Lake Nakuru is alkaline lakes that sit on 62km² of land. The lake is surrounded by woodland and grassland next to Nakuru town. The landscape includes areas of marsh and grasslands alternating with rocky cliffs and outcrops, stretches of acacia woodland and rocky hillsides covered with a Euphorbia forest.
The Nakuru National park is one of the famous tourist destinations in Africa, well known to be the home of flamingos that flocks in its shores. It has been considered as a world heritage site by UNESCO. The lake is one of the best breeding grounds for the bird species.
The population of the flamingos fluctuates based on the availability of water and food conditions. To enjoy the view Baboon cliff gives one of the best lookout towers. Also, the 188kms area around the lake which is safe guarded for the Rothchild giraffe, black rhino, and white rhino makes it the unforgettable experience.
Best time to visit
All year round
Major attractions in Lake Nakuru
• Flamingo (Greater and Lesser) and other water birds including a variety of terrestrial birds adding up to about 450 species in total.
• Picturesque landscape and yellow acacia woodlands.
• Participate in the cycle with rhino event every September yearly • Mammals: 56 different species including white rhinos,waterbuck etc.
• Waterfalls: Makalia. • Unique vegetation: About 550 different plant species including the unique and biggest euphorbia forest in Africa,
• View-points: Lion hill, Baboon cliff and Out of Africa
• Hills: Enasoit, Honeymoon, Lion hill ridge etc
Getting to Lake Nakuru
By road: The Lake Nakuru National Park is situated in central Kenya about 150km (87 miles) by road. The main gate is 4km from Nakuru Town Centre.
By Air: Via the 12 km long ‘Naishi’ airstrip located in the southern part of the park