Nakuru National Park

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Come and discover the biodiversity of Lake Nakuru with its 70 species of mammals, 400 species of birds and over 200 species of plants.

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Nakuru Lake National Park

Nakuru National Park has a total area of ​​168 square kilometers and takes its name from the famous lake of the same name.
Lake Nakuru is one of the Rift Valley lakes of central Kenya and has an extension that varies, depending on the season, between 5 and 30 square kilometers. The lake is considered the hub of the national park, which was established in 1961 and which also includes the surrounding area consisting mainly of savannah, steep rocky slopes, dense forests and hills;

The local population, the famous Masai warriors, gave the name to this enchanting lake which means "dust" or "dusty place".

The waters of Lake Nakuru are warm and very alkaline and favor the formation of abundant algae. Thanks to this characteristic, the lake attracts a large number of flamingos which gather here throughout the year in colonies that can reach millions of specimens.

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Nakuru Lake National Park

Lake Nakuru was in danger of disappearing in the early 1990s due to a severe drought that brought its levels to historic lows, also putting the surrounding ecosystems at risk.

For lovers of Birdwatching this is definitely a destination not to be missed: if you are lucky you can admire specimens of Kafrian eagles , giant herons , kingfisher , pelicans , cormorants , ducks and flamingos . Over 70 mammal species include Rothschild's giraffes, Kenyan black rhinos, lions, leopards, gazelles, water goats, African buffaloes, pythons, and the infamous hyenas. .

The main feature of Lake Nakuru National Park are the black and white rhinos Its strategic position allows you to easily visit the capital of Kenya, Nairobi and the neighbors Hells Gate National Park and Naivasha National Park . Finally, in the south-eastern part of the park, you can visit the Soysambu Conservation Area.

When to visit Nakuru Lake National Park

We suggest you visit this destination between October / December or February / March

Which Safari to choose to admire the Nakuru Lake National Park?

Choose one of these safaris if you want to visit this beautiful destination or find out how to customize your safari by contacting the Enjoycollectionsafari team

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