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Lake Nakuru National Park

Lake Nakuru National Park - Kenya - Best Tourist Guide

Lake Nakuru National Park – Kenya – Best Tourist Guide

One of Kenya’s most popular parks, Lake Nakuru, offers spectacular game view driving, with sightings of the big 5 game and a large shallow lake that attracts large flocks of flamingos and other birdlife. Their unique vegetation leads them to have the biggest euphorbia forest in Africa, with viewpoints including Lion hill, Baboon cliff, and Out of Africa.

A Beautiful Wildlife Haven – Lake Nakuru National Park

On the floor of the Great Rift Valley, the escarpment is dotted with wooded and bushy grassland in the midst of a wide ecological diversity. Expect to see black and white rhino, leopards, lions, and around 450 species of birdlife during your safari, the ideal place to visit if you are eager to see these beautiful creatures in the wild.

It’s home to thousands of the greater and lesser flamingos, that visit Lake Nakuru National Park for food, and mating. Visiting the famous landmark of Lake Nakuru is Makalia Falls, which feeds Lake Nakuru. Amazing sighting of nature around the lake.

Why Go on safari in Lake Nakuru National Park

Did you know that ‘Amboseli’ translates into the language of the Masai which means ‘salty dust’? This area is perfect for spotting large herds of elephants, zebra, dik-dik, and well over six hundred species of bird. Amboseli National Park is renowned for being one of the best places to get up close and personal with a range of wildlife including elephants.

Covering both Kenya and Tanzania, the Amboseli National Park is over 151 square miles long and isn’t just home to an amazing array of games. The Masai people call Amboseli home and meeting them is an experience in itself. 

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Which Safaris to Combine With Lake Nakuru National Park?

Lake Nakuru National Park and Tours

Lake Nakuru National Park is one of Kenya’s prime parks and can blend well with some other Kenya and Tanzania Destinations. With our Kenya Tanzania Safaris Combined, most of our tours include a visit to Lake Nakuru Park and this completes your safari thirst.

It will Blend with the Masai Mara, Samburu, Tsavo East, or West National Parks, or even end your safari from Amboseli with a Beach extension. Combing all these wildlife destinations, you are guaranteed amazing Kenya and Tanzania Safaris. It’s also suitable for short tours of 2 days or 3 days to guests looking for a weekend getaway. 

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How To Get Here to Lake Nakuru National Park

Our safari guides at Cheetah safaris will take care of all your transport worries when you embark on one of our excursions to Lake Nakuru. As a popular destination for tourists to visit during their stay in Kenya, Lake Nakuru National Park can however be easily accessible by road. It’s located west of Nairobi and Approx 200km from Nairobi. The main gate is 4 km from Nakuru Town Centre, Gates accessible are:-  There are three gates to the National Park, the main gate, Lanet Gate, and Nderit Gate.

The road to the park’s main gate has a direct connection to Nairobi. It is also possible to enter the park from the main Nairobi Nakuru road at Lanet Gate. The Nderit Gate is used by people accessing the park from Masai Mara or Elementaita.

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Best Time To Visit Lake Nakuru National Park

When to Visit Lake Nakuru National Park for safaris

Generally, Kenya is best to visit in the dry-season months of July – October when the parks are dry and wildlife viewing is dramatic, easy, and action-packed. 

LOW SEASON:

1st April to June 15th and 15th Nov to 15th Dec

If you are looking for an intimate exclusive safari but affordable Kenya Safari, this is the best time to visit. 

The best places to visit include the Masai Mara, Amboseli, Samburu, and lake Nakuru among many others.

high SEASON:

Jan 10th to 1st April and 1st Nov to 15th Dec

One of the most considered seasons to travel and visit East Africa, including Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. 

Easy to spot the big five and the big cats of the Masai Mara, Amboseli, and Samburu other major parks.

PEAK SEASON:

15th June to 30th Oct, 15th Dec to 10th Jan

An action-filled season to witness the great wildebeest migration and crossings in Kenya is during this season. 

In case you are looking for the best adventures, then this is the best fit for you

Lake Nakuru National Park Safaris Entrance Fee

Park Fees to Lake Nakuru National Park

Lake Nakuru National Park Entrance fee

Below is the Lake Nakuru National Park Entrance fee for 2022 / 2023. 

Citizen

Resident

Non-Resident

Adults

KSH

Child

KSH

Adults

KSH

Child

KSH

Adults

USD

Child

USD

800

215

800

215

70

20

Click here to Download the complete Park Fee Copy by Kenya Wildlife Serve KWS Conservation Fees July 2022 to December 2023_8.

Please note the rates are subject to change.

Distance from Nairobi To Lake Nakuru National Park

How far is Lake Nakuru National Park from Nairobi? Here’s the quick answer if you are able to make this entire trip by our 4×4 land cruiser jeep without stopping. In the real sense, you’ll probably want to add some rest stops, gas, or food along the way. 

  • By road: 134 miles or 216 km Driving time: 3 hours.

How to get to Lake Nakuru National Park

Our safari guides at Cheetah safaris will take care of all your transport worries when you embark on one of our excursions to Lake Nakuru. As a popular destination for tourists to visit during their stay in Kenya, Lake Nakuru National Park can however be easily accessible by road. It’s located west of Nairobi and Approx 200km from Nairobi. The main gate is 4 km from Nakuru Town Centre, Gates accessible are:-  There are three gates to the National Park, the main gate, Lanet Gate, and Nderit Gate.

The road to the park’s main gate has a direct connection to Nairobi. It is also possible to enter the park from the main Nairobi Nakuru road at Lanet Gate. The Nderit Gate is used by people accessing the park from Masai Mara or Elementaita.

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Kenya National Parks FAQs

Kenya Safari Bookings Q&A

If you have any questions regarding any of our Kenya National Parks and Reserves safari tours, you may find your answer below in our most frequently asked questions. However, don’t be afraid to get in touch if your query is not included in order for our experts to help you design your best Kenya Holiday Safaris

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How many national parks are in Kenya?

There are some 54 + Kenya National Parks and Reserves, with many sanctuaries and private conservancies all over the country. KWS is responsible for managing the National Parks, to protect the wildlife from poaching and from bush meat opportunists, which is a huge problem all over Africa.

What are the most visited national parks and reserves in Kenya?

The most visited national parks and reserves in Kenya include:- 

  • Masai Mara National Game Reserve 
  • Samburu National Reserve
  • Amboseli National Park 
  • Lake Nakuru National Park

Which is the largest park in Kenya?

Tsavo National Park
Tsavo National Park, national park, southeastern Kenya, east of Mount Kilimanjaro. The largest (8,036 square miles [20,812 square km]) of Kenya’s national parks, it was established in 1948. Later that year, for administrative purposes, the park was divided into two smaller units: Tsavo East and Tsavo West.

Which is the oldest national park in Kenya?

The Nairobi National Park is the oldest of Kenya’s national parks. The wildlife sanctuary was established in 1946 and is located four miles south of Kenya’s capital, Nairobi. It covers 45.26 square miles in size making it one of the smallest parks in the Kenya.

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