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Lake Nakuru National Park

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About Lake Nakuru National Park

Lake Nakuru National Park lies in Central Kenya, 140km north-west of Nairobi, in Nakuru district of the Rift Valley Province. The ecosystem comprises of the lake, surrounded by mainly wooded and bushy grasslands.

The park supports a wide ecological diversity with two types of flamingo species:

The Lesser Flamingo: These flamingos can be distinguished by its deep red carmine bill and pink plumage. They are also commonly pictured in documentaries mainly because they are large in number.

The Greater Flamingo: These flamingos can be distinguished by a bill with a black tip.

The ecosystem provides for about 56 different species of mammals including the white rhino and buffaloes and also a wide variety of terrestrial birds numbering nearly 450 species.

The lake is world famous as the location of the greatest bird spectacle on earth – myriads of fuchsia pink flamingos whose numbers are legion, often more than a million – or even two million. They feed on the abundant algae, which thrives in the warm waters.

What to do

  • Game viewing
  • Bird watching
  • Visit to Baboon Cliff

Safari Highlights

Lake Nakuru is one of the few lakes in the Great Rift Valley that passes through Kenya made famous by the presence of its thousands of flamingo that feed from this lake. The park has only two lodges and we rather prefer to stay outside the park at the nearby Lake Elmentaiata Serena Camp, Flamingo Hill Camp and Lakira camp all of which offer very special stay facility with top notch service.

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