Visit Lake Nakuru National Park on a full-day tour from Nairobi through the Great Rift Valley, and search for the park’s iconic rhino herds on morning and afternoon game drives. Since the trip to Lake Nakuru is almost as spectacular as the wildlife itself, it’s a great way to experience the landscape of the Great Rift Valley, too, making the most of your limited time to explore.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Lake Nakuru, Lake Nakuru National Park, Rift Valley ProvinceEnjoy a complimentary hotel pickup from your centrally located hotel in Nairobi or Naivasha town. Our professional driver will introduce himself in a friendly manner and offer you a brief introduction to the trip ahead. You will be ushered to a luxurious open roofed van and set off for Lake Nakuru National park with a stop at the great Rift valley view point for panoramic views and photography.You will arrive after 3 hours drive for gate entry and game drives.The lake is world-famous as the location of the greatest bird spectacle on earth - myriads of fuchsia pink flamingos whose numbers are legion, often more than a million - or even two million. They feed on the abundant algae, which thrives in the warm waters. Scientists reckon that the flamingo population at Nakuru consumes about 250,000 kg of algae per hectare of surface area per year.The park now (2009) has more than 25 eastern black rhinoceros, one of the largest concentrations in the country, plus around 70 endemic southern white rhinos. There are also a number of Rothschild's giraffe, again relocated for safety from western Kenya beginning in 1977. Waterbuck are very common and both the Kenyan species are found here. Among the predators are Masai lions, cheetahs and leopards, the latter being seen much more frequently in recent times. The park also has large sized pythons that inhabit the dense woodlands, and can often be seen crossing the roads or dangling from trees.You will enjoy your hot lunch at Sarova lion hill camp. Later, you will continue with game drives and leave the park for Nairobi arriving at around 7.00pm. By now, you will have great testimonies to share.Duration: 7 hours