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Lake Nakuru

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  • 5 Days

Lake Nakuru is a stunning national park located in the Rift Valley region of Kenya. Renowned for its picturesque lake and diverse wildlife, it offers a memorable experience for nature enthusiasts and safari lovers.

Lake Nakuru is a must-visit destination in Kenya, offering a unique combination of breathtaking landscapes, abundant wildlife, and incredible birdlife. Whether you’re a nature enthusiast, a wildlife photographer, or simply seeking a memorable safari experience, Lake Nakuru National Park promises to leave you in awe of its natural wonders.

Embark on a scenic drive through the magnificent Great Rift Valley, leading you to one of Kenya’s most beloved national parks, renowned for its abundant wildlife and stunning landscapes. Discover the wonders of Lake Nakuru National Park, boasting the largest population of Waterbuck, Black & White Rhino, and an impressive array of over 300 bird species.

Setting off from Nairobi, the journey takes you through the captivating Great Rift Valley, offering breathtaking vistas of its dramatic landscapes and panoramic views. Arriving at Lake Nakuru, be prepared to be enthralled by its famous inhabitants, including a thriving population of pelicans and the endangered black and white Rhino. The park’s ecosystem is also home to majestic big cats, providing the opportunity for thrilling wildlife encounters.

Here are some key highlights and information about Nakuru:

  1. Lake Nakuru National Park: The park covers an area of approximately 188 square kilometers, with Lake Nakuru as its centerpiece. The lake is famous for its large population of pink flamingos, which create a breathtaking spectacle along its shores. The park is also home to an array of wildlife, including rhinos, lions, leopards, giraffes, buffaloes, zebras, and various antelope species.

  2. Flora and Fauna: Apart from the flamingos, Lake Nakuru National Park boasts a diverse ecosystem with acacia woodlands, grasslands, and euphorbia forests. The park is known for its successful conservation efforts, particularly for endangered rhino species. Both black and white rhinos can be spotted here, along with other wildlife like Rothschild’s giraffes, zebras, waterbucks, and baboons.

  3. Bird Watching: Lake Nakuru is a haven for bird enthusiasts, with over 450 bird species recorded in the park. In addition to the pink flamingos, visitors can spot other waterbirds such as pelicans, cormorants, herons, and various migratory species. The park provides excellent opportunities for bird watching and photography.

  4. Rhino Sanctuary: Lake Nakuru National Park houses a dedicated rhino sanctuary, offering a safe haven for black and white rhinos. The sanctuary plays a crucial role in rhino conservation, and visitors have the opportunity to observe these magnificent creatures up close.

  5. Scenic Beauty: The landscape surrounding Lake Nakuru is captivating, with rolling hills, rocky cliffs, and sweeping views of the lake and the Rift Valley. The picturesque setting provides a stunning backdrop for game drives and photography.

  6. Activities: Game drives are the primary activity in Lake Nakuru National Park, allowing visitors to explore the park’s diverse wildlife and capture remarkable sightings. Guided nature walks and bird watching excursions are also popular. Some lodges and camps in the area may offer additional activities such as night drives, boat trips, or visits to nearby attractions like Lake Elementaita and Menengai Crater.

What to Expect

Within the park, you’ll have the chance to spot Defasa Waterbuck, Common Zebra, Rothschild Giraffe, black & white Colobus monkeys, and various species of antelope and buffalo. Keep your eyes peeled, as luck may grant you the unforgettable sight of lions or leopards. The landscape itself is a sight to behold, with its natural beauty enhancing the overall experience.

Enjoy the thrill of morning and afternoon game drives, exploring the park’s diverse habitats and observing its incredible wildlife. Indulge in a delicious lunch at our exclusive properties, ensuring your taste buds are satisfied amidst the enchanting surroundings. Departing Lake Nakuru at approximately 16:00 hours, you’ll arrive back in Nairobi at around 18:30 hours, concluding the journey with lasting memories. The return drive to Nairobi takes approximately 2.5 hours, during which you can reflect upon the wonders witnessed in Lake Nakuru National Park.

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Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Nairobi

  • Arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Meet and greet by LMK Africa representative.
  • Transfer to your accommodation in Nairobi.
  • Rest and relax, acclimatize to the new surroundings.

Day 2Nairobi - Lake Nakuru

  • After breakfast, depart from Nairobi towards Lake Nakuru.
  • Enjoy a scenic drive through the Great Rift Valley, with stops at viewpoints for photo opportunities.
  • Arrive at Lake Nakuru National Park and check-in at your chosen lodge or camp.
  • Lunch at the lodge/camp.
  • Afternoon game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park, searching for wildlife and bird species.
  • Look out for the iconic flamingos and other birdlife around the lake.
  • Return to the lodge/camp for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 3Full Day Lake Nakuru Exploration

  • Start the day with an early morning game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park.
  • Witness the sunrise and have opportunities for incredible wildlife sightings.
  • Return to the lodge/camp for a leisurely breakfast.
  • Spend the rest of the morning exploring the park further, searching for rhinos, buffalos, zebras, and other wildlife species.
  • Visit the Rhino Sanctuary to see black and white rhinos up close.
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch within the park.
  • Continue with afternoon game drives, exploring different areas of the park.
  • Return to the lodge/camp for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 4Lake Nakuru - Nairobi Departure

  • Enjoy a final early morning game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park.
  • Capture any missed wildlife sightings or immerse yourself in the beautiful landscapes.
  • Return to the lodge/camp for breakfast and check-out.
  • Depart from Lake Nakuru and drive back to Nairobi.
  • Arrive in Nairobi in the late afternoon.
  • Optional city tour or shopping (if time permits).
  • Transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your departure flight or continue your onward journey.

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