Lake Nakuru provides
the visitor with one of Kenya’s best known images. Thousands of flamingo,
joined into a massive flock, fringe the shores of this soda lake. A pulsing
pink swathe of life that carpets the water, the flamingo is a breath-taking
sight. The lake has become world famous for these birds, who visit the
lake to feed on algae that forms on the lake bed. They move back and forth,
feeding and occasionally and spectacularly taking to flight, filling the sky
over the lake with colours
The lake is extremely variable in size- changing from 5 up to 30 sq. kms
This is a major National Park and an important sanctuary for Rhino. Both
Black and White Rhino are found here, and are often seen resting under acacias
by the Lake shore. There are huge herds of waterbuck, zebra, buffalo, the
endangered Rothschild Giraffe and more. This is one of your best chances of
seeing Leopard in Kenya, and there are several large prides of Lion.
Exploring beyond the lake is always rewarding and there are forests,
cliffs, waterfalls and more to be found here. Nearby Nakuru town is a busy and
thriving local centre with a bustling market. Nakuru town is a hub for local
transport and travel.
Main road access to Nakuru
is directly from Nairobi. The main highway passes by Naivasha and GilGil/
Elmenteita on the way. Nakuru is a 2 hour drive
from Nairobi. There is an airstrip in Nakuru which charter flights can use.
Many of the hotel and lodges here can arrange transfers to Nairobi. Getting to
the lake itself is difficult without private transport. The lodge and camp here
both organize local excursions. It is 160km and about a 2 hour drive from the capital city, Nairobi.
Nairobi and drive towards the Rift Valley to Lake Nakuru National Park arriving
at in time for lunch at 1600 hrs. Enjoy an afternoon game drive in park that
also takes you to the shores of the lake famous for its birdlife especially
flamingos that form a pink hue across the lake.
and overnight at Flamingo Hill/ similar.
breakfast then depart Lake Nakuru and proceed to Nairobi. You can opt to pass
by Hells Gate national park if you wish.
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Cost per person sharing= US$425*
*Minimum of two
people for safari to start.
Full board accommodation whilst on safari
according to the itinerary.
Meal plan as described, B=Breakfast, L=Lunch
Accommodation in double/twin room per person
All park entrance fees
Service of an English speaking professional
Game drives as detailed in the itinerary.
Exclusive transport in a safari tour mini bus
with a game viewing top up roof.
I litre bottle of mineral water per person
per day while on a road safari.
Items of a personal nature
Complimentary Elida Tours Safari hat