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Nairobi to Lake Nakuru National Park Guide

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Lake Nakuru, located on the floor of the Great Rift Valley, is a beautiful lake surrounded by trees and bushy grassland, home to various animals and birds. In this guide I will be writing info on the distance, hrs drive, attractions and best hotels or lodges between Nairobi to Nakuru to enable you have a greater understanding as you plan your Kenya safari.

1. Distance From Nairobi to Lake Nakuru by Road

The distance from Nairobi to Lake Nakuru is 157 kilometers.

2.How Many Hours from Nairobi to Nakuru by Road

The drive from Nairobi to Nakuru takes 2 hours 54 minutes via the main Nairobi – Nakuru highway, and about 3 hours 12 minutes using the Mai Mahiu Escarpment route.

3. Tourist Attractions from Nairobi to Nakuru

3.1 Lake Naivasha

Lake Naivasha is a beautiful freshwater lake located just outside Naivasha town. There are lots of animals to see in this area, like buffalos, hippos, colobus monkeys and giraffes. You can also take a boat ride to Crescent Island.

3.2 Hell’s Gate National Park

Towering cliffs, rock towers, and gorges are the main attraction at this park. Here, you can enjoy bird watching, camping, hiking, bike rides, and rock climbing.

3.3 Kigio Wildlife Conservancy

Kigio Wildlife Conservancy was originally a cattle ranch that was converted into a conservancy by the locals. It is located between Naivasha and Gilgil. This conservancy is home to the endangered Rothschild Giraffe, as well as zebras, impalas, leopards, and hippos.

3.4 Olkaria Hot Spa

Olkaria Hot Spa is a natural hot water spa owned by Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KENGEN), located inside the Hell’s Gate National Park. Prepare to enjoy an invigorating and relaxing swim in warm water of temperatures between 30 and 40 degrees.

3.5 Lake Elementaita

Lake Elementaita is a soda lake located between Naivasha and Gilgil, 120 kilometers from Nairobi. It is an important feeding and breeding ground for many bird species, including the greater and lesser flamingo and the Great White Pelican.

3.6 Mount Longonot National Park

This park is located south of Naivasha and is an hour’s drive from Nairobi along the Mai Mahiu escarpment road. The main attraction here is Mount Longonot, an extinct volcano with thick forest inside the crater.

Activities here including game viewing, hiking, biking, rock climbing and viewing Lake Naivasha. You can also take a hike to the top of Mount Longonot and walk around the crater.

3.7 Great Rift Valley Viewpoint

The views of the Rift Valley from this viewpoint located 18,000 meters above sea level on the road shoulder of the Mai Mahiu escarpment road are breathtaking!

3.8 Mount Suswa Conservancy

The main attraction at this conservancy located between Narok and Nairobi is Mount Suswa, an extinct shield volcano with several caves filled with endangered bats.

4. Nairobi Tourist Attractions

4.1 Nairobi National Park

The Nairobi National Park should be your first stop when you get to Nairobi. Enjoy a quick game drive, a picnic at any of the three designated sites, or take a hike along the walking trail.

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