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Submitted on Dec 18, 2018 Useful Info

Spending time at Lake Nakuru

Home to over 400 bird species and 56 mammal species, Lake Nakuru is a popular destination among tourists that visit Kenya. Here is everything you need to know before making a trip to the lake.

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Getting there

There are two ways of getting to the park.

  1. By flight
  • from Jomo Kenyatta international airport in Nairobi, you can catch a flight to Naishi airstrip within the park.
  • The flight takes around 25 minutes

2. By road

  • From Nairobi, it takes about two hours to get to Nakuru town by road and thereafter less than 10 minutes to get to the park

Eats and drinks

  • Meals and drinks sold inside the park are very expensive and go for almost triple the normal price. Budget travelers should purchase meals and drinks outside the park.
  • Those who choose to eat from inside the park, food, and drinks are available at the many restaurants within the park.

Accommodation

There are 3 accommodation options:

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  1. Staying at vacation rentals.
  • This is the best option for group travelers.

2. Getting a room at a lodge.

  • There's quite a number of hotels within the park and the nearby Nakuru town where tourists can book a room
  • . Hotels within the park are slightly more expensive than the ones outside.
  • It's safer to stay within the park, especially for tourists who are not familiar with the area.

3 Camping

  • You can either carry your own camping gear or lease camping gear at the park at a very low cost.
  • This accommodation option is popular among tourists who like the outdoors, budget travelers and group travelers.

Activities

These are the most common activities done at the park.

  • Game drive around the park.
  • Photography.
  • Holding events such as birthdays, weddings and work-related events.

Note; The lake is also a great place to conduct research on ecological issues affecting flora and fauna.

Keeping safe

  • Don't harass the animals
  • Always stay inside your vehicle unless the tour guide has given you the go-ahead to come down.
  • Don't litter the park.

Timing

  • The best time to visit is during the dry season that runs from December to February.
  • At this time birds are migrating into the park and there are no mosquitoes.

Have fun at Lake Nakuru!