3-DAYS LAKE NAKURU SAFARI

3-Days Lake Nakuru Safari overview 

The 3 Days Lake Nakuru safari takes you to one of the best park in Kenya. Lake Nakuru National Park has over 400 bird species making it a bird watchers paradise. In addition it is home to over 50 mammal species. When it comes to plant species, it has over 500. The park is famous for the flocks of the greater and lesser Flamingo that gather around the lake numbering around 2 million, which turns the lake pink. This has given the lake a nickname; the pink lake.  Other avifauna to be seen include variety of water birds (Yellow-billed Pelicans, Marabou Storks, Hammerkops, Fish Eagles, etc.)

When it comes mammals, most of the big game reside lake Nakuru national park apart from the elephant. It offers sanctuary to the endangered rhino and it has the largest population in Kenya. Another animal that is endangered and find residence in Lake Nakuru National Park is the Rothschild giraffe. Other animals found in the park include African Buffalos,  Zebras, Impalas, Olive Baboons, Vervet Monkeys, Waterbucks,  Hyenas, Jackals,  Hippopotamus. A bit hard to spot but are available are Lions, Leopards, Wild Dogs, Colobus Monkeys and Cheetahs. Pythons can also be encountered in the park and can be seen dangling on a tree or crossing the tracks. Its plant species include the biggest euphorbia forest in Africa, yellow acacia, shrubs etc. More attractions include baboon cliff, lion hill and makalia water falls.

3-DAYS LAKE NAKURU SAFARI ITINERARY

DAY 1: NAIROBI TO LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK

The safari starts in Nairobi where you will be picked by the driver guide in the morning and drive to Lake Nakuru. You will have a brief stop at the The Great Rift Valley view point in Mai Mahiu. On arrival, you will enter the park and have an en route game drive as you head towards your hotel. After check in you will have lunch and a short rest. In the late afternoon, you will have game drives in the park. Lake Nakuru National Park is among Kenya’s popular and finest national parks. It is mostly renowned for its conservation efforts towards the endangered black and white rhinos. Lions, waterbucks, buffalos, and baboons are all residents here. It’s also famous for its millions of pink flamingos lining the shores of Lake Nakuru.

Accommodation: Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge

Meal Plan: Lunch, Dinner

DAY 2: FULL DAY LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK

This day will be spent in morning and afternoon game drives. Lake Nakuru is refered to as a bird watchers paradise and common bird species include Flamingoes, African crested cranes, African fish eagle, kori bustard, secretary bird, marabou stork, Rüppell’s vulture, martial eagle, great white pelican, Egyptian goose, hadada ibis, sacred ibis, malachite kingfisher, wagtail, yellow billed stork, hammerkop, Madagascar bee-eater, plovers, African jacana and many more. You will also big game in this park including the endangered rothschild giraffe, Rhinos, tree climbing lions, leopard, waterbuck, hyenas, baboons and vervet monkeys and many others.

Accommodation: Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY TRIP TO LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK

DAY 3: LAKE NAKURU TO NAIROBI

After breakfast you will depart your hotel and have an en route game drive as you head to the park exit. On exiting the park you will be driven leisurely to Nairobi where you will be dropped at your hotel or the airport.  

Meal Plan: Breakfast

 

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PACKAGE INCLUDES;

  • Full board accommodation on the entire safari
  • Meals as stipulated within the itinerary
  • All park entry fees.
  • Game drives
  • Vehicle park entry fees
  • Transport based on a safari vehicle with pop up roof
  • Service of an English-speaking tour guide
  • Bottle of water during safari
  • Government Taxes
  • Emergency air evacuation cover

PACKAGE EXCLUDES;

  • Tips and gratitude
  • Laundry
  • Personal effects
  • International airfares
  • Visas
  • Extra deviations from itinerary
  • Soft drinks and local beers

Lake Nakuru Park rules/code of conduct

  • Respect the privacy of the wildlife, this is their habitat.
  • Beware of the animals, they are wild and can be unpredictable.
  • Don’t crowd the animals or make sudden noises or movements.
  • Don’t feed the animals, it upsets their diet and leads to human dependence.
  • Keep quiet, noise disturbs the wildlife and may antagonize your fellow visitors.
  • Stay in your vehicle at all times, except at designated picnic or walking areas.
  • Keep below the maximum speed limit (40 kph/25 mph).
  • Never drive off-road, this severely damages the habitat.
  • When viewing wildlife keep to a minimum distance of 20 meters and pull to the side of the road so as to allow others to pass.
  • Leave no litter and never leave fires unattended or discard burning objects.
  • Respect the cultural heritage of Kenya, never take pictures of the local people or their habitat without asking their permission, respect the cultural traditions of Kenya and always dress with decorum.
  • Stay over or leave before dusk, visitors must vacate the Park between 6.00 p.m. – 6.00 a.m. unless they are camping overnight. Night game driving is not allowed.

 

TOP 5 KENYA SAFARI TOURS PICKS

Kenya is a country in East Africa and its size is 582,646 sq. km. It is divided by the equator into almost 2 equal parts, straddling it between Lake Victoria and the Indian Ocean. The Great rift Valley also runs through Kenya from north to South. The country’s habitat includes grassy savannah plains, arid and semi arid areas, fresh and salty lakes, cool highlands, rain forests, Mountains, coral reefs and palm fringed beaches. Kenya has two distinct rainy seasons, long rains in the moths of March, April, May and short rains in the month of November and December.

When it comes to wildlife sanctuary, there are 23 National Parks, 28 National Reserves, 4 marine National Parks, 6 marine National Reserves and 4 national sanctuaries. Most of the terrestrial sanctuaries are not fenced and the wildlife exist in their natural habitat. Kenya is well known internationally for its wildlife diversity. Some of Kenya’s parks and attractions have been mentioned as being the best in Africa. They include Masai Mara National reserve which has been named severally by WTA ( World Tourism Awards )  as the best game park in the Africa and also Diani beach which has been mentioned severally by the same organization as being the best beach in Africa.

Kenya is one of top holiday destination in the world and Africa’s best wildlife watching arena. It is home to the Big Five (African lion, African elephant, Cape buffalo, African leopard, and white/black rhinos. The term “Big Five” originally referred to the difficulty in hunting the lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and African buffalo. It was considered a feat by trophy hunters to bring them home. The animals are no longer hunted in Kenya. The country is also famous for the wildebeest migration and has a large variety of Flora and Fauna. In short Kenya never disappoints.

Below is a selection of 5 popular safari packages by Kichaka Tours and Travel. You can also browse our website for other options or send your safari plan and we will customize a safari for you.

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GUIDE TO PLANNING YOUR KENYA SAFARI

Going on a safari is many people’s dream and a sort after experience. Safari means journey in Kenya’s Swahili dialect, hence safari holidays is synonymous with the East Africa region and particularly Kenya. Whenever safari is mentioned, it conjures images of the African bush and wildlife watching and experiencing the hospitality of the Kenyan people. A safari is meant to leave a memorable and lasting experience hence planning a Kenya safari is a very important undertaking.
This article, “guide to planning your Kenya Safari” will attempt to guide on steps to take when planning for a holiday in Kenya. It is not a complete guide but I hope it will be helpful. It has been designed using my several years of experience as a tour operator based in Kenya.

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3-DAYS LAKE NAKURU SAFARI ITINERARY

DAY 1: NAIROBI TO LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK

The safari starts in Nairobi where you will be picked by the driver guide in the morning and drive to Lake Nakuru. You will have a brief stop at the The Great Rift Valley view point in Mai Mahiu. On arrival, you will enter the park and have an en route game drive as you head towards your hotel. After check in you will have lunch and a short rest. In the late afternoon, you will have game drives in the park. Lake Nakuru National Park is among Kenya’s popular and finest national parks. It is mostly renowned for its conservation efforts towards the endangered black and white rhinos. Lions, waterbucks, buffalos, and baboons are all residents here. It’s also famous for its millions of pink flamingos lining the shores of Lake Nakuru.

Accommodation: Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge

Meal Plan: Lunch, Dinner

DAY 2: FULL DAY LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK

This day will be spent in morning and afternoon game drives. Lake Nakuru is refered to as a bird watchers paradise and common bird species include Flamingoes, African crested cranes, African fish eagle, kori bustard, secretary bird, marabou stork, Rüppell’s vulture, martial eagle, great white pelican, Egyptian goose, hadada ibis, sacred ibis, malachite kingfisher, wagtail, yellow billed stork, hammerkop, Madagascar bee-eater, plovers, African jacana and many more. You will also big game in this park including the endangered rothschild giraffe, Rhinos, tree climbing lions, leopard, waterbuck, hyenas, baboons and vervet monkeys and many others.

Accommodation: Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY TRIP TO LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK

DAY 3: LAKE NAKURU TO NAIROBI

After breakfast you will depart your hotel and have an en route game drive as you head to the park exit. On exiting the park you will be driven leisurely to Nairobi where you will be dropped at your hotel or the airport.  

Meal Plan: Breakfast

 

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TOTAL COST OF THE TOUR

Send an enquiry for the safari cost.

 

PACKAGE INCLUDES;

  • Full board accommodation on the entire safari
  • Meals as stipulated within the itinerary
  • All park entry fees.
  • Game drives
  • Vehicle park entry fees
  • Transport based on a safari vehicle with pop up roof
  • Service of an English-speaking tour guide
  • Bottle of water during safari
  • Government Taxes
  • Emergency air evacuation cover

PACKAGE EXCLUDES;

  • Tips and gratitude
  • Laundry
  • Personal effects
  • International airfares
  • Visas
  • Extra deviations from itinerary
  • Soft drinks and local beers

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