Lake Nakuru national park is a 177sqkm park located some 160km north west of Nairobi city. The park is located on the floor of the Great Rift Valley and is home to one of the several soda lakes which goes by the same name. The park is fully fenced by electric wire to avoid human –wildlife and protect the rhino population in the park. Nakuru national park is located only 5 minutes from the Nakuru township and it’s a popular day trip destination for residents of Nakuru and Nairobi as well.
The Nakuru national park is home to more than 50 animal species and more than 400 species of birds. The park was started in 1966 as a sanctuary for birds and to protect the flamingos and other endemic birds. The park is a very successfully sanctuary for the white and black rhinos and they can be easily seen in the park just next to the game drive tracks. A game drive in Lake Nakuru national park is easy due to the fact that the park is relatively small and its fully fenced.
The animals to see in a full day Nakuru national park game drive include rhinos, lions, leopards, hippos, gazelles, hyenas, giraffes, buffalos, zebra, cheetahs, baboons, elands, impalas, waterbucks and many others.
You will picked up from your Nairobi hotel for the lake nakuru national park day trip tour.
Scheduled stop at the Great Rift Valley view point to look into the valley from the escarpment to see the Mt Longonot, Mt suswa, the rift valley floor, lake Naivasha and the hot geysers of hells gate.
Arrive at Nakuru national park full day game drive. Start the game drive around the lake to see great white pelicans, flamingos, ibis, jacana, plovers, storks, herons and many others. Go to the baboon cliff to have a bird’s eye view of the lake. Enjoy game driving until lunch hour.
Enjoy a picnic lunch from the Makalia waterfalls camping site under the most wonderful waterfall. You will be in good company of some wildlife at the quiet and scenic campsite.
Continue with your Nakuru National park game drive in the park to see the hundreds of animals in the savannah, the acacia woodland and the swamps around the lake.
Depart the Lake Nakuru national park after an hour’s game drive and exit concluding your 1 day Nakuru trip.
Arrive in Nairobi and you are dropped off in your hotel in Nairobi or at the JKIA Nairobi airport for your evening flight.
Cost of Safari
The cost of this safari will vary depending on date of travel, type of accommodation, transport mode and number of people on the safari.