Destinations

Lake Nakuru NP Safari

Beautiful Lake Nakuru is one of Kenya’s most mainstream national park. The park’s principle highlight is an enormous, shallow lake supporting extraordinary birdlife, including large runs of pelicans and variable rushes of flamingos. The lake was once well known for its flamingos, in any case, since 2012, conditions have gotten un positive for these birds and most have moved to other Rift Valley lakes.

The absolute most significant reasons why you should visit Lake Nakuru National park include the following;

  • Good natural life seeing
  • Easily accessible
  • Stunning Rift Valley view
  • Varied habitat that support vast wildlife
  • Excellent birding with huge herds of pelicans and flamingos
  • The park gets exceptionally occupied in high season
  • A constrained game-drive circuit

Lake Nakuru Wildlife seeing: Lake Nakuru offers easy wildlife viewing of most enormous safari animals with the exception of elephants. Black and white rhinos were re-introduced during the 1990s and have reared to solid populaces. White rhino are generally easy to see on the lakeshore. Rothschild giraffe, wild ox and hippo are various too. Fortunate Lake Nakuru visitors may see lions, which once in a while climb trees. Leopard are available, however not regularly experienced.

Scenery: The landscape of Lake Nakuru NP is stunning. The Rift Valley slope, spotted with euphorbia trees, ascends from the lakeshore. Overwhelming fog generally covers the lake and encompassing yellow fever trees in the early morning.

Weather and Climate: Despite being close to the equator, Lake Nakuru scarcely gets hot at Lake Nakuru, the mercury topping at around 28°C/82°F in the initial hardly any months of the year. It’s the park’s height that chills everything off, especially in the early morning when you’ll require your hottest attire for game drives. The Dry season extends from June to February, while the short Wet season (March to May) is at its dampest in April.

Lake Nakuru’s atmosphere is mild and temperatures are reliable all year. Daytime temperatures are lovely in the mid to upper twenties, in spite of the fact that it is a lot cooler at evenings. Comfortable dress for early morning game drives is recommended. The wettest months are April and May. The rest of the year is relatively dry with some rain throughout.

Dry season – June to February

The wonderful days are usually sunny, yet don’t get excessively hot. It seldom rains, however, you should not be surprised if there is an occasional shower at any time. It is suggested to wear warm clothing on early morning game drives.

June, July, August, September, October, November and December – Conditions are bright with the infrequent shower. Temperatures  fluctuate to around 25°C/77°F toward the evening, however the start and the day’s end is cold with the temperature drifting around 9°C/48°F.

January and February – These months, prior to the downpours break, are the driest and hottest in the schedule. Temperatures move to 28°C/82°F and push higher. Know about the chill factor in the early morning when the temperature just slithers up to 9°C/48°F.

Wet season – March to May

There are many cloudy, overcast days in the Wet season, however it once in a while rains throughout the day. Temperatures toward the evening are wonderful at around 27°C/81°F. Early mornings are somewhat milder at 11°C/52°F. April is the wettest month.

Walk – March or April see the start of the downpours, in spite of the fact that it is uncommon for March to see a lot of downpour. Anticipate that temperatures toward the evening should stretch around 27°C/81°F.

April – The wettest month, yet it doesn’t rain for substantial lots all the time.

May – The downpours are as of now decreasing, however evening showers are as yet normal.

 

Best Time to Visit: The common challenge with wildlife viewing in the Wet season (March to May) is that animals scatter when the downpours come. That is not an issue at Lake Nakuru, however, in light of the fact that the national park is covered by a fence. Still, the wet weather has been known to spoil more than a few game drives, so you might want to visit in the drier months of the year.

Getting there: Lake Nakuru is found 155km/96mi northwest of Nairobi and 5km/3mi from Nakuru town. Nakuru is easily arrived at via vehicle through a tar street from Nairobi.

International flights land in Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO), 15km/9mi southeast of Nairobi.

Lake Nakuru can likewise be reached from a few different parks. The distance from the Masai Mara is 235km/150mi and the driving time is around six hours. The distance from Samburu in the north is 300km/190mi and the drive takes around five and a half hours. Driving time from Laikipia Plateau strongly depends on which reserve you are coming from, but should be between three to seven hours.