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Lake Nakuru

Lake Nakuru, Kenya

Lake Nakuru provides the visitor with one of Kenya’s best known images. Thousands of flamingo, joined into a massive flock, fringe the shores of this soda lake. A pulsing pink swathe of life that carpets the water, the flamingo are a breathtaking sight. 

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How to get to Lake Nakuru
Main road access to Nakuru is directly from Nairobi by bus/matatu or private transport. The main highway passes by Naivasha and GilGil/Elmenteita on the way.

Nakuru is a 2 hour drive from Nairobi. There is an airstrip in Nakuru which charter flights can use. Many of the hotel and lodges here can arrange transfers to Nairobi. Getting to the lake itself is difficult without private transport. The lodge and camp here both organize local excursions.

Where to Stay and Eat in Nakuru
Nakuru has an excellent range of lodges, hotels, basic campsites, private guesthouses and hostels. Good meals are to be found in camps, lodges and hotels in this area. For independent campers, supplies are available locally in Nakuru.


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