Lake Nakuru National Park

Photograph Flamingoes at Lake Nakuru National Park

Located in central Kenya, Lake Nakuru National Park nestles on the floor of the Great Rift Valley and is famous for its vast soda lake.

It takes up approximately a third of the park’s total area and attracts hundreds of thousands of greater and lesser flamingoes who come to mate, raise their young and feed on the lake’s algae.

Although pollution caused the flamingoes to migrate elsewhere in past years, recent clean-up efforts have seen many of them return to Lake Nakuru.

Flamingoes aside, the park is a birding hotspot with over 450 other avian species. It’s also home to lions, leopards, and white rhinos; and its spectacular euphorbia forest is the largest in Africa. Entry costs $60 per adult per day.

The park can be accessed both air and by road

The roads that connect to Nairobi are tarmacked though you can access the park via Nakuru town and it takes about 4 kilometers from Nakuru town.

The park can as well be accessed through other various entry gates such as planet gate, Nderit gate and the main gate.

Alternatively, travelers can opt for a flight to access the reserve. The park has an airstrip called Naishi airstrip where travelers can land if they chose to use air transport

Where to stay

The national park has a wide range of accommodation options that are situated within and outside the park such as lake Nakuru lodge, Naishi guest house, rhino campsites, acacia picnic, Sarova hill lodge, baboon cliff, Kambi Nanyuki campsite, Chui campsite among others

Some of Kenya’s safari packages include

1 classic Kenya safari,

this is one of the options that will give travelers an insight to explore Kenya’s National Parks and Reserve, enjoy wildlife viewing, explore the different authentic cultures as well as enjoy the geographical landscape of the country

2 premier Kenya Safari,

this is one of the best alternative travelers who have issues with sitting in the vehicle for long hours, travelers will have the insight to enjoy the premier flights as they enjoy viewing wildlife in the different national reserves, they will as well find comfort in the services of the best excellent luxury lodges, hotels, and camps

3 Kenya beach safari holidays,

this is one of the great wonderful packages that will give you an opportunity to enjoy the great wildebeest migration wonders as well as wildlife viewing and then later combine the game experience with awesome beach adventure

Other safaris packages include Kenya luxury safari,

the magic of the Maasai Mara cultural safari, Saba and Samburu national park safari, the great rift valley safaris that will give travelers to enjoy viewing the red flamingos, Amboseli Tsavo luxury safaris among others.

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