NAMG14 Day 03: Lake Nakuru

November 18, 2014 Comments Off on NAMG14 Day 03: Lake Nakuru
Andrew Walton
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Lake Nakuru

We depart from the Masai Mara and journey north to Lake Nakuru where we devote our afternoon to game driving. First established as a bird sanctuary, Lake Nakuru was developed into a National Park in 1968. Here, white rhino roam frequently through the savannah area that surrounds the lake, providing us with incredible photo opportunities.

Lake Nakuru National Park got its name from the alkaline lake that surrounds it. Nakuru means ‘dry or dusty place’ in the Masai language. Though the Park was initially created as a bird sanctuary, it is now inhabited by an immense number of various animal species, including the Big Four – lion, leopard, rhino and buffalo (unfortunately the Park is not home to any elephants). Famous for its enormous flocks of flamingos that gather around the edges of its shores due to the abundance of algae in the waters, Lake Nakuru is also a haven for black and white rhino and, as of recent, has been extended in order to provide protection for these majestic, endangered creatures.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Nderit Camp or similar
Facilities: Shared ablutions, hot and cold showers
Route: Masai Mara to Lake Nakuru +/-230 kms
Travel Time: +/-4-5 hours
Included Tour Highlights: Game drive in Lake Nakuru NP

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