in Nairobi, Kenya
- Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (22 mi)
- Nairobi Wilson Airport (27 mi)
- Nyeri Airport (47 mi)
- Nanyuki Airport (67 mi)
- Nakuru Airport (81 mi)
- Amboseli Airport (112 mi)
- Samburu South Airport (113 mi)
- Kericho Airport (133 mi)
- Mount Kenya National Park/Natural Forest (Unesco heritage, 84 mi)
- Kenya Lake System in the Great Rift Valley (Unesco heritage, 117 mi)
- Kampi ya Ndege (observation point, (27 mi)
- Kampi ya Fisi (observation point, (28 mi)
- Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
- -1.033 and 37.069 (Lat./Lng.)
- Coordinates by Time:
- S -1° 1' 59" and E 37° 4' 9"
- 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: 03:48 AM (Friday)
- Timezone: Africa/Nairobi
- UTC/GMT offset: 3 hours
- Sunrise and Sunset:
- 6:34 am and 6:41 pm
- Antipode Coordinates:
- -8.819 and -140.068 (Lat./Lng.)
- Closest place to antipode coordinates:
- This place on Wikipedia
- This place on Geonames.org
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: 2023-03-23 08:24:36
Thika in Nairobi with it's 200,000 inhabitants is located in Kenya about 25 mi (or 40 km) north-east of Nairobi, the country's capital.
Local time in Thika is now 03:48 AM (Friday). The local timezone is named Africa / Nairobi with an UTC offset of 3 hours. We know of 8 airports in the wider vicinity of Thika, of which one is a larger airport. The closest airport in Kenya is Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in a distance of 22 mi (or 35 km), South-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 in Kenya is Mount Kenya National Park/Natural Forest in a distance of 84 mi (or 135 km), North. We found 2 points of interest in the vicinity of this place.
Depending on your travel schedule, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Kiambu, Murang'a, Nairobi, Machakos and Keruguya. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.
Local weather forecast
Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 24°C / 75 °F
|Morning Temperature||15°C / 59 °F|
|Evening Temperature||23°C / 74 °F|
|Night Temperature||19°C / 65 °F|
|Chance of rainfall||3%|
|Air Pressure||1014 hPa|
|Wind Speed||Gentle Breeze with 7 km/h (4 mph) from West|
|Cloud Conditions||Overcast clouds, covering 99% of sky|
|General Conditions||Light rain|
Saturday, 25th of March 2023
24°C (76 °F)
18°C (64 °F)
Light rain, gentle breeze, overcast clouds.
Sunday, 26th of March 2023
24°C (75 °F)
17°C (63 °F)
Moderate rain, gentle breeze, overcast clouds.
Monday, 27th of March 2023
23°C (74 °F)
17°C (63 °F)
Moderate rain, gentle breeze, broken clouds.
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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.
Thika is an industrial town in Central Province, Kenya, lying on the A2 road 40 kilometres north east of Nairobi, near the confluence of the Thika and Chania Rivers. Thika has a population of 200,000 and is growing rapidly, as is the entire greater Nairobi area. Its elevation is approximately 1,631 metres . Thika is home to the Chania Falls, 14 falls on river Athi and the Thika Falls, while Ol Donyo Sabuk National Park lies to its southeast.
Thika District is an administrative district in the Central Province of Kenya. Its capital town is Thika. The district is adjacent to the northeastern border of Nairobi. The district has a population of 645.713 http://www. cck. go. ke/html/final_annex1_cover_status. pdf. The district is predominantly rural, but its urban population is soaring as Nairobi is growing rapidly. Kikuyu are the dominant tribe in the district.
Mang'u High School
Mang'u High School is a prestigious Kenyan National High School established in 1925, located in Kiambu County along the Nairobi-Thika Highway six kilometres from Thika, Kenya. The current Principal is Mr. Henry Raichenah, DSM.
Thika High School
Thika High School is a boys-only boarding high school located in Thika District in Central Province, Kenya. Thika High School was founded in 1951, while Kenya was still a British Colony, by the Alliance of Protestant Churches and the Church of Scotland Mission (later known as the Presbyterian Church of East Africa or PCEA).
Gretsa University is a private university located within Thika Municipality along Garissa Road approximately four kilometres from the junction of Garissa Road and Murang'a-Nairobi highway. It is well served by a network of roads including the Nairobi-Thika superhighway and the major highways to the regions of Central,Mt. Kenya, Eastern, Northern and North- Eastern Kenya.
Mt Kenya University
Mt Kenya University (MKU) is a private university in Thika Kenya. The idea behind the establishment of the University dates back to 1996 when the precursor of the University, the Thika Institute of Technology was founded as a Computer Outreach Program. At this point in time in Kenyan history, the development of Information Communication Technology (ICT) both Mobile Telephony and Computer Technology had started gaining an upward momentum in rural and urban centres.
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This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Dhika, Thika, Тик