Lake Nakuru

Known for its flamingos, over 400 bird species and the highest chance of seeing the black and white rhinoceros! Lake Nakuru is one of the Rift Valley’s salt lakes and is surrounded by acacia trees.

Lake Nakuru National Park

This national park surrounds the famous Lake Nakuru. This lake is known for the thousands of flamingos that regularly build their nests here. There have even been years when millions of flamingos were building nests along the shoreline. Although the lake is normally blue, during those times, it turned pink with the birds!

Hungry Flamingos

In recent years, the water level has risen drastically, significantly reducing the salt content in proportion. This resulted in less food for the poor flamingos, and they migrated in large numbers to Lake Bogoria. The number of flamingos at Lake Nakuru now varies based on water levels and food availability. On some days, the thousands of flamingos can shrink to a few hundred – and vice versa.

Even more wildlife

Besides all the flamingos, Lake Nakuru is home to about 400 other bird species, and it offers the best chance in Kenya to see both black and white rhinos. During your safari, you may also encounter leopards, lions, zebras, buffaloes, and rhinos.

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Kayaking in Magadi

Imagine this: four days in nature, away from the hustle and bustle of the city, and a brief escape from all the tourists. This is truly off the beaten track! Paddling with a kayak from campsite to campsite, guided by someone who can safely lead the way, and camping amidst wildlife. Sounds good, doesn't it?

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Why travel with Charlie’s Travels?

We are “On the ground” in africa

The team lives and works all over Africa and therefore has a lot of first-hand knowledge and experience.

We develop our own routes

Wherever Charlie and his team travel, they develop new routes and experiences together with local entrepreneurs.

Every trip is co-creation

We tailor each trip based on your wishes and our African knowledge. Everything is possible and nothing is too crazy! Give us a try?

We work in a responsible and sustainable way

Charlie’s Travels works together with local partners and contributes to CO2 projects to offset environmental pollution.