WHY LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK IS A MUST VISIT?

WHY LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK IS A MUST VISIT?

Lake Nakuru National Park is one of the Kenyan premier parks together with Amboseli National Park which are under the management of Kenya Wildlife Service. The Park spreads on the flow of the great east African rift valley set to the backdrop of spectacular escarpment ridges. Lake Nakuru is one of the rift valley soda lakes and it is a home of millions of lesser and greater flamingoes. Lake Nakuru National is located at the proximity of Nairobi City approximately 160km away.

Lake Nakuru National Park Main Gate

Wildlife

Lake Nakuru National Park boasts with a variety of wildlife including the big five. Lake Nakuru National Park it the ideal place for wildlife safaris for it has quite a number of wildlife such as Lions, black and white rhinos, leopards, hippos, water bucks, zebra, elands, African wild dog, warthogs and a special Rothschild Giraffes which only found at Lake Nakuru National part at the entire Kenya.

White Rhino and Calf at Lake Nakuru National Park

Bird Watching

Lake Nakuru National Park is in other words referred to as birders paradise endowed with millions of flamingoes and over 400 other bird species such as pelicans, cormorants, hamerkops, kingfishers, African fish eagle, white broad sparrow weaver, grey crested helmet shrikes, herons, spoonbills, Egyptian Goose, African Hoopoe, marabou storks among others. Lake Nakuru National Park harbors both residential and migratory birds from Europe and North Africa.

Flamingoes at Lake Nakuru National Park

Accommodation

Lake Nakuru National Park is home of classic accommodation lodges, hotels and camps. There are Kenya Wildlife Service managed bandas like Naishi Guest House which are relatively cheaper compared to the hotels and lodges. Lake Nakuru National Park hosts hotels and lodges next to it such as Lake Nakuru Lodge, Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge, Sarova Woodlands Hotel and Spa, Merica Hotel, Crater Lake Lodge, Nakuru Backpackers Lodge, Lake Elementaita Lodge, Epashikino Resort, Naivasha Simba Lodge, The Cliff Lodge Nakuru among others. In addition, at Lake Nakuru National Parks there are designated areas for camping available for both public and private clients. In additional there ate special comp grounds with bathrooms, toiletries and kitchen facilities. Divulge Adventures offers such camping safaris to Lake Nakuru National Park and you can get in touch for the best wilderness experience.

The Cliff Lodge Nakuru National Park

Highlights

Lake Nakuru National Park is approximately 4 kilometers from Nakuru town and about 160 kilometers from Nairobi this can be accessed by road transport or air transport and land at Nashi airstrip. The flight from Jomo Kenyatta airport is 25 minutes. Lake Nakuru National Park has got three gates Lanet gate, Nderit gate and Main gate. Other parks close to to Lake Nakuru National Park are Hell’s Gate National Reserve, Mt. Longonot National Park, Crescent Island Lake Naivasha and Mount Suswa Conservancy.

Lake Nakuru safaris can be visited all year round but the best seasons are from June to September and from January to March. Also get more information about the famous Masai Mara National Reserve.

 

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