List of 10 Interesting Things to Do in Nakuru County

If you are considering visiting Nakuru County, this article will provide you with ten interesting things to do in Nakuru County.

Nakuru is one major tourist destination in Kenya. It is also the fourth largest county in Kenya, with a population of more than 2 million. There are several unique attractions and varieties of animals in Nakuru.

below is a list of 10 interesting things to do in Nakuru County in no particular order.

10 interesting things to do in Nakuru County

1. Lake Nakuru National Park

Lake Nakuru National Park is located about four kilometers from Nakuru town. The park is mainly known for its flamboyance of pink feathered flamingos and nearly extinct species of white rhinos.

It is home to a wide range of vegetation and fauna, including hills and waterfalls. It is among the greatest parks for camping, wildlife watching, and hiking.

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2. Menengai crater

Visit the Menengai crater, a dormant volcano in the Nakuru vicinity. Located just off the significant Nyahururu-Nakuru highway, it is 10 kilometers north of Nakuru. It is the world’s second-biggest volcanic crater, with a height of around 2,490 meters.

There are scenic overlooks, picnic areas, hiking routes, and caverns to explore. You will find this location the most desirable if you have a passion for photography.

3. Lake Naivasha

Found in the Great Rift Valley, it is a freshwater lake. The lake is populated with a variety of wildlife, including hippos. Take a trip around the lake on a boat and learn about the local flora and animals. You may go bird watching or have a picnic in the magnificent scenery.

4. Lake Elementaita

It is located near Gilglil town. Lake Elementaita is the second-best lake in Kenya and is just as stunning as Lake Nakuru and Lake Naivasha. It is home to various animals like; gazelles, antelopes, impalas, zebras, and reptiles. It also has flamingos but not as many as lake Nakuru. The lake has stunning natural scenery, perfect for camping, hiking, and birdwatching.

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5. Hyrax Hill Museum

The museum is located off the Nakuru-Nairobi highway, four kilometers from Nakuru town. Evidence shows that people settled in the central rift valley area nearly 3,000 years ago.