Kenya’s Rhino Haven
Lake Nakuru National park is a spectacular wildlife haven. it’s been a blazing sea of deep pink flamingos – a lot of them! Their intense fuchsias exploding against Lake Nakuru’s deep blue waters.
Quite simply… It has been the most amazing show of birdlife on earth until a few years ago. Due to some progressive natural factors, the flamingos’ numbers are reducing however the park itself remains gorgeous – one among Kenya’s finest. Nice rocky escarpments tower over the forest, waterfalls, hills, and euphorbia trees dot the lake.
The few amounts of flamingos are accompanied by other birdlife – pelicans, cormorants, kingfishers, ostriches, storks, herons, and eagles. The scene here is bountiful, busy, and filled with color.
But that’s solely the start of what this special park should supply as a result of the life viewing here is straightforward and accessible. Lake Nakuru is understood for hosting some vulnerable however lovely species.
You’re also bound to see rare Rothschild’s Giraffe together with white rhinos particularly on the lakeshore.
The park is additionally sanctuary to at least one of Kenya’s largest populations of black rhinos. Another facet to the active wildlife viewing here is observing the park’s zebras, hippo, olive baboon, vervet and colobus monkeys, antelopes, and hyena. Other big wildlife includes lion, cheetah, leopard, and buffalo.
The park is enclosed to shield the rhinos and giraffe, thus it can’t support elephants – the sole giant mammal you won’t find here.
Moving through the park’s dense tree forest you’ll possibly encounter herds of impalas and waterbucks. Also, within the woodlands you will see giant pythons hanging from the trees. Often the African python that’s capable of swallowing a full-grown gazelle whole!
Those who have visited Lake Nakuru can attest to the park’s beauty with its wealthy topography of hills, grasslands, and forests. There are several easily attained vantage points from which to enjoy views of the landscape and particularly the lake with its undulating pink population of birdlife. Though the park isn’t giant, a visit to Lake Nakuru is going to be a nice wildlife experience
The park is compact at solely 188 sq. km (162 sq. metres) however that simply adds to its accessibility and simple game viewing. The inside roads are well-maintained and simple to follow.
Best time to visit:
This is an all-year-round park. During wet season game viewing can be put on hold but that’s not necessarily the case at Lake Nakuru. The roads are well maintained and since the park is fenced the animals can’t disperse. The most popular time for quality game viewing is on the dry season from July to December
Things to do and see
Famous for its millions of fuchsia pink flamingos blanketing the shoreline. The birds are of two varieties – the greater and lesser flamingo. The lesser is the more numerous with their red bills and pink plumage. The greater variety is smaller in numbers with a distinctive black bill.
Strategic View-Points (ideal for photography)
The views of the park, the rift valley on the far side, and therefore the life below are all richly enjoyed from the summit vantages of Lion Hill, Out of Africa Lookout, or Baboon cliff. Simply be careful with the baboons who are forever trying to find food scraps.
A fantastic waterfall at the south end of the park. This is a good spot for a picnic and hiking.
Recommended Safari Tour Packages.
The following are the recommended tour packages that pass by the Lake Nakuru National park as a destination.
- 7 Days Samburu Lake Nakuru Masai Mara Wildlife Lodge safari (Best Of Kenya Safari Packages).
- 10 Days Kenya and Tanzania Combined Luxury Safari (Kenya – Tanzania Combined Safaris).
- 6 Days Aberdares, Sweetwater’s, Lake Nakuru Masai Mara lodge safari (Senior Citizen Safari packages)
- 11 Days Best of Kenya Wildlife photography safari (Kenya Wildlife Photography Safari tour Packages).
Our safari packages are not limited to the listed safari itineraries, you can also contact us if you wish to tailor-make your own personalized safari package.