in Tharaka - Nithi, Kenya

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Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
-0.333 and 37.646 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
S -0° 19' 59" and E 37° 38' 45"
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: 09:21 PM (Thursday)
Timezone: Africa/Nairobi
UTC/GMT offset: 3 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
6:25 am and 6:31 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: 2024-04-18 08:12:24

Discover Chuka

Chuka in Tharaka - Nithi with it's 9,347 citizens is a place in Kenya about 87 mi (or 140 km) north-east of Nairobi, the country's capital city.

Current time in Chuka is now 09:21 PM (Thursday). The local timezone is named Africa / Nairobi with an UTC offset of 3 hours. We know of 8 airports near Chuka, of which one is a larger airport. The closest airport in Kenya is Nyeri Airport in a distance of 46 mi (or 74 km), 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 41 mi (or 66 km), North-West.

While being here, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Embu, Kathwana, Meru, Keruguya and Murang'a. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 25°C / 77 °F

Morning Temperature 15°C / 60 °F
Evening Temperature 21°C / 70 °F
Night Temperature 17°C / 63 °F
Chance of rainfall 1%
Air Humidity 60%
Air Pressure 1013 hPa
Wind Speed Gentle Breeze with 7 km/h (4 mph) from North-West
Cloud Conditions Few clouds, covering 16% of sky
General Conditions Light rain

Friday, 19th of April 2024

24°C (75 °F)
17°C (62 °F)
Moderate rain, gentle breeze, overcast clouds.

Saturday, 20th of April 2024

24°C (74 °F)
17°C (63 °F)
Moderate rain, light breeze, broken clouds.

Sunday, 21st of April 2024

23°C (73 °F)
18°C (64 °F)
Light rain, light breeze, broken clouds.

Videos from this area

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Published: June 02, 2014
Length: 58:18 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: stephen mbego

Walking with God--Focus Day

Published: August 10, 2013
Length: 31:44 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Christian Union Chuka university

Focus Day held at Chuka University on 30/6/2013. Mount Kenya Region Christian Unions.

Emily Marigu Ireri's Sweet Potatoes - Kiaragana Village Njeru-ri - Kenya

Published: November 09, 2010
Length: 42:32 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agr

Oh how sweet those potatoes can be! Faced with a changing climate, Kenyan farmer Emily Marigu Ireri diversified her crops to drive away hunger and poverty. Instead of only growing maize and...

CCS / Sanergy Toilet Launch in Mathare 10

Published: May 25, 2011
Length: 49:04 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: nhenning74

On May 12, 2011, CCS & Sanergy launched 2 new eco-san toilets in Ngumba Village, Mathare 10 (Nairobi, Kenya). This is the speech given by the District Officer of Mathare on the occasion of...

Kenya Army March and Shoot Exercise part1

Published: July 16, 2010
Length: 14:00 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: mkaeri

Soldiers of the Kenyan Army undergo their annual march and shoot exercise, which is a live fire drill exercise cum shooting competition. This bit was the last day of the exercise, the initial...

AMREF Flying Doctors en de Nationale Postcode Loterij

Published: September 15, 2009
Length: 16:03 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Amref Flying Doctors

AMREF is een Afrikaanse organisatie, in 1957 opgericht als 'Flying Doctors'. Ook nu nog vliegen onze artsen naar afgelegen gebieden in Afrika om medische zorg te verlenen. Maar inmiddels zetten...

Ground Beef and Beans Tacos Kenyan Style - Jikoni Magic's

Published: November 17, 2012
Length: 12:31 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Jikonimagic

These Tacos are easy to make and fun to eat!! They are made with ingredients that are easily available in most Kenyan markets!


Published: March 17, 2019
Length: 50:59 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Nyakio Kiragu

Hey loves, I visited Chuka,Mungoni children's home and had mad fun with the kids!! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Camera:OppoF9 ...

three horned chameleon at Chogoria toen Kenya

Published: January 06, 2019
Length: 39:21 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Manyani Delight Travels

this horned chameleon happened to travel with the pineapples it was a rare discovery as we made a stopover to get some fruits from the vendor on our way to Mt ...

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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.

Meru South District

Meru South District is one of the seventy-one districts of Kenya, located in that country's Eastern Province. In 1992, it was split from the large Meru District, along with Meru Central District, Meru North District, and Tharaka District. Meru South District is the home of the Ameru (Meru) tribe, which is sometimes described as being related to other tribes living around the Mount Kenya region: the Kikuyu and the Embu people.

Located at -0.3, 37.6667 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Meru South District, Districts of Kenya

Chuka, Kenya

Chuka is a town in Meru South District of Kenya about 70 km South Of Meru Town. It falls within Eastern Province and the people of the area are Kimeru speaking. It is on the eastern slopes of Mount Kenya. Chuka Town is chiefly occupied by the Chuka people,one of the nine Meru dialect Speakers. They dwell on the south-eastern slopes of Mt. Kenya, and cover the area between the Thuci River in the south, and the Nithi River in the north.

Located at -0.333333, 37.65 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Meru South District, Populated places in Eastern Province (Kenya)

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