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Into the Heart of Nakuru National Park, Exploring Kenyan Wildlife Haven

Into the Heart of Nakuru National Park, Exploring Kenyan Wildlife Haven

 Lake Nakuru National Park

Lake Nakuru National Park is one of the best national parks in Kenya given that it has one of the Rift Valley soda Lakes i.e. Lake Nakuru. The park has 3 main gates and once you get into the park you will enjoy a wide variety of wildlife species especially the Flamingoes which make the lake look pink.

Lake Nakuru National Park Entrance Gate

Lake Nakuru is accessed using both air and road means of transport which preferably depends on the choice of a tourist while on a Kenya safari, Lake Nakuru National Park is accessed using 3 entry and exit gates that are the main gate, Lanet gate, and Nderit Gate.: Lanet and Nderit gates are located on the larger part of the park on the Eastern side. The Old Main Gate is located on the northern-western side of the park.

Lake Nakuru National Park Entry Fees

Park entry fees are charged to individuals with an interest in accessing the park for a safari, they are charged depending on the status and age of the tourist. On a note fees, non-foreign fees are charged depending on the season which is either high season or low season.

                     Citizen           Resident         Non-Resident

   Adult:                           215kshs                        515kshs          60US

   Child:                            860kshs                    1030kshs               35US

Activities in Lake Nakuru National Park

   a] Bird watching in Lake Nakuru National Park.

Lake Nakuru is a great birding destination with more than 500 species recorded. The soda Lake Nakuru is a birding hotspot and supports a lot of birdlife for example flocks of pelicans, and flamingos. The spot for bird watching is the southern end of Lake Nakuru, that’s where you identify the different types of bird species. This is beastly done during the dry season because most of the bird species do migrate during the rainy season, the best seasons are from June to October and from December to March.

    b] Game viewing in Lake Nakuru National Park.

Game viewing is also best done in Lake Nakuru National Park and most especially in common animals which are buffalos, rhinos, leopards, and lions. Game viewing activity is best done from January to March and July to December being dry months are best recommendable since the routes are not muddy.

    c] Camping in Lake Nakuru National Park

 Camping in Lake Nakuru National Park is sometimes coupled with picnic experiences across the different park scenic viewpoints; though the campsites are different from the viewpoints, campers can have a picnic at any viewpoint during the day and then pitch a tent at one of the campsites during the night. Camping is an exciting adventure that allows you to sleep under the sky in the wild to experience nature and the wild first-hand. Lake Nakuru National Park is one of the top camping destinations in Kenya, it gives campers more than just sleeping the under sky in tents; campers in Lake Nakuru National Park get to enjoy the unique vegetation of the park, the semi-humid weather, and if one is lucky they get to see a few animals up close.

    d] Picnic in Lake Nakuru National Park

Baboon Cliff: it's a picnic site near the western shores of Lake Nakuru in the northwestern part of the park, it's high on the edge of a cliff and it's a great place for sightseeing, bird watching, and interacting with baboons as they are always around the cliff.

 Lion Hill: it’s a picnic site on the northeastern shores of Lake Nakuru and it offers distant views of the lake but delightful views of the surroundings and animals, especially the lions.

Out of Africa Look out: it’s a picnic site at the southwestern shores of Lake Nakuru at the western end of the park, with the most scenic views of the lake and the park’s surroundings. This picnic site is very popular for its scenic views that were captured in the movie of the same name.