Nakuru Town Guide

Nakuru Town is 157 kilometers north-west of Nairobi. Nakuru Kenya is the fourth largest town in the country. Nakuru was  started in 1900 as a resting camp by the Uganda Railway builders before they started the climb of the Rift Valley’s Westen or Londiani Escarpment. Nakuru Kenya has become the centre of the farming community in the Rift Valley region with modem shopping facilities, sports, clubs and high class hotels.

Nakuru  Town Climate and Geography

The climate in Nakuru is mostly mild during the summers and can get quite cold during the winters. It rains a decent amount during the rainy seasons (sometimes it rains at odd times of the year too ). During the winters, the weather in the Nakuru ranges from pleasant and mildly cold to bitter cold. Weather in Nakuru plays a major part in determining the schedule and the itinerary of a holiday trip.

History of Nakuru Town

Nakuru town is located 160 km North west of Nairobi and is the fourth largest urban centre in Kenya after Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu.

Nakuru town is situated at an altitude of 1859m above the sea level and it is within the region of the Great Rift Valley whose formation gave rise to a unique natural structure. The town started as a railway station on Kenyan-Uganda railway at the turn of this century. The name ‘Nakuru’ is derived from Nakurro, the Maasai word meaning a ‘dusty place’. The town is located in an environmentally sensitive area. It is sandwiched between Lake Nakuru National Park to the south and the Menengai crater and its associated volcanic landscapes. Further to the North East of the town is the Bahati Escarpment forming the western fridge of the Aberdares Escarpment.

From a population of 38,181 in 1962, the population reached 163,927 in 1989. Nowadays, Nakuru town is the fourth largest town in Kenya (after Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu), with a 1999 population of 289,385(GOK, 2000). By the year 2015, the population is projected to rise to 760,000, which is approximately 50% above the present levels. The population growth has been influenced by the birth rates, rural-urban migration and boundary extensions.

There is rapid ‘urban’ development at the periphery of Nakuru town because many people take refuge in those areas as a result of shortage of housing in the town centre. Most of these settlements take place in areas expropriated from agricultural uses by use of subdivision plans. This makes planning complex, especially as residents ‘demand’ inclusion in the municipal boundaries and they benefit from urban services, which are being overstretched beyond their limits. Majority of the population live in unplanned settlements that are not served with municipal services and the quality of the environment in these neighbourhoods has been falling.

Nakuru County

Nakuru County is home to the fourth largest town in Kenya Nakuru Town and the administrative capital of the former Rift Valley Province. It is one of the most cosmopolitan counties in Kenya with a sizable population of Kenyans of Indian and European descent.  People from different regions of the country have added a unique flavor to the county. It hosts a number of towns such as Molo, Njoro, Gilgil and Naivasha a popular tourist destination.Read More

Economy Activities in Nakuru Town

Agriculture, manufacturing and tourism are the backbone of the economy of Nakuru Kenya. The area surrounding the Nakuru town is known for its vast agricultural potential with numerous small farms and also vast agricultural enterprises.

The main crops grown around Nakuru town and marketed in the town include coffee, wheat, barley, maize, and beans. These crops are stored in massive silos at the outskirts of the town by the National Cereals and Produce Board and Lesiolo Grain Handlers Limited. The crops provide the primary raw material for the manufacturing industries found in Nakuru and Nairobi. These industries include flour milling and grain ginneries.

Dairy farming is a key economic activity and provides the inputs for various milk processing plants around the town. The town is also a center for various retail businesses that provide goods and services to the manufacturing and agricultural sectors. A large public market lies to the west of the town on the main through fare to the capital, Nairobi.

Night Clubs and Nightlife in Nakuru Town

There are many places to go to have fun at night in Nakuru town. There are more than 4 discos in town, and literally hundreds of bars.

Dimples Disco is small but always lively on the weekends. It’s located at the west end of Kenyatta Rd, near the roundabout. It’s upstairs, and directly across the hall is a great bar called Mahogany where you can listen to the latest tunes, shoot pool and eat nyama choma (barbecue).

Perhaps the most famous and fancy club is Coco Savana Disco on Club Road. It has a nice sound system and plays a variety of music. The clientele is mostly young Kenyan men and prostitutes. There’s a bar/restaurant upstairs that is full of people every night.

If you still want more fun, try the bar called Tickles on Kenyatta Ave upstairs of the Piranha Restaurant. The last disco, the XTC is above the Oyster Shell Restaurant, also on Kenyatta.

Education Institutions  in Nakuru Town

Nakuru town is also an important educational center. It is the home of Egerton University, a large public university, and Kabarak University, a private university. The Rift Valley Institute of Technology is also based here, as is the Kenya Industrial Training Institute (KITI). The Kenya Institute of Management (KIM) has a college branch in Nakuru.

Nakuru Kenya is now becoming a center of academic with centers like Kenya Institute of Biomedical Sciences and Technology (KIBSAT) being opened in the Town and the most recent Nakuru Counseling & Training Institute [NCTI], which is a project of Nakuru Christian Professionals Association. The institute, popularly known as Centre of Hope trains youths at moderate fees and offers full sponsorship to the needy in the community. It partners with Nakurun Lapsetry (Finland) among others. Mwangaza College, initially called the Bishop Ndingi Centre for skills formation, is also another known college in Nakuru town.

Nakuru Kenya is also a home to various private colleges and privately owned secondary schools. Famous private secondary schools include Melvin Jones, Lions Academy, Greensteds School and Shah Lalji Nagpar Academy. Students in these schools follow the British curriculum and education up till A-levels is currently being offered.

Universities in Nakuru Town

  1. Egerton University 
  2. Kabarak University

Colleges in Nakuru Town

  1. African institute of research and development studies
  2. Nakuru Institute of Information Communication Technology
  3. Kenya Institute of Biomedical Sciences and Technology [KIBSAT]
  4. Nakuru College of Health Sciences and Management
  5. Nakuru Counseling & Training Institute, Centre of Hope
  6. Rift Valley Institute of Science & Technology
  7. Prestige Academy and College
  8. Jogoo Commercial College

Primary Schools in Nakuru Town

  1. Excel Academy
  2. Barut primary school
  3. Bondeni Primary School
  4. Jamhuri Primary School
  5. Harambee Khalsa Primary School
  6. Heshima primary school
  7. Kaptembwa primary school
  8. Kariba Road Primary School
  9. Kelelwet primary school
  10. Kenyatta Primary School
  11. Kimathi Primary School
  12. Koinange primary school
  13. Lanet Lighthouse Academy, Lanet, Nakuru
  14. Lions Primary School
  15. Mama Ngina Primary School
  16. Melvin Jones Primary School
  17. Menengai Primary School
  18. Michinda Boys Boarding Primary School
  19. Mogoon primary school
  20. Moi Primary School
  21. Roots Academy
  22. Racecourse Primary School
  23. St. Joseph’s Primary School
  24. St. Mary’s Primary School

People of Nakuru Town

Nakuru Kenya is populated by people from the whole of Kenya and from many regions of the world. The town has a sizable population of Kenyans of Indian origin and a few of the original settler families also remained in the area. Although the town’s population is predominantly African, the town has a cosmopolitan feel. People from different regions of the country have added a unique flavor to Nakuru town. The people and their politics make Nakuru a vibrant town. As per 1999 Kenya Population Census , Nakuru had the third largest urban population in Kenya.

Surrounding towns include Lanet, which lies approximately 10 km from Nakuru, predominantly a residential town and home to an army base. Njoro lies 20 km from Nakuru and is a small agricultural town with a local university aimed at promoting agricultural development in Kenya, namely Egerton University (est. 1934).

Hospitals and Clinics in Nakuru Town

There are several Hospitals and Clinics in Nakuru town which offer medical services to the residents of Nakuru county. You will find hospitals accredited hospitals, qualified hospitals, contracted hospital in Kenya as well as Clinics in Nakuru, Dispensary, Health Centers, Hospitals, Imaging Center, laboratories, lens & optics, Medical centres.

Shopping in Nakuru Town

Nakuru town is the headquarters of Nakuru county and one of the largest town in the country. There are endless things to do here, and shopping is one of them. Here is a guide on Nakuru Shopping:

Furniture in Nakuru Town

The wood from the forests surrounding the area is used in the furniture in houses, as well as some of the building materials of the houses in the town. Tourists looking for something exotic to showcase in houses back home can always browse through the endless rows of shops selling furniture, most of which are concentrated in the Nakuru city center.

Those not looking for anything to bring home can still admire the tribal carvings on some of their designs, or the simplicity of others. The trade of carpentry is passed down to the younger generation, and this is particularly evident through the young designers that are beginning to spring up, melding both traditional and new-age together. Be sure to check the wood for termites or wood ants before leaving the country, though, as the wood can be infected.

Handicrafts in Nakuru Town

Handicrafts are a large part of the African culture, and this is no different in Nakuru town. Visit the local markets as a chance to witness the people in action – while the men are busy with the butchery or the livestock, the women and children are up and about selling the various homemade items from baskets or small stalls.

Stop by one of these to take a look at the different items on sale – from colorful woven headbands and wooden carved key rings, to stitched pencil cases and painted plastic vases, the possibilities are limitless. So get a couple as keepsakes or souvenirs, or just buy a few as meaningful gifts for those back home.

Antiques in Nakuru Town

Another of Nakuru’s well-known items are its antiques, generally wooden furniture items or carved frames made out of the same material. Those who love the ethnic style will be in a heaven in Nakuru’s antique shops. The furniture and furnishings are completed with a dark varnish that represents the old school designs of the district. Be sure to take at some of the paintings that are on sale as well. Many of these draw inspiration from tribal paintings found from the tribal times, and some even paint scenes of tribal conflicts and wars of the past.

Nakuru Town - Nakuru Kenya Photo
Nakuru Town – Nakuru Kenya Photo

Things to do and Places to Visit in Nakuru Kenya

1. Lake Nakuru National Park

Category: Tourist Attractions in Nakuru Kenya

Lake Nakuru National Park Kenya is about 188 sq km and is 160 km northwest of Nairobi in the Rift Valley Nakuru county.

For more information visit: Lake Nakuru National Park

2. Lake Naivasha National Park

Category: Tourist Attractions in Nakuru Kenya

Lake Naivasha is a beautiful freshwater lake, fringed by thick papyrus. The lake is almost 13kms across, but its waters are shallow with an average depth of five metres.

For more information visit: Lake Naivasha National Park

3. Hell’s Gate National Park

Category: Tourist Attractions in Nakuru Kenya

Hells Gate National Park is south of lake Naivasha, north-west of Nairobi. The park is accessible by road from Nairobi (90km) through Naivasha on the lake road south at a junction five kilometers south of Naivasha.

For more information visit: Hells Gate National Park

4. Mt. Longonot National Park

Category: Tourist Attractions in Nakuru Kenya

Mt. Longonot National Park  is about 90km from Nairobi. It  is a young volcano which rises to 2,776m above sea level. Mt.Longonot National Park is an arresting sight for visitors to the Naivasha basin.

For more information visit: Mt. Longonot National Park

5. Menengai Crater

Category: Tourist Attractions in Nakuru Kenya

Menengai Crater is an extinct volcano standing at 2490 meters high. It is the 2nd largest volcanic crater in the world with a surface area of 90 square kilometers. Local people believed that this crater has caves that host devils on motor bikes.

For more information visit: Menengai Crater

6. Lake Elementeita

Category: Tourist Attractions in Nakuru Kenya

Lake Elementeita National Reserve is set around the small soda lake of Elementeita. The lake is surrounded by spectacular countryside that played an important role in the early colonial history of Kenya.

For more information visit: Lake Elementeita

7. Kariandusi Archaeological Site

Category: Tourist Attractions in Nakuru Kenya

Two kilometres east of Lake Elementeita skirting the diatomite mine along the Nairobi-Nakuru highway, the acheulian site has hand axes and cleavers including fossils of extinct animal species. A nature trail leads you through the site once part of a bigger lake.

For more information visit: Kariandusi archaeological site

8. Hyrax Hill Museum

Category: Tourist Attractions in Nakuru Kenya

The museum atop a hill was once a colonial farmhouse. Ancient dwellings of the Sirikwa people now extinct are found in-situ the oldest dating to 3,000 years and the youngest to possibly 300 years.

For more information visit: Hyrax Hill Museum

9. Olorgesailie Prehistoric site

Category: Tourist Attractions in Nakuru Kenya

This acheullian site is 90kms southwest of Nairobi on Magadi road. Its in-situ displays of pre-historic materials including numerous hand axes, fossilized skeletons of extinct species of elephants and hippopotamus dating back from 1.2 million years ago.

For more information visit: Olorgesailie Prehistoric site

10. Lord Egerton Castle

Category: Tourist Attractions in Nakuru Kenya

The castle at Ngata, 14km from Nakuru town is on a 100- acre piece of land. Built by Lord Egerton for his bride-to- be in 1938 it was completed in 1954 after she rejected his wedding proposal stating that the house he lived in then (a six bedroom house) was as small as a chicken coop.

For information visit: Lord Egerton Castle

Accommodation and Hotels in Nakuru Town

1. Sarova Lion Game Lodge

Category: Hotels in Nakuru Kenya

Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge has a striking view across the flamingo filled lake. The lodges beautifully landscaped gardens, with natural foliage and wide variety of flowers, are surrounded by a 24hr electrical fence.

For more information visit: Sarova Lion Game Lodge

2. Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge

Category: Hotels in Nakuru Kenya

Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge is perfect for guests looking to bask in the natural beauty of Kenya and a true African Safari.

For more information visit: Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge

3. Sentrim Elementaita Lodge

Category: Hotels in Nakuru Kenya

Sentrim Elementaita lodge retains the features and atmosphere of an early colonial home. The expansive landscaped gardens have lovely views of Lake Elementaita.

For more information visit: Sentrim Elementaita Lodge

4. Merica Hotel

Category: Hotels in Nakuru Kenya

In the centre of Nakuru, the Merica Hotel is within easy reach of all the facilities and institutions of this bustling urban centre. There are 89 en-suite standard rooms, 4 junior suites and i executive suite, set on 10 floors. The standard rooms are equipped with satellite TV and WiFi. The junior suites have, in addition, king size beds, fridges and desks. The executive suite also has a spacious lounge with bay windows and leather seats. Some rooms are equipped for guests with disabilities.

For more information please visit; Merica Hotel

5. Midland Hotel

Category: Hotels in Nakuru Kenya

Midland Hotel faces the Nairobi-Nakuru Highway. Close to Nakuru, the hotel is convenient for the shops, businesses, restaurants and bars of the town. It is also within easy reach of Lake Nakuru National Park.There are 63 en-suite double rooms, made up of budget, standard and deluxe. All rooms are equipped with mahogany furnishings, telephone and satellite TV. The deluxe rooms are more spacious and have more modern furnishings. The dining room and the restaurant have an a la carte menu, and serve international! and iocal dishes.

For more information please visit: Midland Hotel

6. Hotel Kunste

Category: Hotels in Nakuru Kenya

Hotel Kunste is located on the Nairobi – Nakuru Highway, near the junction to Menengai Crater. The hotel offers accommodation and conference facilities. Lake Nakuru National Park and Menengai Crater are accessible from the hotel.There are 105 en—suite rooms, made up of 63 singles, 10 doubles, 20 twins, 2 triples, 4 executive and 6 junior suites. There are also 2 fully furnished apartments. The restaurant has an a la carte menu, and serves a combination of international, Kenyan and Oriental dishes. It specializes in nyama choma grilled meats.

For more information please visit: Hotel Kunste

7. Lake Elmentaita Serena Camp

Category: Hotels in Nakuru Kenya

Lake Elementeita Luxury Camp was established in 2011. The camp overlooks Lake Elementaita and offers a selection of facilities and activities. It is owned and operated by Serena Hotels.

For more information visit: Lake Elmentaita Serena Camp

8. Hotel Cathay

Category: Hotels in Nakuru Kenya

Hotel Cathy is situated in the centre of Nakuru Town, Hotel Cathay is a large 6-floor building. The hotel provides a wide variety of accommodation and facilities.

For more information visit: Hotel Cathay

9. Lake Nakuru Flamingo Lodge

Category: Hotels in Nakuru Kenya

The Lake Nakuru Flamingo Lodge is located in Nakuru County which is 140 Km from the Kenyan Capital, Nairobi. The Lodge is 500 meters from the world famous Ornithological site, the Lake Nakuru National Park a home to the Lesser and Greater Flamingo and a sanctuary to both the White and Black rhinos.

For more information visit: Lake Nakuru Flamingo Lodge

10. Chester Hotel

Category: Hotels in Nakuru Kenya

Chester Hotel is founded on Christian values. The hotel is conveniently located between Nakuru town center and Lake Nakuru National Park.

For more information visit: Chester Hotel

11. Hill Court Resort and Spa

Category: Hotels in Nakuru Kenya

Hill Court Resort & Spa offers comfortable overnight accommodation in a quite area of Nakuru in Kenya. Its location near the city center makes it easy for business travelers looking for a conference venue with bed and breakfast accommodation. Enjoy panoramic views of the Lake Nakuru National Park and the Rift Valley escarpment.

For more information visit: 

12. Agricultural Resource Center (ARC) Hotel

Category: Hotels in Nakuru Kenya

Agricultural Resource Center (ARC) Hotel is a 2-star hotel within the Egerton University. Located off the Nakuru – Kisumu road on your way to the Western Circuit of Kenya and just 30 minutes from Molo.

For more information visit: Agricultural Resource Center (ARC) Hotel

13. Loldia House

Category: Hotels in Nakuru Kenya

Loldia house was established by a settler who came to Kenya in an ox-wagon after the Boer War, Loldia Farm has been passed through the generations of the same family to today’s owners.

For more information visit: Loldia House 

14. Eros Hotel

Category: Hotels in Nakuru Kenya

Eros Hotel is adorned both inside and out in orange and white. lts slogan is: putting Nakuru on the hospitality map of Kenya. The hotel offers budget accommodation in Nakuru. There are 42 en-suite rooms, made up of standard, deluxe and executive. All rooms have tiled floors and flowery curtains. The deluxe and executive rooms have satellite TV and telephone. The restaurant serves a predominantly Kenyan menu, with dishes such as ugali, matoke, githeri, kienyeji and managu, as well as grilled chicken, fish and pork.

For more information please visit: Eros Hotel

15. Mbweha Camp

Category: Hotels in Nakuru Kenya

Set in the private 6,400-acre Congreve Conservancy, Mbweha Camp is located just outside the southern end of Lake Nakuru National Park.The camp has 10 en-suite cottages built of lava stone, with thatched roots. All the cottages are designed with rich African colours and textured fabrics, and have rustic but fully equipped bathrooms. Surrounded by indigenous trees such as euphorbia candetabra and yellow barked acacia, the camp retains the feeling of the wilderness.The spacious dining area surrounds an open tire, and is full of bright cushions and clusters of tables. Dinner can be served in the dining area, on the veranda of the guests’ tent or under the stars.

For more information please visit : Mbweha Camp

16. Naishi Guest House

Category: Hotels in Nakuru Kenya

Formerly the warden’s house, Naishi Guest House is ideally situated in the centre of Lake Nakuru National Park. The house is owned by the Kenya Wildlife Service, KWS. The attractive stone cottage is shaded by acacia trees, with magnificent views across game-filled plains. Highlights of the park are the flamingo—filled lake and an abundance of white rhinos.The house has 2 bedrooms, each with a double and single bed, and a bathroom with bath and shower. it also has a sitting room furnished with attractive, locally crafted wooden furniture, bright cushions, woven wall hangings and a fireplace, and a fully equipped, open plan kitchen and dining room.

For more information please visit: Naishi Guest House

17. Lakira Camp

Category: Hotels in Nakuru Kenya

Lakira Camp is a camp that combines personal charm with the ultimate in luxurious accommodation. Where lush vegetation and views of the sparkling water hold the promise of all the fine things that Africa has to offer.A warm welcome awaits all the guests at Lakira, kind thoughtful touches makes the traveler feel he is truly in the lap of luxury as it is all about personal service.Each tent is fully furnished to the utmost delight of a traveler with hot showers opening to the above skies, flush toilets and running water, a must have privellage in the bush.Relax and enjoy the views of the lake from your tent balcony while trying to spot the stunning flamingo.

For more information please visit: Lakira Camp

18. Flamingo Hill Camp

Category: Hotels in Nakuru Kenya

Flamingo Hill Camp is situated just outside Lake Nakuru National Park, 2km from the main gate. This friendly camp is set in landscaped gardens, surrounded by lush natural foliage.There are 25 en—suite tents shaded by thatched roofs, which can be doubles, twins or triples as required. Ail the tents have 4-poster beds, writing table, mosquito net and private veranda, and are decorated with natural wood and wrought iron. Pink Restaurant seats 80 pax and serves buffet breakfast and lunch. Dinner is table d’hote; buffet dinner or private dinner can be sewed on request. The bar has WiFi. It is well stocked with soft drinks, beers, wines and spirits, and serves cocktails including Flamingo Hill Cocktail.

For more information please visit : Flamingo Hill Camp

19.  Kivu Resort

Category: Hotels in Nakuru Kenya

Kivu Resort is ideally located 500m from the ornithologically famous Lake Nakuru National Park.It is set on spacious grounds and boast of the larggest Swimming Pools in the country. Their Childrens Park is one of a kind and the Land Scapped gardens offer an enviromnet of sheer Tranquility. Camping, Events, Team building. Kivu Resort if your one stop for Conferencing, Holidays, Fun-Food and Entertainment.Their African themed rooms, Culturally inspired menu & Bar. They offer an extensive list of Facilities with staff ready to provide Service, Serenity and Adventure.Staying with them is truely going to be an Experince of a Lifetime.

For more information please visit: Kivu Resort

20. Jumuia Guest House

Category: Hotels in Nakuru Kenya

Jumuia Resorts aim to be the leading Christian resort chain in Kenya. Jumuia, Swahili for community or federation, refers to the National Council of Churches of Kenya, Jumuia ya makanisa ya Kenya. There are 5 Jumuia Resorts, located in Kisumu, Nakuru, Limuru, Mombasa and Nairobi.

For more information please visit: Jumuia Guest House 

21. Hotel Royal Spring

Category: Hotels in Nakuru Kenya

In the heart of Nakuru, Hotel Royal Spring offers budget accommodation and conference facilities.There are 66 en-suite rooms, made up of singles, twins and triples. All rooms have private balcony and focal TV; some rooms have armchairs.The restaurant serves both buffet and a la carte. Best of African includes mukimo, matoke, kunde and managu. International dishes include beef stroganoff, spaghetti Sicilian and steak Milanese. An African breakfast is served on Wednesdays The pub serves soft drinks, beers and spirits and is equipped with TV with local channels.

For more information please visit: Hotel Royal Spring

22. Hotel Genevieve

Category: Hotels in Nakuru Kenya

Hotel Genevieve has a timber rondavel at its entrance, adorned with local artefacts. lt is conveniently located between Nakuru town centre and Lake Nakuru National Park.There are 80 en—suite rooms, made up of singles, doubles and twins. All roorns have satellite TV and telephone. The ground floor rooms have wheelchair access. The restaurant serves both buffet and a la carte. Its international menu includes fried chicken a la king, coated fish fillet, pepper steak and a selection of curries. The bar is decorated with pot plants, and serves soft drinks, beers and a few spirits.

For more information please visit: Hotel Genevieve

23. Abbey Resort

Category: Hotels in Nakuru Kenya

Abbey Resort is founded on Christian values. The notice at reception reads: When times are hard, friends are few, but Jesus never fails. The resort is conveniently located between Nakuru town centre and Lake Nakuru National Park.There are 51 en-suite rooms, made up of 40 doubles, 9 twins and 2 executive suites. All rooms have satellite TV. The ground floor rooms have wheelchair access. The restaurant serves both buffet and a la carte.

For more information please visit: Abbey Resort

24. Bontana Hotel

Category: Hotels in Nakuru Kenya

CBontana Hotel is situated in the centre of Nakuru, near the Nakuru District Headquarters and the Nakuru High Court Building. The hotel has accommodation and conference facilities. Lake Nakuru National Park is easily accessible from the hotel.There are 88en~suite standard rooms. There are also 4 suites, each with double room, kitchenette and balcony. The hotel has 2 dining rooms, which serve both international and Kenyan dishes.

For more information please visit: Bontana Hotel

25. Milele Resort Presbyterian Guest House

Category: Hotels in Nakuru Kenya

Milele Resort Presbyterian Guest House was founded by the Presbyterian Churches of East Africa in 2009. Milele, meaning forever in Swahili, was the name chosen by the church for their group is. The guesthouse is affiliated to Milele Beach Hotel in Bamburi and Milele Hotel in Nairobi.There are 56 en-suite rooms, made up of singles, doubles, triples and executive suites. Ali rooms are equipped with satellite TV. The restaurant serves both buffet and a la carte; local Kenyan and international dishes are served. The hotel is an alcoholic and smoking free zone. Soft drinks, juices and non—alcoholic wines are available.

For more information please visit: Milele Resort Presbyterian Guest House

26. Stem Hotel

Category: Hotels in Nakuru Kenya

Stem Hotel is situated on the Nairobi-Nakuru Highway. It offers accommodation and conference facilities in a 20-acre garden.There are 106 en-suite rooms, made up of 48 singles, 57 doubles and 1 triple. The Stem Oriental Restaurant specializes in Indian cuisine. The Stem Barbecue serves African dishes and local delicacies. Both restaurants are open to passers-by, as well as to hotel guests. The Stem Health Club has a swimming pool, gym, sauna, massage room, steam rooms and beauty salon. The club has a trainer who can assist with activities and facilities.

For more information please visit: Stem Hotel  

27.  Mugunda House

Category: Hotels in Nakuru Kenya

Set on a plateau in the middle of a 2000-acre tea and coffee farm, Mugunda House has views across the Great Rift Valley. The house faces west, providing unforgettable views of the sun setting over the western wall of the valley. The main house is an attractive colonial building.It has 6 en-suite double bedrooms. All rooms have large oval windows with views of the garden, and are adorned with African artefacts. Breakfast, lunch and sundowners are served on the long veranda. Dinner is served in the dining room. International and local cuisine is prepared from produce from the farm. There are 3 self-catering bandas.

For more information please visit: Mugunda House

28. Subukia Bandas

Category: Hotels in Nakuru Kenya

Dr Anne Spoerry, known locally as Mama Daktari, was Kenya’s most famous flying doctor. She came to Kenya from France after Worid War ll, learned to fly, and carried the Medicine by Air programme into remote and inhospitable parts of the country. Her autobiography, They Call Me Mama Daktari, tells of her life and achievements. Muringa Farm was Mama Daktari‘s former home. It is now a centre for eco—friendly, responsible tourism. There are 6 en-suite bandas, made up of 3 doubles and 3 twins. Electricity is provided by solar power. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served in the restaurant banda on the lake, with views of birds and otters.

For more information please visit: Subukia Bandas

29.  Maili Saba Camp

Category: Hotels in Nakuru Kenya

On the edge of the stunning, dormant Menengai Crater, Maili Saba Camp is a tranquil retreat. Guests can do game drives in the nearby Lake Nakuru National Park or can simply relax and enjoy the views from the camp. There are 10 en—suite tents, made up of 8 doubles and 2 family tents. The tents have stone floors and are shaded by thatched roofs. They are adorned with attractive artefacts and kerosene—style lanterns, and have verandas overlooking the crater. There is also a cottage that can accommodate 6 pax, with stone walls and thatched roof. The cottage has 1 master en – suite double bedroom, 2 twins, bathroom, sitting room, kitchen and veranda. The main building houses the restaurant, bar and lounge with open fireplace.

For more information please visit: Maili Saba Camp

30. Gogar Farm

Category: Hotels in Nakuru Kenya

Gogar Farm is a 4,000 – acre working farm that provides an opportunity to experience real Kenyan farm life. The farmhouse was built by the current owner’s grandfather in about 1920; part of it was originally owned by Denys Finch Hatton of Out of Africa tame. The original part of the farmhouse still stands today.
There are 6 originai thatched houses dating back to the 19305, positioned around the lawn and gardens Each house hasa doubie or twin en-suite bedroom; sorne also have a living room. The main house has a iarge open pian sitting and dining room with a seiection of books, WiFi, a children’s room with TV and a long veranda overiooking the garden. There is also Guests are weicome to have a tour ofthe farm, which has dairy, beet and crops.

For more information please visit:  Gogar Farm

31. Kembu Cottages Campsite and Farmstay

Category: Hotels in Nakuru Kenya

In the lovely grounds of a 900 – acre farm, Kembu offers a collection of characterful cottages. With a wide variety of activities, dining options and facilities, Kembu has something for everyone. The romantic Acacia Cottage has an en-suite double room and an attractive conservatory.The Yellow Room has an en-suite twin room. Kenana Cottage has 2 en-suite twin rooms, living room, kitchen, veranda and private garden. Albizia Cottage has an en—suite double room, en-suite twin room, living room, kitchen, veranda and private garden. Mutati Cottage has a double room, twin room, living room, kitchen, bathroom and balcony. All these cottages are hosted for meals at the farmhouse, or can dine privately.

For more information please visit: Kembu Cottages Campsite and Farmstay

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