Flamingos in Lake nakuru

Lake Nakuru National Park

Lake Nakuru - “A beautiful wildlife haven”

Rhinos and Falmingos in Lake Nakuru
A Sanctuary for Wildlife Enthusiasts

Real Africa Travel offers one-night and day trip tours to Lake Nakuru National Park, allowing our visitors to observe flamingoes, rhinos, and various other species.

Lake Nakuru National Park, situated on the floor of the Great Rift Valley in Kenya, is a stunning wildlife sanctuary. Renowned for its abundance of flamingos, the park is known for the mesmerizing transformation of the lake into a pink spectacle. Featuring diverse habitats ranging from the lake to the surrounding escarpment and scenic ridges, the park offers a rich ecological diversity.

Lake Nakuru National Park is a breathtaking natural reserve. Visitors can explore the diverse ecosystems, from the tranquil Lake Nakuru to the surrounding escarpments and picturesque ridges. The park offers opportunities for birdwatching, hiking, picnicking, and thrilling game drives.

Key Attractions:
  • Flamingos: Witness the mesmerizing sight of Greater and Lesser Flamingos, along with a variety of water and terrestrial birds
  • Mammals: Encounter 56 different species, including white rhinos and waterbucks.
  • Scenic Viewpoints: Enjoy panoramic views from Lion Hill, Baboon Cliff, and Out of Africa.
  • Hills: Explore Enasoit, Honeymoon, and Lion Hill Ridge.
  • Waterfalls: Discover the beauty of Makalia.
  • Unique Flora: Experience over 550 plant species, including the largest euphorbia forest in Africa, set amidst picturesque landscapes and yellow acacia woodlands.
  • Annual Cycling Event: Join the exciting Rhino Cycle event held every September.
Accommodation Options:
  • KWS Self-Catering: Naishi Guest House
  • Campsites: Makalia, Reedbuck, Naishi, Rhino, Chui, Baboon Cliff, and Out of Africa
  • Privately Owned Lodges: Choose from Lake Nakuru Lodge, Sarova Lion Hill Lodge, Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge, The Cliff Hotel, and Flamingo Hill Camp
  • KWS Hostels: Wildlife Clubs of Kenya (WCK) Hostels
Important Information:
  • Conservation Fees: Refer to the provided document for details on services and charges.
  • Payment Method: Use the eCitizen government platform for convenient park entry by creating a personal account at https://kws.ecitizen.go.ke.
What to Bring:
  • Pack drinking water, picnic essentials, and camping gear if planning an overnight stay.
  • Don’t forget binoculars, a camera, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, and guidebooks.
Getting There:
  • By Roads: Access the park via a tarmac road from Nairobi, 156 km northwest on the A104 road. The main gate is 4 km from Nakuru Town Centre, with an alternative entry at Lanet Gate on the Nairobi-Nakuru road. Nderit Gate is used by visitors coming from Masai Mara or Elementaita.
  • Airstrips: The Naishi airstrip serves tourism and KWS activities.
  • Park Roads: Well-maintained roads provide easy access throughout the park.
  • Park Gates: Lanet and Nderit gates are on the eastern side, while the Old Main gate is on the northern-western side. Visitors with tickets can explore both sides without additional charges, though a full circuit from east to west is currently restricted due to water levels.

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