City

Nakuru

A hub of ecological diversity and natural beauty in Kenya's Rift Valley.

Kenya
Location
570,674
Population
1,850 m
Altitude

About Nakuru

Nakuru, the capital of Nakuru County in Kenya, is nestled in the Great Rift Valley and is renowned for its astonishing natural beauty and ecological diversity. It is home to Lake Nakuru National Park, famous for its large flocks of pink flamingos and a sanctuary for endangered species such as the black and white rhinos. Beyond the park, Nakuru offe...

When to go

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Seasons

June - September
Best time to go
Optimal conditions for visiting Lake Nakuru National Park and other attractions with minimal rainfall.
October - December
Shoulder Season
Mild weather with occasional showers, ideal for visitors looking to avoid the peak tourist seasons.
June - September
January - February
High Season
Dry weather perfect for wildlife viewing and exploring the outdoors.
March - May
Low Season
The rainy season can make some roads difficult to navigate but brings out the lush beauty of the landscape.

What to do

What to know

Safety & Vaccinations
Nakuru is generally safe for visitors, with precautions recommended for personal safety and health. Vaccinations for Hepatitis A, Typhoid, and Yellow Fever, along with malaria prophylaxis, are advised for travelers to Kenya.
For more information regarding vaccinations and health notices, view the CDC’s page :
CDC Travelers' Health
CDC Travel health notices and vaccination recommendations
Getting There
Nakuru's location along the Nairobi-Nakuru highway makes it easily accessible by road, serving as a stopover or destination for tourists exploring the Rift Valley.
Getting Around
Local taxis, matatus (minibuses), and motorcycle taxis (boda-bodas) are available for transportation within Nakuru and to surrounding attractions.
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