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About Lake Nakuru National Park

Lake Nakuru National Park is situated in Kenya. Lake Nakuru National Park budget travel offers the best in birdwatching and game spotting along the beautiful waters of Lake Nakuru.


Lake Nakuru National Park airports include the following:
•Jomo Kenyatta Nairobi International Airport
•Naishi airstrip


Lake Nakuru National Park birdlife includes some 450 species of birds, including large numbers of Great and Lesser flamingos, grebes, white winged black terns, stilts, avocets and ducks.


As a UNESCO World Heritage Centre, Lake Nakuru National Park conservation plays a vital role in preserving the biodiversity of this beautiful soda lake and surrounds. Both white and black rhino can be found here, and the lake forms an important breeding ground for millions of Greater and Lesser flamingos.


Lake Nakuru National Park malaria medication includes the following:
•Mefloquine (Lariam)
•Atovaquone/proguanil (Malarone)


Lake Nakuru National Park money and banking info includes:
•There are no banks or ATMs in the lake area, so be prepared and bring local currency
•Some lodges and camps accept credit cards, but not all the time


Lake Nakuru plant life is very diverse, with a range of vegetation regions throughout the park. The landscape includes areas of marsh and grasslands alternating with rocky cliffs and outcrops, stretches of acacia woodland and rocky hillsides covered with a Euphorbia forest on the eastern perimeter.

Safety Tips

•Do not swim in the water - hippos and crocodiles can sometimes be found, as well as bilharzia
•Lake Naivasha is generally very safe to visit, with no dangerous game
•The crime rate is very low, however it is best to keep valuables out of sight to prevent temptation
•Avoid travelling alone to and from the park, and in remote areas travel in convoy during daylight

Travel Books

Lake Nakuru National Park recommended travel books include:
•Africa's Flamingo Lake by Francine Jacobs
•Kenya Lonely Planet Country Guide by Matthew Firestone
•Kenya (A to Z) by Justine and Ron Fontes
•Kenya in Pictures by Catherine Broberg
•Globetrotter Travel Pack: Safari Guide Kenya by Dave Richards and Val Richards


Lake Nakuru National Park wildlife is rich and abundant. There are about 56 different species of mammal including warthog, waterbuck, large numbers of impala, buffalo, Rothschild giraffe, eland, leopard and both black and white rhino.


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