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Travel Guide Africa Kenya Nakuru



Flamingoes on show

Flamingoes on show

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Nakuru is the gateway to Lake Nakuru National Park, famous for its large numbers of flamingos. It's also a transit town for travellers moving between Nairobi and Uganda.



Sights and Activities

  • Lake Nakuru National Park lies a couple of kilometres south of the centre of Nakuru. The park is most famous for its enormous flamingo population, consisting of both the Greater and Lesser species, though its white rhinos, leopards, and tree-climbing lions are also a draw. The entry fee is $60/$75 per day in low/high season (2011) for non-East Africa resident adults. The park is often visited on safaris starting in Nairobi that include the Masai Mara.




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Nakuru Backpackers HostelOgina Odinga Dr. Opposite the Hindu templeHostel-
Chester HotelIncomparable Comfort P.O. Box 2345Hotel-
Brian's InnP.O BOX 172 NjoroGuesthouse-
Nakuru BackpackersMillimani ApartmentsHOSTEL-



Keep Connected


As far as communication technology is concerned, Kenya has gone through a tremendous modernization. Nowadays visitors to Kenya can carry their portable digital devices, ease of use is guaranteed with the advent of wireless (hot spots) environments within upmarket tourisms resorts. In some restaurants, a cup of coffee can allow you the use of the free hot spot for your laptop. However in most places the bandwidth is severely limited. Internet cafés are common throughout Kenya and usually offer decent link quality. Expect prices around 1KSh per minute. Most cyber cafes now charge 0.5KES per minute.


See also International Telephone Calls

Kenya boosts a number of good mobile phone operators like Zain, Safaricom, Orange, Yu and Telekom. Roaming is easy with most European contract mobile phone tariff plans. Prices can be high though, so try and get a local SIM card or avoid data roaming.


The National Postal Company offers services throughout the country and abroad. Prices are reasonably but services, although better than in the past, are still not very good. It is pretty slow and not always reliable. If you want to send a package, you'd better use international companies like DHL, TNT, UPS or FedEx, as they are not much more expensive yet reliable and fast.


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