Location of Lake Nakuru National Park in Kenya
Location of Lake Nakuru National Park in Kenya- The park is fun in central Kenya northwestern of the Nairobi capital city in Nakuru County. Lake Nakuru National Park is one of the best destinations that you can visit while in Kenya for wildlife safaris. It occupies an area of 188 Square kilometers that comprises the famous lake Nakuru, beautiful sceneries of the savannah, woodland vegetation types, and the ridges.
Lake Nakuru is found on the floor of the Great East African rift valley and this is a wonderful park that has been known for a long time for hosting large flamingoes birds sometimes that make the while lake pick.
Other than flamingoes, Lake Nakuru also has other resident and migratory bird species and there are over 400 bird species that are recorded within Nakuru Nakuru National Park. Some of these bird species include the plovers, the cape pigeon duck, fish eagle, slender-billed greenbul, and the Tiff-tailed Maccoa duck among other bird species.
Lake Nakuru National Park as the major tourist destination in Kenya has also got other attractions that include over 50 species of mammals that include among another the Rothschild giraffe, zebras, hippos, buffaloes and the rare and endangered black and white rhinos and some primates that include the baboons and the monkeys
Lake Nakuru National Park is famously for the game viewing safaris and the bird watching adventure safaris however there are scenic views within the park that are provided by different viewpoints. Lake Nakuru National Park enjoys very much relaxation and the refreshment of the picnics that are provided by different views points within the pack and while picnicking, you will be able to watch some of the species of birds, animals and enjoy the scenic views of the Lake Nakuru National Park
Lake Nakuru National Park is found or located in the Nakuru town in Nakuru county central Kenya northwestern of Kenya’s capital city Nairobi. Visitors accessing Lake Nakuru National Park will have to travel for about 144 kilometers from Nairobi to access the park.
Lake Nakuru National Park is situated within the rift valley which was a province but later changed into a county. Lake Nakuru is part of the Lake Nakuru National Park and it is one of the 5 soda lakes that are found within the great Kenyan rift valley and other lakes include Lake Bogoria, Lake Elmentaita, and Lake Logipi among others.
Lake Nakuru National Park started as the bird’s sanctuary with only the areas occupied by the Lake Nakuru and later it was expanded to include the savannah grasslands and the woodlands which now houses over 50 species of mammals.
Visitors will have to spend about 2 to 4 hours drive from Nairobi city to Lake Nakuru National Park on the road by using the Nairobi –Nakuru highway that passes through Nakuru Town.
The highway goes for about 159 kilometers connecting the capacity city to Nakauru business town and other business areas around Nakuru and from the Nakuru town, you will drive for about four kilometers to reach Lake Nakuru National Park main gate.
There are several gates that you can use to access Lake Nakuru National Park and it depends on you on which gate that you want to use. The prominent gate is known as the Lake Nakuru National Park main gate which issued by very many tourists accessing the park, Lanet Gate and the least used is the Nderit gate which is used by the people getting into the park especially from the Masai Mara National Reserve.
Visitors can also access the Lake Nakuru National Park by the use of air transport which is a 30 minutes flight from Jomo Kenyatta airport to the Naishi airport which is found within the Lake Nakuru National Park and from here you can straight start your safari activities within the park.
There is a good road network within Lake Nakuru National Park which you can use while doing your safari activities such as game viewing and the game receives and bird watching safaris, within in Lake Nakuru National Park you can even use the two-wheel-drive vehicle but you must use the four-wheel-drive vehicle to access a different sport of the Lake Nakuru National Park
Lake Nakuru National Park is strategically located because visitors especially those with limited time can explore the park within one day since it is located major the city however, if you’re interested in visiting Lake Nakuru the major attraction within the park, you will need to stay for another day within the Lake Nakuru National Park
Lake Nakuru National Park because of its strategic location is very important for photo sessions, filming, honeymoon vacations, work retreats, and other several activities.
Also, the location of the Lake Nakuru National Park is favored by its climate which is dry sub-humid to semi-Arid climate. Such kind of climate can never be too hot nor too wet or cold and thus it makes it convenient to have the travel safaris within Lake Nakuru National Park by any visitors meaning that you can visit the park any time of the year or any day because of the favorable climatic conditions.
Lake Nakuru National Park is ever open daily starting at 7 in the morning and closes its gated at 6:00 pm. You can contact Africa Adventure Vacations for more information about Lake Nakuru National Park