Thika travel guide

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You're Going to Love Thika

With a population of 200,000, Thika is the largest city in Kiambu, Kenya by the number of inhabitants. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. Thika deserves at least 2 full days for you to see its main sights.

When to visit Thika

Thika in August
Estimated hotel price
$11
1 night at 3-star hotel
Thika in August
Estimated hotel price
$11
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Thika

Plane

Although Thika doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Jomo Kenyatta Airport, Nairobi (NBO), which is located 23 miles from Thika.

Car

Another option to get to Thika is to pick up a car rental from Nairobi, which is about 25 miles from Thika. You’ll find branches of Hertz and Autounion Car Rental, among others, in Nairobi.

Plane

Although Thika doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Jomo Kenyatta Airport, Nairobi (NBO), which is located 23 miles from Thika.

Car

Another option to get to Thika is to pick up a car rental from Nairobi, which is about 25 miles from Thika. You’ll find branches of Hertz and Autounion Car Rental, among others, in Nairobi.

Airlines serving Thika

Lufthansa
Good (4,690 reviews)
KLM
Good (839 reviews)
SWISS
Good (961 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,674 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,557 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,235 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (481 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,605 reviews)
Air France
Good (983 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,113 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,989 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,406 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,065 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (228 reviews)
Finnair
Good (840 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (933 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,805 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (839 reviews)
Ethiopian Air
Good (413 reviews)
Cathay Pacific
Good (536 reviews)
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Where to stay in Thika

Average rates range from around $55 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $19 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Thika

Most booked hotels in Thika

Paleo Hotel & Spa
3 stars
Poor (0, 0 reviews)
$28+

Renting a car in Thika

Expect to pay $5.68 per gallon in Thika (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $68.14 and $90.85.

Expect to pay $5.68 per gallon in Thika (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $68.14 and $90.85.