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Activities in Nakuru

Lake Nakuru National park

Known for the flamboyance of pink feathered flamingos and nearly extinct species white rhino, lake Nakuru is the reason tourists travel from miles. It will cost you 60$ if you are a foreign national and 10$ for residents as entry free to the park. Pay 200ksh extra for vehicles inside the park. You will find various flora and fauna that can overwhelm a traveller.

Take a ride till the baboon cliff point where you can get the best scenic glimpse of the lake. Don’t miss a sight of the Makalia falls and the nearest picnic site.

Menengai Crater

Make a trip to the menengai crater, a dormant volcano in the Nakuru region. There are tales of war between the Masai tribes once upon a time. If you ask any local, you’ll hear stories of war and men buried in between the crater. If you are fond of photography this will be the most desired place. You can be a bit adventurous and dare to trek, cycle. See the geothermal power stations and pose near the famous post, engraved directions.

Lake Elementaita

Visit the second best, beautiful and wondrous Lake Elementaita, situated in between Nakuru and Naivasha. You will get comfortable places to stay like Sunbird Lodge, Jacaranda hotel and Sleeping warriors hotel. The flora and fauna is very similar to the Nakuru national park. Flamingos are plentiful and the greatest attraction. Never miss the sight of ‘sleeping warrior’ a hill that resembles a masai warrior in sleeping position. You may see his nose and the undulations often imagined to be the body of the warrior. Much of the area falls under the Soyasambu conservancy.

Hyrax Hill Museum

Neolithic men settled in the Nakuru region? Surprised? Oh please dont’. Pre historic settlers dating almost 3,000 years back used to settle in the central rift valley region. Archaeological excavations reveal various tools and equipments used by them, and now carefully preserved inside the museum. The museum was initially the house of Mr. A Selfe, and then converted to a government asset in 1965. Tourists set their feet here in the hyrax prehistoric site, visit the tortoise pit, trek, and also come for picnic.

Lord Egerton Castle

Lord Egerton castle is a havoc structure build over 740 acres of land. The pioneer of this construction was Lord Maurice Egerton. The construction started in 1938 but continued 14 years to be completed. Lord Egerton who took active role in world war one ( WW l), fell in love with a lady who belonged to some royal family of Europe. She termed this house as a chicken’s coupe and made mockery of the same. Lord Egerton after being fed up of women lacking worth, spend the rest of his life with men, alcohol and gambling and barred women from entering his house. He passed away, but his house containing 52 rooms became a great attraction for a first timer to Kenya. Don’t forget to pose near the lush green lawn.

Trip to Nyahururu

Plan a trip to the Nyahururu , and enjoy the sight of the magnificent Thompson falls, while you travel almost 67 km from Nakuru and a two hour travel by road. Trek to the waterfall area which is a slippery track, but an exciting one. Stay to the side of the trail, else you have chances to skid. Observe the spark of the sunlight at the tip of the waterfall. On the way, you may oversee the equator. Don’t forget to pose there. There are places to stay near the beautiful place. Wake up at the chirping of birds and the burbling of the rippling waterfalls.

A trip to Nakuru CBD

Don’t forget to take a tour of the famous Nakuru town. Stop at the historic Nakuru railway station, Rift valley sports club, and watch the business hours at the cbd. You can shop your necessities at various shopping malls. There is no dearth of medium and big chain of shopping malls here. A look at the industrial area, restaurants will give you a feel, why Nakuru is the most developing town of Eastern Africa.