Guidebook for Kiserian and Champagne Ridge

Deborah
Guidebook for Kiserian and Champagne Ridge

Food Scene

Serves the best Nyama Choma (BBQ meat) and traditional Kenyan side dishes. The best place to chill, eat and drink cold Tusker beer while enjoying stunning views of the Great Rift Valley.
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Olepolos Country Club
Olepolos Road
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Serves the best Nyama Choma (BBQ meat) and traditional Kenyan side dishes. The best place to chill, eat and drink cold Tusker beer while enjoying stunning views of the Great Rift Valley.
For Nyama Choma or a quick snack of samosa, chipati or chips (fries) washed down with a cold Tusker beer or traditional chai tea, an ideal stopover on the way to The Castle on Champagne Ridge.
Greengos Restaurant Bar & Barbecue
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For Nyama Choma or a quick snack of samosa, chipati or chips (fries) washed down with a cold Tusker beer or traditional chai tea, an ideal stopover on the way to The Castle on Champagne Ridge.
Great Nyama Choma, cold drinks and very good wet fry. Casual and friendly. A great place for great food.
Lesiolo Hills Attraction
Great Nyama Choma, cold drinks and very good wet fry. Casual and friendly. A great place for great food.
Great BBQ mbuzi (goat), friendly local restaurant with the best goat in Kenya
Kibiz Butchery & Restraunt
Magadi Road
Great BBQ mbuzi (goat), friendly local restaurant with the best goat in Kenya

Parks & Nature

A very popular place to start a hike up the Ngong Hills.
Corner Baridi
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A very popular place to start a hike up the Ngong Hills.
Lake Magadi is at the bottom of the Rift Valley boasting wildlife like giraffe, zebra and eland it is also famous for therapeutic hot springs. Soak in the springs and forget the world for a while.
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Lake Magadi
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Lake Magadi is at the bottom of the Rift Valley boasting wildlife like giraffe, zebra and eland it is also famous for therapeutic hot springs. Soak in the springs and forget the world for a while.
A great day out, easily accessible from The Castle. Only 2 hour drive to the majestic lake.
Lake Magadi Main Gate
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A great day out, easily accessible from The Castle. Only 2 hour drive to the majestic lake.

Essentials

Kiserian as everything from colourful local markets selling insanely fresh and tasty fruit and vegetables (remember to barter!), local butchers selling fresh beef and mbuzi (goat), there are wine shops, second hand clothing, electrical, and a couple of well stocked supermarkets selling everything from fresh yogurt to bread and even cheese! You may be hard pressed to find bacon so best to bring with you from Nairobi! Although we have found fresh sausages at the supermarket!
Kiserian
Kiserian as everything from colourful local markets selling insanely fresh and tasty fruit and vegetables (remember to barter!), local butchers selling fresh beef and mbuzi (goat), there are wine shops, second hand clothing, electrical, and a couple of well stocked supermarkets selling everything from fresh yogurt to bread and even cheese! You may be hard pressed to find bacon so best to bring with you from Nairobi! Although we have found fresh sausages at the supermarket!

Entertainment & Activities

Champagne Rally Park is only 8kms from The Castle! They have several events a year ranging from 4x4 off road challenge (which is great fun for spectators as well as competitors), the Masai 7s rugby competition and Buggy racing to name a few. A great day out for families!
Champagne Rally Park
Champagne Rally Park is only 8kms from The Castle! They have several events a year ranging from 4x4 off road challenge (which is great fun for spectators as well as competitors), the Masai 7s rugby competition and Buggy racing to name a few. A great day out for families!
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Ngong Hills Nature Reserve
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Rope course, nature walks and nyama choma.
PEC Nature Camp
Rope course, nature walks and nyama choma.
Josephine's Masai Experience near Kipeto Primary School. Enjoy a few hours with Josephine learning about Masai culture, beading and exploring the local area. Available with or without a traditional Masai BBQ lunch. Ask Debs for Josephine's contact details.
KIPETO PRIMARY SCHOOL
Josephine's Masai Experience near Kipeto Primary School. Enjoy a few hours with Josephine learning about Masai culture, beading and exploring the local area. Available with or without a traditional Masai BBQ lunch. Ask Debs for Josephine's contact details.

Sightseeing

Take yourself back a few hundred thousand years to see how life was. Olorgesailie is the site of an archaeological dig showcasing fossils and ancient hand tools once used. You will be amazed at size of African wildlife thousands of years ago! Guided tours are fascinating, there is a little market with women selling Masai jewellery and a cute picnic spot. It is hot in the valley so take plenty of water, slap on a hat and slop on the sunscreen!
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Olorgesailie
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Take yourself back a few hundred thousand years to see how life was. Olorgesailie is the site of an archaeological dig showcasing fossils and ancient hand tools once used. You will be amazed at size of African wildlife thousands of years ago! Guided tours are fascinating, there is a little market with women selling Masai jewellery and a cute picnic spot. It is hot in the valley so take plenty of water, slap on a hat and slop on the sunscreen!

Shopping

The local market near the bus/matatu station is alive with local characters selling everything from fresh fruit and veg, second hand clothing to bicycle tubes! There is not much you cannot get in the Kiserian markets as it is THE market servicing the Masai community in this part of Kajiado. A few hours wandering through the markets is well worth it.
Kiserian - Nairobi Stage station
Kiserian - Kamuranga
The local market near the bus/matatu station is alive with local characters selling everything from fresh fruit and veg, second hand clothing to bicycle tubes! There is not much you cannot get in the Kiserian markets as it is THE market servicing the Masai community in this part of Kajiado. A few hours wandering through the markets is well worth it.
Can get everything from fruit and veg, yogurts, butter, cheese, bread, breakfast cereals, drinks/alcohol, frozen and fresh meats, sausages and bacon! Forgot to pack something? This is the place to stop on the way to The Castle
Quick Mart Kiserian
Can get everything from fruit and veg, yogurts, butter, cheese, bread, breakfast cereals, drinks/alcohol, frozen and fresh meats, sausages and bacon! Forgot to pack something? This is the place to stop on the way to The Castle
Very good local supermarket with pocket friendly prices.
Destinybest Supermarket
Very good local supermarket with pocket friendly prices.