It’s a high time we all embarked on domestic tourism. It’s not only a way of promoting our heritage but also a way of showing pride in the vast, beautiful landscape that we have. For this series on what to do on a road trip to a certain town, I’ll start with Nakuru, and here are some of the exciting things to do while traveling to the clean town.
1. Stop by at the view point for some picturesque views.
2. Take a time-lapse video of the Great Rift Valley.
3. A stop at Manera Farm for a delicious meal.
4. A stopover at Kikopey for nice nyama choma is definitely a must.
5. Have a weekend’s stay at Sarova Woodlands.
6. Visit Menengai Crater.
This is a perfect spot for having a bird’s eye view – as if you’re on a plane. This comes in handy if you’ve never boarded a plane. Even if you’ve done it, I insist, you should visit this magnificent place.
7. Visit Lake Nakuru National Park.
Lake Nakuru National Park is one of the most popular in the world, especially for its variety of mammal and bird species. The most significant attraction is perhaps the Rhino and Flamingoes that make the landscape colorful. The charges can be found on the KWS website.
8. Visit Hyrax Hill.
Hyrax Hill is just 4km from Nakuru town. That’s actually a walking distance, for those who love exercising their muscles. It displays the lifestyle of seasonal settlement by prehistoric humans at least 3,000 years old. The famous museum is named after Hyraxes, which live amongst crevices in the area. For more info on how to book a visit, check out the Kenya museums website.
9. Check out Kariandusi Museum.
This unique Acheulian site dates back to 700,000 to 1,000,000 years and is said to be the first one of its kind to be discovered in East Africa. It is a living site of the hand-axe man and was discovered back in 1928. If you love knowing more about the history of humankind, this is the best place to be. Check out more info about it on the Kenya museums website.
10. And finally, Lord Egerton Castle.
This castle was built between 1938 and 1954 by Lord Egerton. It is located just 14km from Nakuru town. He died in 1958. Currently, it is owned by Egerton University and it is open to tourists. You should definitely visit sometime!