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Lake Nakuru National Park

The Best Guide of Lake Nakuru National Park

Lake Nakuru National Park

Lake Nakuru National Park Tourist Guide

Amboseli National Park, one of Kenya’s premier safari destinations, offers exclusive wildlife sightings and safari experiences. Crowned by Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak, the Amboseli National Parks is one of Kenya’s most popular parks. The name “Amboseli” comes from a Maasai word meaning “salty dust”, and it is one of the best places in Africa to view large herds of elephants up close.

Nature lovers can explore five different habitats here ranging from the dried-up bed of Lake Amboseli, wetlands with sulfur springs, the savannah, and woodlands.  They can also visit the local Maasai community who live around the park and experience their authentic culture.

Amboseli National Park is 390.26 sq. Km in size, hosting different wildlife species and other flora and fauna. The park was established in 1974 as a national park. It has a great history as one of the oldest protected areas in Kenya which were first established as a game reserve in 1906 before it was upgraded to the status of a national park. It was later in 1991 that the park was declared a UNESCO world heritage site so as to protect, preserve and conserve the different unique species at the park. 

On the slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Amboseli offers amazing safari holidays.

Location and accessibility of Lake Nakuru National Park

How to access Samburu National Reserve

Amboseli National Park is located 226 miles from Nairobi city. Its located 450 KM from Mombasa, and can be accessed through the Kimana Gate or Iremito Gate on the Emali Loitoktok road. The park is located 140km from Nairobi via Namanga, Meshenani Gate.

Amboseli National Park is located south of Nairobi and west of Mombasa, easily accessed by both road and air. It’s 30 minutes flight from Nairobi and 5 hour’s drive from Nairobi. You can have a short flight from Nairobi to Amboseli with a scenic tour of Mt. Kilimanjaro on charter flights. 

Amboseli is a premier park, and the management, Kenya Wildlife Service, ensures that the roads and facilities are well managed and maintained. The park has amazing facilities such as the KWS camp sites and Observation Hill View Point which gives you a vantage view of the entire Amboseli national park. 


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Lake Nakuru National Park Wildlife

Wildlife to See in Lake Nakuru National Park

Amboseli National Park is to so many wildlife species, including trees and vegetation found here. It’s home to the big tuskers such as the late Tim, Tolstoy, and current tusker Craig. It has the highest number of elephants in Kenya and is known to be the place in Africa to see large herds of elephants. 

The lesser and greater flamingos are spotted here frequently from time to time. The park also has a big number of bird species, giving birders a good time to spot and identify different bird species here. There are many other wildlife animals to spot here in Amboseli, We have listed some interesting sightings you might encounter. 

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Best Time to Visit Lake Nakuru National Park

Jan To March

This season is dry and hot, but the best time to see Mt. Kilimanjaro, and herds of Elephants.

April to June

The reserve park receives lots of rain and becomes so beautiful and lush green. Making it easy to spot wildlife. The roads are easily passable due to regular maintenance.

July to October

The best time to visit Amboseli National Park for game drives is between July and October. Best time to spot wildlife species. 

Lake Nakuru National Park Tours from Nairobi

Join our daily All-inclusive safari departures to Amboseli National Park, and explore the greater plains of the park with backdrops of mt. Kilimanjaro. A guaranteed memorable safari experience with us while on safari, enjoy every bit of our services.

We pride ourselves on offering the best Amboseli safaris from Nairobi. using our 4×4 land cruisers, and a professionally qualified safari guide, you won’t miss a thing at all but make your experience so seamless.

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Lake Nakuru National park is situated on the floor of the Great Rift Valley and is embodied by forested and bushy savannah. 

Tourists at the park enjoy the wide ecological variety and habitats that range from the lake itself, the surrounding cliffs, and attractive ridges.

This National Park is the ultimate spot for hiking, game drives, and bird watching.

In addition, it is ranked among Kenya’s most beautiful national parks.

Bordered by rocky mountains, bushes of acacia forest, and a waterfall, the park is a breathtaking tourist destination throughout the year.

It hosts the Rare White and Black Rhinos, Hippos, Leopards, Lions, and the endangered Rothschild’s Giraffe.

The southern region of Lake Nakuru is the best place to watch wildlife.

The woody part beneath Flamingo Hill is the most preferred point for Lion spotting. Well, Lionesses often sleep under the trees.

Leopards are frequently spotted in the same area, and at times around the Makalia camp.

This park was gazetted in 1960 as a bird reserve and elevated to a national park in 1968.

Nakuru National Park is popular because it is the only park in Kenya with a large population of rhinos.

The lake itself occupies more than a third of the national park. On the shores of the lake, there are blossoms of the blue-green Cyanophyte which is the primary food source for the flamingos in the area.

During the peak season, millions of pelicans and flamingos gather on the lake.

Nakuru National Park is a top-ranked tourist destination in Kenya as well as Africa.

It is famous for the flamingos that flock on the shorelines to feed on the cyanobacteria thriving in the alkaline waters.

It is a primary breeding area and stopover for most species of birds and has been nominated as a World Heritage Site.

Things to do in Nakuru National Park

The most popular way to have an incredible experience of Lake Nakuru National Park is the excellent game drives.

The game drives are enhanced with in-depth knowledge of the birdlife, as they are the main attraction of this park.

Game Drives

Nakuru National park is popular because of flamingos. It also offers one of Africa’s most varied Bird Species, Hippos, Leopards, Rhinos, and Lions.

There are visitors whose schedules don’t allow for an overnight safari.

Well, it is possible to experience this safari during a day trip, direct from your accommodation.

The forestry and savannah around Lake Nakuru National Park are popular for bird viewing.


Nakuru National Park has particular sites where you can pitch your tent and sleep under the canvas.

Such places include Rhino Naishi, Chui, and Soysambu.

Viewpoint at the Park

The best view that you can’t miss in the park is well situated in an elevated rocky area.

It allows a sweeping view of the lake and triggers loving memories of the movies filmed in the park.

Most of the shots taken from this point give an amazing view of the lake’s wildlife.

Touring the Baboon Cliffs

This is a beautiful, famous viewpoint that offers the perfect picnic spot. It gives an excellent view of the lake, with some stunning aerial views of the lake’s shoreline.

Baboons, however, are stubborn. They raid vehicles to get food scraps when you leave your car.

Visit the place in the early morning before they take over the day.

Makalia Falls

The modest Makalia Falls is located at the southern end of the park.

The waterfall expands immensely when it rains. You also camp at the nearby park camping site.

Breathtaking nature and wildlife experience

Tourists can enjoy breathtaking park explorations through guided game drives and hiking made possible by safari operators.

It is among the few parks in Kenya that offer up-close game drives with White Rhinos.

It is possible to take a snap of them with flamingos in the background.

The park is among the top-ranked tourist destination for individuals who are interested in nature and wildlife.

Not only will you watch the sight of more than a million flamingos, but also other bird species that love alkaline waters such as the Herons, Storks, and Pelicans.

You may also want to explore the Hells Gate National Park in Naivasha, a town very close to Nakuru.

Accommodation at Lake Nakuru

The park has plenty of accommodation options ranging from campsites to the surrounding hotels.

The famous accommodation hotel is the Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge, which is located on the hill facing Lake Nakuru.

Accommodation at Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge is offered in cottage-style rooms that are well furnished.


The park is known to have a moderate climate but may be hot and humid during the dry season.

Additionally, the park has two main wet seasons, between March and May and between October and December.

The rain is typically in the form of torrential downpours either early in the morning or in the afternoon. The weather of the park is generally considered fine.

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