Attractions of Lake Nakuru National Park
Attractions of Lake Nakuru National Park- The park is one of the topmost destinations in Kenya and is found in Nakuru County. Lake Nakuru National Park was established in the year 1960 and it is found within the rift valley floor covering the total area of about 180 square kilometers that takes the Lake Nakuru which is famous for the Flamingoes.
Lake Nakuru National Park is managed and owned by the Government of the Republic of Kenya under the management of the Kenyan wildlife services. There are a lot of features that have made the Lake Nakuru National Park one of the interesting National parks that you don’t need to miss out on your safari and here I bring to you the highlights of the features that have made lake Nakuru an interesting park to visit for any visitors coming from the rest of the world.
Lake Nakuru National Park is well served with the road network that enables visitors to easily access the park with conformability for different safari activities. There is a well-developed road network throughout the park that is often used during the game viewing adventure within the park.
Lake Nakuru National Park can be accessed through 3 gates of which two can be accessed through the Nairobi-Nakuru highway and these include the Main gate, Nderit gate, and Lanet Gate. Nderit Gate is often used by tourists who are coming from other destinations such as the Masai Mara National Reserve. Below are some of the attractions of Lake Nakuru National Park;
Climate and weather
Lake Nakuru National Park features the semi-humid type of weather and this means that the park is neither too cold nor so hot when comparing it to other parts of the Lake Nakuru National Park or Kenya in general. However the park still experiences both dry and wet seasons of the year and thus while visiting Lake Nakuru National Park, you expect some rains and then some sunshine and therefore the good climatic conditions have made visitors visit the park all the time they feel like visiting the park and this is one of the wonders of the Lake Nakuru National Park.
The spectacular scenery of the Park
Lake Nakuru National Park is endowed with beautiful sceneries, natural terrain, and good topographical landscapes that are essential for videography and photography. Most of the tourists have also visited the Lake Nakuru National Park to take photos. The beauty of Lake Nakuru National Park is characterized by the wildlife, birding life, and viewpoints that are characterized by the rocky escarpments among others.
There are over 50 species of animals straying within Lake Nakuru National Park and these include the black and white rhinos, zebras, elands, Impalas, regular giraffes, and the Rothschild’s giraffe, leopards among other animals’ species. If you’re lucky, you may also spot some of the pythons within the Lake Nakuru National Park which are mainly sighted within the wood vegetation.
Flamingo & other birds
Both lesser and greater flamingo birds are found within Lake Nakuru National Park. These birds are pink in color and they reside on the shores of Lake Nakuru. Flamingoes especially the grater flamingoes are taller than the lesser flamingoes and they are darker pink as compared to the lesser flamingos birds that are small with the pale yellow color. The flamingoes area the wonders of Lake Nakuru National Park. Other than flamingoes, the park also features over 400 bird species that visitors can enjoy especially those who visit the park and its surrounding areas.
The beautiful Vegetation
Lake Nakuru National Park has got the unique vegetation that is characterized by acacia woodlands, bushy grasslands, Euphorbia forest, and marshes. Such kind of vegetation that only be found in Lake Nakuru National Park and this contributes to one of the beautiful wonders of this park.
The spectacular landscape
Lake Nakuru National Park is blessed with rocky ridges that are scattered across the park and these make the topography of the park look much interesting and adventurous, so amazing and beautiful. Most of the rocky areas are raised above more than the other parts of the park and this provides the visitors with the chances of seeing wildlife and bird so clearly. The different viewpoints which include the Lion Hill, Baboon Cliff, and Out of Africa give clear views of the Lake and the surrounding areas.
Lake Nakuru is the major highlight of the Lake Nakuru safaris in Kenya known as the park for the flamingoes but it is because of Lake Nakuru that the park has got flamingo birds that do reside on the shores of the Lake. Lake Nakuru is a soda lake on the floor of the rift valley with plenty of algae that acts as food for the flamingoes. Other than flamingoes, other bird species can be sighted on the Lakeshores, indeed lake Nakuru is the best place where visitors can do birding activities from.
Therefore all the above-mentioned attractions have made Lake Nakuru National Park be the wonders of Kenya and an important destination for any traveler interested in visiting Kenya for the birding and wildlife destination.