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Kitengela Conference Centre

Pool size  10m x  8m
Refreshments Restaurant
Baby pool
Lifeguard
Opening hours 8:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m

Description:

The swimming pool is 10×8 m with an attached baby pool. It is located outdoors in the sunny Kitengela. The best time to hit this pool is between midday and 3 p.m. Thereafter, Kitengela tends to get a bit cold and windy.

Getting There:
Kitengela Conference Centre is situated in Kajiado County.

From the A104, Nairobi – Namanga Road, turn into Enkasiti Road (Road to Ostrich farm), almost opposite the Eastern Africa University. Drive for 3km passing by Enkasiti Primary School

Charges:

Adults Children
200 200

Location Map:


Contact:
Enkasiti Road, Olooloitikosh, Kitengela, Kajiado County
kitengelaconference.com
Telephone: 0704 264626

The Last Village Lodge

Pool size  17m x  8m
Refreshments Restaurant
Baby pool  attached
Lifeguard  
Opening hours 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

 This outdoor pool in Machakos county is one of the guest amenities of The Last Village Lodge. It is 17m long and 8m wide. This is sufficient for guests who want to cool off from the sun. Residents of the hotel swim free. Walk-in customers pay. The lodge is located seven kilometres from Kamulu, along the Nairo Kangundo road and 16km from Kinanie Junction along the Nairobi Mombasa Road.

The lodge is frequented by Nairobi residents who are looking for some quiet weekend after a noisy weekend in the City. It is ideal for residents of Kangundo Road. 

Adults

Children

400

200

CONTACT DETAILS
The Last Village Lodge
Email: info@thelastvillage.co.ke
Reservation Number: +254 799 149 944
Resort Mobile: +254 780 249 944

DIRECTIONS
From the Mombasa Nairobi Highway near the Athi River bridge and Devki Steel mills, turn into Kinanie road  just after the Engen Petrol Station.

Drive on Mutungoni road for 15km until you come to a long concrete wall on the left.  Ahead on the right, you will see the Lodge.

Contact: 0780 249944 or 0799 149 944

Lukenya Getaway

 

This outdoor swimming pool in Lukenya is part of the amenities of Lukenya Getaway Lodge. The swimming is 15m in length and is well maintained. The shallow end is hived off to make the shallow end. Residents of the hotel swim free. Walk in swimmers pay.

Pool size  15m x 7m
Refreshments Restaurant
Baby pool  Attached
Lifeguard
Opening hours 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The pool area is spacious giving the swimmer a feeling of freedom. It is popular with Nairobi residents looking for a time out of the city.

Getting There:

Take the Nairobi-Mombasa Highway and turn off at the Junction to Daystar University. Drive 3.9 km then turn left and drive on for 260 m

Adults Children
400 200

Swimming for asthma

Erica Wangechi was five when she was pushed to start swimming. In fact, she never Iiked it. She was not a fan of pools of water and swimming was not her thing. It was at the doctor’s recommendation that she had to swim. Because of her asthmatic condition, the doctor had advised that regular swimming would help stabilize her condition. Her parents, therefore, kept pushing her to do it for her own health. Little did she know that what came as part of a medical prescription would turn into a blessing and bring her fame and a lot of joy.

Today, the Makini Primary School pupil is among the best swimmers not only in Kenya but also in the region. Erica, 13, has done so well in swimming that she has inspired so many of her schoolmates to join the sport. “Besides improving my health condition, I can confidently say that I have found joy in swimming. Nowadays, I enjoy it more than before, something that I hated in the beginning,” she told us in an interview. “When I finish my primary education, I hope to join an international school for my higher education because it will help me get more time for swimming”, she says.

Wangechi won her first medal at age of eight when she was in class three. Through hard work and her determination to do better, she has won over 200 medals and several trophies in different competitions both locally and internationally.

In 2016, she was part of Team Kenya, which travelled to Dubai for the Olympic qualifiers. Being her first international sporting assignment,·she didn’t do well. But that did not stop her determination to practice to become better. Perhaps it’s what she learnt from the Dubai competition that helped her perform better in Malawi last year during the African Swimming Federation championships, (CANA), where she was named the 7th overall winner in the under 12 breast­ stroke style category. Also at the event which had swimmers from 15 countries in Africa, Erica was announced the best 200 meters breaststroke swimmer.

Because she has to balance the sport and studies, Erica normally wakes up 4 am in the morning, prepares herself before leaving for school at 4.30am, where she has early morning training’s starting from 5:00 am to 6:00am. She hopes to be a role model for upcoming swimmers. “If you want to join this sport, be informed that the earlier you start the better,” she advises. “The more you do it, the better you become because practice makes perfect. A part from keeping me fit, swimming has helped me build my confidence,” she adds. She is, however, quick to add that swimming requires constant practice.