Budget Safaris | Lake Nakuru Hells Gate National Park | Africa Budget Tour
Lake Nakuru is one of the Rift Valley lakes. It lies to the south of Nakuru, in the rift valley of Kenya and is protected by Lake Nakuru National Park. Lake Nakuru National Park 188 km², created in 1961 around Lake Nakuru, near Nakuru Town, is best known for its thousands, sometimes millions of flamingos nesting along the shores.
There are two types of flamingo species: the lesser flamingo can be distinguished by its deep red carmine bill and pink plumage unlike the greater, which has a bill with a black tip. The flamingos feed on algae, created from their droppings mixing in the warm alkaline waters, and plankton. The surface of the shallow lake is often hardly recognizable due to the continually shifting mass of pink. The number of flamingos on the lake varies with water and food conditions and the best vantage point is from Baboon Cliff.
Also of interest is an area of 188 km around the lake fenced off as a sanctuary to protect Rothschild giraffes, black rhinos and white rhinos. The park now has more than 25 black rhinoceros, one of the largest concentrations in the country, plus around 70 white rhinos. There are also a number of Rothschild’s giraffe, again translocated for safety from western Kenya . Waterbuck are very common and both the Kenyan species are found here. Among the predators are lion, cheetah and leopard, the latter being seen much more frequently in recent times.
Day 00: Arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and transfer to Nairobi Hotel
Airport- Nairobi city transfer by our safari representative and to the booked Hotel in Nairobi. Optional dinner at Carnivore restaurant, world-famous for its famous game meat restaurant in Africa and late take to booked hotel in Nairobi for overnight on bed and breakfast.
Day 1: Nairobi -Lake Nakuru National Park
Depart from Nairobi to Lake Nakuru National Park, arriving in time for lunch at your lodge. After lunch will enjoy an evening game drive to see the huge numbers of flamingo which are concentrated along the lake shore. In addition to the bird life for which Nakuru is so well known for, there are many different wildlife species in the park including lion, leopard, Black rhino, White rhino, buffalo, Rothschild’s giraffe, zebra, impala and waterbuck. Lunch, Dinner and overnight at Lake Nakuru Lodge.
Day 2: Lake Nakuru National Park
An early morning game drive before breakfast to try to find leopard which are frequently sighted in Lake Nakuru Park and return to the lodge for breakfast. After breakfast you will take a further drive to seek out the 2 species of rhino found in the park, returning before lunch. The afternoon is at leisure, relaxing by the lodge swimming pool before an evening game drive in the park. Break fast, Lunch, Dinner and overnight at Lake Nakuru Lodge.
Day 3: Lake Nakuru to Nairobi
Early morning game drive and after breakfast transfer by road back to Nairobi. You shall arrive in time for lunch then in the afternoon you shall do a small city tour as you shop for souvenirs. There are many shops that sell African made kangas, ornaments and many more artifacts. Dinner will be served at booked Hotel then transfer you to the airport. Break fast at Lake Nakuru Lodge.
End of safari!!
Tour Cost and Seasons
- Transfer to and from Airport
- Comfortable tour vehicle
- Meals at accommodation facilities
- Entry fee to all destinations
- Driver allowance
- 1 litre bottle of water each day
- Park Fee
- Lunch not served at the accommodation facility
- Things of personal nature