Overview

Nakuru means “Dust or Dusty Place” in Maasai language. Lake Nakuru National Park, close to Nakuru town, was established in 1961. It started off small, only encompassing the famous lake and the surrounding mountainous vicinity. Now it has been extended to include a large part of the savannahs. Currently, the fenced Lake Nakuru National Park covers around 90 square miles. It has unusual but beautiful vegetation. The forest vegetation is covered with Euphorbia, tall cactus like trees and acacia woodland. The forest region is a host to over 400 migratory bird species from around the world. Lake Nakuru National Park can be accessed via three gates: Main, Lanet and Nderit.

The park’s lake is internationally known for its Lesser and Greater Flamingos. Ornithologists often describe Lake Nakuru as “the most fabulous bird spectacle in the world”. The Lesser flamingo can be distinguished by its deep red carmine bill and pink plumage unlike the greater, which has a bill with a black tip. The Lesser flamingos are ones that are commonly pictured in documentaries mainly because they are large in number. There are estimated to be over a million Lesser flamingos.

Day 1: Nairobi to Lake Nakuru National Park

Flights will land at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and you will be welcomed by a rep who will brief you on your safari. Drive to Samburu National Reserve arriving in time for lunch at your lodge. Depart for an afternoon game drive, where you will have the opportunity to see grevy’s zebra, somali ostrich, reticulated giraffe, elephant and much more. Return to Samburu Game lodge for dinner and your overnight stay.

Day 2: Lake Nakuru National Park

Spend the whole day in Nakuru National Park, trying to find out how many bird species they are, and visit also the lake. All meals and overnight at the lodge/camp.

Day 3: Depart from Lake Nakuru to Nairobi

After Breakfast have a game enroute and drive back to Nairobi.

Price Includes:

  • Full board accommodation on a sharing basis in the mentioned lodges
  • Transport in our 4×4 Toyota Land Cruisers(with pop-up roofs, radio calls, fridge and charger wires in)
  • Services of our English speaking safari driver guides
  • Park entrance fees as per itinerary
  • All airport transfers – where applicable
  • Government Taxes and Levies known to us to date.
  • Drinking water in the vehicle for use during game drives only
  • Our complimentary meet and greet Services

Price Excludes:

  • All Optional activities costs as indicated in the itinerary are not included in the rates above
  • Tips to our guides
  • Items of a personal nature such as passport, visa, and traveler’s insurance
Duration: 3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS
Location: Lake Nakuru National Park