Guide to Kenya’s Lake Nakuru National Park

Lake Nakuru National Park
Buffalo and birds at the Lake Nakuru National Park | Photo: Courtesy of ArtfamCrafts / @artfamcdk

Just two hours drive from Kenya capital city of Nairobi, on the floor of the Great Rift Valley, lies the beautiful Lake Nakuru National Park. Surrounded by wooded, bushy grassland, and a waterfall, the park is gorgeous year-round and is home to both black and white rhinos, lions, leopards, hippos and giraffe. The lake’s water level is a great threat to the beauty of this park.

This is one of Kenya’s premium parks, and is a bird-lover’s paradise in Africa. The park attracts staggering numbers of colourful flamingos to feed on the algae in Lake Nakuru each year. One of Africa’s ecological sanctaury – vibrancy from Kenya’s game reserve. Lake Nakuru park is the best place to be for nature lovers. You’ll enjoy the atmosphere, the warm reception here makes it one of the best destinations for African safari-goers.

Attractions at Lake Nakuru National Park

  • Flamingos, and other water birds including a variety of terrestrial birds numbering about 450 species in total
  • Mammals: 56 different species including white rhinos, and waterbuck
  • View-points: Lion hill, Baboon cliff and Out of Africa
  • Hills: Enasoit, Honeymoon, Lion hill ridge etc
  • Makalia Waterfalls
  • Endangered Rothschild’s giraffe
  • Unique vegetation: Over 500 different plant species including the unique and biggest euphorbia forest in Africa, Picturesque landscape and yellow acacia woodlands
  • Cycle with rhino event every September yearly

Address: Lake Nakuru National Park, Shauri Yako, Nakuru, Kenya

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Buffalos only appear so calm and peaceful but they are actually considered one of the most dangerous animals! For good reason they are included in the list of Big 5 Game, every safari participant’s dream to spot all 5 of them. Lake Nakuru north of Kenya’s capital Nairobi is abundant with animals, especially beautiful to watch in the early morning hours when the light is still soft and the air clear. . . . . . . #Kenya #lakenakuru #nakuru #safari #nationalpark #greatriftvalley #adventure #nakurusafari #africanamazing #igkenya #mthrworld #disciveringke #tembeakenya #kenyasafari #discoverkenya #gokenya #loves_kenya #kenyasafari #safarikenya #lakenakurunationalpark #buffalo #waterbuffalo #bns_animals #bns_nature #bns_landscape #folkgood #folkgreen #loves_safari #folkscenery #loves_africa

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