels to visit in Dundori.

  • Kwa Rucy Farm Stay
  • Enkorika Eco Village
  • Kentania Hotels

I hope you enjoyed the travel guide 🙂

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