Lake Nakuru National Park has a great deal to offer to make your holiday to Kenya the safari of a lifetime. Besides being the breeding ground for one of the largest concentrations of flamingos, it is also a rhino sanctuary and one of the best places in Kenya to observe this endangered specie.
Wildlife to spot on safari in Lake Nakuru National Park
Situated within the confines of the national park, Lake Nakuru is part of a group of lakes within the Great East African Rift Valley and a must-see on a vacation to Kenya. A Kenya safari to the UNESCO World Heritage Site that is Lake Nakuru National Park will expose you to an abundance of wildlife and more than 500 bird species.
A highlight of your Kenya safari to Lake Nakuru National Park will undoubtedly be to bear witness to the phenomenon of the thousands of flamingos nesting along the shores of Lake Nakuru. The surface of the shallow lake is often hardly recognizable due to the continually shifting mass of pink.
Apart from the fabulous flamingos, bird lovers can also look forward to scouting the landscape for the more than 500 species on a safari to Lake Nakuru. These include pelicans, long-tailed widowbirds, bateleurs, the long-crested eagle, and the Hottentots teal.
Observing white and black rhinos in their natural habitat in Lake Nakuru National Park will be a memorable experience on a safari to Kenya. The Lake Nakuru region is one of the few areas in East Africa to have both white and black rhinos.
The acacia savanna, which surrounds Lake Nakuru provides an environment which is exceptional for stellar game viewing. The national park is also home to species like lions, leopards, buffalos and a variety of plains and forest game, ensuring a satisfying Kenya vacation.
Activities and experiences around Lake Nakuru
Discover Lake Nakuru National Park on the safari of a lifetime to Kenya with activities like game drives, bird watching and a picnic in true “Out of Africa” style.
Safari-goers to Kenya should set aside time for bird watching in Lake Nakuru National Park. The southern end of Lake Nakuru is the best spot for scanning the skies for anyone of the more than 500 species that are present in the area. Migratory species flock to Nakuru in great numbers during the dry season between June and October.
A game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park is the best way to get the most out of your Kenya vacation. All members of the Big Five, except elephants, can be spotted with sightings of black and white rhinos a definite highlight.
A safari to Lake Nakuru National Park with Jenman
Spot flamingos in Lake Nakuru National Park on the 10-day Kenya Safari Adventure that starts in the capital city of Nairobi and ends in the Masai Mara National Reserve. Explore the renowned Amboseli National Park and enjoy a boat cruise on the breathtaking Lake Naivasha as part of your Kenya holiday.
Combine the best of Kenya and Tanzania on the 15-day East Africa Migration Discoverer for the African safari of a lifetime. Spend a full-day game viewing in Amboseli National Park before moving on to the wonderful wildlife of Tanzania in Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park and the famed Serengeti National Park. Your spectacular Africa safari ends with a visit to the astonishing Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya.