Lake Nakuru NP Safari Tour

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 following are the most important reasons why you should visit Lake Nakuru National Park:

Natural wildlife sightseeing
Easily reachable
Awe-inspiring view of the Rift Valley
Various habitats that host a diverse range of wildlife
Large flocks of pelicans and flamingos have excellent birding opportunities.
At peak season, the park is very busy.
A game-drive circuit that is restricted

Lake Nakuru Wildlife Watching: With the exception of elephants, Lake Nakuru provides simple wildlife viewing of the majority of the world’s largest safari species. In the 1990s, black and white rhinos were reintroduced and have since developed into healthy populations. On the lakeshore, white rhinos are usually easy to see. There are also Rothschild giraffes, wild oxen, and hippopotamuses. Visitors to Lake Nakuru may be lucky enough to see lions, which sometimes climb trees. Leopards are open, but they are seldom seen.

The scenery in Lake Nakuru NP is breathtaking. From the lakeshore, the Rift Valley floor, dotted with euphorbia palms, ascends. Early in the morning, dense fog blankets the lake and the surrounding yellow fever forest.

Weather and Climate: Despite its proximity to the equator, Lake Nakuru is rarely humid, with temperatures peaking at about 28°C/82°F in the first few months of the year. The park’s elevation cools it down, particularly early in the morning when game drives will need your warmest clothing. The Dry season lasts from June to February, while the brief Wet season (March to May) peaks in April.

The climate in Lake Nakuru is moderate, and temperatures are consistent throughout the year. And if it is much colder in the evenings, the daytime temperatures are pleasant in the mid to upper twenties. Early morning game drives should be dressed comfortably. April and May are the wettest months. The majority of the year is mostly sunny, with occasional rain sprinkled in here and there.

June to February is the dry season.

The pleasant days are normally sunny, but do not get too hot. While it seldom rains, you should not be surprised if there is a shower at any time. On early morning game drives, it is recommended that you dress warmly.

June, July, August, September, October, November, and December – The weather is sunny with just a few showers. Temperatures rise to around 25°C/77°F in the evening, but it’s chilly at the start and end of the day, with temperatures hovering around 9°C/48°F.

January and February – Due to the downpours, these months are the driest and hottest of the year. Temperatures rise to 28°C/82°F and continue to rise. Early in the morning, when the temperature only rises above 9°C/48°F, be aware of the chill factor.

March to May is the rainy season.

During the Wet season, there are many cloudy, overcast days, but it does sometimes rain all day. The evening temperatures are nice, hovering around 27°C/81°F. The temperature is slightly cooler in the nights, at 11°C/52°F. April is the wettest month of the year.

March or April sees the beginning of the downpours, despite the fact that March is not known for having a lot of rain. Temperatures are expected to rise to about 27°C/81°F in the evening.

April is the wettest month, but it does not rain for long periods of time.

May – The downpours are now lessening, but evening showers are still common.

Best Time to Visit: Seeing wildlife during the rainy season (March to May) is difficult because animals scatter when the rains arrive. However, since the national park is surrounded by a fence, this is not a problem at Lake Nakuru. However, since rain has been known to ruin a few game drives, you may want to return during the drier months of the year.

Lake Nakuru is located 155 kilometers (96 miles) northwest of Nairobi and 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Nakuru city. From Nairobi, Nakuru is easily accessible by car via a tar road.

International flights arrive at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO), which is 15 kilometers (9 miles) southeast of the city.

Lake Nakuru is also accessible from a number of separate parks. The Masai Mara is 235 kilometers (150 miles) away, and the drive takes about six hours. The drive from Samburu in the north is 300 kilometers/190 miles which takes about five and a half hours. Driving time from the Laikipia Plateau varies greatly depending on the reserve you enter, but it should take anywhere from three to seven hours.