in Nairobi, Kenya

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Location Summary
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: 11:30 AM (Saturday)
Timezone: Africa/Nairobi
UTC/GMT offset: 3 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
6:30 am and 6:34 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: 2024-06-15 07:46:18

Explore Thika

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 11:30 AM (Saturday). 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: 22°C / 71 °F

Morning Temperature 14°C / 57 °F
Evening Temperature 19°C / 66 °F
Night Temperature 16°C / 61 °F
Chance of rainfall 1%
Air Humidity 59%
Air Pressure 1015 hPa
Wind Speed Light breeze with 4 km/h (3 mph) from South-West
Cloud Conditions Few clouds, covering 23% of sky
General Conditions Light rain

Sunday, 16th of June 2024

22°C (72 °F)
17°C (63 °F)
Light rain, light breeze, scattered clouds.

Monday, 17th of June 2024

22°C (72 °F)
19°C (66 °F)
Few clouds, gentle breeze.

Tuesday, 18th of June 2024

22°C (72 °F)
17°C (62 °F)
Scattered clouds, gentle breeze.

Videos from this area

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Dankind Academy Warriors vs MKU Thika preseason game 1 2014

Published: March 23, 2014
Length: 39:21 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Dankind Academy

Dankind Academy is running a humanitarian project in East Africa using basketball as a vehicle for progress. Our goal is to train, mentor and educate athletes to become charitable, professional...

Work Starts for the Thika Kenya Apartments at Thika Smiles 10th Aug

Published: August 12, 2013
Length: 01:13 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Nairobi KenyaRealEstates

Thika Smiles, Affordable Apartments for SAle in Thika Kenya The Thika Kenya Apartments for Sale are in a prestigious gated communities in Kenya at Thika Town. These high End, Thika Smiles...

Chania Village, Phase II — Twin Apartments, Thika (Construction progress)

Published: March 25, 2013
Length: 45:08 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Ubuntu Property

Twin block of Apartments. Chania Village Phase II, Thika :: Completion: Sept 2013 :: Three floors each. Two bedroom :: Price: 4M each. Contact us —

Video of Thika Smiles, Thika Kenya Apartments on 10th August 2013

Published: August 12, 2013
Length: 13:20 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Nairobi KenyaRealEstates

This Video shows the progress on the Thika Smiles project. The Project has kicked off this month of August 2013 and is set to complete in June 2014. The Thika Smiles project is off Garisa...

Dangerous diving - Slum Hustlers Thika survive!!!

Published: December 22, 2008
Length: 21:30 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: slumcinemadocs

Danger is a word the don't know. In fact don't want to know, because it is their living. Young hustlers dive from very high altitudes into the sources of Thika (Kenia) waterfalls. They get...

Volontärresa 2012

Published: April 20, 2012
Length: 00:12 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Fredrik Hellstrand

Under två veckor besökte jag ett biståndsprojekt nere i Thika Kenya vid namn Angaza. Organisationen fokuserar på barn mellan 10-19år som bor i slumområden. Angaza jobbar med barns rätt...

Blue post Inn - Chania falls.

Published: May 24, 2012
Length: 13:11 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: PHALANX47

A little bit of Kenya's colonial history.

One Crazy Wedding Dance Fest

Published: March 24, 2014
Length: 33:33 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: Sisimsha Kenya

One Hype Couple + Sisimsha Entertainment = One Crazy Wedding Dance Fest . . . Chris and Ronnie, we enjoyed MC'ing and Entertaining at your wedding to bits . . . mlikuwa na Psyche ya Nyumba...

Kenyan Textile Industry - Plus Media Interactive

Published: December 05, 2012
Length: 25:34 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Plus Media Interactive

A Documentary by Plus Media Interactive on the Kenyan Textile Industry. An appeal to government, policy makers, stakeholders and Kenyans in general to act in support this crucial sector.

Kogaloans Massive Convoy

Published: November 02, 2010
Length: 44:05 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: gettyka1

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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.

Located at -1.05, 37.0833 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Thika District, Populated places in Central Province (Kenya)

Thika District

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.

Located at -1.03333, 37.0833 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Thika District, Districts of Kenya

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.

Located at -1.07195, 37.0462 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Schools in Kenya, Educational institutions established in 1925, Education in Central Province (Kenya)

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).

Located at -1.04264, 37.0869 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Educational institutions established in 1951, Boarding schools in Kenya, Schools in Kenya, Education in Central Province (Kenya)

Gretsa University

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.

Located at -1.05318, 37.0944 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Private universities and colleges in Kenya, Education in Central Province (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.

Located at -1.04516, 37.0809 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article, Homepage
Universities and colleges in Kenya

Districts of the same city

These districts belong to Thika.

Other districts

These are districts that are close by, but belong to a different city than Thika.

Popular in vicinity

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

This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Dhika, Thika, Тик