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“One of the exciting place”
Review of Menengai Crater

Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Nakuru
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 28 June 2014

The trip to crater is rough road which I think the county or the person responsible to make it all weather road. The Forest guards at the entrance are charging but when you visit the crater there are no utilities like liter bins to help conserve the environment. the place is all littered with papers. the crater is one of the most beautiful thing to beyond. the floor with nice vegetation and some exciting construction and road meandering to the floor am told its the geothermal work not sure. nice curio shops but there is room for improvement

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Reviewed 8 April 2014

Seems craters are formed by volcanoes and meteorites - but a caldera is formed when the magma fizzles out and its bubble collapses into a large depression. Menengai Crater is just on the edge of Nakuru, the 3rd or 4th largest city in Kenya. It takes about 3 hours to get there from Nairobi, and you can drive right to the lip of the crater where Rotary has erected a signpost at the lookout - some great vistas of the crater and the valley beyond. From there we hiked down into the floor of the crater (about 1 hour easy hike) and then after crossing the floor, hiked up the cliff back above the lookout (about 2 hours of steady trudge). Once back on top we wandered about 5 km to see the "holy" caves - being Lent there were pilgrims inside praying. Then we hiked down past the regional prison and out into Nakuru.

A good hike, lots of fresh air and exercise but nothing really special to see. (Ngong Hills & Mt Longonot have better views and are closer to Nairobi). Interesting to see where the geo-thermal bore holes have been drilled. These have to sit for a year or two before they can be fully exploited. The crater has promise for geothermal power generation and currently is an active development site.

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