in Machakos, Kenya

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Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
-1.517 and 37.267 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
S -1° 31' 0" and E 37° 16' 0"
Currency and Currency Code:
Shilling - KES
Spoken languages:
English, Swahili
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
Local Time: 02:15 AM (Tuesday)
Timezone: Africa/Nairobi
UTC/GMT offset: 3 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
6:31 am and 6:33 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
-8.819 and -140.068 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
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Current travel safety evaluation for Kenya in Eastern Africa

Safety Score: 3,1 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning please reconsider your need to travel to Kenya.

Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning Kenya. Last Update: 2024-06-17 08:00:01

Discover Machakos

Machakos in Machakos with it's 31,971 citizens is a city in Kenya about 35 mi (or 56 km) south-east of Nairobi, the country's capital city.

Local time in Machakos is now 02:15 AM (Tuesday). The local timezone is named Africa / Nairobi with an UTC offset of 3 hours. We know of 9 airports in the vicinity of Machakos, of which two are larger airports. The closest airport in Kenya is Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in a distance of 27 mi (or 44 km), North-West. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

There are two Unesco world heritage sites nearby. The closest heritage site is Kilimanjaro National Park in Tanzania at a distance of 98 mi (or 158 km). The closest in Kenya is Mount Kenya National Park/Natural Forest in a distance of 116 mi (or 158 km), South.

When in this area, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Wote, Nairobi, Kiambu, Kajiado and Kitui. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 23°C / 73 °F

Morning Temperature 12°C / 54 °F
Evening Temperature 21°C / 69 °F
Night Temperature 14°C / 58 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 50%
Air Pressure 1015 hPa
Wind Speed Light breeze with 5 km/h (3 mph) from North
Cloud Conditions Scattered clouds, covering 29% of sky
General Conditions Scattered clouds

Tuesday, 18th of June 2024

22°C (72 °F)
15°C (58 °F)
Overcast clouds, light breeze.

Wednesday, 19th of June 2024

22°C (72 °F)
15°C (58 °F)
Scattered clouds, gentle breeze.

Thursday, 20th of June 2024

18°C (64 °F)
15°C (59 °F)
Light rain, light breeze, overcast clouds.

Videos from this area

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Published: November 21, 2012
Length: 01:09 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: tommy1940

AFRIKA --- KENIA --- "MATATU" --- PRIVAT-BUS --- 1991 --- MACHAKOS --- AFRICA --- KENYA --- "MATATU" --- PRIVAT-BUS --- 1991 --- MACHAKOS --- KAMERA / CAMERA: tommy mann sen.

J FAM - GO SO Choreograghy by G LITE LEGACY DANCERS @Dj 5_Star

Published: March 25, 2015
Length: 05:52 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Glite Legacy

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Published: March 25, 2015
Length: 33:04 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Glite Legacy


How To Lose 10 Pounds in 2 Weeks!

Published: September 25, 2013
Length: 14:27 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: How To Lose 10 Pounds

How To Lose 10 Pounds in 2 Weeks Click Here: 3 Ways to Lose 10 Pounds in 2 Weeks - Losing Weight › Weight Loss Goals? How to Lose 10 Pounds in 2...

GIVEWATTS ger soldrivna lampor till skolbarn i Kenya

Published: June 26, 2012
Length: 32:30 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: Daniel Westergren

Att kunna läsa läxan när det är mörkt på kvällen är inte en självklarhet för alla. Men med hjälp av solenergi får eleverna på Kautiskolan i Kenya nu belysning för att kunna plugga...

#mission tembea Kenya

Published: September 26, 2018
Length: 22:34 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: its chapatizo TV

Hey guys ,join me as i travel to all part of Kenya ,its fun and educative.

The effect of VAT increase in Machakos county!!!!

Published: September 04, 2018
Length: 14:25 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Phoebe mwikali

I engaged some residents of Machakos county on the effects of VAT increase and wow!!common mwananchi is feeling it.

The Maina Kageni #TembeaKenya tour of Machakos County

Published: October 02, 2018
Length: 41:02 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Machakos Tourism

When Maina Kageni brought his entourage to Machakos County for a tour, he left with quite a testimony of The Place to Be! #DestinationMachakos ...

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Attractions and noteworthy things

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.


Machakos is a town in Kenya, 64 kilometres southeast of Nairobi. It is the capital of the Machakos District in Eastern Province of Kenya. Machakos Town is a major rural centre, and also a satellite town due to its proximity to Nairobi. Its population is rapidly growing and is 192,117 (as of 2009) (this estimation is probably too high, see). People who live here are mostly the Akambas though it is a cosmopolitan town. Machakos is surrounded by hilly terrain, with a high number of family farms.

Located at -1.51667, 37.2667 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Machakos District, Populated places in Eastern Province (Kenya)

Machakos District

Machakos District is an administrative district in the Eastern Province of Kenya. Its capital town is Machakos. The district has a population of 906,644 (1999 census). The local climate is semi arid. The terrain is hilly, the district has an altitude from 1000 to 1600 metres above sea level. Akamba people are the dominant tribe.

Located at -1.5, 37.25 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Machakos District, Districts of Kenya, Eastern Province (Kenya)

Mumbuni High School

Mumbuni High School (also known as Mumbuni Secondary School) is a school in Kenya which is located 3 km away from Machakos town. It is one of the largest schools in Machakos District with over 800 students. The school was started in 1965 under the sponsorship of the Africa Inland Church (AIC) at a site near Scott Theological College and shifted to the current location in 1975. The school had "A" level classes during the former education system. The last A-level class sat for exams in 1989.

Located at -1.49083, 37.2647 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Schools in Kenya, Educational institutions established in 1966, Education in Eastern Province (Kenya)

Machakos Institute of Technology

The Machakos Institute of Technology (MIT) is a private institute in Machakos, Eastern Province, Kenya. MIT has six schools with a strong emphasis on social work, community development, scientific and technological research. MIT was founded in 2008 in response to the increasing expansion in primary and secondary education in Kenya over the years and a lack of corresponding increase in mid-level training colleges and universities.

Located at -1.53067, 37.2624 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Technical universities and colleges, Universities and colleges in Kenya, Education in Eastern Province (Kenya), Education in Kenya, Educational institutions established in 2008

Popular in vicinity

These are some bigger and more relevant cities in the wider vivinity of Machakos.

This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Masaku, Machakos, ماچاکوس، کنیا, マチャコス, მაჩაკოსი, 마차코스, Мачакосский, Мачакос, Махакос, ماچاکوس, 马查科斯