Nakuru town is located 160 km North west of Nairobi and is the fourth largest urban centre in Kenya after Nairobi, Mombassa and Kisumu.
Nakuru, is on the world map for the famous LAKE NAKURU, where thousands upon thousands of pink flamingos gather. It is truly an incredible tourist location.
Traveling from Nairobi takes approximately 4 hours depending upon the heavy city traffic of Nairobi. The roads now are excellent though the drive can be a little bewildering as the local drivers tend to be rather erratic. Our volunteers are driven to and from airport/hotel to Gabriels, as safety is paramount.
Along the road from Nairobi you will see zebra, the occasional giraffe, baboons and of course the local people going about their daily lives.
Though Nakuru grows at a fast pace with new buildings and more supermarkets being built there is no visible infrastructure with in the many slums that surround this fast growing town.
In 2022, 17 percent of Kenya's population lived below 1.90 U.S. dollars per day. This meant that over 8.9 million Kenyans were in extreme poverty.