Flamingos in L. Nakuru

Location: Located in the south eastern part of the Rift Valley Province and borders 7 counties with Baringo to the north, Laikipia to the north east, Nyandarua to the east, Kajiado to the south, Narok to the south west with Bomet and Kericho to the west.

Area (Km 2): 7496.5 Km 2

Climate/Weather: Temperatures range from minimum of between 12°C to a maximum of 26°C. Rainfall ranges from 1800mm to 2000mm per annum with the wettest season during April and May.

Road Network: Bitumen Surface (Km), Gravel surface (Km), Earth Surface (Km) Not Available


  • Molo
  • Njoro
  • Naivasha
  • Gilgil
  • Kuresoi South
  • Kuresoi North
  • Subukia
  • Rongai
  • Bahati
  • Nakuru Town West
  • Nakuru Town East

Population: 1,603, 325 (Male - 50.2 %, Female - 49.8 %)

Population Density: 213.9 people per Km 2

National Percentage: 4.15 %

Annual Growth Rate: 3.4 % (2009)

Age Distribution: 0-14 years (41.8 %), 15-64 years (55.1 %), 65+ years (3.0%)

Number of Households: 409,856


  • Lake Nakuru National Park - Bird Wacthers Paradise
  • Menengai Crater
  • Lake Naivasha 
  • Lake Elementaita

Some Strengths of Nakuru County include:

  • Natural resources as Forests, water (Lakes and rivers), geothermal energy resources, wildlife, minerals, pasture and land
  • Tourist Attractions as Lake Nakuru National Park, Menengai Crater, Hell's Gate Park, Lake Naivasha, Lake Elementaita, Hyrax Hill Anthropological Site and Longonot Crater
  • Main Economic Activities include Subsistence and commercial agriculture, Energy generation in Menengai and Olkaria, small-scale trade, dairy farming, Flower farming, Eco-tourism, Commercial Businesses

Potential Minerals: trona, kyanite, garnet, graphite, wollastonite, vermiculite, vesuvionite, kaolinite, bentonite, sepiolite, limestone muscovite, feldspar, diatomite, gypsum, sulfur, pumice

Number of Institutions (2007): Primary (898), Secondary (334)

Primary: Total Enrollment (358,556)

Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1: 49.2 (Public Schools)

Secondary: Total Enrollment (25,475)

Teacher to Pupil Ratio: 1:36.3 (Public Schools)

Tertiary: Polytechnics and Colleges (38)

Adult Literacy Classes: Total Enrollment (Not available)

Health Facilities: Total (278) District Hospitals (3), Sub-District Hospitals (3), Dispensaries (115), Health Centers (43), Medical Clinics (82), Maternity Homes (6), Nursing Homes (8), Others (18)

Doctor to Population Ratio: 1:31,251

Infant Mortality Rates: 50.3/1000 Live births

Under Five Mortality Rates: 67.8/1000

Prevalent Disease: Skin Disease, Respiratory Infections, Dental Fluorosis, HIV/Aids

Notable Hospitals: Nakuru Provincial Hospital, Naivasha District Hospital


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