After lunch, we headed out to Nakuru. Nakuru is a little town in Kenya, far from the madness of the main city, making it more peaceful and friendly compared to Nairobi.How to reach: Nakuru is about 160 kilometres from Nairobi. Driving down takes about an hour and a half to reach.
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Lake Nakuru National Park
Early the next morning, we left for a day-long safari to the Lake Nakuru National Park. After reaching the gate, you have to wait for some time as all the formalities of getting a ticket and vehicle need to be completed first. As soon as we entered, we were able to spot the early morning prey of a lionness’ kill—the carcass of a slain zebra, right at the entrance! The blood was still fresh and the insides of the zebra’s stomach had been completely devoured by the lion.
On the way to Nakuru, we stopped for a tea break around the Elementaita Lake. There’s a pretty little place here called the Sunbird lodge. After tea, we headed for a short visit to the Menengai Crater, which is quite a natural wonder. It consists of huge land masses bereft of any vegetation and completely hollow in several parts. In recent times, the government has been trying very hard to cultivate it.