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.
There are two ways of getting to the park.
- 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.
There are 3 accommodation options:
- 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.
- 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.
These are the most common activities done at the park.
- Game drive around the park.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!