Attractions in Lake Nakuru National Park
Attractions in Lake Nakuru National Park: Lake Nakuru National Park in Kenya is a mixture of acacia, bushy and woody vegetation that is seated on the floor of the great East African Rift Valley. The park that is in Nakuru town, North West of the Kenya’s capital Nairobi, is a one destination you shouldn’t miss in 2021.
Known mainly for Lake Nakuru and the multitude of flamingos that make their life on the lake waters, the park offers a wonderful experience for its visitors anytime of the year, you wish to visit.
Lake Nakuru National Park is also endowed with unique landscape beauty, variety flora and Fauna. The park is home to over 50 animal species and over 200 bird species that you can see on your visit to the Park.
Like other National parks, Lake Nakuru National Park was closed for a couple of months in 2020 due to the pandemic. The park was reopened in August 2020 and is now receiving guests every day of the week.
Since the park’s reopening, most of the travellers have been asking, what attractions are in the park now?; given the different COVID19 factors that have affected almost everything in every sector.
Well, we have you covered, below are the attractions in Lake Nakuru National Park that you can look forward to in 2021.
As the name suggests, Lake Nakuru National Park is the home of the popular Lake Nakuru. Lake Nakuru is a soda lake with blue waters and an abundance of blue green algae on which the famous flamingos feed. When you visit lake Nakuru National Park in 2021, you will definitely spend time enjoying the cool breeze of the lake and watching the birds that make their life on the lake.
Flamingos and a variety of Birdlife.
Lake Nakuru National Park is famous for being home to the beautiful pink flamingos that make their life on Lake Nakuru; Lake Nakuru is a soda lake which has an abundance of blue-green algae on which these flamingos feed. The park has the highest number of lesser and greater flamingos in the country, and when you arrive at the Park, you will see for yourself that this pink flamingo colour takes over the park’s scenery.
You will also be delighted to see lots of other bird species over 200 species that stay on the lake shores and within the park’s vegetation. It’s for this reason that Lake Nakuru National Park is Ramsar site and a must visit destination in 2021.
Lake Nakuru National Park is home to diverse species of mammals that you can view on game drives in the park on your visit to the park. These animals include but not limited to: Rothschild’s giraffe, baboons, buffaloes, antelopes, impalas, warthogs, gazelles, zebras, colobus monkeys and many more.
Lake Nakuru National Park is a Rhino sanctuary which means at any time you visit this park you are sure to find both the Black and White Rhinos. Rhinos are endangered species which means their numbers are few and they are rarely found; so to find them in one park is such a big thing. Because Lake Nakuru National Park is a Rhino sanctuary, its fenced so that poachers don’t attack the Rhinos. So be sure to expect to see Rhinos in Lake Nakuru National Park in 2021.
Lake Nakuru National park has several scenic viewpoints and ridge landscapes that offer the park’s visitors amazing picnic locations, photo and video locations, park viewing points among other things. The viewpoints are Baboon Cliff, lion hill and the Out of Africa viewpoint.
In the southern part of Lake Nakuru National Park are the beautiful Makalia falls that flow from the Mau forest and break into three rivers that feed lake Nakuru. These waterfalls are uniquely formed with a picturesque surrounding and other great features. Visitors that take a walk to these falls cannot stop singing about the beauty of the falls the wonderful sceneries among other things.
The waterfalls are also a habitat for some rare bird species and a couple of animals.
So plan your visit to Lake Nakuru National Park, this 2021 and enjoy all these attractions and more.