Lake Nakuru National Park lies in the south of Nakuru town, in the Rift Valley, Kenya.
The park was created in 1961 around Lake Nakuru.
What to Expect From a Safari in Lake Nakuru National Park
Lake Nakuru is best known for its thousands of flamingos along the shores.
Other birds also flourish in the park. Likewise, the warthogs, baboons and other large mammals like eastern black rhinos and southern white rhinos, can also been spotted.
Own Experience From The Park
We chose a one day safari in the Lake Nakuru National Park mainly because it isn’t that far from Nairobi.
As our jeep drove into the National Park, we spotted and spied wild animals right and left. The warthogs and zebra grazing on shorelines was also a memorable sight.
We saw the herds of water buffaloes which were grazing with birds perched on their backs to peck and pick out insects. Rhinos were also grazing not far from the lake.
We saw baboons in several groups, but often we caught them grooming one another or just enjoying mother nature.
The giraffes were trying to reach the high greenish leaves from the trees. You can’t miss this out while in Kenya!
Throughout the park we saw zebras, rhinos, jackals, impalas, gazelles and there were lots of interesting birds. Not to mention the beautiful natural scenery. We also drove to a waterfall to see where a scene in the movie Out of Africa was filmed. It’s a breathtaking scenery.
A Travel Quote
“Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” Mary Ritter Beard
- The park in the Rift Valley around 2 hours drive from Nairobi
- Keep your distance from the wildlife
- Always listen to your guide
- Don’t ask the guide to drive into the areas where this is prohibited
Stay positive, go on Safari & enjoy the spirit of Africa!
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