Lake Nakuru N.P. Travel Guide

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Flamingos at Lake Nakuru

Flamingos at Lake Nakuru


Lake Nakuru is Kenya's most popular soda lake south of Nakuru in the Rift Valley. It’s the most visited Lake in Kenya because of the variety of quantity of wildlife. The lake is famous for its flamingos, but you’ll see a lot of mammals too, and your chances of seeing a rhinoceros are better than any other park.

You don’t necessarily need your own vehicle to see Lake Nakuru. You can always hire a taxi from Nakuru town to take you to the park and then drive you around for a few hours. Bargain with many drives for a long time, but expect to pay Ksh 4000 to the driver, plus all the park fees: US$ 60 per adult, Ksh 500 for the driver and Kes 1000 for the vehicle.

There is also a WWF bus that tours the lake every Saturday, taking anyone for a few hundred shillings. I’m not sure where the bus leaves from, so ask around town, maybe at the Midland Hotel.

If you want to stay in the park instead of in Nakuru, there are some camp sites as well as nice lodges. The Backpacker’s Camp Site and the Njoro Camp Site are not far from the Main Gate. They have fresh water and toilets and run about US$15 for a night.

The Sarova Lion Hill Lodge (# (02) 333248) has the usual facilities like a swimming pool, bar and restaurant. Singles/Doubles with full board range between US$ 265/335 in the high season and US$ 65/130 in the low season. The Lake Nakuru Lodge (# (02) 224998) is the only lodge inside the park and has rooms for lower prices.


February 24, 2010 change by kenya

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