The Central Highlands is the most densely populated and intensely cultivated region in kenya and home to one of the biggest and historically most influential tribes in Kenya, the Kikuyus.
The highlands form the eastern wall of the Great Rift Valley and the Aberdare massif is only 1 1/2 hours drive from Nairobi besides from being the primary source of water for the capital, it is great for trekking and it has some great lodges to spend the weekend.
Just 80 km further northeast lies Mount kenya and the whole regeion is very fertile, well watered and thickly forested. Nevertheless, a doubling of the population during the past 25 years has put huge pressure on the natural resources and deforestation has become a serious problem, not only for the animals dependant of this habitat, but also for humans as it results in dimishishing water catchment areas and increased soil erosion.
Some of the bigger towns in the region is Nyeri, Nyahururu, Nanyuki and Rumuruti. On the eastern slopes of Mount Kenya lies Meru, Chogoria and Embu.
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