Lake Nakuru National Park was established as a national park in 1961. This national park is located in central Kenya, about 140 kilometers (90 miles) northwest of Nairobi, in the Nakuru district of the Rift Valley Province. With 500 species of birds, Lake Nakuru is great for aviaries. On the other hand, they are also different kinds of animals, such as lions, impalas, buffaloes, waterbucks, and Rothschild giraffes. Flamingos thrive in an environment favored by savanna grasslands and algae that attract quality flamingos. January, June, August, September, October, November, and December are the recommended travel periods for any traveler, however, this depends on one's choice. The park has plenty of activity options that would truly bring a sweet flavor to the safari

Activities and Attractions In Lake Nakuru National Park

with more than 500 species recorded, Lake Nakuru national park is a great bird-watching destination. The Soda Lake Nakuru is home to numerous bird species, including flocks of pelicans and flamingos, a great bird-watching spot is the southern tip of Lake Nakuru, where you can observe a wide variety of birds. This mainly occurs during the dry season, as most bird species migrate during the wet season, with June to October and December to March being the best times.

The park is rich in wildlife as you move around, there’s always a chance to encounter animals like the lions, buffaloes lazily resting around the lake, leopards, giraffes, white rhinos commonly seen, black rhinos-occasionally seen, the Hyenas and many others. Lake night drives are conducted in the park, horse riding and cycling, all these give a magnitude chance to spot wildlife.

camping is an amazing activity where you may sleep under the stars in the great outdoors and get up close to nature. Lake Nakuru National Park is one of Kenya's greatest camping spots, offering more than just sleeping under the stars in a tent. Campers in Lake Nakuru National Park enjoy the park's unusual greenery, semi-humid environment, and, if they're lucky, close encounters with some of the animals. Campers may expect mild nighttime temperatures at the seven active campgrounds spread throughout the northern and southern boundaries of Lake Nakuru National Park. Campers should expect cooler weather at night due to the clear skies. It also includes spectacular vistas of a flock of flamingos, and the surface of Lake Nakuru National Park that resembles a lake.

Nakuru Tented Camp

Nakuru Tented Camp is one of the quiet and peaceful campsites located within Lake Nakuru National Park.

Mbweha Campground

Mbweha Campground is known as a premier campground for the most fun animal-watching, observation, and natural experiences

Located on the shores of Lake Nakuru, this campground is considered a luxury campground and is the most desirable campground as it offers campers a vantage point perfect for bird watching.

is also known as a luxury campground within Lake Nakuru National Park on the shores of Lake Nakuru. The Rhino Campground is known as the most traditional campground in Lake Nakuru National Park and is a prime selling point for viewing the park's endangered rhinos. This campground is basic in every detail. All guests who visit this site will understand the true meaning of additive-free camping.

One-of-a-kind experiences include the breeze and sound of waterfalls, as well as sightings of wildlife, particularly herds of water buffalo.

Picnics at Lake Nakuru National Park can be done at any time of the year, but the best time is during the dry season as rainfall is minimal, so picnics are not interrupted by rain. These dry months include June, July, September, October, January, and February. All picnic areas are elevated above ground level in the park, so you'll enjoy great views of the park, birds, animals, and the entire park environment from any point. These are the following popular picnic spots:

Lake Nakuru is 155km/96 mi northwest of Nairobi and 5 km/3 mi from the main Nakuru town. The International flights arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO), 15km/9 mi southeast of Nairobi city which is relatively close to the city or hotels of stay. Lake Nakuru national park can also be reached from several other parks, the distance from the Masai Mara is approximately 235km/150 mi and the driving time is about six hours, this gives a chance to any traveler to plan accordingly. Driving from Samburu takes about five and a half hours from the north, the distance is 300km/190 mi. Driving from the Laikipia plateau depends on the exact location you are coming from.

Best time to visit Lake Nakuru National Park

January, June, August, September, October, November and December – excellent February-good, April and May-Fair

Where to stay in Lake Nakuru National Park?

There are various accommodations you can stay in during your safari. Discover; Lion Hill Game Lodge, Kambi Amani eco camp, Lake Nakuru Lodge, Empolos Hotel Nakuru, Sandal Suites, and more