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Lake Nakuru National Park

Lake Nakuru National Park is located in south of Nakuru in the rift valley region of Kenya, the park encompasses an area (188km2, 73mi2), was founded in 1961 around Lake Nakuru. Lake Nakuru National Park is situated in the Nakuru district of the Rift Valley Province in central Kenya, 140 kilometres (90 miles) northwest of Nairobi. Lake Nakuru National Park commenced as a bird viewing safari and sport shooting area of the migratory birds in the 1950’s but was later broadened and fenced, the park was founded primarily to safeguard the large population flamingos, giraffes and both the black and white rhinos. The park was established as a sanctuary for rhinos in 1987. 

Attractions in Lake Nakuru National Park. 


 With the exception of elephants, Kenya’s Big 5 animals can all be found in Lake Nakuru National Park, which is home to over 56 different species of mammals. These include black and white rhinos, as well as Cape buffalo, African wild dogs, zebra, eland, waterbuck, and many others. However, in recent years, Lake Nakuru National Park has gained notoriety for the high number of leopard sightings. The park is renowned for being one of the few safari destinations in Kenya with the highest density of endangered rhinos.

 Bird species.

 Kenya’s Lake Nakuru national park is a popular spot for birding safaris because it has more than 400 different kinds of birds listed. A variety of birds live in the soda lake, including enormous groups of pelicans. Lake Nakuru national park is one of the greatest spots in Kenya to witness the eye-catching long-tailed widowbird. There are several other bird species that are located in the park including the Abyssinian thrush, Bateleur, Brimstone canary, European roller, Crab-plover, Great snipe, Greater spotted eagle, Grey crowned crane, Hilebrandt’s starling, Kenya rufous sparrow, Long-tailed widowbird, Great snipe and among many others.


 The lesser and greater flamingo are two flamingo species found in Lake Nakuru National Park. The greater flamingo is taller and has a darker shade of pink, whereas the lesser flamingo is shorter and has a lighter shade of pink. The largest bird show on earth can be found at Lake Nakuru, where there are many flamingos in fuchsia pink that can number in the millions or possibly two million. The abundance of flamingos in Lake Nakuru national park also draws visitors. Flamingos consume algae and bug larvae, which is what gives them their pink colour. The bird’s preferred breeding and feeding habitats are reduced by high water levels.

 Makalia falls.

 One of the seasonal rivers that runs into Lake Nakuru is river Makalia, which has a somewhat minor waterfall called Makalia Falls. Makalia Waterfalls are situated at southernmost point of Lake Nakuru National Park. They are supplied by Makalia River, which begins in southwest of Mau Forest. Along with Njoro River and Enderit River, Makalia River is a seasonal river that serves as Lake Nakuru’s primary water supply. Mau Forest is the source of all three rivers, which empty into Lake Nakuru. The fantastic feature in Lake Nakuru National Park is Makalia Falls.

 Lake Nakuru.

 The most remarkable feature in Lake Nakuru National Park is Lake Nakuru, a RAMSAR site. Located in west-central Kenya is Lake Nakuru. One of the salt and soda lakes of the Great Rift Valley lake system in eastern Africa. Lake Nakuru is also home to waterbucks, impalas, and hippopotamuses in addition to its numerous bird species, which includes large numbers of pink flamingos.


 There are several hills in Lake Nakuru national park, including Enasoit, Honey Moon, Lion Hill, and others. These hills are the finest places to observe the park and its attractions, such as the fauna and bird species. The park’s hills are its main feature that should not be missed on a Kenya safari.

 Beautiful scenery.

 Among the well-known national parks in Kenya, Lake Nakuru National Park is one of the most beautiful safari destination. Its breathtaking scenery includes the rift valley escarpment, which rises from the lake’s shore and is dotted with a gallery of Euphorbia trees, and the lake itself, which is bordered by yellow fever trees. Because of the stunning scenery, Lake Nakuru national park offers incredible locations for photography and nature viewing. The lake is always crowned by millions of flamingos, both greater and lesser, which is a fascinating sight to behold.

 Activities to do in Lake Nakuru national park.

 Game viewing.

 Numerous animal species can be found in Lake Nakuru National Park, including the rhino sanctuary, where visitors can see many of the park’s animal species. Since Lake Nakuru national park is fenced, it increases the likelihood that you will see nearly all of the park’s animal species. These include buffalo, lions, rhinos, impalas, waterbucks, hippos, dik-dik, giraffes, zebras, leopards, and a variety of other animals. The best times to go on a game viewing safari are from January to March and July to December because these are the dry months, when it is easiest to spot different animal species because the wildlife is more likely to congregate around water sources and the routes are less likely to be muddy.

Bird watching.

 Lake Nakuru National Park is a hotspot for birders in that they can see a variety of bird species at the soda lakes while on a safari there. Lake Nakuru is a popular safari destination for birdwatchers and is home to a variety of birds, including groups of pelicans and flamingos. You shouldn’t skip birdwatching safari in the park because it is home to over 400 different bird species and is also regarded as an international bird area and a RAMSAR site, various bird species can be spotted including Sooty falcon, Verreaux’s eagle, Western reef heron, White-headed vulture, White-fronted bee-eater, Sooty falcon, Schalow’s wheatear, Ruppell’s robin-chat, Pallid harrier, Speke’s weaver and among many others.


 The natural beauty of Lake Nakuru National Park makes it the best safari location for all photographic safari activities. Whether you are taking photos for business or personal use, this park will provide you with the most distinctive and stunning scenery.

 Hiking Makalia falls.

 Even if the walk to Makalia Falls in Lake Nakuru National Park is not particularly strenuous, it nevertheless gives you a run for your energy and adrenaline. It is one of the best safari memorable activities. This autumn is a hidden gem that may be found in the southern section of the park. You can picnic at the falls to simply enjoy the scenery or even trek up the cliff for an exciting experience while on your safari to the falls. You will also enjoy the lovely water, the breezy surroundings, and the magnificent perspective of the area and the neighboring locations.

 Lake Viewing.

 Lake viewing is done in Lake Nakuru national park, where visitors can see many birds that live on the lake. They can also enjoy the lake’s deep blue waters, the surrounding flora, and the sky, all of which help create the best memories for those who visit the park.

 Ridge viewpoints.

 Ridge views provides incredibly lovely ridge viewpoints where you may relax, have a picnic, go on a day trip, and much more. The key overlooks in the park include Baboon Cliff, Lion Hill, and Out of Africa as they always provide visitors with the best safari experiences in the park. These vistas in Lake Nakuru National Park are truly out of this world.


 The most popular camping safari destination in Kenya is Lake Nakuru National Park because it offers campers more than just a place to sleep under the stars in tents; instead, it allows them to take advantage of the park’s distinctive vegetation, semi-humid climate, and, if they’re lucky, the chance to see a few animal species up close. Camping safaris are the most thrilling safari experience that allows you to sleep under the stars in the wild to experience the nature of the wild at first hand. The northern and southern portions of Lake Nakuru national park are home to a number of camping areas where visitors can take advantage of cool nighttime temperatures, breathtaking views of the dense flocks of flamingos that cover the park’s surface like a pink blanket, and picturesque park views.

 Best time to visit Lake Nakuru national park.

 Like any other well-known Kenyan tourist safari attraction, Lake Nakuru National Park welcomes visitors all year long. However, the best time to visit Lake Nakuru National Park is during the dry season, which lasts from June to March. Because there is minimal rain in the months of June, July, August, October, November, December, January, February, and March, it is simple to watch animals congregating at Lake Nakuru to drink water.

 Where to stay in Lake Nakuru National Park.

 Lake Nakuru National Park has got an adequate amount of accommodations where the travelers can stay during their safari in the park, the accommodation facilities are such wonderful and comfortable that are ranked in to Budget, Mid-range and the Luxury accommodations as includes Lake Nakuru Lodge, Flamingo Hill Tented Camp, Ziwa Bush lodge, Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge, Lake Nakuru Flamingo lodge, Mbweha camp, Sarova lion hill camp, Empalos hotel Nakuru, sandal wood suites and many more. 

 How to get to Lake Nakuru National Park.

 In order to get to Lake Nakuru National Park from Nairobi, there are two distinct modes of transportation available: by road and by flight.

 By Road transport.

 The most popular way in the park is by the main gate, which is connected to Nairobi by a 156 km (100 km) tarmac road from Nairobi on the main A104 road.

 By Air transport.

 From Wilson Airport and Nairobi International Airport, charter aircraft are available that land at the Naishi airstrip.

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