About this Location
Nakuru is home to Lake Nakuru, one of the Rift Valley soda lakes, which forms part of the Lake Nakuru National Park, lying around 1850 meters above sea level. The landscape includes areas of marsh and grasslands alternating with rocky cliffs and outcrops, stretches of acacia woodland and rocky hillsides. The park has large numbers of flamingos that can be see foraging in the shallow salty lake. Lake Nakuru holds over 450 species like the endangered white rhino, giraffes, python snakes, leopards, lions and the black rhinos. Another site of interest is the Menengai Crater which provides a spectacular view of the surrounding countryside and of the crater itself.
Activities: Boat rides, excursions and bird watching.
Getting Around: Nakuru is serviced by an airstrip and the park has adequate and well serviced roads that make most of it accessible. The Menengai Crater is accessible by foot or vehicle.