Lake Nakuru National Park Travel Guide

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Lake Nakuru National Park Highlights

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     Many, many, many Flamingos 

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     NO ELEPHANTS, TOO SMALL! 

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     A Lake like no other!! 

Lake Nakuru National Park Things to Do

  • Marabou Stork

    Half stork, half vulture and all ugly but found throughout Kenya and Tanzania as one of the most numerous scavengers.

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  • Baboons

    Baboons aren't friendly specie, especially if having baby baboons around or if somebody is disturbing their territory. All this photos were taken from the car and I was warned not to go out. Baboon isn't of gorilla size but no matter that physically it is very strong, much stronger then humans are. Besides, his front pair of tooth are very big and...

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  • Yellow Billed Storks

    Easily identifiable with there bright yellow bills, they pick up a pink coloring from their aquatic diet.

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  • Vervet Monkeys

    The second most common kind of monkeys after Baboons ( Ok actually apes not monkeys) are vervet monkeys.

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  • Rhino

    One of the highlights of Lake Nakuru is a population of white rhino brought in from South Africa that is flourishing in Lake Nakuru park.

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  • Flamingos

    One of the things Nakuru is traditionally famous for is its flock of thousands of Flamingos. Currently the lake levels are low due to drought and most of the flock is elsewhere. Still a few hundred continue to make this there nesting grounds.

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Lake Nakuru National Park Restaurants

  • Birthday Celebrations

    Kenyan's have a fun way of celebrating Birthdays. At your request, they will pre-make a cake which will be delivered at your table at the end of the meal. The birthday affair consists of all employees lining up single file, going from table to table, showing your name to the other guests, each in turn, gradually joining in on the festivities and...

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  • FRESH-BEEF!!!!!

    The guys wanted to get me a GOAT for mybirthday. They wanted me to help them with it.Have a reel BUSH-DINNER!" It never happened. NAKURU they said not a good place to do that. So, they went to town and get some good beef! MY BIRTHDAY DINNER!AND THE OPEN FIRE!!10/2001PS, I'M GLAD THEY NEVER GOT THE GOAT! ANYTHING ON THE FIRE!

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Lake Nakuru National Park Nightlife

  • Evening On the Lake

    The early evening is an incredible sight to behold on Lake Nakuro. As the sun sank low in the sky the Pink Flamingos blended into the sky and the white shore of the lake sparkled like snow...

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  • Cultural Shows

    Various lodges throughout Kenya offer live enterainment.Although obviously orchestraded for the tourist industry, they're fun non the less and will even involve the audience.In this case, the local women were dancing and Ed decided (as a joke) to "krump" (modern dance often observed within the younger crowds here at home) and one of the women...

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  • GOOD FRIENDS AND LION-ROARS!

    Take a look! My past time after the sun goesdown. Our last day together before we split up. Till we meet later before I head home!NO OTHER CAMPERS HAD THESE FIRES!!10/2001

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Lake Nakuru National Park Transportation

  • By Road from Amboseli

    Our drive to Lake Nakuru from Amboseli took 7 hours .We travel via Nairobi . We aren’t entirely sure this is the normal route as we had to change vehicles here as well . The ride was hair-raising to say the least, especially from the Nairobi on part. No divided highways here and passing lanes are unheard of . Everyone just ducks out in a kind of...

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  • Seniors on Safari

    We just got back from an unforgettable safari in Kenya organized for us by Simon Koech of Dawn@ Dusk Travel. www.d2dsafaris.com As seniors, we were cautious about whom we chose and this outfit did not let us down.The drive guide Simon sent us with, Matu Michael, was knowledgeable and experienced.We drove in a safari van from Nairobi to Treetops,...

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  • Accessibility

    The park has a tarmac road 157km North west from Nairobi. the most commonly used entrance is the main Gate 4km from Nakuru town. Its advisable to use a four wheel drive to the game park and a tour guide.

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Lake Nakuru National Park Local Customs

  • Local market place at Nakuru

    We stopped shortly with the car at the local market, it was some kind of traffic jam in front of us. I couldn't resist not to take the picture of this girl but then she noticed it and started shouting and calling up her father and friends. They were very unfriendly shouting at kswahili and the driver told me that they want to fight. So I stepped...

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  • Mammals names in swahili

    With so many Mammal to see here you might just want to learn their names in local language, here are fewsimba.......liontembo..... elephantkifaru...... rhinoceroschui......... leopardkiboko......hippopotamusnyati....... buffalotwiga...... giraffepunda milia......zebrafisi........... hyenaswara...... antelopesungura...haremamba.......

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  • Crossing the Equator

    The equator is an imaginary line which runs around the belly of the earth. Crossing it takes on a ceremonial significance and every time we have done so on land, a photo stop has been called for. This was the first time of several.

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Lake Nakuru National Park Warnings and Dangers

  • Fake tickets!

    Beware not to be conned by anyone trying to sell you tickets to the park. There are new rules anyone visiting the park should have a gate pass named "smart card" which is issued at the gate and should be carried all the time when visiting any of Kenyan parks.

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  • Monkey

    Kenyans call them simply Monkey, have never heard any other name for this specie. This animal is almost alike to domestic, living close to the hauses because it is the easiest way to get some food. Usually they stay at the rooftops or nearby trees, observing carefully people around. In case one is eating something, Monkies will come closer waiting...

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  • Camera Wows

    Be aware that it is extremely dusty on safari.Wanting to keep my camera close I often had it in my hand . Quickly however I realized it was causing my lens to stick . I thought I was out of luck when eventually my lens wouldn't open at all . With careful cleaning however it all worked out and I kept it covered there after.

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Lake Nakuru National Park Tourist Traps

  • Beef meat or Buffalos meat!

    So me and a group of friends lake Nakuru National park, and as usual in the park guest houses you have to fetch firewood and prepare your own meal. so we go to the nearby Nakuru town and buy very fresh and soft meat, it was cheap. so we thot nice town. we cooked and ate, very tasty and soft meat, again it was cheap. So as we were touring the park...

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  • PRIMATES !!!!!

    T-LOG on the way! At first funny, but after andhour! HOLY-CRAP!!!!! Everywhere. We hoped for another group to come to camp so thePRIMATES will bug and take from them.Yes there was also another type of PRIMATEaround before we left! Just have to deal with it.Let the KENYA WILDLIFE SERVICE do their thing!10/2001 Keep you tents double zipped! Don't...

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Lake Nakuru National Park What to Pack

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    Luggage and bags: Ensure that you have the basics packed in your safari bag like, Insect repellant, sun glasses against the sun, a hat and your camera to fully enjoy your safari.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: you should wear adaptable clothes depending on time and season. however the parks are located in low altitude area and have temperature ranging from warm to hot in the day and cool to cold in the night. So wear a layer of clothing that can be easily pealed off as day weather changes. your clothing should be natual earthly coloured or khaki and laced shoes. Safari clothes are available in the parks gift shop

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: It ia advisable to carry small medical kit that contain any basic remedies that you may need like, painkillers, antiacid, anti-histamine and cold drinks.

    Photo Equipment: Include a torch, binoculars, and plenty of film in your safari bag am sure you dont want to miss the action!

    Miscellaneous: other essential things that might be very handy are bird guide, mammal guideand a map of Kenya. Also do not forget to bring along your smart card with you , incase you dont have it will be issued to you at the parks gate.

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Lake Nakuru National Park Off The Beaten Path

  • Rift Valley

    This is what offering panoramic spot, fantastic view at the mighty and beautiful Rift Valleay, which is considering to be the stomach of Kenya. Rift Valley is the most cultivated part of Kenya, with lots of farms and it is the stronghold of Kikuyu tribe.On the right side of the picture, in the distance, there is volcanic Mt. Longonet, beautiful...

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  • Resting spot

    There is nice resting place on the road to Nakuru but I didnt catch its name. The trip from Nairobi to Nakuru, if travelling by car, isnt that long but still short stop for a drink or buying some specific local souveniers is always welcome. The souveniers are, more or less, alike to all other one could find everywhere in Kenya, except for the caps...

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  • Nature Calls!

    The residence of Lake Nakuru National Park spend alot of time eating, sleeping, and going to the bathroom!

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Lake Nakuru National Park Sports & Outdoors

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    by safardreams Written Jan 1, 2003

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    This needs a T-LOG, but with dozens and
    dozens of BABOONS hounding you! What do you do? You do a lot of running around! You
    find, if your lucky a pile of broken cement!
    You use your tent poles as MASAI-SPEARS!
    Lucas and I did the best we could with seemed like a hundred BABOONS in camp!
    We just tried to scare them. Until the:
    KENYA WILDLIFE SERVICE showed up!
    WHAT A WORK OUT!!
    10/2001

    Equipment: ROCKS, SPEARS, DEEP VOICE and your
    best HUMOR!!

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Lake Nakuru National Park Favorites

  • Nakuru town

    I didnt see much of the town itself, just passing throughout on my way to the Nakuru Park. The town of Nakuru look alike to the most of the other Kenyan towns, new constructions all over the place, city market and residential areas. While other towns have pretty big slums in the outskirts, I couldnt see any in Nakuru. Maybe slums excisting here too...

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  • Lake Nakuru

    Lake Nakuru is well know animal resort situated north of Nairobi, about two hours of driving by car. Due to a road conditions, distance in Kenya is very irrelevant, also, it depend on how many police road-checking point one could meet. The road to Nakuru town is pretty good and safe, the only problem, as usual is wheter one is used to drive on the...

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  • Unique vegetation!

    what ussually attracts tourist to lake Nakuru National park is the bird sanctuary but as for me its the exclusive, one of kind vegetation that makes the place so solely beautiful!. About 550 different plant species including the unique and biggest euphorbia forest in Africa, Picturesque landscape and yellow acacia woodlands.

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