Lake Nakuru National Park is renowned as a bird sanctuary with over 400 bird species, including huge flocks of flamingoes and many other water birds. It is an excellent park for wildlife spotting and is home to many water-loving animals such as hippos and waterbucks. A safari to Lake Nakuru National Park can be completed in one day or combined with a visit to Lake Naivasha and the nearby Aberdare National Park.
Nestled along the shores of one of Kenya’s amazing The Great Rift Valley. Lake Nakuru National Park is an easily explored Wildlife destination that will delight and surprise you at every turn, year-round. Lake Nakuru park is flanked by rocky escarpments, pockets of yellow acacia woodlands and jaw dropping waterfall. A pulsing pink swathe of life that carpets the water when millions lesser and greater pink flamingos foraging in the shallow blue warm waters of the lake, joined into a massive flock. They visit the lake to feed on cyanobacteria that thrived in the waters, the Algae. From November onwards, many migrants arrive from Europe, including the beautiful Avocet – romance is in the air and this is the best time of year to observe the elaborate mating rituals! Was the subject of several BBC Wildlife documentaries.
The Park was designated an IBA (Important Bird Area) in 2009, and over 450 species have been recorded here notably pelicans, herons, storks just to name but a few. In addition, the park provides a refuge for several globally threatened species like; Pallid Harrier and Helmet Shrike.
The park is relatively compact; you have a better-than-average chance to see several endangered wildlife species including one of the greatest concentrations of Black Rhino in the World, and also a thriving population of White Rhino. It is also a sanctuary for the rare Rothschild Giraffe strolling along the shores of a brilliant azure lake. The ever-elusive Leopard is regularly spotted resting in the Acacia trees in the forested areas near the lake’s shores and several prides of tree climbing lions. Also, look out for huge Pythons that can often be seen lying across the road or in the trees in the thickly wooded areas. Keep your eyes peeled for wily Hyena stalking brilliant pink Flamingos as well as the haunting sound of the African Fish Eagle echoes over the waters, Hippos and Waterbuck wallow in the shallows. Come with us to explore the many charms of beautiful Lake Nakuru National Park one of the Great Rift Valley Lakes.CONTACT AN EXPERT