Lake Nakuru National Park

A sanctuary of the Black and White Rhinos as well as Rothschild’s Giraffes, Lake Nakuru National Park will leave you throbbing for more.

On the Floor of the Great Rift Valley,  amid the wooded and bushy grassland lies a splendid soda lake popularly known as Lake Nakuru. Priviledged with ecological diversity, a variety of flora and fauna have made this beautiful escarpment their home.

Located in Nakuru County, Lake Nakuru National Park is a thrilling destination for those looking for an African wild Safari adventure.  Its name “Nakuru” stems from the Masai word meaning “ Dusty Place”. The Park is connected to Lake Soysambu Conservancy along the southeastern border, representing the only remaining wildlife corridor to Lake Naivasha.

Lake Nakuru Pink Flamingos

Lake Nakuru National Park has gained international stardom as the greatest bird spectacle on earth, with over two million flamingos docked at its shores. The abundance of algae attracts a vast number of Flamingos that famously give the lake a pinky grow.

Activities at Lake Nakuru National Park


One unique factor of this park is the high concentration of wildlife. The park is home to thousands of African iconic animals including Rhinos, hippopotamus, warthogs, baboons, waterbuck, and buffalos. You will enjoy hunting escapades from the park’s resident lions, cheetahs and leopards. In recent years, there is an increased sighting of leopards at the park. It is also common to spot pythons dangling on trees or crossing the road.


Given the warm climate and open savannah, the park makes a perfect destination for romantic adventures. You and your loved ones can enjoy picnics, game drives, wild photography, bird watching, and nature walks.

Rhino Sanctuary

Finally, Lake Nakuru National Park offers a sanctuary to the endangered rhinos and Rothschild’s giraffes. If you are lucky to visit in September, you will enjoy the Cycle with Rhino Event, a community biking event in the wild organized to raise funds for rhino conservation and protection.

This is a land of many wonders, each smoothing your spirits to nirvana as the waters of Makalia falls softly roars.

Fact File


  • Flamingo: these are the greatest identifier of the park.
  • The Big Five: Easy sightings of Lions, Leopards, White Rhinos, Hippos, and waterbuck among others. There are over 56 different species of mammals living at Lake Nakuru National Park.
  • Community and conservation Events: Cycling with Rhino annual event in September.

Park Activities: Bird Watching, Camping, Game Drives, and Photography.

Accessibility: Shanjoy Tours organizes safari transfers by road or air. The most commonly used route is the Main gate located 4 kilometres south of Nakuru town.




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