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DAY TRIP TO LAKE NAKURU
Lake Nakuru National Park is located in the Rift Valley 1750 meters above sea level, Lake Nakuru is known as an ornithological paradise by birdwatchers because the lake is world famous as the location of the greatest bird spectacle on earth which boasts any where between one and two million lesser and greater pink flamingos that feed on the abundant algae thriving in the lakes warm waters. It is one of the few parks that have been specifically established (Gazetted) for the protection of birds specifically flamingoes, more than 450 species of birds have been recorded here
Lake Nakuru National Park is renowned as a bird sanctuary with over 400 bird species, including huge flocks of flamingoes and many other water birds. It is an excellent park for wildlife spotting and is home to many water-loving animals such as hippos and waterbucks.
Flamingo (Greater and Lesser) and other water birds including a variety of terrestrial birds numbering about 450 species in total.
Mammals: 56 different species including white rhinos,waterbuck etc.
View-points: Lion hill, Baboon cliff and Out of Africa
Hills: Enasoit, Honeymoon, Lion hill ridge etc
Unique vegetation: About 550 different plant species including the unique and biggest euphorbia forest in Africa, Picturesque landscape and yellow acacia woodlands.
Participate in the cycle with rhino event every september yearly
We shall drive through the floor of the Great Rift Valley from Nairobi, while stopping on the way for curios and to admire and marvel at the breathtaking views of the escarpment along the way. We arrive at Lake Nakuru National Park in time for a mid-morning game drive. Lunch at the Lake Nakuru Lodge or similar .As we find our way out of the park; we have another short game drive and embark on our way to Nairobi.
You are picked from your hotel at 0700hrs / met at JKIA and depart for Lake Nakuru with a stop over at the breathtaking Great Rift Valley View point. Various shops.
You proceed to arrive for your day game drive round this beautiful ornithological spectacle of the "pink” Lake Nakuru.The lake supports millions of pink flamingoes hence dubbed the "pink of Lake Nakuru among the big cats, the black manned Lion, the Cheetah and the leopard among other big wildlife such as the White Rhino & the buffalo.
At 1330hrs, you take your lunch at the Sarova Lion Hill Game lodge which overlooks this great lake.
Thereafter at 1500hrs you depart for Nairobi arriving at about 1800hrs. You are dropped at your hotel for overnight or transferred to JKIA depending on your departure schedule.