|Lake Nakuru National Park is one of Kenya’s two Premium Parks, and is a bird lover’s paradise. It surrounds Lake Nakuru, located in the Central Rift Conservation Area in the Southern Rift Valley region of Kenya. Originally protected as a bird sanctuary, this park hosts over 400 bird species, including 5 globally threatened species, and is an important stop on the African-Eurasian Migratory Flyway. This park was also the first national Rhino sanctuary and hosts one of the world’s highest concentrations of the Black Rhinoceros. The surface of the shallow lake is often hardly recognizable due to the continually shifting mass of pink. The lake's abundance of algae attracts the vast quantity of flamingos that famously lines the shore.||
The park has recently been enlarged partly to provide the sanctuary for the black rhino. There are also a number of Rothschild's giraffe, again translocated for safety from western Kenya beginning in 1977. Waterbuck are very common and both the Kenyan species are found here. Among the predators are lion and leopard, the latter being seen much more frequently in recent times. The park also has large sized pythons that inhabit the dense woodlands, and can often be seen crossing the roads or dangling from trees.
Day 1: NAIROBI – NAKURU NATIONAL PARK.
Pick up from Hotel/designation area as you depart Nairobi early in the morning and drive to Lake Nakuru National park via the scenic Great Rift Valley, a brief stop at the view point to get a view /take photos of the Great Rift Valley, arriving in time for lunch at the lodge. After lunch depart for a game drive as the park is home to stunning flocks of lesser flamingos which literary turns the lake shores into a magnificent pink stretch here most birds that breed in the lakes Alkaline waters can be seen (over 450 species of birds) and wildlife are also found.
This park is popularly regarded as the "Bird Watchers Paradise”. The park is famous for its high population of greater and lesser flamingoes and it was first gazetted in 1960 as a bird’s sanctuary, before it was upgraded to a full National park in 1968. Apart from great numbers of birds the Park is also home to plain game animals and also with luck one can set eye on the rare White rhinoceros, or the Rothschild giraffe. Still, lucky enough you may come out of the park triumphant having spotted the 'BIG FIVE'. Dinner and overnight at the lodge: FB
Day 2: DEPARTURE
After breakfast check out from the hotel and depart to Nairobi and be dropped at your place of choice.