The park lies at the floor of the Rift valley at the center of the country, 150km north-west of Nairobi, neighbouring the town of Nakuru. The ecosystem comprises of the lake, surrounded by mainly wooded and bushy grasslands. The park supports a wide ecological diversity with Flamingos (Greater and Lesser) and other water birds being the major attractions of the area. The ecosystem provides for about 56 different species of mammals including the white rhino and buffaloes and a variety of terrestrial birds numbering nearly 450 species.
Roads: 175 Kms from Nairobi, the park can be reached on Nanyuki-Isiolo road via Sirimon Track or Nyeri-Nanyuki road near Naro Moru. The park is also reachable via Chogoria on the Embu - Meru road, about 150km north of Nairobi. Airstrips: The closest commercial airstrip to the park is at Nanyuki
By Road: Distance: 156 km Northwest of Nairobi on the main A104 Road. The main gate is 4km from Nakuru Town Centre. By Air: Via the 12 km long ‘Naishi’ airstrip located in the southern part of the park.
188 Km2 160 KM north-west of Nairobi
Temperature ranges from 20-300 c and rainfall from 200mm – 700 mm Two rain seasons: Long rains – March & April &short rains – Nov/ December
The fabulous flamingo An orthologist’s paradise with 450 species of birds Kenya’s first rhino sanctuary Waterfall : Malaikq View –points: Lion hill, baboon cliffs and Out of Africa Hills :Enasoit , lion hill, honeymoon e.t.c
Thomson’s and Grant,s gazelle, the long-eared leaf-nosed bat, colobus monkey, rock hyrax, hippo, leopard, lion, rhino, waterbuck. Impala, striped hyena,bat-eared fox, wildcat, reedbuck, striped hyena,golden cat, black and white rhinos Prolific birdlife features 450 species ans upto 1.5 million flamingos
Where to Stay
Lodges Lake Nakuru lodge
Sarova Lion Hill Lodge
KWS Self – Catering Accommodation
Naishi House Camping Facilities
Special campsites include: Naishi, Rhino, Soysambu, Nyati, Chui, reedbuck.
What to take with you
Drinking water, picnic items and camping equipment if you intend to stay overnight. Also useful are: binoculars, camera, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and guidebooks