Nakuru, is the fourth largest city in Kenya and the capital of Nakuru County in Kenya and former capital of the Rift Valley Province. It has 307,990 inhabitants, making it the largest urban centre in the Kenyan mid-west with Eldoret in Uasin Gishu following closely behind. Nakuru lies about 1,850 m above sea level.
Nakuru is home to Lake Nakuru, one of the Rift Valley soda lakes, which forms part of the Lake Nakuru National Park. The park has large numbers of flamingoes that can be seen foraging in the shallow lake. The park also has many wild animals that can be seen during a safari. Apart from the animals numerous other sites of interest are accessible from Nakuru. These include Menengai Crater, a dormant volcano. Small fumaroles and steam vents can regularly be observed within the forested caldera from above. The second largest surviving volcanic crater in the world, it plunges 483 m down from the rim and the summit is accessible by foot or vehicle 8 km from the main road to Nyahururu. The wood-covered crater ground is a nature reserve.
Lake Nakuru ParkLake Nakuru provides the visitor with one of Kenya’s best known images. Thousands of flamingo, joined into a massive flock, fringe the shores of this soda lake. A pulsing pink swathe of life that carpets the water, the flamingo are a breathtaking sight. The park is an important rhino sanctuary, as well as being the defacto bird watchers paradies in Africa.
Geothermal Hot Springs SpaLocated in Naivasha - Nakuru County, Olkaria is the largest geothermal power plant in Africa. The spa is powered by energy that directly springs from underground. Located at the entrance of the Olkaria Geothermal power plant, the spa is approximated to be about 3,600 square meters and 5 feet deep and has a children’s pool on the side.
NIghtlifeNakuru is one of the most happening spots in the all of Kenya, and there are many wonderful places to visit when it comes to the Nakuru nightlife. Patrons have christened Nakuru NaxVegas to mean it is an entertainment hub borrowed from US’ Las Vegas, which is billed to be the world’s entertainment capital.There are all sorts of clubs and bars you can visit.