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Safari Holidays to Lake Nakuru, Kenya

Lake Nakuru National Park boasts stunning images to fill stacks of memory cards, starting with one of Kenya’s most well-known sights, the breathtaking soda lake and its millions of rose pink flamingo residents. At the water’s edge, mother and baby rhinos wallow in mud pools, huge herds of zebra and buffalo graze in the distance, leopards and lions stalking from the sidelines. Standing up on Baboon Cliff, admire the panoramic views over the vast lake and the verdant plains and forests below. Towering cliffs, shimmering waterfalls and an abundance of game species, Lake Nakuru is always a highlight of any safari holiday in Kenya.

Kenya Safari Holidays: Wildlife Highlights of Lake Nakuru
Pretty flamingoes

The combination of sunshine and alkaline waters creates the perfect conditions for the growth of blue algae, a super food for these pretty flamingoes which turn up in their hundreds of thousands to feed. Watch as they move back and forth on the water and you may be rewarded by their taking flight, creating a deep, frothy pink cloud above the shimmering lake.
Black and White rhino
By 1987, following years of attacks by poachers killing them for their high value horns, only two black rhinos survived in Lake Nakuru National Park. Thankfully, the rhino sanctuary has worked hard to successfully re-establish both black and white rhino and you can once again enjoy watching them while on your safari holiday. Quite similar in colour they are best told apart by the shape of their mouths, the white rhino’s being much more square-lipped. You’re most likely to see them at the lake’s edges.
Lions lions lions
Lions are everywhere across the park, indolently draped across rocky outcrops with their young families in tow, sitting in the shade of a tree, powerfully hunting and killing their prey and often, usually when young children are around, mating aggressively – it’s as if they know!
Nakuru National Park is also famous for leopards and it’s not unusual to see them during a daytime safari here. The best place to see these spectacular creatures is high up in the branches of the fever trees that fringe the lake; just keep your eyes peeled for the leopard’s tail dangling down below the branches as he lazily lounges away from the heat of the day.


Lake Nakuru Holidays

Gorillas & Masai Mara

Gorillas & Masai Mara

16 days Excl. flights From
USD $4,275.00

Fantastic wildlife viewing in Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda.

  • Travel on a classic overland expedition visiting Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda
  • Enjoy one precious hour in the company of Rwanda's Mountain gorillas
  • Spend a full day discovering the vast plains and abundant wildlife of the Masai Mara
  • Experience wild camping in Lake Nakuru National Park, home to the critically endangered Black rhino
  • Have all meals cooked for you - eat around the campfire under the vast African sky!
Classic Kenya Safari - Premium

Classic Kenya Safari - Premium

6 days Excl. flights From
USD $2,280.00

A classic journey on safari in Kenya.

  • Look for some of Africa's most emblematic wildlife
  • Witness the great wildebeest migration (in season)
  • Watch wildlife from a luxury tented camp
Kenya & Tanzania Adventure

Kenya & Tanzania Adventure

15 days Excl. flights From
USD $3,800.00

Excellent game viewing, spectacular scenery and exotic Zanzibar.

  • Enjoy game drives in Lake Nakuru National Park and the famous Masai Mara
  • The Serengeti: spend time in one of the world's best big game destinations
  • Stunning and game rich Ngorongoro Crater
  • Visit the exotic spice island of Zanzibar
Kenya Family Safari

Kenya Family Safari

8 days Excl. flights From
USD $2,535.00

A classic Kenyan safari visiting Lake Naivasha and the prolific Masai Mara

  • View prolific wildlife of the unsurpassable Masai Mara
  • Stay in beautiful African game lodges and tented camps
  • Visit Lake Nakuru - famed for its rhino population
  • Enjoy game drives, game walks and Maasai village visit
  • Chance to spot flamingos and hippos of Lake Naivasha
  • Excursion to an elephant orphanage and giraffe centre

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