Nakuru Education Centre
Lake Nakuru Education Centre was established in 1976 as an education base for creating Wildlife Conservation awareness and providing information to the general Kenya public and visitors through Education Programmes. This was intended to make Kenyans appreciate and support wildlife conservation for its biodiversity, aesthetic, cultural, scientific and economic value.
- Provide opportunities for people to learn more about environmental and wildlife conservation
- Create awareness, understanding and appreciation of wild animals and their habitats
- Sensitize people to be more responsible in managing and utilizing the environment and wildlife
- Provide accurate information on conservation to visitors
- Generate revenue
The Centre provides opportunities for conservation education to school and community groups. It is also used as a base to reach out to communities , schools and other conservation groups through various conservation awareness programmes. Some of the education programmes include:-
- Weekend and public holiday community education bus tours to the Park. Two guided tours are conducted per day (weekend and public holiday) and the collection point is Nakuru Railway station.
Residents Ksh. 250/= per adult and Ksh. 50/= per child
Citizens Ksh. 150/= per adult and Ksh. 50/= per child.
- Guided Park Interpretation tours. This programme is conducted for school groups which have written and booked for it. Lectures and discussions are carried out.
- Collaborative conservation - together with NGOs and other organizations involved in environmental and wildlife conservation - together with NGOs and other organizations involved in environmental and,wildlife conservation. KWS organizes celebrations for the World Tourism Day etc. Park cleaning and tree planting are some of the activities conducted during the celebrations.
Residential accommodation in two separate dormitories of 36 capacity each. There is one separate room for accompanying group leaders. Visitors bring their own bedsheets and toiletries. Two blankets are provided per person. Lighting is by electricity from the mains.
Citizens and Residents - Ksh. 250/= per adult and Ksh. 50/= per student per night.
Non Residents - USD 10 per Adult and USD 8 per student per night.
A non refundable booking fee of Ksh. 1,000/= per booking.
A kitchen and dining facility fully equiped with utensils and cutlery for about 50 people. Visitors bring their own food, firewood/charcoal and do their own cooking.
With video machine player, TV, video cassettes, overhead projector, slide projector and other teaching aids.
Community groups Ksh. 1,500 per day
A sixty two (62) seater bus is available for hire to Lake Nakuru National Park from within Nakuru Municipality at Ksh. 8,000/= for a half a day. Other bus hire packages include:-
Nakuru town - Nairobi (National Park, Museum, Giraffe Centre) - Ksh. 25,000
Nakuru town - Naivasha, Hell's gate - Ksh. 15,000
Nakuru town - Lake Bogoria and Baringo - Ksh. 20,000