Lake Nakuru National Park Kenya

Lake Nakuru National Park Kenya : Lake Nakuru National Reserve is one of the safari destinations in Kenya that travelers can visit while on their much anticipated Kenya safari tour. Where is Lake Nakuru National Park located? Lake Nakuru National Park is located in the south western part of Kenya, northwest of Nairobi city. Lake Nakuru National Park is located in the Central Rift Conservation area in the southern rift Valley region of Kenya. Lake Nakuru National Park kenya is one of the premium national parks of Kenya which attracts a number of travelers every other year, to enjoy above all else game drives and birding safaris.

Lake Nakuru, from where the park derives her name, is an alkaline lake which is one of the reasons that birds are drawn to the lake, as well as different wildlife species to its shores. Lake Nakuru National Park, and the lake itself, are renowned for hosting the highest population of flamingos which can be seen while in the park, especially from the Baboon Cliff.

The serene landscapes of Lake Nakuru National Park, with the grasslands, marsh, outcrops, rocky cliffs and sedge, as well as yellow-barked acacia trees add to the typical African wilderness experiences and setting you could get while on your Kenya wildlife safari in Lake Nakuru National Park.

Tourist attractions in Lake Nakuru National Park Kenya 

There are a number of the Park attractions that tourists can see while on your Lake Nakuru National Park safari tour. These include among others;

Wildlife in Lake Nakuru National Park

The abundant wildlife in Lake Nakuru National Park is one of the major attractions in Lake Nakuru National Park. Wildlife in Lake Nakuru National Park has quite the predator presence, equating to the prey presence in the park thereby making game drives one of the most amazing activities one could do in Lake Nakuru National Park. Predators in Lake Nakuru National Park include lions, leopards, cheetahs, and hyenas as well as pythons. Other animals in Lake Nakuru National Park include giraffes, hippos, waterbucks, bushbucks, among so many other animals.

Birds

Bird life  is quite abundant, with over 400 bird species recorded to inhabit Lake Nakuru National Park. It is the high population of flamingos in Lake Nakuru National Park that has earned the park the status of “the greatest bird spectacle on earth” and indeed the huge numbers of flamingos in Lake Nakuru National Park shall amaze you. Birds in the Park that tourists can spot with birding safaris in the park include the Goliath heron, pelicans, kingfisher, and African fish eagles, among so many others.

Lake Nakuru National Park Kenya 
Birding in Lake Nakuru

Lake Nakuru

Lake Nakuru is a RAMSAR site and is a great attraction that attracts a variety of birdlife in Nakuru National Park. The Park is a rift valley soda lake covering about 45 square kilometers and yes is a habitat for a variety of birds.

Makalia falls

Makalia falls are found on Makalia River in the southern part of Lake Nakuru National Park.

The Scenery and Landscape of Lake Nakuru National Park

The scenery and landscape of the Park is another attraction that shall captivate you while visiting this beautiful national park of Kenya. The park is one of the most scenic national park of Kenya, with great sights of the rift valley escarpments, dotted with a variety of Euphorbia trees and Lake Nakuru.

Activities in Lake Nakuru National Park that you can do therefore include game drives in Lake Nakuru National Park, birding safari, nature walks or walking safaris, among so many others. Activities in Lake Nakuru National Park are enjoyable, and can be done all throughout the year.

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Game Drives in Lake Nakuru National Park

How to get to Lake Nakuru National Park

Getting to Lake Nakuru National Park is quite easy, both by road and air. Lake Nakuru National Park is about 150km North West of Nairobi in the Rift Valley Province of Kenya. By road, it is about 4km of road drive from Nakuru town. By air, charter flights are available and can be got from Nairobi International Airport and Wilson Airport to Naishi airstrip which services Lake Nakuru National Park.

Best time to visit Lake Nakuru National Park

Lake Nakuru National Park can be visited all throughout the year. The best time to visit Lake Nakuru National Park however is during the dry season which falls in the months of December through March and June through October, perfect for game drives in the Park. The wet season is however the best time for birding safaris in Lake Nakuru National Park.

Where to stay in Lake Nakuru National Park

While on a Kenya tour, there are a number of accommodation to choose from raging from luxury to budget options, both inside and outside the park catering for all categories of travellers. Some of the accommodation that you can choose from include Lake Nakuru Lodge, Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge, Flamingo Hill Tented Camp, among so many others.

Lake Nakuru National Park is a beautiful national park of Kenya which can be visited any time of the year, for multiple days. Combining a lake Nakuru National Park tour with a Masai Mara National Reserve tour and more is a great way to explore the prime destinations of Kenya.

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