Lake Nakuru National Park

Lake Nakuru is famously known for its shallow soda lake and the signature thousands of white pelicans, pink shaded flamingos and other water birds. The stunning foliage, sparkling waterfalls and grand cliffs also add to its charm. This Park is situated in the Great Rift Valley at 180 sq KM, with a shallow lake surrounded by grassland and woodland. This is the perfect place for all birders, at times there can be up to two million greater and lesser flamingos and tens of thousands of other birds, some migrating from Europe in winter.

Although the park is known as a birders paradise with over 450 birds, 1.5 million flamingos, it also harbors game. From; rhinos, lions, leopards, hippos, waterbucks and primates. Thomson’s and Grant’s gazelle, the long-eared leaf-nosed bat, rock hyrax, Impala, striped hyena, bat-eared fox, wildcat, reedbuck, striped hyena, golden cat, black and white rhinos to monkeys.

Activities Lake Nakuru National Park

Although this park is small in size, there is so much that one can do and enjoy, from game viewing; endangered white rhinos, waterbucks, lion, leopards, buffalo, warthogs, hippos, impalas, buffalo, Rothschild giraffes, Bird watching from Baboon Cliff and scenic viewing.

Best Time to Visit Mara

At Escape To Africa, we recommend visiting in the month of June to September and January to March. However even in the wet months, a visit to this park is possible.

Recommended Number of Days

When traveling with Escape To Africa  we recommend 1 day safari to enjoy the lake. And for photographers, two days is enough time to capture that ultimate photo.

Accommodation in the Lake

Although this is a very small reserve, it has a variety of accommodation from lodges to tented camps with different styles and budget. With Escape To Africa, we offer the best when it comes to accommodation.

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