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Discover iconic Kenya Destinations Lake Nakuru National Park

LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK OVERVIEW

Area: 45 km²
Established: 1957
Location: Rift Valley
How to get there: The park has a pitch road connection with Nairobi, a distance of 156 km north west of Nairobi on the main A104 road. The commonly used route into the park is via the main gate, that is 4 km from Nakuru Town Centre. It is also possible to enter the park from the main Nairobi Nakuru Road at Lanet Gate.

Highlights:

What to do there: Flamingo (Greater and Lesser) and other water birds including a variety of terrestrial birds numbering about 450 species in total can be seen. Mammals: There are 56 different species including white rhinos, waterbuck etc. View-points: Lion hill, Baboon cliff and out of Africa. Hills: Enasoit, Honeymoon, Lion hill ridge etc. Waterfalls: Makalia.


Unique vegetation: Again there are about 550 different plant species including the unique and biggest euphorbia forest in Africa, Picturesque landscape and yellow acacia woodlands.

Lake Nakuru National Park is one of the best national parks in Kenya given that it has one of the Rift Valley soda Lakes i.e., Lake Nakuru.

 

The park 3 main entry gates after entering you will enjoy a wide variety of wildlife species and especially those pink Flamingos which make the lake look pink.


Nakuru National Park, the park most famous for the colonies of flamingos that live on the shores of the park’s Lake Nakuru. Lake Nakuru Park Kenya is a premium game park, one of only three in the country and one of the most visited game parks in Kenya.


Lake Nakuru Park is well known as bird lover’s hub as because of the numerous birds that lives in here as their home in this park. Lake Nakuru Park is home to over 400 bird species including the pink flamingos that live on the lake and in the park’s savannah. The bird species include but not limited to African Fish Eagle, Slender-billed greenbul, Long-tailed widowbird, Rufous-throated wryneck, Montane white-eye, Red-capped lark, Northern puff back, Ruppel’s robin-chat, Shining sunbird and many more.


Nakuru National Park though a very famous for the numerous birds, it’s also a wild game destination for animal lovers and wildlife explorers. Lake Nakuru Park is a habitation of over 100 numbers of endangered Rhinos those are distributed between the black and white rhinos; the park is also home to Rothschild’s giraffe and other 50 or more animal species that include buffalos, waterbucks, lions, impalas and many more.