Nakuru National Park

Nakuru National Park is one of Kenya’s top wildlife paradises created in 1961 on a 188 square kilometers preserving the salty/alkaline Lake Nakuru which measures up to 62km long amidst it in the rift valley of Kenya with several algae attracting an enormous fleet of pink flamingoes plus other bird species including the Goliath Heron, pied kingfisher, Verreuax’s eagle and hamerkop which are frequent visitors at the shores of Lake Nakuru. There explosive numbers of wildlife animals here which include warthogs, baboons, black and white rhinoceros introduced in a rhino sanctuary, Rothschild giraffes, waterbucks, and predator game which consist of lions, cheetahs, hyenas, wild dogs and leopards which are on top as predators. Lake Nakuru National Park alone is home to over 55 different plant species that attract visitors and feed some of the herbivores in its euphorbia forest-the largest in the African continent.

To access Lake Nakuru National Park at ease, visitors are recommended to reach Nakuru city, the 4th most urban centre in Kenya and the largest within the rift valley.

Wildlife of Lake Nakuru National Park

Lake Nakuru National Park is blessed with several of at least 56 mammal species/wildlife game including the cape buffalo, elands, warthogs, baboons, white rhinoceros introduced in a rhino sanctuary, waterbucks, hippos, crocodiles and predators like lions, cheetahs, hyenas and leopards, and Rothschild giraffes living in a sanctuary.

The park is famous for over 400 bird species which are resident to the park and its numerous pink flamingoes and other bird species including back-winged stilts, pelicans, cormorants, ducks, avocets, grebes, African fish eagles, pied kingfisher, Verreuax’s eagle, hamerkop, and Goliath Heron among other most sought out for bird species in Lake Nakuru.

Activities in Lake Nakuru National Park

Game Drives
In the company of a professional game ranger, morning, afternoon and night game drives often take place in quest for the visitors for the park’s most relevant game that include predators like leopards, lions, hyenas and African Wild Dogs. Easily and commonly spotted are the cape buffaloes, warthogs, baboons, black and white rhinoceros, Rothschild giraffes, vervet monkeys, and waterbucks.

This is a perfect birding destination for the bird lovers because of its pink flamingoes and a variety of over 400 bird species common around the shores of Lake Nakuru, other bird species here include the pelicans, ducts, avocets, grebes, pied kingfisher, Verreuax’s eagle, hamerkop, Goliath Heron and the African fish eagle among others.

Boat Cruise
Spend your chilly or sunny morning/afternoon respectively depending of the season enjoying a boat cruise in Lake Nakuru while capturing photographic moments with the pink flamingos as they play above the water and crocodiles along the shores of the lake with sun bathing hippos is one of the amazing activities you wouldn’t want to miss out on while in Kenya for your holiday trip.

Nature Walks
Walking on foot in the company of a fully trained and experienced game ranger is the perfect and safest way to trail around the park to get the most of out of your visit especially getting closer to some of the attractions in the park which include the Rhino Sanctuary offering refuge to the endangered black and white rhinoceros and the Giraffe sanctuary which is home to the endangered Rothschild’s giraffes as you proceed to the shores of the alkaline Lake Nakuru.

Believe it or not, the reality of finding pink flamingoes in this park will definitely strike you more than you expected as they fly over and land in the alkaline lake, for a personal experience in Lake Nakuru National Park, let us arrange your majestic entry here on a pocket friendly fee by simply calling us today on +254-713510387 or sending an email to and we will be overwhelmingly grateful to organize for you a memorable trip here.