Lake Nakuru National Park Overview

Covered by pink flamingoes, Lake Nakuru National Park is located northwest of Nairobi and a prominent shallow soda lake.

Highlights And Main Attractions Of Lake Nakuru National Park.

Located in Nakuru district of the Great Rift Valley, Lake Nakuru National Park is carpeted by huge flocks of pink flamingos.

This park also offers stunning view of scenic rift valley and home of flocks of pelicans.During Kenya Safari Tours, spotting the tree climbing lions while taking nap is easy to spot on the tree branches on the bank of Lake Nakuru National Park. The endangered both white and black rhinos can be found on the bank of Lake Nakuru.

Lake Nakuru National Park Quick Facts

  • The size of Lake Nakuru National Park varies from 5 km to 30 square km.

  • Lake Nakuru is the home of pink flamingos.

  • Lake Nakuru National Park is famous for both endangered white and black rhinos.

  • This park gained status of national park in 1968 while it was designated as a bird sanctuary in 1960.

Wildlife And Habitat Of Lake Nakuru National Park.

Lake Nakuru National Park is famous for sighting the endangered white and black rhinos among Kenya Safari Destinations. The habitats of the park vary from lake to swamp and bush to woodland.

During Kenya Safari Tours, the animals like warthog, giraffes, ostrich, Bohor’s reedbucks, zebras, rhinos, lions, colobus monkeys, hyenas, hippos and white clawless otters can be easily spotted on the shore of the lake Nakuru. Leopard sightings are also famous during the daytime.

As home of hundreds of pearl-white pelicans and pink flamingos, this lake is one of Kenya Safari Destinations which are famous for birding.

Lake Nakuru National Park Accommodation Options

The accommodation in Lake Nakuru National Park include lake Nakuru lodge, sarova lion hill game lodge, lake Nakuru sopa lodge, flamingo hill camp, lakira camp, The cliff and mbweha camp.

The public and private campsites are Backpackers camp, Njoro camp, Makalia camp, Soysambu camp, Naishi camp, Reedbuck camp, Chui and Rhino camp.

Lake Nakuru National Park Pros And Cons


  • Lake Nakuru National Park is easily accessible

  • Offers outstanding Rift Valley scenery

  • Lake Nakuru National Park’s varied habitats support varied range of wildlife

  • Offers excellent bird watching with big flocks of pelicans and flamingos


  • Lake Nakuru National Park face higher traffic in high season

  • Though, this park is famous, It provides a limited game-drive circuit which is one of the most interesting Kenya Safari Facts.

Want to Visit Lake Nakuru NP?

Located at a distance of 156 km northwest of Nairobi, Lake Nakuru National park can be reached through main gate. It can be reached through Nderit Gate, when coming from Masai Mara or Elementaita.

June to February is the Best Time To Visit Kenya Safari .To have a best experience of this shallow alkaline lake park, our pre-guided Kenya Travel Guide will help you.

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