Situated at 3 hours’ drive from Nairobi where we start and end our journey, Lake Nakuru National Park Kenya is a perfect Kenya safari destination for clients who enjoy traveling but are time limited. This full day excursion to Lake Nakuru National Park gives you opportunity to encounter with several bird life if your interested in Kenya birding safaris and wild animals that call this park home. As part of your adventure, you will see many water animals such as hippos and waterbucks, and among other wildlife found in the park. If you get lucky will also be able to spot lions, leopards, giraffes, hyenas, buffalo, baboons, monkeys and gazelles during your game drive in your 4×4 land cruiser/ 4×4 van/ 4×4 minivan with an open rack giving you a good view of the park and the animals as well.
Lake Nakuru National Park is made up bushy grassland, rocky caves as well as Lake Nakuru which is one of the major reasons as to why visitors take an excursion to this park. Lake Nakuru National Park is more famous for attracting thousands of pink flamingos seen at the edges of the lake. These birds are attracted by their favorite food; Cyanophyta spirulina plantensis, a type of blue-green algae that fills the lake. In addition to the flamingos, more than 400 different bird species have been spotted in the park and it is said to be the best destination for bird sighting on earth. While in the park, you may definitely need a birding guide with you to help you identify the feathered creatures you will spot while there.
A plan for your your day trip to Lake Nakuru National Park
Early in the morning after your breakfast at around 6:30am, you will be picked up by your Kenya safari guide from your hotel. He will give you a very short briefing about your 1-day Kenya wildlife safari excursion in Lake Nakuru National Park. After the short briefing, you will embark on your journey to Lake Nakuru National Park driving through the Great African Rift Valley driving for about 3 hours from Nairobi. While at the rift valley view point, your guide will stop so you can admire the breathtaking views of the escarpment. Arrive at the park, check in and start away with a game drive.
At the beginning of your game drive, your driver guide will open the roof top for good views and photography during your game drive in your 4×4 safari Land cruiser. Your morning game drive will last 3-4 hours and after you will proceed for your picnic lunch or lunch at the lodge.
In the afternoon after your lunch, you will do another game drive in the park along the lake shores. While there, you may decide to get out of the car, take a walk and have a close look at animals and the birds with your guide to help you identify them by names. Later on, after exploring the park, you will proceed back to Nairobi arriving late in the afternoon dropping you off at your hotel or Airport for your flight.