Outspan hotel is located the in the heart of Kenya with beautiful manicured lawns, the ideal Place for a safari excursion to Arberdare and Kenya. Outspan hotel is set in a tropical garden and lawns with views of Mount Kenya to the East and a short distance from the Aberdare National Park and the famous Solio Ranch is just 25 kms away.

Outspan is located 162 km north of Nairobi city  and 1km from Nyeri town. By air – From Mweiga airstrip, Outspan is 20km.The hotel was built in 1926 and was once home to Lord and Lady Baden Powell, founders of the Scout and Girl Guide movements. Their cottage Paxtu is now a museum that is open to our visitors, and to scouts and guides from all over the world.


Outspan hotel has a45 rooms and are all fitted with satellite TV, telephones and tea/coffee making facilities. The are14 Deluxe rooms in the modern wing with some rooms recently refurbished. Bathroom unit with shower and bathtub separately. Also 3 Deluxe Cottages.

These have one main bedroom and a smaller one for a child and a sitting room. And 28 standard rooms, Of which 19 have a fire place and 2 interconnecting rooms ideal for families.

The rooms at Outspan Golf and Country Club are spacious and airy, most with fireplaces and garden access. The Outspan Golf and Country Club rooms are furnished with:

  • King size beds
  • sized bathroom
  • Fire place
  • Internet access points
  • Satellite TV
  • Balcony

In the Chania Wing of the Outspan Golf and Country Club, there are 8 luxurious rooms that are wood paneled with:

  • Fire place
  • Satellite TV
  • Mini bar
  • Balcony

Conference Facilities

The Outspan Hotel has 3 meeting rooms and is spread out in different parts of the hotel.

  • Sherbrooke Walker Room Upto 60 people
  • Kirinyaga Hall upto 120 people
  • Chania boardroom upto 12 people

Meeting Equipment & Services:

Inclusive in the conference package, hotel provides: Screen, TV and video, flipchart board and paper, writing pad and pens, morning and afternoon tea and coffee breaks, mineral water (1 ltr) and buffet lunch. Services supplied at a charge: LCD, PA system, use of business centre internet & email, photocopying, printing, telephone calls and photography. Internet connectivity is available in all conference rooms.


Sherry Restaurant

The restaurant has a parquet floor and opens to a wide verandah with view of Mount Kenya.

Sherry Bar

Adjacent to the Sherry restaurant is the sherry bar, cosy with a fire place and perfect for pre dinner aperitif.

Kahawa Bar

Kenya is known to produce some of the best Coffee in the world some of which is grown in Mt Kenya region. Guests can now sample quality Coffee served in different flavours to suit customers varying taste and accompanied with pastries and cakes. And while at it Connect with family and friends using free wifi connection.

The Tavern

The Tavern” pub has new reasonably priced menu”s offering A La Carte Signature dishes, Kiddies menu and an Ice cream parlour.Beer fans can now enjoy their favorite brand not forgetting an array of shooters for non beer fans. To keep you entertained, every weekend the pub has special themed nights with live shows, from Cabaret,Karaoke, Cultural and Comedy night.

Activities at Outspan

  • Bird watching walks
  • Nature walks along Chania River
  • Fishing expeditions
  • Excursion; coffee firms and Chania falls
  • Game drive in the salient

Amenities & Services

Baronial style dining room complete with parquet floors, Chippendale style chairs and white linen for dinner while breakfast & lunch are taken on a wide verandah with views of the mountain;

  • Lounge
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Snooker room
  • Squash court
  • Tennis court
  • Billiards
  • Badminton
  • Kikuyu Village experience
  • 2 Conference rooms with state-of-the-art facilities
  • Business services

Nearby facilities; Golf course