The Nakuru National Park
LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK AT A GLANCE:
Area: 188 square kilometers
Perimeter: 74 Kilometers
Altitude: 1,756 meters above sea level
Location: 160 Km northwest of Nairobi near Nakuru town of the Rift Valley Province
Gazetted as a national park in 1968 Sunk deep in the cleft of the Great Rift Valley one of the earths most phenomenal geological features, ringed by shoals of extinct and dormant volcanoes and presided over by one of the largest craters in the world, lies Lake Nakuru National Park. Part of the ancient landscape known as the “cradle of mankind”, the Park offers a wealth of history, unique wildlife, spectacular bird life and some of the most beautiful scenery in Africa.
Lake Nakuru National Park is a popular destination. Numerous films and documentaries have featured in this park involving world wide renowned film-makers. Indeed when officially opening the park in 1961, world famous ornithologist and artist, Sir Peter Scott referred to the lake as a “ sight of incredible beauty and interest” and went on to express that “there can be no more remarkable ornithological sight in the world” THE VERY BEST OF LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK
• A pulsating pink carpet of around 1.5 million flamingos
• An ornithologist’s paradise with over 500 species of birds recorded
• Two of the five last surviving species of rhinoceros
• The largest Euphorbia candelabrum forest in East Africa
• Home of the rare Rothschild’s giraffe
• Greatest ornithological spectacle show on earth Lake Nakuru National Park offers the traveler a rare insight into Kenya’s most diverse flora, fauna and wildlife. It is also home to the host of other mammals such as the elusive leopard, lion and the rare black and white rhinoceros.