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Lake Nakuru National Park

Lake Nakuru National Park is an “amazing wildlife haven.” The park which is based on the “Great Rift Valley” is surrounded by busy and wooded grassland, and you’re guaranteed of enjoying the varied habitats and ecological diversity. These include the lake Nakuru itself, the picturesque ridges and the surrounding escarpment.

Wanderlust Africa Ventures plans early for your visit and ensures you tour the park without strain. You don’t have to miss the beautiful scenery of those big flocks of pink flamingos. You get a chance to watch over 450 species of birds and rich diversity of wildlife. Some of the animals you might come across include leopards, lions, pythons, waterbucks, and white rhinos.

Landscapes vary from woodland to rocky cliffs and grasslands. Everyone wants to see the park that protects the biggest euphorbia candelabrum forest in Africa. These branching and tall succulents are endemic to the area and give a motivating textural constituent to the arid landscapes.

Being among the most beautiful national parks in Kenya, Lake Nakuru National park is franked by pockets of acacia forest, rocky escarpments and a couple of waterfalls. The gorgeous year-round park offers a home to a couple of animals, including the big five.

Rising of water levels in 2014 compelled the famous flamingos to escape although a fraction of the same returned. Currently, the lake is hauntingly enveloped by drowned trees while the southern part provides an ideal place to view wildlife.

The forested zone below Flamingo Hill is a favorite lion-spotting area. Lionesses admire to rest in the trees while leopards visit the same place. The later are also seen around the Makalia camp.

If you have not been to Nakuru National Park, you need to organize for a tour. As a result of natural factors, however, the flamingo number is reducing, but the park remains stunning. You enjoy seeing those great rocky escarpments towering over euphorbia trees and everything around.

Flamingos are accompanied by other birdlife including eagles, herons, storks, ostriches, kingfishers, cormorants, and pelicans. But that’s just the starting of this unique park as there’s more to enjoy.

The Tour

During your tour, you’ll find the rare animals such as the Rothschild’s giraffe and the white rhino, particularly along the lakeshore. Besides, the park is a sanctuary to one of the biggest black rhino populations in Kenya.

Lake Nakuru National Park isn’t done with you. It offers you a fantastic view of the olive baboon, colobus monkeys, vervet, hyena and waterbucks. Fencing of the park protects giraffe and rhino and on the other hand, supports elephants – the big mammal you won’t easily find here.

While touring through the acacia forest, you’ll probably come across waterbucks and herds of impalas. In the woodlands, you may view huge pythons hanging in trees and don’t be surprised if you meet a python swallowing a whole animal. Those who visited the park earlier can attest to the park’s magnificence with its wealthy of forests, grasslands, and topography of hills.

Despite its medium size, visiting Lake Nakuru provides a colorful and full safari experience. With the biggest population of rhinos, its surface occupies approximately a third of the park. During peak season, you won’t wait to see millions of Pelicans and flamingos congregating on the lake. The team at Wanderlust Africa Ventures is ready to book a tour for you!

Hotel Rates Per person sharing per Night Meal Plan
Lerruat log Resort Kes.8,800 Half Board
Tafaria Castle Kes.8,000 Half Board
Enashipai Resort Naivasha Kes.13,300 Full Board
The Cliff, Nakuru Kes.19,000 Full Board
Sarova Woodlands Nakuru Kes.8,500 Bed + Breakfast
Pelican Lodge Kes.6,200 Full Board
Panari Resort Nyahururu Kes.9,500 Half Board
Lake Elementaita Serena Camp Kes.17,500 Full Board
Lake Naivasha Resort Kes.9,800 Half Board
Sarova Lion hill Nakuru Kes.8,000 Full Board
Sirville Lodge Lake Elementaita Kes. 6,800 Half Board
Crater Lake Naivasha Kes.8,800 Full Board
Mountain Lodge Serena Kes.10,000 Full Board
Maiyan Villas Nanyuki Kes.10,500 Half Board

 

Per person sharing per night on self-drive basis.

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