Isiolo Hotels, Isiolo Kenya Hotels, Isiolo Accommodation, Isiolo Lodges, Car hire/Rental, Attractions & Activities-A guide to accommodation, Isiolo car hire and rental and the nearby attractions. Hotels in Isiolo include  Gaddisa Lodge, Bomen, Rangeland and Isiolo Transit.   Enjoy stay at Isiolo and visit Samburu National Park, Buffalo Springs and Shaba National Reserves, with overnights at Samburu Shimba Lodge, Samburu Serena Lodge, Buffalo Springs Lodge, Larsens Tented Camo and many more.  Like wise visit the nrearby  private ranches of Lewa , Il Ngwesi , El Karama, Ol Pejeta, Sweet Waters  and Borana. Also nearby are Rutundu Log Cabins deep in Mt Kenya National Park.

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Isiolo town is located in the Eastern Province of Kenya.  It is the headquarters of Isiolo District.  The town has several budget/tourist class hotels. Hotels in Isiolo can be used a a base to explore the nearby attractions of Samburu, Buffalo Springs and Shaba, Meru National Park, Rutundu Log Cabins, Il Ngwesi, Ol Pejeta, Sweet Waters and Mt Kenya National Park  Being frontier town, anybody thinking of going northwards beyond near needs to fill up at Isiolo.  Below are some of the available hotels and estimated room rate.
Isiolo Hotels

Hotel Name


Room Type

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Meal Plan
Gaddisa Lodge Garbatula Road       BB
Bomen Hotel Town centre        
Rangeland Hotel/Camp Site Meru-Isiolo  3 Km from Isiolo       BB
Mucharo Hotel/Lodge Town        
Isiolo Transit Hotel Town        

Isiolo Hotels Overview,

There are several hotels in Isiolo.  All the hotels in Isiolo fall under budget category.  The best place to stay within town is Bomen Hotel.  The Bomen Hotel has a quite location.  The upper rooms offering good views of Samburu Hills.


Other hotels within town are Mocharo Lodge and Transit Hotel.


The rangeland hotel is located on the Nanyuki or Meru Isiolo Road 2 Kilometres from Isiolo.  The Rangeland has very beautiful grounds ideal for family relaxation with music from the loud speakers spread in the grounds. The music may sometimes be loud but have heart.  The Barbecue (Nyama Choma), is first class in terms of quality, measure and taste. They staff are friendly and they have a campsite.


The Gaddissa Hotel is a hide away from the town.  It has a good bar and a swimming pool.  The rooms are clean with hot shower.  Rooms are either twin or double.


Getting to Isiolo -Flights

Currently Isiolo is not served by scheduled air services. However having an airstrip, one can easily chatter an Helicpter and land at Isiolo Airstrip.  Scheduled flights to the nearby airstrips of Nanyuki and Samburu Parks are available.


The all weather road from Nairobi to Isiolo is tarmac all the way to Merille Bridge.  You can drive via Embu or Nanyuki. The Nanyuki route is more popular with tourists as it has more attractions.  There are two options of getting to Isiolo by Road.  You can use Public transport from Nairobi to Isiolo (300Km).  An alternative is to hire a car from Nairobi. 

Isiolo Car Hire/Car Rental

To rent a car in Isiolo contact GORILLA SAFARIS RWANDA via email address .  Our offices are located at Meru Town (50Km from Isiolo).  We can organize for your transport from Nairobi to Isiolo/ Marsabit/ Moyale and even to Lake Turkana.




Several Banks have branches in Isiolo.  These include Barclays Bank, Equity Bank, Krep Bank,  Consolidated Bank.

Isiolo Tourist Attractions, Activities-What to do,>>Tracking Lions, Elephants and Rhinos

A visit to Isiolo would not be complete without a visit to the nearby attractions. In terms of tourisms, Isiolo like Nanyuki is a base to explore the vast grater Laikipia district with its private ranches and luxury accommodation.   The nearby ranches include:-

  • Lewa Conservancy- the lewa conservancy is a private ranch and a breeding ground of the Black Rhinos.  Lewa Rhino sanctuary has recorded the largest number of Black rhino calves in the recent past.  Lewa is famous for lion and rhino tracking.  Accommodation at Lewa conservancy is provided by Lewa House (USD 460PP per night), Lewa Safari Camp and Wilderness Trails.  The Lewa conservancy hosts the annual Safaricom Lewa Marathon (June), where participants run among the big game.  It is one of the most adventurous in the world.

  • Borana Ranch>>On the banks of Ngare Ndare lies the famous Borana Ranch.  Named after the Zebu cow, Borana Ranch is an active cattle ranch that incorporates wildlife conservation.     Borana ranch is famous for its horse stables.  They have horses to cater for all riders.  Big game watching on the horse back is one of the unique activities at Borana. Guests are free to ride horses among the giraffes, hartebeests and impalas.  On horseback, guests can also explore the nearby Ndare Ngare forest and the moorlands of Mt. Kenya.   At Borana, guests can watch game game on mountain bikes.  Also on offer are ranch activities where guest learn about ranching among wildlife.  At Kisima the lodge keeps a stable of Polo ponies. At Borana ranch accommodation is available at Borana Lodge and Laragai House. Borana lodge has 8 luxurious appointed bedrooms with panoramic views of Mt. Kenya, Lewa Plains and Ngare Ndare forest.   The luxurious Laragai House is the private house of George and Lucilla Stephenson.  Laragai is a house of spectacular beauty and can sleep ten guests in extreme comfort. The house has a heated swimming pool.  

  • Ol Pejeta Ranch House  and Sweet waters Game sanctuary famous for its chimpanzees, night game drives, sundowners and picnics.

  • IL Ngwesi  Group Ranch>> The Il Ngwesi group Ranch belonging to the Mukogodo Maasai.  Accommodation at the ranch is community managed Il Ngwesi Lodge, run and managed by the locals.  The eco-lodge has won international awards as the best run and managed eco lodge.  All the proceeds from the lodge are utilized in local community projects like schools, dispensary, water and conservation.  The main activities include Honey Moon Specials, hiking Olmaroroi hill, game drives,  visits to the rhino sanctuary, Bush dinners, Picnic breakfast, nature and bird walks visit Maasai cultural bomasThe Il Ngwesi Lodge is luxury class with six bandas and a beautiful swimming pool which seems to overflow into the plains.  The lodge has won the following awards>>>British Airways award (1999) - “Tourism for Tomorrow Award” 2nd position in Africa.  Travel news (1998, 1999, 2001, 2003) - “Quest for the best Awards” voted as best self-catering camp by readers of travel news. Harpers & Queen travel awards (2002) - “the 150 best places on earth”
    David Sheldrick’s Awards - “Conservation Endeavour” voted as best conservation biodiversity. UNDP Equator initiative conservation Award (2002),  First Choice Responsible Tourism Awards (2006) In Association with:, The Times, World Travel Market, Geographical Magazine, Voted Winner “Best Small Hotel” Global Vision Award - Winner green/eco Hotel Initiative. By Travel & Leisure.

  • Access to the private ranches is by 4WDs.

National Parks and Reserves:- From Isiolo one can easily explore the following National Parks and Reserve

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