Lake Nakuru national Park is situated approximately 100 miles from Nairobi. It is two hours drive from Nairobi city. On your way to nakuru you will experience the great Rift valley at its best. Spectacular views down the Rift are seen. The Lake Nakuru national park is a sanctuary of white rhinoceros and the Rothschild’s Giraffe. The park has a large reserve of over 300 species of birds. It is therefore an ideal site of bird lovers in Kenya.
The main attraction here include thousands of Flamingos. These are highly seasonal and depend on the water levels in the lake. The Makalia falls are also very scenic. If lucky you can spot the lions which like climbing on trees. The baboon cliff is a spectacular picnic site that gives you the overall view of the entire park.
Lake Nakuru national park is among the salty water lakes of the Rift valley. Its salty state attracts a lot of flamingos. The flamingos feed on the spirulina and algae that thrive in such waters. However due to agriculture it is one of the parks that is being hard hit by human encroachments. This causes a lot of silt sedation that deprives off food for the flamingos. Other lake such as Elementaita, Natron and Baringo become this birds second home.
The climate in Lake Nakuru is favorable. It is not too dry nor too hot. Most showers happen in the afternoon. The park has a variety of accommodations that can be suitable for all criteria of clientele. The lodges are from the very basic camping sites to the luxury lodges