Lake Nakuru National Park Kenya

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Lake Nakuru is one of Kenya's premier National Parks and world renowned. It is perfectly situated within a couple of hours drive from Kenya’s thriving capital city, Nairobi.

A relatively small national park with a lot to offer, Lake Nakuru has the largest concentration of both Black Rhino and White Rhino in the country. As soon as you enter the park you are immediately treated to breathtaking views and an abundance of wildlife.

Gigantic yellow barked acacia trees surround the lake and pockets of euphorbia trees are scattered within the park.

The soda lake in the middle attracts at times hundreds of thousands of flamingos, giving the lake the appearance of a pink fringe. Once spooked the flamingos all take off together and a huge cloud of pink swarms the lake until they settle down again.  It is possible to drive down to the water’s edge and sit and watch this spectacular bird show.

The park has a high density population of Leopards and although rare it is often possible to spot one, resting in a tree to avoid the heat of the day; the tell-tale sign of their tale hanging down from the branches, alerts you to their presence.


There are numerous prides of lions scattered around the park, often frequenting the golden grasses of the savannah, naturally camouflaged with only their movement giving away their whereabouts.

It is great to camp in the park, with basic facilities you are completely surrounded by the wildlife. We have experienced many buffalo, leopard, hyena and zebra on numerous occasions around camp, perfect for that grass roots safari experience.

For those not so adventurous there is a lovely lodge with swimming pool and rooms with ensuite bathrooms!

Wildlife is abundant, tall giraffes mingle amongst the lofty acacia trees stripping the tasty morsels from the higher more difficult to reach branches.

Large herds of buffalo graze peacefully along the grassy lake shore, with yellow billed oxpeckers removing unwanted ticks from their bodies as they lazily munch on the luscious grass.

When you drive up to Baboon Cliffs you are treated to stunning views overlooking the entire lake, but watch out for the naughty baboons, they are very likely to help themselves to your picnic lunch.

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