Lake Nakuru National Park


On the floor of the Great Rift Valley, surrounded by wooded and bushy grassland, lies the beautiful Lake Nakuru National Park.


Visitors can enjoy the wide ecological diversity and varied habitats that range from Lake Nakuru itself to the surrounding escarpment and picturesque ridges.


Lake Nakuru National Park is ideal for bird watching, hiking,picnic and game drives.


Area: The Lake Nakuru National park is 188 Km Sq. Altitude 1,756 meters above sea level.


Location: 170 km northwest of Nairobi next to the town of Nakuru.


Climate: Typical African savannah, dry and warm. Rainfall peaks around April, August and November delivering an annual average of 1,000 mm.


• Flamingo (Greater and Lesser) and other water birds including a variety of terrestrial birds numbering about 450 species in total.


• Mammals: 56 different species including white rhinos,waterbuck etc.


• View-points: Lion hill, Baboon cliff and Out of Africa


• Hills: Enasoit, Honeymoon, Lion hill ridge etc


• Waterfalls: Makalia.


• Unique vegetation: About 550 different plant species including the unique and biggest euphorbia forest in Africa, Picturesque landscape and yellow acacia woodlands.


• Cycle with rhino event every September yearly


• Wildlife


• Initially established as a bird sanctuary, the parks careful management and re-introduction program has since ensured a thriving mammal fauna which includes some of Kenya’s most rare species.


• Rare Rothchilds giraffe and endangered black and white rhino are common in the park, amidst large herds of Cape buffalo, ranging through the woodlands and grasslands.


• The acacia woodlands shelter herds of graceful Impalas, shaggy waterbucks and shy bushbuck; rocky hillside provide a perfect habitat for rock hyrax.


• To the south of the lake, herds of Thomson’s and Grant’s gazelle dot the plains.


• Carnivores are well presented by lions, leopard, cheetah, spotted and stripped hyena, serval cats as well as the silver-backed and side-stripped jackal, civet, genet and mongoose.


• The most visible primates are the somber olive baboons and the mysterious black-faced vervet monkey, while dignified troops of colobus monkey often prance among the trees.


• As Kenya’s first established rhino sanctuary, the park holds one of the largest black rhino concentration in the country.


• Two species thrive there; the square-lipped or white rhino, preferring to graze in the short grass of the plains, and it’s more nervous browsing cousin, the black rhino, that tends to keep to the cover of thicker bush.


• Over 500 bird species have been recorded in the Lake Nakuru area. Most striking, numerous and colorful of the avian residents are the flamingos.


• Two (2) Species occur; the massed pink ranks of the lesser flamingo – at times numbering upto 1.5 million! – and the larger/greater flamingo who visit in smaller numbers.


• Living alongside them are flamboyant pelicans – the great white pelican and the pink-backed pelican – as well as colorful waterfront birds; dark geese, heron, stilt, sunpiper and plover.


• Birds of prey also abound at Lake Nakuru.


• The African fish eagle, whose haunting scream and precision swoop shutter the calm of the lake, is striking.


• Other members of the avian cast include the flouncing ostrich, iridescent sunbird, glimming starling, swooping bee eater, chattering weaver and the jaunty ox-pecker that rides the necks and backs of larger mammals.


At Evacay Africa, we have carefully checked out & selected Lake Nakuru Lodges and Camps to make sure they fit our standards. We offer accommodations in economy, standard and luxury categories.