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Lake Nakuru National Park which is 188 km2 sq km was created around Lake Nakuru in 1961. It lies near Nakuru town on the floor of the great rift valley. The park is best known to be the nesting site for millions of flamingos along the shores of the lake. The lake is often filled with masses of pink flamingos. The number of flamingos on the lake varies with water and food conditions. The best vantage point to view them is Baboon Cliff.
Lake Nakuru is the nesting site for lesser and greater flamingos. The park has three gates: main gate and Lanet gates which are usually more busy than Nderit gate. Nderit Gate is used by visitors accessing the park from either Masai Mara game reserve or Lake Elementaita. Lake Nakuru is famous for its flamingos.
Other wildlife to spot in this park include: black and rhinos, buffalos, lions, giraffes, waterbucks, leopards and scavengers such as hyenas.
Birds : fish eagle, goliath heron, hamerkop, kingfisher and verreauxs eagle.
Reptiles: pythons and lizards.
Insects include: ants, butterflies, worms, mosquitos and beetles among many others.
• Why not take time to sample this wildlife.
Lake Nakuru national park lies on the floor of the Great Rift Valley surrounded by mature acacia trees and bushy grasslands. It surrounds the beautiful Lake Nakuru full of flamingos. Visitors to the game park can find different types of accommodation around the Rift Valley region according to their budget ranging from lodges, tented camps and open-air camping sites. Accommodation include:
• Sarova lion hill lodge - has 67 charlets comprising 64 standard rooms and 3 suites.
• Great Rift Valley lodge - offers 70 guest rooms available as private homely 2, 3 and 4 bedrooms charlets.
• Island Camp Baringo - offers 23 luxury tents with en-suite bathroom.
• Lake Naivasha Country club - offers 49 guest rooms with twin, double or triple rooms for families.
• Has a choice of over 11 campsites.
• Many picnic sites such as Acacia and Pelican.
KWS Self Catering:
Naishi guest house.
Campsites: Back packers • Makalia campsite • Reedbuck campsite • Naishi Campsite • Rhino campsite • Chui campsite • Soysambu Campsite • Kambi nyuki campsite • Kambi nyati campsite • Baboon cliff • Out of Africa.
Park entry: The park is open daily from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Entry on foot is prohibited and visitors are turned away after 6:00 pm.
Entry to the park is by smart card, obtained and loaded at the main gate.
Lake Nakuru lies on the floor of the Great Rift Valley. It is protected under the Ramsar Convention on wetlands. The park lies close to Nakuru town. It is best known for its thousands and sometimes millions of flamingos nesting along the shores. Visitors can enjoy a wide ecological diversity that varies from the Lake Nakuru itself to the surrounding escarpment and picturesque ridges. Lake Nakuru National Park is ideal for bird watching, hiking, picnic and game drives.
• Soysambu conservancy: The park was enlarged to provide a sanctuary for the endangered black rhinos. Soysambu conservancy was created as the only remaining wildlife corridor to Lake Naivasha. In 2009, Lake Nakuru national park hosted 25 black rhinos and 70 white rhinos. Waterbucks are very common in this park.
• Sundowner cocktails: You will have the opportunity to watch a spectacular sunset beyond the escarpments at a distance from here. After sundown you will sit around a bonfire with other travellers for a lecture on Lake Nakuru's history and its wildlife from the resident naturalist. It is an experience you cannot afford to miss.
• Game drive: 2 game drives will be provided for: 1 in the morning after breakfast and the other in the afternoon after lunch. You will have the chance to see the abundant bird life among other wildlife. The over 2 million flamingos feed on the abundant algae available in this lake.
• Walking Safaris: include nature trails along the lake's shoreline where you will discover the abundant plant life, birds, reptiles and insects of the Rift Valley.
• By Road:
The park is easily accessibly by tarmac road from Nairobi on the main A104 road. The most commonly used routes into the park are via the main gate which is 4 km from Nakuru town centre and Lanet gate. Nderit gate is normally used by visitors accessing the park from Masai Mara or Elementaita.
• By Air: Naishi airstrip services the park for tourism and KWS activities.
(Make sure to contact us if you wish to visit this park for your next holiday activity.)
Park charges are based on " " Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS) tariffs which are reviewed from time to time. Please note that if you have booked a complete wildlife safari package with us, park charges are included in the total cost of your safari at the time of booking. Therefore you need not worry about park entry fee!
However please note that these rates are for guidance only. KWS rates are subject to change without notifying you.
• This park accepts Safari Cards.
• Park Entry Fee are based on KWS Tarrifs.
• Lake Nakuru National park is protected from human pressures to prevent unneccessary human-wildlife conflict and as a visitor, you are therefore required to leave the park as tidy as you found it. Litering and dropping rubbish is strictly prohibited. You will be prosecuted if you violate these rules.
• If you are on game drive or walking safari, it is your responsibility to ensure that you stand at a safe distance from wild animals.
• The park is open daily from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm.
• Entry on foot is prohibited and visitors are turned away after 6:00 pm.
• Entry to the park is by smart card obtained and loaded at the main gates.
• Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
The park is only 156 kilometres north of Nairobi. You will descend into the great scenery of the Rift Valley. It is therefore a good wildlife "1 day excursion" if you have come for a conference or working holiday.