Murang'a Town was known as Fort Hall in colonial times and is the capital of Murang'a County. The town is acknowledged in history as the birthplace of the independence movement as Murang'a was home to the first administrative post set by East African Protectorate in 1895. The post was then known as Fort Smith.
The Aberdares National Park is the major point of interest for tourists to the region. The park can be accessed at the Treetops Gate. The park has a variety of awildlife like Colobus monkeys and mountain elephants.
For adventurous travellers, Rapid Camp at Sagana makes an ideal choice for a weekend getaway to experience Bungee jumping and water rafting.
Visit Ndakaini Dam, the source of Nairobi Water, to enjoy sport and leisure fishing. For a relaxing weekend, you can camp at Aberdare Cottages.
Murang'a is home to cultural heritage sites that have a rich history on the origins of the Agikuyu people. Such sites are at Mukurwe wa Nyagathanga and Karia Ka Mbari ya Ngware.