Lake Nakuru National Park
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Lake Nakuru National Park
Lake Nakuru National Park (188 km²), created in 1961 around Lake Nakuru, near Nakuru Town. It is best known for its thousands, sometimes millions of flamingo nesting along the shores. The surface of the shallow lake is often hardly recognizable due to the continually shifting mass of pink. The number of flamingoes on the lake varies with water and food conditions and the best vantage point is from Baboon Cliff. Also of interest is an area of 188 km around the lake fenced off as a sanctuary to protect Rothschild giraffes, black rhinos and white rhinos.
Pick up from your Nairobi hotel in the morning at 0630 hrs. Depart Nairobi for Lake Nakuru National Park through The Great African Rift Valley arriving with game drive around 0830hrs until Lunch time at sarova lion hill lodge where you will have your lunch. After lunch game drive until 1600hrs. Leave Lake for Nairobi arriving late in the evening. Drop off at your respective hotel or Airport.
Price Per person $ 250
Price for 2 Pax $ 500
Price For group Negotiable.
NB/ Prices are based on two people traveling or for families. Prices for solo traveler or groups can be requested.
Tour Price Includes:
- Exclusive transport in a safari tour mini bus with a game viewing roof hatch and UHF radio
- Game drives for the tour
- Driver cum tour guide experienced in game spotting.
- Fuel, driver and car park fees, driver's allowance.
- All park entry fees for clients, Mineral Water and Lunch at sarova lion hill lodge .
Lake Nakuru is home to thousands of pink flamigos and pelicans. This exotic park boasts of a rich concentration of wildlife including black and white colobus monkeys and is also a Rhino sanctuary. Look for temperamental black rhinos browsing in the bushes, and larger white rhinos cropping grass along the lakeside. No where else will get a photo of a rhino with a back drop of pink flamngos sifting food from a shimmering lake.
This is a shallow alkaline lake that is about 60 square kilometers in size. It is set in a picturesque landscape surrounded by woodlands and grassland close 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 on the eastern perimeter.Lake Nakuru is bordered by Menengai crater to the north, the Bahati hills to the north east, the lion hill ranges to the east, eburu crater to the south and the mau escarpment to the west. Three major rivers, the njoro, makalia and enderit drain into the lake, together with treated water from the town's sewage works and the outflow from several springs along the shore.
The park was first gazetted as a bird sanctuary in 1960 and upgraded to National Park status in 1968. A northern extension was added to the park in 1974 and the lake was designated as a Ramsar site in 1990. The foundation of the parks food chains is the cyanophyte spirulina platensis which can support huge numbers of lesser flamingo.
Nakuru means "Dust or Dusty Place" in Maasai language. Lake Nakuru National Park , close to Nakuru town, was established in 1961. It started off small, only encompassing the famous lake and the surrounding mountainous vicinity. Now it has been extended to include a large part of the savannahs. Currently, the fenced Lake Nakuru National Park covers around 90 square miles. It has unusual but beautiful vegetation. The forest vegetation is covered with Euphorbia, tall cactus like trees and acacia woodland. The forest region is a host to over 400 migratory bird species from around the world.
Location: Kenya Riftvalley Lake Nakuru
Nakuru provides the visitor with one of Kenya's best known images. Thousands of flamingo, joined into a massive flock, fringe the shores of this soda lake. A pulsing pink swathe of life that carpets the water, the flamingos are a breathtaking sight.
The lake has become world famous for these birds, who visit the lake to feed on algae that forms on the lake bed. They move back and forth, feeding and occasionally and spectacularly taking to flight, filling the sky over the lake with colour. The lake is extremely variable in size- changing from 5 up to 30 sq kms in area.
Lake Nakuru wildlife ( flamingos pelican ,white rhinos and black rhinos)
Nakuru has more than just flamingos. This is a major National Park and an important sanctuary for Rhino. Both Black and White Rhino are found here, and are often seen resting under acacias by the Lake shore.
The park abounds with game. There are huge herds of waterbuck, zebra, buffalo, the endangered Rothschild Giraffe and more.
Other wildlife in the Lake Nakuru National Park includes: The famous Black and White rhinos. The Black rhinos have been slowly multiplying over the years, and are well protected.
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