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Lake Nakuru National Park

The Park covers an area of 188 km2 and is located in Central Kenya, 140km north-west of Nairobi, in Nakuru District of the Rift Valley Province. Its climate ranges from Cold, Hot and Humid, Hot and Dry, and the annual rainfall is 965mm. Lake Nakuru is a very shallow strongly alkaline lake 62 km2 in extent. It is set in a picturesque landscape of surrounding woodland and grassland next to Nakuru town. The landscape includes areas of marsh and grasslands alternating with rocky cliffs and outcrops, stretches of acacia woodland and rocky hillsides covered with a Euphorbia forest on the eastern perimeter. The lake catchment is bounded by Menengai crater to the north, the Bahati hills to the north east, the lion hill ranges to the east, eburu crater to the south and the mau escarpment to the west. Three major rivers, the njoro, makalia and enderit drain into the lake, together with treated water from the town's sewage works and the outflow from several springs along the shore. The park spans an attractive range of wooded and bush grassland around the lake offering wide ecological diversity, from lake water, woodland to the rocky escarpments and ridges.

* Sarova Lion Hill Lodge
* Rhino and Campsite
* Lake Nakuru Lodge
* Naishi bandas and campsite
* Nyati and Nyuki Campsite
* Makalia and backpackers campsite


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