Shoor Safaris - Lake Nakuru
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Lake Nakuru with a pink, flamingo outline

Lake Nakuru & Nakuru Town

The scenic Lake Nakuru National Park established in 1961, is situated in the Great Rift Valley, in Kenya, near Nakuru town, and is home to a variety of wildlife such as the lion, leopard, rhino, girrafe and buffalo.

Lake Nakuru is a world heritage site famous for its million plus flamingo population, is also an ornithologists heaven with over 450 plus bird species and has unique forests of cactus euphorbia trees in addition to a sanctuary for rhinos.
Accomodation inside the park includes Sarova Lion Hill Camp and Lake Nakuru Lodge.
Camping facilities are also available inside the park.

Fact File

Fact File on Lake Nakuru

 Area : 107 sq km Altitude: 1000 to 1600 m [3280 - 5260 ft]
 Access from Nairobi : Road : 155 kms ( 2 - 3hours )
 Location : In the Rift Valley Province, South of Lake Nakuru
 Animals : Flamingoes, pelicans, hippo, rhino, reedbuck, giraffe
 Vegetation : Open savannah and light patches of bush,  cactuslike euphorbia trees
 Birds : Flamingoes, pelicans & over 450 other bird species
 Facilities : Few hotels and camp sites
 Attractions : World famous for its countless number of  flamingo

Nakuru Town

Lake Nakuru LodgeNakuru town owes its birth to establishment of the railway and is today the provincial center. Accomodation is limited to a few hotels and tours of the Lake are available on a daily basis. Please Contact us for a query regarding Nakuru Town.
Brief History on Lake Nakuru and Nakuru town
View of the lake -shoorNakuru, meaning "Place of the waterbuck" in Swahili or "Little soda lake" in Maasai, is the capital of the sprawling and enormous Rift Valley Province stretching from the Sudanese border to the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro and is the fourth largest town to be found in Kenya.

Nakuru town came into existance during the thrust of the Ugandan Railway and owed part of its early growth to Lord Delamere. He was the Colony's most famous figure and in 1903, Lord Delamere aquired 400 sq kms of land on the lower slopes of the Mau Escarpment, followed by two hundred more at Soysambu, both of which eventually settled some 200 or more English settler families who made Nakuru their country capital.

Both Nakuru town and Lake Nakuru National Park offer a host of accomodation options to suit every visitors pocket, from budget town hotels to moderately priced and expensive lodges by the Lake and within the Park.

For a list of Hotels in Nakuru, please see our Hotels and Lodges page or simply Contact us
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