Saturday, March 03, 2012

Lake Nakuru National Park One [1] Day Tour Safari

1. Lake Nakuru National Park One [1] Day Tour Safari

Lake Nakuru lies in the Rift-Valley it is one of a chain of 8 lakes, which stretch the length of Kenya from Tanzania to Ethiopia. This tour takes only 3hrs drive from Nairobi, arriving Nakuru in time for lunch which is taken in the park and is followed by an extensive tour. This tour takes you to this famous lake Nakuru national park where there are flamingoes, white pelicans, marabou stork and a variety of other water birds that breed in the lakes alkaline waters. Cape buffalo and lion can also be seen. Depart for Nairobi arriving in the evening. Lake Nakuru one (1) day safari tour is an exciting birdlife and rhino Nairobi one (1) day safari trip.

Lake Nakuru National Park Day Tour From Nairobi

(Tour Duration: Full Day Trip) 160 Kilometers, 2.5 Hours Away from Nairobi

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Lake Nakuru National Park Safari departs in the early morning from your hotel to the Escarpment to the floor of the Great Rift Valley in to Lake Nakuru National Park. Along the way you have the chance to stop at a viewpoint and take pictures of the Great Rift Valley below you.

The day is spent game viewing within the park; stopping for a lunch at one of the lodges in the Park. We return to Nairobi in the late afternoon.

You may get out of the vehicle at the Lake shore to get a closer look at the birds. The nearby cliffs offer sightings of baboons, birds of prey and scurrying hyraxes, as well as great views of the park. Lake Nakuru National Park covers 180 sq km and is home to warthogs, waterbuck, buffaloes, reedbucks, and the occasional leopard as well as White and Black Rhinos which were introduced to the Park a few years ago.

Lake Nakuru Day Trip Summary Itinerary

0600 Hours: Pick-up from your residence/Hotel
0700 Hours: Depart Nairobi for Nakuru National Park
1000 Hours: Arrive at the Nakuru National park and proceed for a two hour game drive
1230 Hours: Enjoy lunch at the Sarova Lion hill Lodge or Lake Nakuru Lodge
1330 Hours: Tea coffee or Hot Chocolate and relax by the Verandah
1400 Hours: Depart for a game drive
1600 Hours: Depart for Nairobi by Road
1900 Hours: Nairobi arrival and transfer to your residence/Hotel

Lake Nakuru National Park Information

Lake Nakuru National Park is a shallow alkaline lake, lies about 100 miles north of Nairobi on a tarmac road. It can therefore be reached easily by road from the capital and the transfer takes less than three hours. The lake is world famous as the location of the greatest bird spectacle on earth - myriads of pink flamingo whose numbers are legion, often more than a million and which literally turn its shores pink.

They feed on the abundant algae which thrive in the warm waters. But flamingo are not the only avian attraction, as the lake is rich in other birdlife. There are over 400 resident species on the lake and in the surrounding park.

Large numbers of pelicans concentrate by the fresh-water streams that flow into the lake, and thousands of other birds may be seen including African fish eagles, white-winged black terns, stilts, avocets, ducks and in the European winter, the migrant waders.

Lake Nakuru national park surrounds the lake, offering a wide ecological diversity, from lakeshore, woodland, grassy plains to rocky escarpments and ridges. It has recently been enlarged to provide a sanctuary for black rhino and now has one of the largest concentrations of rhinoceros in the country (both black rhino and white rhino), so the chances of spotting these are very good.

There are also a number of Rothschild's giraffe, translocated for safety from western Kenya. Waterbuck, zebra and Cape buffalo are very common. Lion are present in the park and, like the lions of Lake Manyara, are quite often seen in the acacia trees.

Leopards are also frequently sighted and Lake Nakuru National Park is one of the places where visitors have the best chance of seeing these elusive big cats. The bushlands offer eland, warthog, impala, Mountain Reedbuck and dik dik, whilst rock hyrax and klipspringer occupy the cliffs and escarpment.


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