Wildlife Encounters

Lake Nakuru National Park

In the central part of Kenya, Lake Nakuru National Park is among the popular safari destinations where different wildlife species can be seen. Lake Nakuru National Park is in the Great Rift Valley of Kenya and is among the scenic destinations to visit. The park consists of savannah plains, forests, swamps, and Lake Nakuru which covers a big part of the destination.

Some of the attractions found in Lake Nakuru National Park include Lake Nakuru which is a shallow alkaline lake known for sightings of flocks of flamingos and other bird species. The national park is among the RAMSAR sites of Kenya and is also an important birding destination with over 450 bird species.

Another attraction found in Lake Nakuru National Park is the white rhino and black rhino which can be seen during safaris at the park. Other wildlife species found at the destination include giraffes, lions, leopards, buffalos, zebras, gazelles, hippos, waterbucks, and hyenas among others.

Activities to do in Lake Nakuru National Park

Different activities are undertaken while visiting Lake Nakuru National Park and they include the following;

  • Game drives

Game drives in Lake Nakuru National Park can be conducted in the morning, afternoon, or for a full day searching for wildlife species like lions, giraffes, zebras, antelopes, and hippos among others. Around the watering holes, many wildlife species can be encountered during safaris.

  • Bird watching

Bird watching is another activity that is undertaken while visiting Lake Nakuru National Park and among the bird species found at the destination are the lesser and greater flamingos. Other bird species found in the national park include Ostriches, Great White Pelicans, and Hottentot teal among others.

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  • Nature walks

Nature walks in Lake Nakuru National Park are conducted with ranger guides while exploring the diverse landscape of the national park where wildlife species can also be seen on foot.

Best time for wildlife viewing in Lake Nakuru National Park

The best time for wildlife or game viewing in Lake Nakuru National Park is during the dry season when the wildlife species can be spotted easily around the destination.

How to get to Lake Nakuru National Park

Lake Nakuru National Park is about 3 to 4 hours’ drive from Nairobi.

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