Nakuru

Overview

Set against the backdrop of Mt Kenya, the Laikipia plateau extends over 9500 sq. km of semi-arid plains, dramatic gouges, and acacia-thicket-covered hills. This patchwork of privately owned ranches, wildlife conservancies, and small-scale farms has become one of the most important areas for biodiversity in the country, boasting wildlife densities second only to those found in the Masai Mara.
Oryx Laikipia Kenya
An Oryx, Laikipia Kenya

Map of Nakuru

Trip Ideas

National Parks

Lake Nakuru National Park

Lake Nakuru is among Kenya's finest national parks and is dominated by one of Rift Valley's most beautiful lakes.

Flamingos at Lake Nakuru National Park
Lakes in Kenya

Lake Nakuru

Lake Nakuru is an alkaline lake situated on the floor of the Rift Valley at an elevation of 1754 meters above sea level. The lake lies to the south of Nakuru. Lake Nakuru National Park encompasses and protects the lake.

World's largest inland flamingos colony - Lake Nakuru
Museums in Kenya

Hyrax Hill Prehistoric Site and Museum

Hyrax Hill Museum is located 4 km outside Nakuru town. The site is close to the Nairobi- Nakuru highway, approximately 150 km away from Nairobi City. From Lake Nakuru, the hill is about 4.5 km with its base about 100 m above the lake.

View of Nakuru from Hyrax Hill

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