Difference between revisions of "Lake Nakuru National Park"
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Lake Nakuru National Park has plains, hills, waterfalls and a big lake which forms a really beautiful landscape in the park.
Flora and Fauna
You can see around 400 species of birds in Lake Nakuru National Park. On a lucky day you can see Lions, Rhinos, Giraffes, Antelopes, Leopards and Cheetahs. You can also find Millions of Pelicans and Flamingos enjoying the fish around the banks of the lake.
The Climate is really pleasant all throughout the year. Tourists can face an occasional rain but the temperature is around the lower 20 deg C from January to December.
Traveling in the park ideally could take you a full day. If you are traveling from Nairobi, then leave at around 6.30 AM. On the way to Nakuru you can also have a great view of the Rift Valley. Reach the National Park early around 9.00 AM and leave the park at 5.00 PM. It might take you few minutes to get your ticket and the vehicle checked. The drivers also need to carry the permit for the vehicle. Its advised to have some food or snacks before getting in but ever leave your vehicle open or else the Baboons might attack searching for food.
The entry fee for foreigners is $40. For Kenyan Nationals it is KSH 200. If you are traveling in a van then the driver must have a permit which says he is allowed to drive in the national park. Vehicle permit is necessary to take the vehicle in the park. An additional vehicle fees is required.
You cant find anything inside the park. If you have the guest house booking for the night then you can find something to eat. Please buy lots of water before your enter he park. It is advised to to carry any cigarettes when inside the park. The park rangers don't like it. There is a small restaurant outside the park where you can get snacks.
Accommodation around the lake includes Lake Nakuru Lodge and Lion Hill Camp.