Lake Nakuru National Park

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National park:Lake Nakuru National Park
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    Top Descriptions

    Lake Nakuru National Park is firmly on the tourist circuit, and for good reason. This national park has a beautiful lakeside setting, it’s one of the easiest places in to see rhinos, and it’s beside the fairly well facilitated city of Nakuru (which is only a couple of hours from ). It can’t compete with the or for wilderness factor or sheer diversity of wildlife, but it’s certainly worth a morning or afternoon heading between other parks. – Daniel
     
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    Top Tips

    Don’t expect a vast wilderness here. Although you will see power lines and general human habitation beside the , once you’ve driven to the opposite side of the lake to the town then things get a lot quieter.
    It is very possible to see both white and black rhino here, with the former species being calmer and generally easier to spot. If you’re lucky, the rhino won’t simply be in the middle of a large panorama and therefore difficult to photograph – if this happens, be patient and they might come nearer.
    Due to a rise in water levels a few years back, Lake Nakuru National Park now has far fewer flamingos than it once did (although there are still some to be found on the eastern shore). Some of the game-viewing tracks have also been completely submerged.
     
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    The Location

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      Environment type:forest, hill, lake, scrub
      Location type:city, national park, rural

      What can we see or do there?

      Activities:game drives, viewpoints
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      Services:bathrooms, ticket offices
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      Animals:buffalo, dikdik,impala, rothschild’s giraffe, olive baboon, Thomson’s gazelle, vervet monkey, waterbuck, warthog, white rhino, zebra
      Birds:egret, flamingo, heron, lilac-breasted roller, pelican, yellow-billed stork

      How much will it cost us?

      Currency:Kenyan Shilling (KES)
      Average daily budget:KES11,050
       
      Ticket type:Cost:
      24-hour adult (non-resident)KES6,000 (USD60)
       
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      When should we go there, and for how long?

      Average time taken:2 nights
       
      Day:Opens:Closes:
      everyday7am6pm
       
      High season:June to October
      Low season:April, May
      Temporarily closed:
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        How can we get in contact?

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        Telephone:0202 664 071, 0202 664 079
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        Language(s):English, Swahili
        Timezone:UTC+03:00
        Country calling code:254

        How can we get there?

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          Geographical feature:Lake Nakuru
           
          Neighboring countries:N/A

          The Directions

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          The Directions

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          The Directions

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          What are the numbers and averages?

          Number of attractions visited:2
           
          Travel time to attractions:30 minutes
          Travel time to next location:3 hours, 30 minutes
           
          Altitude:
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          Size:45km2

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            Turmeric100g
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