About Lake Nakuru National Park :
Size: 188 sq. Km
Location: 155km northwest of Nairobi ( 5km from Nakuru town).
Getting There :
By Air - Schedule flights from Nairobi to Nakuru, takes 35 minutes.
By Road - It takes about 4 hours through a tarmac road from Nairobi to Nakuru. (156 km).
What To Do:
Game drive, Birding, Walk/bicycle safari, Hiking, Camping, Picnic at waterfall.
When To Go :
Best season July - March.
Lake Nakuru National Park is a must for your Kenya safari, the Great Rift Valley! See firsthand one to two million flamingos extract their favorite food – special algae found in abundance in this unique alkaline water of the lake. Established in 1961, the park has gained global recognition as an ecologically significant region having been named a RAMSAR Site and Important Bird Area.
On the floor of the Great Rift Valley, surrounded by wooded and bushy grassland, lies the beautiful Lake Nakuru National Park. Visitors can enjoy the wide ecological diversity and varied habitats that range from Lake Nakuru itself to the surrounding escarpment and picturesque ridges.Explore beyond the lake, and you will find a world of forest dwellers, plains game and other creatures – large and small.
The game drives take you into the woodlands where you catch sight of the colobus and vervet monkeys. Be careful not to stand under the trees or near them as they are known to be quite messy eaters, but this habit helps propagate the forest trees and vegetation. The other herbivores found in the park are Thomson's gazelles, impalas, Grant's gazelles, waterbucks, reedbucks, buffalos and hippos.Keeping a constant watch over some of these prey animals are striped hyenas, lions, the rare wild cats, golden cats and other highly elusive predators.
Three species, though, have found the greatest solace at Lake Nakuru, and these animals are the reason that you will see an electrified fence around the park. The white and black rhinos, as well as the Rothschild's giraffes that you see in the park.
View Points :- Lion hill, Baboon cliff ,Out of Africa and waterfall Makalia.