On the floor of the Great Rift Valley, surrounded by wooded and bushy grassland, lies the beautiful Lake Nakuru National Park. Visitors can enjoy the wide ecological diversity and varied habitats that range from Lake Nakuru itself to the surrounding escarpment and picturesque ridges. Lake Nakuru National Park is ideal for bird watching, hiking,picnic and game drives.

Things to do

Lake Nakuru map & video

Service Providers - Lake Nakuru

These are the service providers around Akagera National Park, the list is divided into two categories; accommodations and tour operators.

Accommodation

These are accommodations near Lake Nakuru you can click on one and visit their website for reservations.

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Tour Operators

The following tour operators offers services at Lake Nakuru you can request quotation on this portal.

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Frequently asked questions - FAQ

On the floor of the Great Rift Valley, surrounded by wooded and bushy grassland, lies the beautiful Lake Nakuru National Park. Visitors can enjoy the wide ecological diversity and varied habitats that range from Lake Nakuru itself to the surrounding escarpment and picturesque ridges. Lake Nakuru National Park is ideal for bird watching, hiking,picnic and game drives.

  • Facts & Figures

    President: Uhuru Kenyatta (2013)

    Deputy President: William Ruto (2013)

    Land area: 219,788 sq mi (569,251 sq km); total area: 224,961 sq mi (582,650 sq km)

    Population (2014 est.): 45,010,056 (growth rate: 2.11%)

    Capital and largest city (2011 est.): Nairobi, 3.363 million

    Other large city: Mombasa, 972,000

    Monetary unit: Kenya shilling

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Roads:The park has a tarmac road connection with Nairobi, a distance of 156 km north west of Nairobi on the main A104 road. The most commonly used route into the park is via the main gate, 4 km from Nakuru Town Centre. It is also possible to enter the park from the main Nairobi Nakuru road at Lanet Gate. The Nderit Gate is used by people accessing the park from Masai Mara or Elementaita.

Airstrips:The Naishi airstrip services the park for tourism and KWS activities.

Park Roads:The park has an adequate and well serviced motorable roads that make most parts of the park accessible.

Park Gates:Gate of entry is Lanet Gate near Kenya Pipeline. The Main gate is not accessible due to the rising water levels that hinders a full circuit to the park.

The park has a tarmac road connection with Nairobi, a distance of 156 km north west of Nairobi on the main A104 road. The most commonly used route into the park is via the main gate, 4 km from Nakuru Town Centre. It is also possible to enter the park from the main Nairobi Nakuru road at Lanet Gate. The Nderit Gate is used by people accessing the park from Masai Mara or Elementaita.

All year round

Drinking water, picnic items and camping equipment if you intend to stay overnight.

Also useful are: binoculars, camera, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and guidebooks.

For more information about Lake Nakuru please click on the link below to visit the officiel website.

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