Nyandarua is an agriculturally rich region often referred to as the bread basket of the country. The location of Nyandarua County, west of the Aberdare Ranges, creates the favouroble climate for farming. Nyandarua county is particularly known for production of potatoes, cabbages, maize and beans to be sold in across Kenya. A developing economic sector is floriculture and tourism to the private conservancies and the Aberdare National Park.
Aberdare National Park is a hot spot for adventure seekers. Hiking and camping are a popular activity in this forest reserve. Game viewing is also popular but advisable to visit in the dry months of January to March when the roads are dry and accessible. Some of the animals that can be spotted here include black rhinoceros, the elusive antelope, leopard, buffalo and eland among many others. The park is also home to over 240 species of birds.
For bird lovers, a visit to Lake Ol Bolossat is quite the treat. Home to close to 200 bird species, hippos and gazzelles, the only lake in Central Kenya is a great place for picnics and scenic photography during the dry season and in the wet season, writers can find the lake's cottages a haven for creative juices.
Nyandarua can be easily accessed from Nairobi by road. If you choose public means, there are matatus (commuter vans) boarded at the Nyamakima bus stop near River Road plying the Nairobi to Nyahururu route everyday. The journey takes about two and a half hours due to speed limits. Nyandarua is also accessible by car from Nyeri town via the Nyeri-Nyahururu road, and from Nakuru town via the Nakuru-Ndundori-Ol Kalou road.