Lake Nakuru National Park

Lake Nakuru National park is a beautiful park, with a shallow alkaline concentrate Lake that attracts millions of pink flamingos, pelicans, water-bucks and over 400 other bird species. Major attractions include tour of the Lake to watch birds, the white and black Rhinos, Buffaloes, Monkeys, giraffes, Antelopes and warthogs among other attractions.

Lake Nakuru National Park Picture Gallery

Tour of Lake Nakuru
Thousands of pink flamingos on the shallow end of Lake Nakuru, bird watching is one of the major attraction at Lake Nakuru national park, with over 400 difference bird species visiting every year.


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On the Left are the white Rhinos and Buffalo relaxing under the acacia trees, and on the right are the pink flamingos and buffalos enjoying the shallow waters of Lake Nakuru.

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The beautiful Lake full of pink flamingos


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What to see at Lake Nakuru.

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The white Rhinos with a nice background of the Lake.


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More birds and the small falls at Lake Nakuru.

Holiday activities at Lake Nakuru
Other kinds of birds at Lake Nakuru national park.

Lake Nakuru National Park safari Holidays

About Lake Nakuru National Park

Lake Nakuru National Park is situated approximately 160 kilometers from Nairobi along the Great Rift Valley; the park comprises of a lake surrounded by wooded and bushy grasslands; its main attractions are the pink Flamingos, pelicans, waterbucks and over 400 other bird species.

The park has more than just birds; it’s a major National Park with an important sanctuary for both Black and White Rhinos that are often seen resting under acacias trees. Other game animals include zebra, buffalo, Rothschild Giraffe, gazelle, the long-eared leaf-nosed bat, Columbus monkey, rock hyrax, hippo, leopard, lion, striped hyena, bat-eared fox, wildcat, reedbuck, golden cat and many more.

Lake Nakuru is the only place that gives photographers, breath taking shots of Rhinos, Giraffes or a Buffaloes just next to the Lake with a great background of 1000’s of pink flamingos, pelicans and water-bucks feeding on the alkaline.

Why Lake Nakuru

Lake Nakuru is home to over 450 bird species that include; thousands of Flamingos (Greater and Lesser), pelicans and many other water birds. Over 56 different Mammal species; that includes the white rhinos, waterbuck, buffaloes and a Rhino sanctuary. Over 550 different plant species that includes; the unique and biggest euphorbia forest in Africa, the yellow acacia woodlands, stunning view points, cliffs, hills and water falls.

Activities

Activities within Lake Nakuru National park are centered on day game watching and Lake excursions; other activities would include safari camping activities, cultural visit tours, bush breakfast, lunch and dinners, seminars and corporate retreats, educational trips and relaxation.

Accommodation

Lake Nakuru has a wide range of accommodation, from the luxury top end safari lodges, the authentic and Eco friendly African Safari Camps, the private secluded Camps to the traditional Campsites.

When to visit

The best time to spot most wildlife is on the dry season, animal are easily spotted on the open areas and near the Lake in search of food and water. In Kenya the dry season are between January-March and July-October, this is the best time to spot wildlife. April, May and November are considered to be shoulder season with lesser wildlife compared to the high season. Bird’s watching is best in October - December.

Getting there

The road from Nairobi to Lake Nakuru is tarmacked and is in good condition, it’s about 156 Km from Nairobi and 4 Km from Nakuru town center. The park has three gates; the Main Gate and Lanet Gate that link the park with the Nairobi - Nakuru highway, and the less used Nderit Gate.  By air, the park can be accessed through the Naishi airstrip.

Family Safari Holiday

 Family Safari Holiday

8 Days Family Holiday

This is an 8 days family safari holiday; that starts with a city tour to major attractions in Nairobi, then continue to Ol pejeta private conservancy to view the big five and other lesser animals; and then down to Lake Nakuru and Lake Naivasha to watch the white

Tour Cost From

$ 2,500

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Kenya and Uganda Tour

Kenya and Uganda Tour

18 Days Kenya - Uganda Tour

This is an 18 days safari holiday itinerary, taking you through major tourist destinations in Kenya and Uganda. This includes the famous Masai Mara National reserve, Lake Nakuru, Kibale Forest National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi Forest, Lake Mburo, Lake Victoria and finally to the white sandy

Tour Cost From

$ 4,370

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Kenya - Tanzania Tour

Kenya - Tanzania Tour

18 Days Kenya - Tanzania Tour

This an 18 days safari itinerary, taking you through the most finest and famous National parks, Lodges and other top destinations in Kenya and Tanzania. This include the famous Masai Mara National reserve, Samburu National park, Lake Nakuru National park, Serengeti National reserve, Ngorongoro crater, Lake Manyara and

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$ 4,570

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12 Day Kenya - Tanzania Tour

12 Day Kenya - Tanzania Tour

Kenya - Tanzania Safari Tour

This is a 12 days wildlife safari holiday, taking you through major wildlife national parks in Kenya and Tanzania. The trip starts in Arusha and heads down to Lake Manyara to watch wildlife, then proceed to Ngorongoro, Serengeti national reserve, Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru and ends up in

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$ 2,570

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Pure Wildlife Watching Safari

Pure Wildlife Watching Safari

9 Days Safari Holiday

This a nine days pure wildlife watching safari holiday in Kenya, that starts and ends in Nairobi;  it begins with a Nairobi city excursion, followed by wildlife game watching at the famous Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru and Amboseli national park. On this itinerary, you will have the opportunity

Tour Cost From

$ 1,870

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Big Five Safari

Big Five Safari

7 Days Safari Holiday

This is a 7 days Safari holiday full of real adventure; the holiday begin in Nairobi, driving down to Samburu national park to watch wildlife, then proceeds to Lake Nakuru for nature and bird watching and finally head down to the famous Masai Mara. On this holiday itinerary,

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$ 1,570

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Short Safari Holiday

Short Safari Holiday

5 Days Safari Holiday

This a five days safari holiday taking you through major attractions in Nairobi, then followed by a bird watching tour at Lake Nakuru and Lake Naivasha, before wind up at the famous Masai Mara. On this itinerary, you will have the opportunity to watch thousands of wildlife that

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$ 1,070

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Birds Watching Safari

Birds Watching Safari

7 Days Birds Watching Tour

This a 7 days pure Lake and Birds watching safari holiday in Kenya, that starts and ends in Nairobi; the tour begins by visiting Lake Naivasha to watch the lake and the beautiful birds, then proceed to Lake Nakuru, Lake Baringo, Lake Bogoria and wind up at Lake

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$ 1,570

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Lake Nakuru Safari Holiday

Lake Nakuru Safari Holiday

2 Days Lake Nakuru Tour

This a 2 days wildlife watching safari at Lake Nakuru National park, driving from Nairobi to Lake Nakuru and spending the two days watching the beautiful lake full of pink flamingos and surrounded by huge acacia trees, white Rhinos, Buffaloes, Antelopes and many others. A great place for

Tour Cost From

$ 370

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Hotels in Nakuru

Enjoy nature, bird and wildlife watching in one of the fine accommodations in Nakuru. Whether it's a business trip, safari holiday, town tour or on transit; Nakuru has an array of luxury hotels, lodges, villas, tented camps and hostels for families, group of friends and individual. Check out some of our recommended hotels below or contact one of our holiday experts, to find you an accommodation that suits you.


Map of Lake Nakuru National Park

Safari holiday map of Lake Nakuru