Lake Nakuru National Park

The park lies in Central Kenya, 140km north-west of Nairobi, in Nakuru district of the Rift Valley Province. The ecosystem comprises of the lake, surrounded by mainly wooded and bushy grasslands. The park supports a wide ecological diversity with Flamingos (Greater and Lesser) and other water birds being the major attractions of the area. The ecosystem provides for about 56 different species of mammals including the white rhino and buffaloes and a variety of terrestrial birds numbering nearly 450 species.


By Road:  Distance: 156 km Northwest of Nairobi on the main A104 Road. The main gate is 4km from Nakuru Town Centre.
By Air: Via the 12 km long ‘Naishi’ airstrip located in the southern part of the park.


  • Lanet gate (links the Park with the Nairobi-Nakuru highway)
  • Nderit Gate
  • The Main Gate


188 Km2
160 KM north-west of Nairobi


Temperature ranges from 20-300 c and rainfall from 200mm – 700 mm
Two rain seasons: Long rains – March & April & short rains – Nov/ December

Entry is by Safari Card only. Safaricards may be loaded – but not obtained at Mtito Andei Gate. Proof of identification will be required

Citizens – Valid Passport or National ID
Residents – Valid Passport & re entry pass


  • The fabulous flamingo
  • An orthologist’s paradise with 450 species of birds
  • Kenya’s first rhino sanctuary
  • Waterfall : Malaikq
  • View –points: Lion hill, baboon cliffs and Out of Africa
  • Hills :Enasoit , lion hill, honeymoon e.t.c


Thomson’s and Grant,s gazelle, the long-eared leaf-nosed bat, colobus monkey, rock hyrax, hippo, leopard, lion, rhino, waterbuck. Impala, striped hyena,bat-eared fox, wildcat, reedbuck, striped hyena,golden cat, black and white rhinos
Prolific birdlife features 450 species ans upto 1.5 million flamingos


  • Lodges
  • Lake Nakuru lodge
  • Sarova Lion Hill Lodge
  • KWS Self – Catering Accommodation:
  • Naishi House
  • Camping Facilities
  • Special campsites include Naishi,Rhino, Soysambu, Nyati, Chui, reedbuck
  • Public campsites include Malaika and reedbubk


  • Game viewing
  • Bird watching
  • Camping


Drinking water, picnic items and camping equipment if you intend to stay overnight. Also useful are: binoculars, camera, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and guidebooks

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