Nakuru is the capital city of Nakuru County. It’s one of the largest cities in Kenya. It was once named the cleanest town in Africa. Sadly, that was taken away by increased population and urbanization.
Climate-wise, Nakuru experiences a climate similar to the one in Nairobi. It lies 1850 meters above sea level. Being within the Great Rift Valley, Nakuru enjoys a temperate climate throughout the year. But with climate change, this has changed slightly.
Nakuru is a fast-growing city. It was ranked first in Africa and fourth in the world after a study conducted by the United nation in 2011. The main source of income comes from agriculture, manufacturing, and tourism.
Amazing spots to visit
Lake Nakuru National Park
Nakuru is the home to the amazing Lake Nakuru. Lake Nakuru is an important part of Lake Nakuru National Park. This park is a paradise haven for a wide range of birds. It’s the best place for birdwatchers to spend some quality time. The park also provides a home to various wildlife species.
Menengai crater is located in Nakuru. It’s a dormant volcano. For those of us who love hiking, this is the place to be. There are various caves found here. Some of these caves are used by the locals for prayers, so mindfulness should be observed. There’s also a forest that provides a conducive environment.
Hyrax Hills Prehistoric Site and Museum
This site is located within Nakuru town. It was gazetted as a National Monument in 1943 by the Kenyan government. It is a renowned archaeological research area as well as a reference point for prehistory investigations of East Africa. The public has been offered some sites for public viewing.
This site allows you to enjoy the nature trail, camping site, picnic site, tortoise pit, and a picturesque view of Lake Nakuru.
This castle is located within the Egerton University ground. It’s a mansion that was built in 1952 by Lord Maurice Egerton. The mansion has a wonderful story behind it as a result of love-hate. For the whole story just click here.
So how do you get there?
There’s an airstrip within Lake Nakuru National Park.
By Shuttle/ Public Means
Various matatu organizations offer transportation services to this amazing place.
What about the availability of a sleeping place?
You don’t have to worry about it. Nakuru hosts all categories of hotels and motels you can think of. From the five-star hotels to the very simple ones. Camping is also available.