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Mbweha Camp

Lodge 7.0 Rating
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Mbweha Camp
is located in the Lake Nakuru area of Southwest Kenya.

At 188 square kilometres, Lake Nakuru National Park is a relatively small fenced wildlife reserve, of which around a third is taken up by the lake itself. The area is most famous for its enormous populations of flamingos which nest along the shoreline. Depending on the season, there can be hundreds of thousands, possible even millions of these birds on view. The park is also renowned for its populations of rare black rhinos, white rhinos and Rothschild giraffes. Predators including lions, leopards and cheetahs are also present and seen with reasonable regularity.

Situated on a private conservancy on the southern border of Lake Nakuru National Park, this is a very decent little lodge, with pleasant public areas and just 10 very well appointed guest rooms.

Activities are largely focused on vehicle safari into the adjacent park including the possibility of lavish picnic lunches, plus modest guided walking, mountain biking and night vehicle safari on the conservancy, visits to Soysambu, Lake Elementaita springs, Menengai Crater, Hyrax Hill and the prehistoric site at Kariandusi. Longer hikes are also possible, notably to Lord Delamere's Nose.

The main potential downsides are largely down to the deficiencies of the area, the diminutive Lake Nakuru now being completely surrounded by heavy human populations and the park suffering from high volume and largely low quality safari traffic, although staying here, just outside the south end of the park does provide the best chance of avoiding the crowds in the park, especially early and late in the day.
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