Leopard in Manyara

Leopard in Manyara

Leopard in Manyara National Park where the tree climbing Lions are also found. More »

Serengeti Great Wildebeest Migration

Serengeti Great Wildebeest Migration

The most famous National Park or Destination, best known for its Great Wildebeest Migration. Wildebeests, Zebras and other animals make a massive move... More »

Kilimanjaro Mountain

Kilimanjaro Mountain

One of the Recommended Hiking Destinations you wo\\\'t like to miss while in Tanzania, consider climbing Kilimanjaro and will assist you to reach the peak... More »

Gorilla Trekking Tours in Rwanda

Gorilla Trekking Tours in Rwanda

Manyara Travel will take you to the wilderness of the deep forests of Virunga mountains where you will come into the eyes of the Mountain Gorillas; some rare species that can only be traced in the corridors of Rwanda Congo and Uganda. More »

Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls

The spectacular view of Victoria Falls in Zambia. More »

 

Lake Nakuru National Park

Flocks of flamingo

Flocks of flamingo

Lake Nakuru National Park Safari

A relatively small park at approximately 250 square kms, Nakuru should never be overlooked. There are many reasons for this fabled park’s reputation and 1.2 million flamingos cannot be wrong. Lake Nakuru is an alkaline lake and if there is little rainfall flamingo numbers will swell accordingly.

During El Nino many of the birds fled to nearby Bogoria because their algae diet was compromised by the lack of alkaline in the water. Whether seen by road, on foot or from above the Lake at Baboon Cliffs, the lake and the attendant flamingos are a mesmerising spectacle.

Nakuru is also the big success story for rhino. The park was the focus of ‘Rhino Rescue’, the charity dedicated to saving the world’s rhinos, which paid for and built the electric fence that now surrounds the park. As the park is fenced and well run so these endangered animals are safe now in their haven and it is not uncommon to see twenty in a single game drive. There are some 60 black rhinos here, as well as 40 white, though it is the white that you see mostly as the black are much more reclusive.

Nakuru is also justifiably famous for leopards. Without a large number of lions, leopards are less marginalised than in other parks and, unusually for these crepuscular animals, they are also frequently seen during the day. The park has long fringes of fever trees down both sides of the lake and their thick branches make ideal spots for daytime lounging.

Among the other species which proliferate in the park, the most impressive are the buffalo, giraffe and water buck. There are also almost 500 species of birds including possibly the highest concentration of the beautiful long crested eagle anywhere.

There are only two fairly average lodges inside the park and a couple of primitive camping sites but do not be put off, this is a park with huge diversity and huge rewards for those wanting a good safari only a few hours by road from Nairobi.

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