I got a chance to visit Lake Nakuru National Park last month….. I must say a lot has changed. My last visit must have been 4-5 years ago.
Lake Nakuru is one of the many lakes on the floor of the Great Rift Valley. The lake is surrounded by the Park which is home to a huge variety of mammals like the black and white rhino.
Its one of the only parks in Kenya where you can use your personal car for game drives. The murram roads within the park are well maintained.
Lake Nakuru has always been known for its flamingoes. Fast forward to today….there are hardly any flamingoes on the lake . The rising water levels in the recent years have caused them to move to Lake Bogoria.
The lake water has spread into the park as you can see in the photo above cutting off some roads within the park.
All is not lost for the park .Its a perfect weekend getaway as its only a 2 hours drive from Nairobi.
You can still enjoy a wonderful game drives within the park.
You can also visit the view points over looking the lake.( Lion hill, Baboon cliff and Out of Africa)
Enjoy a visit to Makalia Falls located within the park.
So if you are visiting Nakuru County soon…… Go out and enjoy this wonderful park.