Lake Nakuru National Park
Lake Nakuru National Park is spectacular. It has a blazing sea of deep pink flamingos – millions of them! Their intense fuchsias bursting against Lake Nakuru’s deep blue alkaline waters. Quite simply… it has until some few years ago been the most brilliant show of birdlife on earth. Due to some progressive natural factors , the flamingo numbers have been reducing but the park itself remains stunning – one of Kenya’s finest.
Great rocky escarpments tower over acacia forest, waterfalls, wooded hills and euphorbia trees dot the lake. The few quantity of flamingos is accompanied by other birdlife – pelicans, cormorants, kingfishers, ostriches, storks as well as herons and eagles. The scene here is bountiful, busy and full of color. But that’s only the beginning of what this special park has to offer because the wildlife viewing here is easy and accessible.
Lake Nakuru is known for hosting some endangered but beautiful species. You’re sure to see rare Rothschild’s Giraffe along with white rhino, especially along the lakeshore. The park is also sanctuary to one of Kenya’s largest populations of black rhino. Another aspect to the active wildlife viewing here is observing the park’s zebra, hippo, olive baboon, vervet and colobus monkeys, waterbuck and hyena. Other big safari wildlife to be on the lookout for includes lion, cheetah, leopard and buffalo.
Access You can access Lake Nakuru National Park through Nairobi-Nakuru Highway; 170 km from Nairobi.
Climate Warm & Dry