It’s Monday morning and as I lay in my bed convincing myself to get up and prepare for class, the only consolation I can come up with is baby girl, it’s just 4 days. 4 days of this serious bs then it’s the weekend again. 4 days till my friends and I hear the boda guys shouting, madam rudini mvae nguo😂.
4 days until we are Instagramming and snapping about our adventures in the streets of E-Town, all while setting fake standards😂.(JK, we don’t do that but we know a couple people who do). 4 days till we are dancing through the night, coming home to shower and then head out again.
Weekends In Eldoret
Gloomy weather or not, broke or loaded, single or cuffed, weekends in Eldoret are life. Now if you are new in town or just looking for ways you can fill up your weekend, here are a couple of ideas of places you can go and things you can do. Whether you are an intrepid extrovert, a lover of the great outdoors, a party animal, a sports fanatic, a music enthusiast or even an introvert looking for a polite but fun way to escape from your normal day to day life.
Go To The Movies
If the idea of blockbuster films in HD, on big screens in a dark room gets you off then you most definitely have to try Cinemas. Located on the 2nd Floor of Rupa’s Mall, Cinemas is a 300 seater movie theater that’s one of a kind. Sure, there are movie theaters all over the Eldoret, however, none delivers the entire cinema experience quite like Rupa’s Mall Cinemas.
I am talking crystal clear HD pictures, state of the art cinema halls, quality sound, comfortable seating, and snacks. Yes, you heard that right! Popcorn, hotdogs, chocolate, cold beverages and whatever have you. Shows start screening from 11:00 a.m upto 8:30 p.m. and a ticket goes for Ksh 600. You can also get 3D glasses to add to the experience for an extra Ksh 150 only.
If you love the great outdoors, getting your hands dirty, being one with nature and all that stuff, Eldoret has several spots you can camp in, the most popular being Naiberi and Kipkaren River Resort.
Naiberi River Campsite and Resort is located approximately 20km From Edoret along Eldoret ,Kaptagat, Edamaravine Highway. It was built on a hilly forest tribal land, which is believed to have once been the home of members of the ancient Sirikwa tribe.
It has a stone age vibe as preserved on the site are excavations with stone sides. It also has a little bit of a modern, luxurious feel. There’s plenty of camping ground with soft grass, nature trails and over 250 bird species. Not to mention the sound of water rushing down the Naiberi River which is just meters away from the campsite.
Kipkaren River Resort is another great spot for camping. Found in Mlango Eldoret, the resort has the best bargains in all of Eldoret as you only have to part with Ksh 500 per day (24 hours ). And incase you don’t have your own gear, tents are available for extra fees ranging from Ksh500- Ksh1000 depending on the size of the tent. People who are camping can bring their own food and jiko or can get food from the hotel on the grounds.
Indulge In Fun Outdoor Activities
Truth be told, outdoor activities are pretty limited in Eldoret. Save, of course, for the new spot in town that I’ve already mentioned above, Kipkaren River Resort. I mean kids have the Kids Corner at Rupa’s Mall but adults usually have to go all the way to Iten View Point or such places. Thankfully, you can now horse ride, zip line, cycle with friends, partake in archery and even in paintball. Where again? At Kipkaren River Resort.
4. Wine and Dine
There are plenty of places to wine and dine in Eldoret. Proper wining and dining that is. Places that make you feel all ‘boujee’. Places with interesting intercontinental dishes that are not only delicious but also picture perfect owing to how they are served. Such places include Zaika Lounge,
The Well Irish Pub and Restaurant,
Keno Coffee House,
to mention but a few.
5. Turn Up!!!
They say Nairobi is where the party culture thrives but people in Eldoret most definitely know how to turn up. If you are looking to throw down, let your hair down, make new friends and dance through the night E-Town has plenty of clubs to choose from. However, if I was to put in a recommendation which is bias of course, I’d say:
and Timba Grill
are the hottest spots to party at over the weekend. All of which are out of town.
It’s been a minute since I last partied at Signature so I don’t know if it’s a worth a recommendation but their reggae Sundays used to be legendary. Are they still as good? Please let me know in the comment section. There are a couple of other clubs in the CBD but they come with one problem; the ever hungry and oppressive 64 boys who are supposed to be protecting the local mwananchi but instead wait outside clubs with their Mariamu ready to pick up people as they head on home or club hop.
There you have it, some activities to engage in to make your weekends in Eldoret interesting. Have any other suggestion? Let us know on the comment section and we will add it on the next list.
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