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Gilgil overview

Gilgil is known for its historical sites and museums. Learn about local heritage at landmarks, such as Kariandusi Museum and Hyrax Hill Prehistoric Site. Visit local attractions like Gilgil Stadium and Makalia Falls Viewpoint. Gilgil is an inviting destination that has something for everyone.

Where to stay in Gilgil

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Gilgil has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Gilgil with Hotels.com by checking our online maps. These display the areas and neighbourhoods around all Gilgil hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Gilgil hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Gilgil

Fly in to Nairobi (WIL-Wilson), 68 mi (109.4 km) from central Gilgil. Nairobi (NBO-Jomo Kenyatta Intl.) is the next closest major airport, 73.1 mi (117.6 km) away.

What to see around Gilgil

The area's local highlights include its museums and places like:
  • • Kariandusi Museum
  • • Hyrax Hill Prehistoric Site
Some recommended attractions include:
  • • Gilgil Stadium
  • • Makalia Falls Viewpoint
  • • Crater Lake Game Sanctuary
  • • Hell's Gate National Park
  • • Lake Nakuru National Park

When to visit Gilgil

If you're starting to plan your trip, you might be wondering when the best time to visit is. Here are the seasonal trends to help you decide when to go:

Seasonal temperatures
  • January-March: 28°C day, 9°C night
  • April-June: 27°C day, 10°C night
  • July-September: 25°C day, 9°C night
  • October-December: 26°C day, 9°C night
Seasonal average rainfall
  • January-March: 186 cm
  • April-June: 239 cm
  • July-September: 155 cm
  • October-December: 265 cm
  • Historical sites