Athi River town is named after the Athi-Galana-Sabaki river which passes through it.
A sunrise or sunset in Athi river, Machakos county typifies the beauty of an African village. A 15 kilometer drive on Mutungoni murram road, off the Nairobi-Mombasa highway lands you at a cool spot with mesmerizing views of Chumvi hills. This place is called ‘The last Village’. Athi River is slowly transforming into a tourist destination.
Tree planting and gardening are top activities here. This is in order to promote cool breezes in this area of extreme sunshine and heat. The last Village is a 42 acre piece of land secluded for outdoor activities, conferencing and general getaways. Racing tracks are clearly marked for visitors interested in quad biking and cycling.
The Last Village stands on an idyllic spot with mesmerizing views of the plains and magnificent views of the encircling range of hills. You feel the sense of stillness and space, the vastness and the majesty of nature. The horizon stretches forever evoking a country life; the village life.
The area has recorded 300 species of birds, largely owed to the surrounding Chumvi hills.
If you need a quick getaway from the hustle and bustle of the busy city centre, check out Athi River, and more specifically, the Last Village.