In Kenyan weddings, the couples always choose to have the photoshoot destination separate from the reception destination and the ceremony destination. Finding a serene destination for this can be hectic given the shortage of such destinations in the country. Blue Post hotel a three-star hotel based in the Thika thirty-one kilometers from the Oldonyo Sabuk park is the best destination for this purpose. Its proximity to Nairobi makes it very easy to access most especially for the weddings happening aroundThika. This destination can also double up as the place to spend the first night of the honey moon before proceeding to the honey moon destination.
In the hotel there is a park where tourists can view different types of animals such as crocodiles, different types of fish, moles, monkeys, ostriches and giraffes which makes the photoshoot more interesting. The manicured gardens and the spacious grounds will take your photos a notch higher. For a weekend getaway, this destination serves the purpose especially with the children play area and the swimming pool. The exquisite meals served in this place are a thing to look forward to, the management team has not spared a coin in getting the best chefs in the market.
In the vicinity is the Chania River which has very attractive waterfall close by which provides a serene environment and a taste of nature. In the park there is a museum that exhibits different types of snakes, rocks and reading materials and props that explain the Kenyan history. There is provision for a basketball, football and volleyball pitch which makes the stay in this hotel very involving. The swimming pool and the bouncing castles in the surroundings make it very homely for the children and young adults.
Accommodation features include, good rooms, internet access, television, good meals and provision for extra beds for children at a cost. Charges for the Accommodation are as follows:
Park Charges are standard for Adults Kshs. 100 and for the children Kshs. 50.Children above the age of six years are treated as adults in this destination. Accommodation prices start range from $62 depending on the features of chosen room.
Directions to the Hotel
- If driving kindly drive straight past Thika and use the Bluepost Flyover.
- If using public means, take a bus to Thika and then use a Tuktuk or taxi to Blue post hotel. From Thika you can also board the matatus heading to Murang’a and alight at the Blue Post flyover. Some tourists also choose to walk to the hotel, given that the hotel is not so far from Thika.