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What is in Menengai


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Supporting Sustainable Environmental Development

Friends of Menengai Crater (FOMEC) is a non-government organisation working to promote sustainable development based on sound conservation principles in the Menengai Caldera which forms the northern part of Lake Nakuru Catchment Basin. Established in 2007 by a group of dedicated conservationists, FOMEC was registered as a Trust with offices in Nakuru town, and is governed by a Board of Trustees. read more...
Latest on Environmental Monitoring desk
The Environmental Monitoring team spent three days assessing several GDC sites in Menengai and Nakuru town. These sites include:-
the Tree nursery,High lift water pump,Laydown area,Central workshop,Base camp,Geothermal Direct Use Project,Water tanks,H-Young camp,Water Pipeline,Steam gathering,2 Weather stations,quarries,GDC Clinic,and the GDC go-downs in Nakuru read more...
The Eruption
Menengai (meaning corpse in Maasai) is the second largest crater in Africa, lying at 2,278m above sea level, with an area of 90km2 and a diameter of 12km. GDC Area Manager, Central Rift Makes Presentation to members The crater was born around 3 million years ago. read more...
Invertebrate of Menengai crater,Nakuru county,Kenya
Invertebrate comprises of different species of Insects, Arachnids, Diplopoda Mollusca, Annelida, Crustaceans and many more. Their diversity and abundance are key determinants of an ecosystem health. The team set out to determine the diversity of . . . read more...
Flora of Menengai Caldera
Forest ecosystems provide a continuous flow of goods and services that support the Kenyan economy directly or indirectly by sustaining livelihoods. Although forests cover only a small . . . read more...
About Birds of Menengai crater
Birds of Menengai Caldera, Kenya Rare birds include Black stork Ciconia nigra, Bat Hawk Macheiramphus alcinus, African Marsh Harrier, Circus ranivorus, Lesser Spotted Eagle Aquila pomarina, Booted Eagle, Hieraaetus pennatus Great spotted Cuckoo Clamator glandarius, . . .read more . . .
Mammal of Menengai Caldera
Mammal species recorded in the Menengai caldera during the study include; very many Rock hyrax (Procavia capensis), Tree hyraxes (Dendrohyrax arboreus), 2-3 troops of Olive baboons (Papio anubis), Black-faced Vervet monkey (Cercopithecus aethiops), 10-12 Mountain (Chandlars) Reedbucks (Redunca fulvorfula), Common duikers (Sylvicapra grimmia) and steenboks (Raphicerus campestris) were occasionally seen. read more . . .


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The following is a breakdown of charges at Menengai Crater's Gate.
1. Adults Residents ( Including East Africa ) Kes 400
2. Adult Non-Residents (Including non East Africa) Kes 600
3. Child  Non Residents kes 150
4. Child Residents kes 100
5. School Groups kes 50
6. Vehicle (Free)
7. Tour Guide (Day) Kes 1000
Contact: Forester, Kenya Forest Service, Menengai Forest Station.
The above rates are subject to revision

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