Kericho is in Kericho County, on the edge of the Mau Forest within the highlands west of the East African Rift.
Kericho is known for its vast tea estates.
ClimateKericho has a warm and temperate climate throughout the year with sunny days preceding rain in the evening and on occasion hail and thunderstorms.
Kericho is on the B1 Road which connects Nakuru via Mau Summit to Kisumu and Busia on the Kenya-Uganda border.
Kericho town can be covered easily on foot or on bodaboda motorcycle taxis.
- Tea estates. Guided tours can be arranged directly with the factories.
phone: +254 721 297135, +254 733525770The largest Sikh place of worship in Africa
Sacred Heart CathedralThis is the second largest Catholic Church in Kenya.
Chagaik ArboretumA restful garden surrounded by trees within the tea plantations leading down to a small dam.
- Walk around town.
Swimming pooladdress: Tea Hotel
phone: +254 52 30536
phone: +254 722110493Private club with a nine-hole golf course, a bar and limited accommodation facilities.
Wessyde LoungeNight club open on most days.
Green Square Mallhas a large Tuskys supermarket
Tuskys Supermarketphone: +254-5320048address: crn Kenyatta Road & Temple Road
phone: +254-706729760address: Moi Road
Equity Bankaddress: Temple RoadHas a Mastercard/Visa Card ATM.
address: Uhuru Road
phone: +254 733 504942, +254 720 861079The menu here is mainly Punjabi Indian and there is a good is a good view of the Kimugu River.
- Drink tea.
phone: +254 711860777Clean rooms, food is available on order and wifi is available.
Rays Placephone: +254 710407933The gardens at the back open up to a great view of the surrounding tea estates.
phone: +254 795508898Bar and restaurant available.
Saiga Lodgephone: +254 518011711address: John Kerich RoadThe small entrance from the street opens into a surprisingly large courtyard. Has clean rooms with mosquito nets and okay bathrooms.
Rex Lodgephone: +254 36131323address: Temple RoadSingle/double rooms.
Kericho Garden Lodgephone: +254 36120878address: Moi HighwayCamping/single/double rooms.
phone: +254 721700358address: Tengecha RoadClean single/double rooms. Hot water. has a restaurant.
Mwalimu Lodgephone: +254 722733663address: Moi HighwayHas 36 single/double rooms with own bathroom.
Simmass Hoteladdress: Temple Road.Single/double rooms with own bathroom.
Lenox Hoteladdress: Temple RoadDouble room with own bathroom.
There is a "Cyber" (Internet Cafe) next to Saigo Lodge, and some more Cybers all over town.