Lake Nakuru

Lake Nakuru

Lake Nakuru is one the most popular lakes of the Great Rift Valley, protected in the Lake Nakuru National Park and is famous for its huge flocks of flamingos and many more species of birds that enjoy the alkaline waters of this shallow soda lake. From Loldia House, you can visit the area to see Lake Nakuru. Loldia House is just a two hour drive from Nairobi, which makes it very easily accessible and is an ideal base for starting your African safari and for exploring the Great Rift Valley. The picturesque Lake Nakuru and national park is well known for abundant flamingos, rhino and fantastic scenery.

You will begin your excursion to Lake Nakuru after an early breakfast and will enjoy a drive to the Great Rift Valley. Although this is one of Kenya’s smallest national parks, many visitors regard it as one of the most attractive. The lake itself draws many different animals, such as the great and lesser flamingos, which are the stars of the area, but also a large number of rhino.

In addition to the flamingos and many other birds, the other animals to see in the area include warthogs, baboons, hippos, giraffe, ostrich, lions and of course the rhinos. Lake Nakuru is slowly recovering from several environmental pressures that caused its flamingo population to decline in the 1990’s.

The word Nakuru itself means ‘dusty place’ in the local Maasai language and the park was established in 1961 and originally only included the lake itself, but now incorpor ates some of the surrounding savanna habitat. Some lucky visitors even see the area’s population of tree-climbing lions and there are about 50 individuals that roam the park.

On the tour from Loldia House, enjoy game viewing around the park in a 4X4 vehicle and a delicious picnic lunch. We will then return to the house in the afternoon for afternoon tea and delicious cakes on the lawn overlooking Lake Naivasha.