Baboon Cliffs

Lake Nakuru National Park

This popular viewpoint and one-time lunch spot has superlative views out over the lake, with some fine aerial vistas down onto the flooded lake shore. Baboons, however, are a problem and don't mind raiding vehicles, whether you're inside or not, for food scraps. Visit in the early morning before they've taken over for the day.

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Nearby Lake Nakuru National Park attractions

1. Out of Africa Lookout

3.38 MILES

To get the best view that takes in much of the park, head up to the rocky Out of Africa Lookout. Less frequented by tour groups than the lower Baboon…

2. Murals

4.22 MILES

Lining the western side of the road on the approach to Lake Nakuru if you're coming from town, these eye-catching murals depict everyone from George and…

3. Lake Nakuru National Park


Just two hours' drive from Nairobi, Lake Nakuru is among Kenya's finest national parks. Flanked by rocky escarpments, pockets of forest and at least one…

4. Hyrax Hill Prehistoric Site

6.45 MILES

This archaeological site, 4km outside Nakuru, is a great spot for a peaceful amble away from the rhinos and tourists. It contains a museum and the remains…

5. Egerton Castle

8.46 MILES

If you want to muse on lost love and where it goes, visit Egerton Castle on the outskirts of Njoro. A replica of Tatton Hall in England, the castle was…

6. Makalia Falls

9.25 MILES

The modest Makalia Falls, at the extreme southern end of the park, swell after the rains when they're at their best. You can camp at the nearby park…

7. Menengai Crater

9.47 MILES

With transport and 15 minutes to play with, you can be out of the grimy streets of Nakuru and standing on the rim of Menengai Crater, a 485m-high natural…

8. Kenana Knitters

11.64 MILES

What began as a hobby for three ladies knitting under a tree now employs more than 1200 local people and exports all over the world. The knitters use…