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Lake Nakuru

Lake Nakuru is an alkaline lake based in the Great Rift Valley. Flamingoes and lesser animals are in high numbers, and the waters turn pink. The lake is prolific in birding, and the water levels depend on the rainfall. There is a cross to 400 endemic bird species. These include; the herons, sooty falcon, splendid blue-eared starlings, cormorants, pelicans, black-tailed godwit, Abyssinian thrush, arrow marked babbler, cormorants, among others.

You can spot the little grebes, black-winged stilts, white-winged black terns, cormorants, pelicans, ducks, avocets, and several migrant waders during the migratory period flying from Europe. Lake Nakuru is a year-round destination. The fence prevents animals from migrating to other areas.

Waterbuck, white and black rhinos, hippos, baboons, warthogs, monkeys, impala, Cape buffalo, zebra, African wild dogs, elands, and lions thrive nearby the park. Nakuru hosts the rare Rothschild’s giraffe and numerous leopards. The alluring forest and thorny acacia trees provide shelter to the animals during sunny days.

Lake Nakuru is an excellent wildlife haven. The name of this unique destination means ‘dusty place.’ You can go hiking at the Makalia waterfall located in the southern region of the lake. Visitors can also spot diverse wildlife as they quench their thirst. The baboon cliff is a destination that enables tourists to have exceptional aerial views of Lake Nakuru NP. There are several campsites and luxury privately owned lodges guests can reside in.

Animals at Lake Nakuru

  • The Lake Nakuru National Park is well-known for its black and white rhinos.
  • Here you can also find all of the African Big Five including lion, leopard,  buffalo and rhino.
  • The park also offers shelter to other several species including giraffes, Baboons, Impalas, waterbucks, hippos, colobus monkeys, hyenas, zebras, and many more.

Activities at Lake Nakuru

  • Bird watching is the most popular safari activity in Lake Nakuru National Park.
  • You can also go for a night game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park.
  • Horseback riding is also a great safari activity for wildlife viewing in this park.

Highlights of Lake Nakuru

  • A huge density of flamingos including other colorful bird species.
  • The sighting of rhinos is excellent.

Best time to visit Lake Nakuru

The best time to visit Lake Nakuru National Park is the little rainfall time runs between June and March. This time is best for wildlife viewing along with the spectacular views of bird species.

Lake Nakuru is one of the Rift valley’s lakes and a beautiful wildlife haven. So, why are you waiting for? Plan your safari to Kenya to visit this park with us!

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