Activities  Or Things To Do In The park

Despite its smaller size compared to other parks in Kenya, Lake Nakuru National Park is teeming with wildlife, including waterbucks, white and black rhinos, Rothschild giraffes, leopards, lions, and cheetahs, offering visitors unforgettable encounters with nature’s wonders.

Attractions & Activities to do in Lake Nakuru national Park

Lake Nakuru National Park boasts a rich diversity of bird species, comprising both migratory and native varieties. Among them are the greater and lesser flamingos, African fish eagle, goliath heron, hammerkops, pied kingfishers, eagles, white pelicans, Hottentot teals, starlings, black-winged lapwings, and grey crowned cranes.

Within the park, visitors can discover Makalia Waterfalls in the southern region, offering opportunities for hikes and picnics amidst the picturesque surroundings. Several viewpoints, including Baboon Cliff and Makalia Cliff, provide excellent vantage points for observing wildlife and enjoying the park’s natural beauty.

Lake Nakuru  is sustained by rivers such as the Njoro River, Makalia River, and Enderit River, which provide water to the lake.

Visitors to Lake Nakuru National Park can partake in a range of activities, including exhilarating game drives offering close encounters with diverse wildlife such as white rhinos, leopards, lions, giraffes, hippos, impalas, and waterbucks. These drives, conducted at different times of the day, provide unique wildlife viewing experiences.

Birdwatching is another popular activity in Lake Nakuru National  park, with numerous bird species inhabiting the various birding spots within its bounds. Additionally, hiking opportunities abound as tourists explore viewpoints offering panoramic vistas of the park’s stunning landscape. Among the park’s attractions, Lake Nakuru stands out as a focal point, attracting large populations of flamingos to its alkaline shores, where they feed on algae.

Attractions in Lake Nakuru National Park

The lake is also a haven for various bird species, both native and migratory, making it a paradise for birdwatchers. Visitors can spot lesser and greater flamingos with their distinctive pink plumage from viewpoints such as Baboon Cliff and Lion Hill.