Situated in the heartland of one of Kenya’s most beloved national parks, Nakuru is a thriving city and an ideal base to explore Lake Nakuru. Cruise through the city’s bustling streets to find a melting pot of local tribal cultures and a surprisingly rich heritage.
Things to do in Nakuru
Lake Nakuru, translating to “Dusty Place” in the local Maasai dialect, is best known for its vast community of pink flamingos estimated to be in the millions. Take a wildlife-spotting tour through Lake Nakuru National Park to see a range of fascinating wildlife, including white rhinos and exotic bird species. Nature enthusiasts can hike to the stunning Makalia Falls Viewpoint and watch the water cascading from its peak, or go an overnight adventure under the stars at the nearby campsite.
Nakuru is served by a small airport, which can handle private plane and helicopter flights. Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi is Kenya’s main airport and only around 260 kilometers from Nakuru. From Nairobi, you can embark on a two-hour drive to Nakuru or make the trip with a licensed bus and coach company.