Lake Nakuru & Nakuru Town

The scenic Lake Nakuru National Park established in 1961, is situated in the Great Rift Valley, in Kenya, near Nakuru town, and is home to a variety of wildlife such as the lion, leopard, rhino, girrafe and buffalo.

Lake Nakuru is a world heritage site famous for its million plus flamingo population, is also an ornithologists heaven with over 450 plus bird species and has unique forests of cactus euphorbia trees in addition to a sanctuary for rhinos.

Accomodation inside the park includes Sarova Lion Hill Camp and Lake Nakuru Lodge. Camping facilities are also available inside the park.
Fact File on Lake Nakuru
Area : 107 sq km Altitude: 1000 to 1600 m [3280 - 5260 ft]

Access from Nairobi : Road : 155 kms ( 2 - 3hours )

Location : In the Rift Valley Province, South of Lake Nakuru

Animals : Flamingoes, pelicans, hippo, rhino, reedbuck, giraffe

Vegetation : Open savannah and light patches of bush, cactuslike euphorbia trees

Birds : Flamingoes, pelicans & over 450 other bird species

Facilities : Few hotels and camp sites

Attractions: World famous for its countless number of flamingo
Brief History on Lake Nakuru and Nakuru town
Nakuru, meaning "Place of the waterbuck" in Swahili or "Little soda lake" in Maasai, is the capital of the sprawling and enormous Rift Valley Province stretching from the Sudanese border to the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro and is the fourth largest town to be found in Kenya.

Nakuru town came into existance during the thrust of the Ugandan Railway and owed part of its early growth to Lord Delamere. He was the Colony's most famous figure and in 1903, Lord Delamere aquired 400 sq kms of land on the lower slopes of the Mau Escarpment, followed by two hundred more at Soysambu, both of which eventually settled some 200 or more English settler families who made Nakuru their country capital.

Both Nakuru town and Lake Nakuru National Park offer a host of accomodation options to suit every visitors pocket, from budget town hotels to moderately priced and expensive lodges by the Lake and within the Park.

There are several accomodation options in Nakuru among them
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