Lake Nakuru National Park is home to the beautiful pink flamingos which leave in a very shallow, strongly alkaline lake set in a picturesque landscape of woods and grasslands next to Nakuru town, most tourists visit this park to see the flamingos and wildlife in this park. The park is one of the best places to see flamingos and the beautiful landscape which includes areas of marsh and grassland alternating with rocky cliffs and outcrops, stretches of acacia woods and rocky hillsides covered with euphorbia forests. Lake Nakuru occupies about a third of Lake Nakuru surface area with other parts of the park covered with savannah vegetation home to various mammals and birds.

Where to stay in Lake Nakuru National Park

Lodge and Hotel options to stay in during your visit to Lake Nakuru National Park range from Budget, mid-range to luxury options. You will choose what to stay in depending on your interests and budget. Contact us here for booking details. Options in Lake Nakuru National park include Lake Nakuru SOPA Lodge, Sarova Lion Hill Lodge, Lake Nakuru Lodge and Naishi Guest House among others.

How to get to Lake Nakuru National Park

By road: The Park is 160km north-west of Nairobi after Nakuru town. From Nairobi take the A104 road, the park headquarters are 4km south of Nakuru town from Kenyatta Avenue.

What is the best time to visit Lake Nakuru?

Safaris in Lake Nakuru are done all year round and the best time is during the months of December to February and then June to October which is relatively drier than March to May and November.

What to see on Lake Nakuru


Wildlife is the major attraction to see in Lake Nakuru. The park has over 1.5 million flamingos and 450 other bird species. Fauna includes Thompson’s and Grant’s gazelle, the rare leaf-nosed bat, colobus monkey, rock hyrax, hippos, leopard, lion, rhino, water bucks, impalas, gazelle, striped hyena, bat-eared fox, wildcat, reedbuck and golden cat. There are restocked monkeys as well which include lion, black and white rhinos and the endangered Rothschild’s giraffes.