Lake Nakuru National Park is one of the globally recognised ecologically significant regions named a RAMSAR Site and Important Bird Area.
Located in central Kenya, Lake Nakuru was established in 1961 as part of the Great Rift Valley Lake System listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The park covers 73 square miles (188 square kilometers) that not only includes the lake, but also savannah, forests and swamps, and the southern end of the park also encompasses the Makalia Falls.
Exploring Lake Nakuru National Park with an expert guide offers an opportunity to see and engage in many of East Africa’s most prized fauna in a natural and beautiful setting.
Flamingo (Greater and Lesser) and other water birds including a variety of terrestrial birds numbering about 450 species in total are found at the park.
Lake Nakuru National Park is birdwatchers’ paradise. The most prominent wildlife in the park includes 56 mammals and 450 bird species. It also features 56 different species including white rhinos, waterbuck etc.
One of the most colourful birds at the park is the African pygmy kingfisher. As one of the smallest in the kingfisher family, this little insect-eating bird is about five inches long, but the brilliant plumage more than makes up for the small size.
The lake itself is frequently dotted with the pink tones of flamingos that are joined by pelicans, herons, storks and other wading birds.
On the floor of the Great Rift Valley, surrounded by wooded and bushy grassland, lies the beautiful Lake Nakuru National Park.
Visitors can enjoy the wide ecological diversity and varied habitats that range from Lake Nakuru itself to the surrounding escarpment and picturesque ridges.
Lake Nakuru National Park is ideal for bird watching, hiking,picnic and game drives.
About 550 different plant species including the unique and biggest euphoria forest in Africa, picturesque landscape and yellow acacia woodlands.
January-March is hot and dry, April-June is hot and wet, and July-October is very warm and wet. However, tourists can visit the part all year round.
What to take with you
Drinking water, picnic items, binoculars, camera, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, guidebook etc.
Lake Nakuru National Park
Shauri Yako, Nakuru, Kenya.
Tel: +254 20 2664071