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“When you leave Africa, as the plane lifts, you feel that more than leaving a continent you’re leaving a state of mind.  Whatever awaits you at the other end of your journey will be of a different order of existence.”

~ Francesca Marciano

Lake Nakuru, Kenya

On the floor of the Great Rift Valley, surrounded by wooded and bushy grassland, lies the beautiful Lake Nakuru National Park. Visitors can enjoy the wide ecological diversity and varied habitats that range from Lake Nakuru itself to the surrounding escarpment and picturesque ridges. The lake is best known for its thousands, sometimes millions of flamingos nesting along the shores. The surface of the shallow lake is often hardly recognizable due to the continually shifting mass of pink. The number of flamingos on the lake varies with water and food conditions and the best vantage point is from Baboon Cliff. Black and white rhinos are easily spotted, as are hippos, zebras, buffaloes and giraffes. There are also about 50 rare tree-climbing lions in the park, seen several times per week. The forested area below Flamingo Hill is a favourite lion-spotting point. It’s here that you should look up, not down as you are used to in other parks – lionesses love to sleep in these trees. Leopards frequent the same area, and are also seen around Makolia camp. Travelling to beautiful Lake Nakuru, south of town, can easily be done in a day trip from Doyle Farm. A wide array of animals reside there including some magnificent bird life.

Where to stay in Nakuru?

We are able to arrange any accomodation that best suits your needs and budgets. Some of our favourites in Nakuru are

Maili Saba, Flamingo HillPunda Milias Nakuru Camp

How long should you stay in Nakuru?

We recommend you stay for at least 1 and we suggest to half days at Lake Nakuru Park if you have the time.

How to get to Nakuru?

By Road: Lake Nakuru is located 155km/96mi northwest of Nairobi and 5km/3mi from Nakuru town. Nakuru is an easy destination by car via a tar road from Nairobi.

Lake Nakuru can also be reached from several other parks. The distance from the Masai Mara is 235km/150mi and the driving time is about six hours. The distance from Samburu in the north is 300km/190mi and the drive takes about five and a half hours.

By Air: Getting to Nairobi (the entry point to Kenya that most visitors arrive through) is straightforward – it’s one of Africa’s biggest transport hubs. International flights arrive in Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO), 15km/9mi southeast of Nairobi.

Chartered light aircrafts may land at Naishi airstrip.

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