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About Menengai Crater: Location, Entrance Fees and History

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Menengai crater is located eight kilometres from Nakuru town, along Nakuru main road. It is a dormant volcano and the second largest crater in the world. it plunges 483 metres from the rim.

The volcano was formed about 200,000 years ago. the 12 x 8 kilometres caldera formed about 8000 years ago and is one of the best preserved calders in the world.

The crater foot is ideal for hiking . the summit is accessible by foot or vehicle and there is geothermal prospecting in the crater for energy.

Attractions and Activities

  • Crater Walk
  • Few places in kenya to see the southern african national flower, the protea growing wild
  • Bird watching
Charges: 200 for locals, 600 for foreigners

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