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.
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.
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.