After a quick lunch we headed out for our first game drive at Nakuru Lake where we had our safari vans with pop-up roofs. There were a lot of animals, but our first of the big five was the White Rhino! The White Rhino is differentiated from the Black Rhino by the shape of its mouth and not by its colour so when we first saw rhinos in the woods we thought we had black rhinos but our guide/driver assured us that we were seeing white rhinos.
African Safari – Getting to our Lake Nakuru accommodation
After leaving the monkeys at the gate of the park, we began the journey on rough, unpaved roads to the end of the lake where our accommodation was located. We would be staying the night at: Lake Nakuru Lodge.
Lake Nakuru – Background Information and video
I’ve put the wildlife video of the animals that we saw at the park in this post (rhinos, hyenas, etc) while the other posts on the park will follow specifically what we saw on each day/drive. – Graeme
The following information was provided to us by our tour operator GAP Adventures in their tour itinerary – Ron
African Safari – October 25th – Lake Nakuru National Park and Monkeying around
After a long drive along some bumpy roads, we arrived at our first National Park. Before even getting through the gates, we saw some monkeys, photographed some monkeys and even got chased by some of the little monkeys.
African Safari – October 25th – Down into the Valley
Once we had crested the top of the escarpment and stopped for a bit of time to take in the view and visited the curio shops that perched precariously on the edge of the escarpment, we headed downhill to the floor of the Great Rift Valley and continued further along to our destination.
The African “Big Five”
Lion: For sure the king of the jungle, he is the #1 animal to see on an African Safari. As I’m a big fan of cats, and big cats, I’m really hoping to get some great shots of a pride of lions.