Lake Nakuru is a small park located 160 kilometers from Nairobi. The park is only 250 square kilometers with the shallow alkaline lake size ranging from 5-30 kilometers depending on rainfall in the region.
Lake Nakuru National Park is the world’s famous for its 1-2 million lesser flamingos that give the lake its pink hue. Of late (2012-2019) due to abundant rainfall the flamingos have shifted to Lake Bogoria due to the rising level of the lake that has interfered with the growth of algae in the lake that the birds feed on. Regardless Lake Nakuru has over 450 species of bird life and is Africa’s 1st Important Bird Area (IBA) branded National Park.
The park is also home to Roth’s child Giraffes, Waterbucks, Impala, Lions, Leopards, Pythons and the endangered white Rhinos that can be seen on a game drive in the park.
Due to Lake Nakuru’s close proximity to Nairobi, it is the best park to visit when you have limited time in Kenya and you want to experience a safari.
Pick up at your hotel at 7.00 AM and drive to the Rift Valley View Point where you will stop for a photo session and a panoramic view of the Great Rift Valley that hosts Mount Longonot, The Suswa Ranges amongst other geographical formations and beautiful sceneries.
Drive down the escarpment and on to Lake Nakuru arriving at 9.30 AM for a morning game drive along the lake shore. You shall drop in at Flamingo Hill Camp for lunch and a short break till 2.00 PM. Proceed on an afternoon game drive. You can stop at the lake shore and take some photos.
At 3.00 Pm leave Lake Nakuru via the Lanet Gate. Drive to Nairobi arriving at 6.00 PM. Your driver will drop you off at your hotel in Nairobi where your safari ends.
-All park entrance fees
-1 liter per person per day bottled water for use during the safari
-Services of an English speaking experienced driver/guide
-Transport in a 4 x 4 Safari Land cruiser with pop up roof for easier game viewing and photography. Exclusive use of safari vehicle throughout the duration of the trip
– Meals as in itinerary
– All government taxes and levies
– Flying doctors air ambulance evacuation in case of a life-threatening accident or injury
– Safari accessories (First Aid kit, cool box and fire extinguisher) Emergency number 24 hours. All safari vehicles are equipped with RF radio.
– Driver tips
– Expenses of personal nature such as visas etc
– Any other expenses not noted above