Kenya Lake Nakuru National Park

Located around Lake Nakuru which is one of the Rift Valley soda lakes at an elevation of 1,754 m above sea level lying to the south of Nakuru Town and in the Rift Valley of Kenya. It is best known for its thousands or millions of flamingos nesting along the lakeshore. The number of flamingos on the lake varies with water and food conditions and the best vantage point is from Baboon Cliff.

LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK


Lake Nakuru National Park is Kenya’s most popular National Park located on Lake Nakuru which is one of the Rift Valley soda lakes at an elevation of 1,754 m above sea level lying to the south of Nakuru Town and in the Rift Valley of Kenya. Its main amazing feature is the large shallow lake backing countless birdlife, including thousands of Pelicans and variable flocks of Flamingos.

The park is also a sanctuary to one of Kenya’s largest populations of black rhino. It is also endowed with zebra, hippo, olive baboon, vervet and colobus monkeys, waterbuck and hyena. Other big safari wildlife to be on the lookout for include lion, cheetah, leopard, and buffalo.

The park is well fenced to protect the rhino and giraffe, so it can’t support elephants – the only large mammal you won’t find here.

Traversing through the park’s dense acacia forest you’ll likely come upon herds of impala and waterbuck. You will also see large pythons hanging from the trees in the park’s woodlands which is the infamous African rock python that’s capable of swallowing animal’s whole.

The number of flamingos on the lake varies with water and food conditions and the best vantage point is from Baboon Cliff.

ACTIVITIES IN LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK


AKITA Tours and travels offer you a 3 days Nakuru National Park tour which is a majestic package to have a lifetime experience of Nakuru National Park. This package will be an ideal experience for Bird watching, Hiking, Wildlife, and Game drives

  1. Bird Watching

Lake Nakuru National Park is famously known for the pink Flamingoes experience, however, it currently hosts over 450 bird species including the globally five (5) threatened species and many species like pelicans, cormorants, kingfishers, ostriches, storks as well as herons and eagles. These species make the entire scene here is bountiful, busy and full of color.

Flamingoes in Lake Nakuru National Park

2. Wildlife and Game Viewing

Lake Nakuru National Park offers efficient wildlife viewing of a large number of safari animals over 50 species with the exception of elephants. Black and White Rhinos were re-introduced in the 1990s and the White Rhino are easy to see along the Lake Shores. Rothschild giraffe, buffalo, and hippo are numerous as well, lions are occasionally seen climbing trees. Leopards are present, but not often encountered. Don’t miss cycling with the Rhino event every September every year.

Rhinoes on the Lake Shore in Lake Nakuru National Park

3. Camping

Camping in Lake Nakuru National Park is also another magnificent safari, the Park has a number of designated special camping sites such as Naishi, Chui,Nyati, Nyuki and also public campsites such as Makalia and Backpackers.

4. Nature Walks

This normally takes place in Lake Nakuru National Park around the shores of Lake Nakuru where enormous numbers of Flamingoes mostly reside, Rhinos, Hippos and many wildlife.

 

Area:
45 km²
Location:
170 km (105 m) northwest of Nairobi. It’s close enough for a day trip or a longer stay in the area
Surface elevation:
1,760 m
Average depth:
1 foot (0.30 m)
Primary outflows:
Lake Nakuru has no outflow. No rivers or cracks flowing out of Lake Nakuru
Park Size:
188 sq. Km
What to carry with you:
Picnic items, Binoculars, Camera, Hat, Sunglasses and Guidebooks.
Activities:
Camping, Game Viewing
Viewpoints:
Lion hill, Baboon cliff and out of Africa
Established:
1961
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