National Park

Lake Nakuru National Park

Renowned for its vast flocks of flamingos and rich biodiversity.

Kenya
Location
188 km²
Geographic Size
June to October
Best Time to Visit

About Lake Nakuru National Park

Lake Nakuru National Park, located in Kenya's Great Rift Valley, is famous worldwide for its spectacular pink flamingo populations that line the shores of Lake Nakuru, a shallow alkaline lake. The park is not just about flamingos; it's a sanctuary for a wide array of wildlife, including both black and white rhinos, lions, leopards, buffaloes, and n...

When to go

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Seasons

June - October
Best time to go
Ideal for observing the park's extensive wildlife and, depending on the year, large numbers of flamingos.
March - May
Low Season
The rainy season can lead to lush landscapes but might restrict movement due to muddy conditions.
June - October
December - February
High Season
Dry months provide the best wildlife viewing opportunities, with animals congregating around water sources.

What to do

Wildlife

Lake Nakuru National Park offers an exceptional safari experience with its diverse wildlife, including significant populations of endangered rhinos and the iconic sight of flamingos along the lake's edge, set against the stunning backdrop of the Rift Valley.

Lion

Occasional

Elephant

Rare

Black Rhino

Common

Cheetah

Rare

Hippo

Common

Hyena

Common

Leopard

Occasional

Giraffe

Common

Zebra

Common

Gazelle

Common

Buffalo

Common

Wildebeest

Common

What to know

Safety & Vaccinations
Lake Nakuru National Park is generally safe for visitors. Standard vaccinations for travel to Kenya, including Yellow Fever, Hepatitis A, and Typhoid, are recommended, along with malaria prophylaxis.
For more information regarding vaccinations and health notices, view the CDC’s page :
CDC Travelers' Health
CDC Travel health notices and vaccination recommendations
Getting There
Located about 160 km northwest of Nairobi, Lake Nakuru National Park is easily accessible by road. It is a popular destination for both international tourists and Kenyan residents.
Getting Around
Inside the park, travel is by 4x4 vehicles on game drives. Many visitors choose to explore the park with tours arranged through lodges or tour companies.
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