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What you need to Know about Lake Nakuru

Lake Nakuru is situated near Nakuru town in the Great Rift Valley. The name refers to both the lake and national park situated around it.  The salt-lake is bordered by woodland, marshes, and grassland. This place is considered a haven for bird viewing and wildlife spotting. Let’s look at all the interesting things you need to know about this place.


You can access Lake Nakuru via road and air. Its proximity to Nairobi makes road transport equally suitable. Light aircrafts usually land at Naishi airstrip.

Biggest attraction 

Tourists are undoubtedly attracted by the lake’s massive flamingo population. These birds flock to the lake to feed on a special type of algae. Their colour gives the lake a spectacular pinkish look.


Apart from birds, there is a variety of animals that are bound to catch your eye. Its wildlife includes:

  • Hippos
  • Buffaloes
  • White rhinos
  • Rothschild’s giraffes
  • Warthogs
  • Impalas
  • 500 plant species


Weather and climate

The area around the lake experiences a suitable climate ranging from cool to hot and humid. Its annual rainfall is about 960mm, a level that is lower than many regions in the country.  The wettest seasons occur between March-May and October- December.

Things to do

Lake Nakuru offers a variety of activities for visitors. You may engage in:

  • Picnics
  • Camping
  • Photography
  • Game safaris
  • Bird viewing


Booking your safari

It’s easy to book your safari since you can do it online.  Reputable tour companies and travel agents can also help you to book successfully. Normally, booking packages include components like:

  • Accommodation
  • Travelling fees
  • Park fees
  • Tour guides
  • Food

Best time to visit

The safari destination is suitable for visits all year round. During the drier seasons, you can expect fewer crowds.  In the wet seasons, the rains mostly fall in the morning and at night.

You’re therefore sure to have a pleasant experience without spoilers on your trip!








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