Lake Nakuru

Overview

The stunning Lake Nakuru National Park is a wildlife paradise that may be found on the Great Rift Valley’s floor, bordered by woodland and bushy grassland. The enormous ecological diversity and diverse ecosystems, which range from Lake Nakuru herself to the adjacent escarpment and scenic peaks, are available for visitors to enjoy. Hiking, picnics, game drives, and bird viewing are all great activities in Lake Nakuru National Park. Even while Nakuru National Park is well-known for its abundance of birds, it is also a popular spot for hunters and wildlife enthusiasts. Over 100 endangered rhinos, including both black and white rhinos, live in Lake Nakuru Park. Additionally, the park is home to 50 or more different animal species, including buffalos, waterbucks, lions, impalas, and many more.

Best Time to Visit

The rainier summertime (November to April) is the greatest for visiting Lake Nakuru since they are great for bird watching. The best time to visit is during the height of the dry season when safaris in the Masai Mara and Amboseli are at their busiest, but the game viewing is excellent across the entire year.

Park Closure

Open: All Year Around
Safari Options: Boat Safari, Balloon Safari, Jeep Safari.

Fauna

Nakuru is a shallow, alkaline lake where both lesser and flamingos can be found in vast numbers, sometimes literally turning the water pink! The lake varies in size from five to 30 square kilometres – depending on rainfall – and is rich in birdlife; there are 400 resident species on the lake and in the surrounding national park. Thousands of little grebes and white-winged black terns are frequently seen, as are black-winged stilts, pelicans, cormorants, avocets, ducks and – in the European winter – many migrant waders. Black and white rhinos thrive in the surrounding national park, which also has its fair share of Cape buffalo, African wild dog, zebra, eland, waterbuck and lion.

Flora

Lake Nakuru National Park has are unique vegetation that comprises of marshes, bushy grasslands, acacia woodlands and the euphorbia forest. This combined vegetation is only found in Lake Nakuru National Park and it contributes to the beauty and diversity of the park.

How to get there ?

By Air

The closest international airport is the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya. Lake Naivasha is easily accessible from Nairobi and the 98km journey takes around 2.5 hours along the Old Naivasha Road and the C88. There are flights to Nairobi from some of the major cities in India. The airport has flights to domestic as well as international destinations. Some of the airlines that operate here are Air India, Kenya Airways, Egypt Air, Emirates, Air Arabia, Lufthansa, KLM, South African Airways, and many others.

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