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5 Interesting Things to do in Nakuru

Nakuru is a major town in the northwest from Nairobi. Its fast development is transforming it into one of the most beautiful places to visit in Kenya. Below are some recommendations about interesting things you may enjoy doing when you visit the town.

1. Explore Lake Nakuru National Park

Lake Nakuru is a salt-water lake surrounded by bushy grasslands. One of its famous attractions is flamingos. These birds make the lake appear pink. Aside from flamingos, there are about 450 bird species to explore in the national park. The place is also home to a variety of wild animals such as include:

  • Lions
  • Rhinos
  • Giraffes
  • Buffaloes
  • Leopards

2. Get a view of Lord Egerton’s castle

Located in Njoro, this castle has a fascinating love story behind its building. The castle gives a taste of the last century’s aristocratic lifestyle. Both its interior and exterior designs are beautiful.  You may also like the landscape on which the castle stands.

3. Visit pre-historic sites and museums

Nakuru boasts of pre-historic sites such as Hyrax Hill that house archaeological fossils. The Hyrax Hill site is famous for its human settlements, skeletons, and tombs that date back to 1500 B. C. You may also visit Kariandusi Museum which is not far away from the town.

4. Hiking on Menengai Crater

This crater is a spectacular site. Its circular rim and rugged terrain draw visitors from afar. Hiking on the crater is quite an adventurous activity. You can get a beautiful distant view of Lake Nakuru as you ascend the crater’s slope and look backwards.

5. Enjoy the town’s nightlife

Nakuru has various night clubs for partying. These are such as:

  • Platinum 7D Lounge
  • Taidy’s
  • Dimples Disco
  • Millennium

The party scene livens up the town during the weekends. There are monthly poetry events in the evenings. You can also enjoy excellent dinners in various restaurants. For lovers of game, you can catch a night game safari around Lake Nakuru National Park.

Look forward to an enjoyable experience in one of Kenya’s loveliest destinations.






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