Lake Nakuru National Park - the Great Rift Valley, Kenya
Lakira Camp is a luxury tented camp, which lies on the edge of Lake Nakuru in Lake Nakuru National Park. Offering just six tents, it is styled to suggest the traditional Out of Africa safari experience, showcasing antiques, four-poster beds and luxurious fittings throughout.
Lake Nakuru is 160 kms north of Nairobi and lies at the heart of the Great Rift Valley. Nearby are the lakes of Elementaita, Naivasha and Bogoria. The famous Lake Nakuru National Park, which lies within the Great Rift Valley of Kenya. Approximately 30 minutes by air or 2 hours by road from Nairobi.
Kenya hotels and accommodation
Amongst the wide range of Kenya hotels, some make the ideal Kenya safari destination. Choose a safari lodge, safari hotel, bush camp, luxury lodge, safari camp, tented camp or bush lodge. National park accommodation usually takes the form of a traditional safari lodge or tented camp, but numerous other options exist on the park boundaries. Luxury lodges and luxury camp options are also offered in the private wildlife conservancies.
Sunk deep in the cleft of the Great Rift Valley, one of earth's most phenomenal geological features, ringed by shoals of extinct and dormant volcanoes and presided over by the Menengai Crater, one of the largest craters in the world, lie the turquoise-shimmering waters of Lake Nakuru. Flamingo-frosted, salt-encrusted, acacia-haloed and guarded by the prehistoric splendour of a grey-green forest of Euphorbia candelabrum, Lake Nakuru National Park offers sanctuary to some of the world's most endangered creatures. Nestled between the "honeymoon hills", and set in beautifully landscaped grounds with natural foliage and a variety of indigenous African plants and flowers, Flamingo Hill Camp provides superb, tented accommodation.
The six luxury tents are furnished with antiques, four-poster beds, Persian rugs and equiped iwth Egyptian cotton bedding. All the tents are en-suite with shower and flushed WCs. Each have a private verandah overlooking the lake.
Dining and bars
The camp offers a central dining and bar area. A wide variety of cuisines are offered to include international and traditional African BBQ. The camp offers a well-stocked bar area, drinks can also be enjoyed on safari or in a spectacular 'sundowner' setting with canapes.
The camp welcomes chidren.
What to see and do
Shimmering mirage, flamingo realm
Entitled ‘the greatest bird spectacle on earth' thanks to the millions of fuchsia-pink flamingo that flock to feed on the teeming algae of its alkaline waters, the pink-frosted shores and sky-mirrored waters of Lake Nakuru yield some of the most evocatively beautiful photo-images in Africa. Small in size, but high in wildlife, this park makes the ideal day trip, enroute to other destinations and abounds in picturesque lookouts and picnic spots. As Kenya's first and largest rhino sanctuary, sightings of both black and white rhino are almost guaranteed, while plentiful waterbuck, warthog, zebra, gazelle and buffalo graze the shoreline. Echoing to the haunting cries of the numerous fish eagles, this is also the park in which you have the best chance of seeing a leopard.
Wildlife highlights: lion, black and white rhino, waterbuck, hippo, leopard, impala, gazelle, hyena, wild cat, golden cat, hyrax, colobus monkey, and Rothschild's giraffe. Birds: 1.5 million flamingos and 450 other recorded species.
Highlights and special features
• Game Drives: Experience the real safari - morning and afternoon game drives through the park with our trained driver-guides. Picnic lunches and sundowners can be provided.
• Guided nature walks and ornithological tours
• Bush breakfasts in the wilderness, champagne breakfasts, bush lunches, sundowners with full safari bar and canapes.
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