Places to visit in Nakuru
Nakuru County is virtually one of the ‘must visit’ places if you really aspire to explore Kenya. Owing to its beautiful landscapes, flora, fauna and historical sites, there are lists of places you can tour and enjoy whenever you’re around town. These are such as:
The Menengai Crater, located on the northern side of Nakuru town, is the single largest surviving volcanic crater in the world. It offers striking views of Lake Nakuru and Lake Bogoria. For photography lovers, 8 km to the top of the crater, beautiful pink and blue colors of Lake Nakuru and Lake Bogoria become come off clear and can make excellent pictures under the sunset.
Lord Egerton Castle.
Away from the busy streets of Nakuru town and behind the rolling hills and shrubs of Njoro stands a magnificent castle that is reminiscent of what some ladies subject men to. Lord Maurice Egerton built the castle hoping that the woman he fell in love with would agree to live in it. She, however, she turned him down and broke his heart. The castles’ design is beautiful and offers a taste of the aristocratic lifestyle of the last century.
Lake Nakuru National Park.
Lake Nakuru National Park is located about 5km from Nakuru town. The beautiful park comprises of both the lake, woody vegetation and countless wild animals and birds. It is also famous for its pink flamingoes which give the lake its pinkish colours.
Hell’s Gate National Park
Hell’s Gate is a sight to behold! Rocks jutting out of the surface, gorges weathered beautifully by water, wildlife and birds are some of the things to see in this park. You can also get a chance to see gazelles, buffalos, zebras, elands, hartebeests and baboons when they visit the park.
Mount Longonot offers a breathtaking view that you might catch a glimpse of as you head to Nakuru from Nairobi. It is an extinct volcanic whose last activity was in the 1800s. Hiking is one of the activities that can be carried out here.