Nakuru County is a county in Kenya with several tourist attraction sites. It is county number 32 out of the 47 Kenya counties. The capital and largest town in Nakuru. So, It is northwest of Nairobi, in the Great Rift Valley. In addition, Nakuru has become Kenya’s fourth city as of December 01, 2021. Below are some of the tourist attractions in Nakuru County.
This is one of Kenya’s most intriguing destinations. It has spectacular scenery combing with local beliefs about evil spirits roaming the area. Menengai Crater is a massive shield volcano with one of the biggest calderas in the world. However, hiking through the beautiful crater makes for a great vacation. The charge is Ksh 200 to enter the Menengai crater.
Lord Egerton Castle.
The castle was built by Lord Maurice Egerton of England for his mistress. This magnificent 53 room castle lies a few meters off the Nakuru- Eldoret highway. The story behind Lord Egerton’s castle is a heart-wrenching tale of unrequited love.
Located about 2km east of Lake Elementaita. Among the first discoveries of lower Palaeolithic sites in East Africa. This is an early stone age site that has been in existence for some 1 million years ago. Kariandusi is home to an exquisite archaeological site. However, you will find several hundred Acheulean hands axes as well as stone Artifacts. In addition, the entrance fee is KSH 509 for none residents and Ksh 250 for others.
Located within Nakuru town. The Hyrax Hill Museum depicts the lifestyle of seasonal settlement by prehistoric people of about 3,000 years old. Established in 1945. Therefore, Hyrax Hill is a prehistoric site near Nakuru. It is a rocky spur roughly half a kilometer in length. It has an elevation of 1,900 meters above sea level as it’s the summit.
Lake Nakuru National Park.
Scenic Lake Nakuru is Kenya’s most popular National Park. The park’s main feature is a large, shallow lake supporting great birdlife. The birdlife includes pelicans and variable flocks of flamingoes. In addition, the lake was once famous for its flamingo, however, since 2012, conditions have become unfavorable for these birds.
Baboon Cliff View Point.
Located within Lake Nakuru National Park. However, the viewpoint is famous for the friendly baboon families that you will find here.
This is one of the Rift Valley lakes at an elevation of 1,754m above sea level. However, it lies to the South of Nakuru. The lake’s abundance of algae attracts a vast quantity of flamingos.