Flamingos in L. Nakuru

Location: Located in the southeastern part of the Rift Valley Province and borders 7 counties with Baringo to the north, Laikipia to the northeast, 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 a minimum of 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 Watchers 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, vesuvianite, 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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