Eldoret is a principal city in western Kenya. It is the capital and largest city in Uasin Gishu County. Lying south of the Cherangani Hills. The name "Eldoret" is based on the Maasai word "eldore" meaning "stony river"; a reference to the bed of the Sosiani River that runs through the town.Eldoret, in particular the Elgon View area, is the hometown of numerous Kenyan runners, the most renowned of whom is Kipchoge Keino. The high altitude is an ideal training ground for many middle and long distance athletes.Eldoret is also home to the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF)'s High Altitude Training Center for Kenyan and international athletes.

What to do in eldoret?

Responsive image Kerio Valley
It is a 4,000 feet deep valley with semi-tropical vegetation on the slopes leading down to dry thorn bush at the base, with impressive views. The Kerio Valley was made a national reserve in 1983 for its bio-diverse importance. The escarpment view is one of the most talked of scenery within this are because of its beauty. The Kerio valley is always deemed as a place to relax. The valley lies between the western escarpment of the Rift Valley and the Tugen Hills. The Kerio Valley National Reserve is famous for its elephant population of about 200 animals, which tend to stay around the inaccessible Lake Kamnarok. For those wishing to make the effort, a guide from the KWS Rimoi Game Reserve might bring you within sight of the elephants.

Responsive image Ngala Falls
Ngala Falls that is located towards the Eldoret International Airport. it’s a wonderful site for a picnicking and relaxing because of its beautiful scenery.

Responsive image Poa Place
Offering a garden and a kid's playground, Poa Place Resort is located in Eldoret. The resort has an outdoor pool, a restaurant and bar and is 1 km away from Eldoret Golf Club. Nice atmosphere to spend your weekend and destress.