Lake Nakuru National Park
Lake Nakuru National Park is a wonderful place to do game-viewing. It’s the place you need to go if you want to see large numbers of Rhino and the thousands of flamingos who congregate at the lake.
In addition to the rhino, flamingos and leopard which are commonly seen here (and not commonly seen elsewhere!) other animals such as pelicans, lion, giraffe, lion, bat-eared fox, hippo, hyena etc are all there too.
LOCATION & LANDSCAPE
The lake is picturesque and within the park there is an area of acacia forest (great for spotting leopards) keep driving, and just a few km away from here, you’ll find yourself at the top of Baboon Cliff which is a great place for a picnic with stunning views over the lake, the savannah and the forest all down below. As you drive down to the lake you can get up really close to the plains at the lake shore. Here you’ll see, hear (and smell) the thousands of birds who congregate here at this alkaline lake all year round. At the lake shore, you’ll also be able to see the savannah animals grazing nearby such as impala, Thompson’s Gazelle and waterbuck. It’s also very common to see rhino here, sometimes alone or very often in groups of 3 or more – make sure you have your camera nearby and the combination of wildlife close up, with the background of a lake full of pink flamingos, the sun shining and a dark stormy sky just can’t be beaten!
WHERE TO STAY
Lake Nakuru Lodge
Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge
It’s also possible to camp at the of the KWS Special campsites. Be aware though that you will be staying in an area where there are wild animals roaming freely!
Another option is to stay near to Lake Nakuru National Park. We recommend the following which are all about 30-40 minutes away
Lake Elementaita Lodge