Shaba is located some 150 miles (241 kilometers) from Nairobi, the capital of Kenya.
For a truly authentic taste of Kenya, take the trip and explore the cities, towns and villages around Shaba. Meru, is 35 miles (56 kilometers) to the north, and Mount Kenya National Park is located 60 miles (97 kilometers) to the northeast.
To learn about the local culture, go straight to Kenya's craft workshops.
Tapping into local passion and expertise can be an extremely rewarding way for visitors to familiarise themselves a new place and its people. Join up to one of the informative wildlife spotting tours and wildlife safaris.
The food in this area has its own unique flavors, so don't miss the opportunity to try several of the local dishes. Potato and also maize are used as part of dishes in this area. For a true taste of Kenya enjoy ugali (cornmeal) or irio (mashed peas and potato mix). Chilled banana cream is a great choice to finish your Kenya dining experience. No matter what time of day, unwind with a refreshing local Picana (mango juice).
If you intend on traveling by plane, it's handy to remember that the handiest major airport is Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, 140 miles (225 kilometers) to the southwest of Shaba.