Lake Nakuru National Park Kenya is about 188 sq km and is 160 km northwest of Nairobi in the Rift Valley Nakuru county. The ecosystem comprises of the lake surrounded by wooded and bushy grasslands. Its is flanked by rocky escarpments, pockets of acacia forest and waterfall. The main gate is 4 km from Nakuru town. It can also be accessed by air through the 12km long naishi airstrip in the southern part of the park. Lake Nakuru is among Kenya's finest national parks and is home to both black and white rhinos, lions, leopards, hippos and endangered Rothschild's giraffes.