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Nakuru Tourism Overview

About Nakuru

Nakuru is Kenya's 4th largest city located in the North-western part of Nairobi. It is an important agricultural city, trade center, and transportation hub for the whole of Kenya. Nakuru isn't dominated by a single tribe but several tribes. You will definitely feel the diversity in the festivals, food, events and culture. Nakuru boasts an excellent tourism infrastructure and has many interesting sights for viewing. The town continues to grow and has good hotel facilities, excellent transport system and friendly atmosphere.


Geographic Coordination :

00.17'S 36.04'E.

Country : Kenya.
Area : The total area of Nakuru is 188 Kilometer Squares.
Population : It was estimated in 2005 that the city has 400,000 inhabitants.
Languages : Kikuyu, Swahili, English are the common languages spoken.
Currency : Kenya Shillings.
Region : Nakuru lies within the region of Great Rift Valley.

Climate and Geography

The city experiences a cool and hospitable climate. The summers are dry and hot. The winters are pleasant. The months of June- February experience little showers.

Suitable Visiting Seasons ( months) : The recommended time to visit Nakuru is June to September.

Transportation

The local transport network of the city is very well developed. Bus is the main means of transport for the locals here. They are easily available and quite cheap. Matatu (minibus) is also a major transport used by the people living in Nakuru. It is generally crowded and unsafe also. But most of the tourists hire a taxi or take car on rent to tour the city.

Getting Around : Nakuru serves several international as well as domestic flights daily. You can easily reach Nakuru from any part of the world. The air fares are not very high and planes are the most comfortable means to reach the city. There are few trains connecting Nakuru to some of the main cities of Kenya. But traveling by trains is quite tiring and consumes a lot of times. Bus is another option to reach Nakuru. Most of the people travel by bus as they are inexpensive, convenient and easily available.

Shopping and Entertainment

Shopping freaks might have a tough time here as the markets are few and the prices of the product are marked quite high. The sellers are very clever and decide the price according to the customers. You must bargain a lot as the owners will try their best to fetch more money from you. You can buy souvenirs from various shops to take back along.

About Entertainment:-

Add life to your life and explore the bubbly nightlife of Nakuru. The city offers numerous places to go to and have fun at night. There are many discos, pubs and bars in town, where you can eat, drink, dance and enjoy to the fullest. Some of the popular ones are : -
Dimples Disco : - is small but always lively on the weekends.
Coco Savana Disco : - is the most famous and fancy club.


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