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Lake Nakuru National Park Safari, Vacations & Wildlife Experiences

  • Lesser flamingos make for a great photo opportunity while on your Kenyan safari.
  • Lion cubs lying on a fallen tree makes for a great photo opportunity while on your Lake Nakuru National Park safari.
  • A peaceful view of Lake Nakuru
  • A Great White pelican
  • Family of rhino sleep on the ground

Lake Nakuru National Park is found in Central Kenya in the Nakuru District of the Rift Valley Province. On  a Kenya safari, the park consists of the lake which is surrounded by mainly wooded and bushy grassland. The water coverage makes up around one third of the total area of the park.

The land was initially protected as a conservation area in 1957 before becoming a national park in 1960. It is now one of Kenya’s two Premium Parks. It was originally conceived as a bird sanctuary as the region is an important stop on the African-Eurasian migratory flyway. Today the area is rich in bird life with over 400 resident species on the lake or in the surrounding park.

One of the major attractions of Lake Nakuru on a Kenyan safari are the thousands, sometimes millions of flamingos who nest along the shores. The flamingos feed on the algae from the lake which thrives in warm water. Scientists believe that the flamingo population eats on average around 250,000 kg of algae per hectare of surface area annually.

Lake Nakuru National Park is the only fully fenced park in Kenya. The fences help maintain a sanctuary for Rothschild giraffes and black and white rhinos. This sanctuary was the first national rhino sanctuary and hosts one of the world’s highest concentrations of black rhino. Additional species found in the park include lions, cheetahs and leopards, waterbucks and even pythons among others.



Kenya Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to travelling to Kenya.

Learn about the history and culture of Kenya, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Kenya's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Kenya for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Kenya safaris today!


Extend Your Trip

After your African Safari, why not consider one of Goway's Europe tours or Egypt tours en route from Kenya or perhaps a stopover in Dubai on one of our United Arab Emirates tours


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Lake Nakuru National Park

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    Kenya is often described as the African continent in microcosm. You will see some of the best parks in Africa from Lake Nakuru to Masai Mara, home of the “Big Five” and the Masai people.
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    An African safari touches something deep within all of us, for it is an experience that will never be forgotten. Explore some of the finest national parks and game reserves in Kenya and Tanzania, with expert guides on hand to help bring to fruition the Africa safari you’ve always dreamed of. At a moderate price point, this small-group trip is great for solo travellers too.
    13 Days
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    US$ 5,396
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    Journey to Kenya's most picturesque regions. Get acquainted with bustling Nairobi before heading to the open plains of Masai Mara, the shimmery pink waters of Lake Nakuru, and the swamps of Amboseli, set in the shadow of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Stay in eco-friendly game lodges and head on daily game drives to see the Big Five and other animals.
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