A Short Guide To Nakuru And The Neighbourhood
As the fourth biggest Kenyan city, Nakuru has a lot to offer especially for tourists and weekend travelers. Located only 160 km from Nairobi, it is a great weekend getaway spot for those running away from hustle and bustle. Travel experts from Jovago.com – Africa’s leading hotel-booking website – advise where and what to do while in Nakuru.
While in Nakuru, you obviously can’t miss Nakuru National Park which houses the lake. It is well known for pink flamingos and picturesque rides. If you are looking for something less known and not so crowded with a historical touch, go for Lord Egerton Castle located in the city of Nakuru. For nature lovers, the area has one more attraction which is the Menengai Crater – a massive caldera located in the Great Rift Valley. For those who fancy archaeology, it is recommended to visit Kariandusi Museum where you can watch the early man’s tools.
After the whole day of activities and sightseeing, you might get hungry. There are several restaurants worth visiting in Nakuru and its neighborhood. You might want to visit Sisima Coffee – good food at reasonable prices and free wifi. Moca Loca Coffee & Lounge is also a nice place to eat. Although a bit more expensive, it is cozy and serves a delicious food.
Ziwa Bush Lodge offers affordable and cozy rooms with a swimming pool and free WiFi to those who want to take a rest. For budget travelers, it is recommended to stay at Avenue Suites Hotel. It is located close to Nakuru Railway station and within a walking distance to the city center. If you are looking for a luxurious stay, the Pelican Lodge should be a perfect place for you. With a marvelous lake view, beautifully decorated rooms, a swimming pool and a nice lounge, it is a perfect place for a weekend getaway.
The Splendid Longonot – Mt Longonot National Park
A rewarding view of the Great Rift Valley and Lake Naivasha meets you at the top as is a virgin forest of small trees covering the crater, with steam vents spaced around the walls. Longonot is home to Buffaloes, Gazelles, the Impala and giraffes with rare sighting of leopards.
Funny Encounters at Tsavo East National Park
Tsavo East has got to be one of those Parks I walk into and; baboons & warthogs look at me like we’ve met before.