The scenic Lake Nakuru National Park established in 1961, is situated in the Great Rift Valley, in Kenya, near Nakuru town, and is home to a variety of wildlife such as the lion, leopard, rhino, girrafe and buffalo.
Lake Nakuru is a world heritage site famous for its million plus flamingo population, is also an ornithologists heaven with over 450 plus bird species and has unique forests of cactus euphorbia trees in addition to a sanctuary for rhinos.
Accomodation inside the park includes Sarova Lion Hill Camp and Lake Nakuru Lodge. Camping facilities are also available inside the park.
Fact File on Lake Nakuru
Area : 107 sq km Altitude: 1000 to 1600 m [3280 - 5260 ft]
Access from Nairobi : Road : 155 kms ( 2 - 3hours )
Location : In the Rift Valley Province, South of Lake Nakuru
Animals : Flamingoes, pelicans, hippo, rhino, reedbuck, giraffe
Vegetation:Open savannah and light patches of bush, cactus like euphorbia trees
Birds : Flamingoes, pelicans & over 450 other bird species
Facilities : Few hotels and camp sites
Attractions : World famous for its countless number of flamingo