Embu County is located on the south-eastern side of Mount Kenya, 120km away from Nairobi. The favorable location of Embu County makes it ideal for rice cutivation and fruit farming. Embu borders Meru, Kitui, Machakos, Tharaka Nithi, Murang'a and Kirinyaga counties.
Embu was so named after the native Aembu people who are the predominant community in the region. Other tribes that call Embu County home are the Mbeere, Kikuyu and Kamba.
The wettest season is experienced between March and July while the hottest comes between January and mid-March.
If driving from Nairobi, use the Makutano - Mwea route, and access the county through Embu town. You may also use the Thika-Garissa highway and gain access through Kiritiri.
Via public means, the vans travelling these routes are found at Tea-room station in Nairobi.
There are two airstrips in Embu County, Embu airstrip and Masinga airstrip near Mwea National Reserve.
Top Attractions in Embu County include: