Nakuru: where the astounding natural surroundings of Kenya meet a bustling city
Nakuru is a wonderful city in Kenya, the fourth largest in the country. Don’t be fooled by the city’s lack of tall buildings as it holds so much more than you could expect! The city has a plethora of natural attractions and has a population of almost 300,000. Top attractions include Lake Nakuru and Menengai Crater.
Pack your bags for a trip like no other with cheap flights to Nakuru available for a limited period of time. Nakuru is home to Nakuru Airport (NUU), located on a 35-minute drive from the city centre. Nakuru Airport serves a multitude of airlines, including South African Airways and Kenya Airways. several direct flights depart from Johannesburg daily and popular connecting flights are available from Cape Town. The flight duration is approximately 4 hours and 5 minutes.
Popular flights to Nakuru
* Please note that the prices are subject to availability and block out dates do apply over peak season.
Why visit Nakuru
Visit the largest volcano caldera in Kenya and be amazed by its magnitude and age of 8000 years! Volcanic activity continues to this day so make sure to visit with a certified guide and your camera.
Downtown in Nakuru is where you find all of the magic of the city! Stroll through busy markets that have everything from exotic fruit to little trinkets. Of course, this is also where you’ll find the best street foods, such as ‘mutura’ (goat’s tripe).
An oasis in the heart of the country, Lake Nakuru is a much-loved wildlife reserve in Kenya. With a guide, travel the length of this astounding natural attraction and spot white rhino, flamingoes, lions and more.
Essential details you need to know before your trip
Kenyan Shilling (KES)
1 ZAR = 7 KES
English and Swahili
Nakuru Airport (NUU)
Best time to visit Nakuru
The climate of Nakuru offers warm summers and mild winters. Visitors to this city can expect pleasant days with highs that range between 25 – 28 degrees Celsius between the months of November and February, while winter brings about daytime lows that range between 10 – 25 degrees Celsius. Nakuru has a wet season which falls between April and May, with light rains throughout the rest of the year.
Weather & Climate in Nakuru
Average temperature (°C) & rainfall levels (mm) per month
Nakuru, the fourth largest city in Kenya, has preserved its habitual settlement in the Southern Rift Valley region. It is characterised by scenic attractions – making it one of Kenya’s top attractions! Nakuru is one of the favourite destination spots for travelling enthusiasts because there are several attractions and accommodation that are perfectly located for sightseeing and vacations. In Nakuru, there are fascinating attraction spots that avid travellers will surely appreciate. These include the city’s amazing lakes - Lake Baringo, Lake Nakuru Lake Elmenteita, and Lake Naivasha.
Lake Nakuru National Park is the place to see animals such as buffalo, zebras, flamingos, and of course, white rhinos. To the north of the city, enjoy a visit to Menengai Crater in the Rift Valley – a huge volcano with its large caldera.
In the heart of the city centre, be sure to visit the archaeological museums - Kariandusi and Hyrax Hill Museum, where you will discover archaeological treasures and learn about the heritage of Kenya.
Another interesting attraction is Lord Egerton Castle, situated on Ngata Farm. Nakuru golf club, just a short drive away, is an exciting place to be as you get meet with friendly locals.
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South African Passport holders who wish to visit Nakuru will not need a visa to enter Kenya for a period of 30 days. Simply make sure your passport will be valid for six months after your return date, and that you have two blank pages available for entry stamps.
For more information, please contact:
The Embassy of Kenya
Address: 302 Brooks St, Menlo Park, Pretoria, 0081, South Africa
Tel: +27 12 362 2249
For your trip to Nakuru in Kenya, you will need to be up to date with all of your routine vaccinations. These include vaccinations for measles, rubella, mumps, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, chickenpox, polio, hepatitis A, and typhoid.
Be vigilant when walking around in public and don’t flash your valuable merchandise. When walking around at night, make sure to do so in a group or with a guide.