Lake Nakuru

Lake Nakuru National Park: Land of the Flamingos

Lake Nakuru is 230 km northwest of Nairobi and the drive to it down the Rift Valley is nothing short of breathtaking.  At first glimpse the lake appears to be an inland sea of pink. This fabulous pink is all thanks to the lake’s thousand – perhaps millions - of resident flamingos.

The birds are here because the lake water is full of food for them in the form of algae. Meaning ‘Dusty Place’ in the local Maasai tongue, Nakuru was founded as a park in 1961 and now encompasses a large area surrounding the lake. The lake itself is a shallow alkaline body of water the size of which can vary enormously from season to season. At its largest the lake covers 45 square kilometres, which shrinks to as little as 5 square kilometres in dry conditions.

Lake Nakuru is a birder’s paradise with 400 species located around its shores.  Apart from the rather obvious flamingos, other species that are present include avocets, ducks, stilts and little grebes. The park also has fabulous game including the elusive leopard and large numbers of the endangered black rhino, as well as all the regular plains game. The lake is located in the centre of the park and takes about an hour to drive around. Lake Nakuru is extremely popular with all visitors to Kenya because of its diversity and proximity to Nairobi and the other Rift Valley lakes.

Below are our tours which take in Nakuru National Park but if you don’t see what you are looking for or would like to visit on a private tour get in touch with us and we’ll show you how we can help.

Tours & Holidays

Spend 4 relaxing days on Kenya's top beach and 2 days enjoying the animals and stunning setting on a true Kenyan safari. To make the Safari even more special we are including a FREE night game drive.
Diani Beach - Tsavo West
Pure luxury is in store for you on this four night flying safari!
Masai Mara National Reserve
Short on cash? Then Camping is the perfect way to witness the Great Migration this July / August for much less than you would pay to stay at a hotel or lodge.
Masai Mara National Reserve
From the soft leather seats of the aircraft you will look out over the vast plains of Africa while the pilot provides commentary on the landmarks and wildlife.
Masai Mara - Amboseli - Tsavo East & West
Soft leather reclining seats with the ability to move in all directions to ensure a lot of leg space – this allows you to travel in style.
Northern Kenya - Lake Naivasha & Masai Mara
A perfect mini break that won’t ‘break’ the bank. Two of Kenya’s finest destinations. A ‘Great Lake’ and a ‘wildlife marvel’ you couldn’t ask for more on a three night adventure through Kenya.
Lake Naivasha - Masai Mara
Stylish, unique and exclusive. Our Kenya in Style safari is for those that appreciate the finer things in life.
Samburu National Park - Masai Mara
Short, sweet and luxurious this Masai Mara Safari is the perfect addition to a Kenyan beach holiday or a great quick trip to see the wonders of the Masai Mara.
Masai Mara National Reserve
Stunning views of Kilimanjaro, the most famous of the Rift Valley lakes and the jewel in the crown - the majestic Masai Mara. An amazing opportunity to tour Kenya with a group of safari enthusiasts.
Nairobi - Amboseli - Lake Naivasha - Lake Nakuru & Masai Mara
East Africa is known for its bountiful wildlife and breathtaking scenery and you will see the best of it on this spectacular journey through both Kenya and Tanzania.
Amboseli - Ngorongoro - Serengeti & Masai Mara
See two of Kenya’s gems in style and comfort and get a taste for the country's extraordinary beauty - from the flamingo lakes in the Rift Valley to one of Africa’s showpiece parks, the Masai Mara.
Lake Elementaita - Masai Mara
We bring you the perfect camping safari for the adventurous traveller who wants to see what Kenya has to offer without blowing the budget.
Mount Kenya - Samburu National Park & Masai Mara