Lake Nakuru National Park

Kenya National Parks and Reserves

Lake Nakuru National Park a shallow alkaline lake, lies about 100 miles north of Nairobi. The lake is world famous as the location of the greatest bird spectacle on earth – myriads of pink flamingo whose numbers are legion, often more than a million and which literally turn its shores pink. They feed on the abundant algae which thrives in the warm waters. But flamingo are not the only avian attraction, as the lake is rich in other birdlife. There are over 400 resident species on the lake and in the surrounding park.

Lake Nakuru National Park spans an attractive range of wooded and bush grassland around the lake offering wide ecological diversity from lake water, woodland to the rocky escarpment and ridges. Notable game within the lake is Hippo and the diverse wildlife.

Lake Nakuru National Park surrounds the lake, offering a wide ecological diversity, from lakeshore, woodland, grassy plains to rocky escarpments and ridges. It has recently been enlarged to provide a sanctuary for black rhino and now has one of the largest concentrations of rhinoceros in the country (both black rhino and white rhino), so the chances of spotting these are very good.

There are also a number of Rothschild’s giraffe, translocated for safety from western Kenya. Waterbuck, zebra and Cape buffalo are very common. Lion are present in the park and, like the lions of Lake Manyara, are quite often seen in the acacia trees.

Leopard are also frequently sighted and Lake Nakuru National Park is one of the places where visitors have the best chance of seeing these elusive big cats.

Safari Camps and Lodges in the Great Rift Valley

Lake Nakuru Lodge

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Sarova Lion Hill Lodge – Lake Nakuru

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Lake Bogoria Spa Hotel and Resort

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