Menengai Crater- Where the Devil Rides Motorcycle - Africa Point Blog
At Menengai Crater in Nakuru, Kenya, curious tourists are drawn to a controversial cave by stories of strange happenings that have convinced many that this is a haunted place.   A number of strange things are said to happen in the crater, such as people disappearing without
+44 208 114 9693
+1 800 480 3919
+254 20 2737133
+254 20 2736621
Search
Home  >  Blog  >  Menengai Crater- Where the Devil Rides Motorcycle

Menengai Crater- Where the Devil Rides Motorcycle


3rd October 2008
2
Wildlife, Kenya

menegai-crater-kenya.jpgAt Menengai Crater in Nakuru, Kenya, curious tourists are drawn to a controversial cave by stories of strange happenings that have convinced many that this is a haunted place.

 

A number of strange things are said to happen in the crater, such as people disappearing without trace, Others losing directions for hours (or even days) only to be found by their relatives wandering around in a trance.

 

The local people believe that the crater is haunted by evil spirits that capture people and animals and hide them in the netherworld.It is said that in the late 1950s and early 1960s, ghosts used to farm on a fertile piece of land on the floor of the crater.

 

According to eye witnesses, the 'demons' used to plough the land with tractors, plant wheat and harvest all within an hour. The locals even claim to have seen the devil riding a motorcycle on a hill called 'Kirima Kia ngoma (Devil's Hill)' situated next to the crater. There is also the widespread allegation of a 'flying umbrella' that normally appears whenever it rains.

 

menengai-crater-kenya.jpg

 

But despite the eerie stories about the crater, pilgrims from as far as Kisumu, Kakamega and even Mombasa come to pray and fast at the site for days.

 

Some even stay in the cave at the south of the crater for months. They say that they feel very close to God when praying in the crater.

 

Menengai Crater is an extinct volcano with striking views of Lake Nakuru, Lake Bogoria as well as the crater itself.

 

The site offers excellent hiking opportunity, scenic site, hot springs, geysers, mud pots among others. Africa Point organises hikes to Menengai all around the year. 


Like & Share this blog post:

 

 

 

Get Africa Travel Updates

 

Get travel tips, destination insider tips, and travel advice from our local experts once every month.
First Name *
e.g. John
Last Name *
e.g. Smith
Email Address *
e.g. john.smith@johnsmith.com
Submit Now

 

Like & Share this blog post:

 

 

Stay Connected:

 

 

Popular Posts:

Top 10 Blog Tags:

Browse by Category:
   Botswana
   Burundi
   Egypt
   Ethiopia
   Ghana
   Kenya
   Malawi
   Mauritius
   Mozambique
   Namibia
   Rwanda
   Seychelles
   South Africa
   Tanzania
   Uganda
   Zambia
   Zanzibar
   Zimbabwe

Comments

10th October 2009
james
Reply

Good article on menengai crater. We have teamed up to turn the crater into a wildlife conservancy. You are all welcome to participate in this noble project.

27th August 2009
June Brett
Reply

I am so happy to see this article on 'Menegai crater'. My parents were British and lived in Nakuru in the 1920′s! I was born and raised there - going to Nakuru School in the 1940′s! (Oh yes, I am now a 'mzee!') In my youth we could only drive to the top of the crater and look down. As a kid I was always sure it was going to erupt in spite of being extinct as we could sometimes hear rumbles I'm sure. I live in Canada now and have always had a little bit of NAKURU in my soul. Hyrax Hill was close to Nakuru School, and where I lived we could see 'Honeymoon Hill' in front of the Lake. How I hated it in the dry season when Lake Nakuru would dry up and the soda would slowly drift into town and cover everything with white dust - does this still happen? Thanks for the memory. I could go on - but don't want to use too much of this space! June

Stay Connected
Travel
• Safaris
• Flights
• Extras
• FAQ
• Blog
• Sitemap
Payment Options
 
Member Of:
 
Secured By:
 
Registered Address
Africa Point
NSSF Complex, Ground Floor
Bishops Road, Milimani
Nairobi, Kenya
Send us a message
Kenya
+254 20 2737133
+254 20 2736621
+254 726 610593 (Mobile)
+254 20 2387546
(Emergency Only)
International
+1 800 480 3919 (U.S.)
+44 208 114 9693 (U.K.)
 
travel.africapoint