Nanyuki is a market town in central Kenya, lying north west of Mount Kenya along the A2 road and at the end of the railway. It was founded in 1907 by British settlers in 1907, some of whose descendants still live in and around the town.
A park lies in the centre of the town and two rivers, the Nanyuki and Liki Rivers, pass through it. The equator passes through the southern part of the town. One crosses it when approaching Nanyuki on the A2 from the south. This spot is popular with tourists who have themselves photographed there.
Nanyuki can be reached by air. Its airport lies 6.5 km south of the town and is served by light aircraft. There is a regular air service by Air Kenya, which is very convenient for businessmen and tourists in view of the bad state of the road from Nairobi.
Nanyuki has some of the cleanest water in Kenya since the water supply source is a river on Mt. Kenya. The entire water system is gravity fed from the supply to the sewer system.