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Makindu

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General Information

This small town of Makindu is located on the Nairobi-Mombasa highway in the Eastern region of Kenya.  On a bright clear day the views of Mount Kilimanjaro across to the Tanzanian border are spectacular.  

Makindu is the first town along the highway which features the distinctive baobab trees which can be seen from the road.  Although a small town the most admired Sikh temple is situated here in which it is surrounded by a peaceful garden filled with flowers.  The main temple building dates back to 1926, but the original tin-roofed structure built in 1902 remains alongside it. 

Many followers of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism use Makindu as a pilgrimage site, although visitors of all religious affiliations are welcomed.  A 24-hour facility offers accommodation and food to travellers for a donation.

Accommodation in Makindu

Makindu offers a small but respectable selection of budget-friendly accommodation options. There are a range of lodges and a few campsites in the area. Please view our accommodation directory for more information on places to stay.

Activities in Makindu

  • Chyulu Hills National Park
  • Kisula Caves - within Chyulu Hills National Park

Please see the activities directory for more information on the things to do in Makindu.

Businesses

Visitors to the area can find shops, stalls and souvenirs in the vicinity. The restaurants are a wonderful experience with delicious local delights, catering to all tastes.

Please go to our business directory for a full list of businesses you can find in the region, or add your own free business listing.

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