Lake Nakuru National Park


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The Perfect end to a Kenyan Safari

Written on: October 29, 2013   |   I visited in July 2010 I visited Lake Nakuru NP as an add on to a safari organized by a Nairobi based backpacker tourism company. They recommended that after having spent a few days in the oh-so-busy but so very spectacular Mara, this might be a quiet final day. It was perfect!

In stark contrast to the Mara, this park was a shady and tranquil oasis for flamingos, rhinos, buffalo and more. The first stop on our tour was the lake itself. At first glance, all you saw were what seemed like millions of flamingos and other birds. It was nothing short of breath taking and you wondered, after that entrance, what you'd do for the rest of the day.

A slow tour around the outside of the park revealed even more wildlife that was less present in the Mara. As we moved around the lake, rhinos came to the water for a drink and a scratch. Herds of buffalo would pass by, glancing at us as the went. We were even lucky enough to see a hyena stroll by our truck.

We would periodically move up from the lake to explore the surrounding woodlands. Here we ran into massive troops of baboons and a wide variety of ungulates. The shade here was a welcome relief from the increasingly strong sun.

After a full day in the park, we pressed on towards the Ugandan border while others returned to Nairobi. It became a fairly long day trip, but a perfect finish to our Kenyan safari.
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(4/5 stars) Written on: Dec 07, 2016   |   Visited: Aug 2016.
This is one of Kenya's top 3 National Parks and a must visit while on safari. The park is just over 3 hours from Nairobi city and hence a perfect destination for a day trip.

Upon arrival at the park, we were met by a huge herd of buffaloes. Did you know that the cape buffalo is the most aggressive of the wild animals? Another pleasant surprise was the group of w... read more
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Oct 14, 2016   |   Visited: Feb 2016.
It was easy to spot wild animals unlike in most other parks. My most incredible sights were of pink flamingos dotting the shows of Lake Nakuru. The parks hosts four of the Big Five (except for the Elephant). The baboons around the gate are were very welcoming and absolutely comical. It was great to spot warthogs busy going about their daily business. Lions were in ... read more
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Mar 01, 2016   |   Visited: Feb 2016.
Lake Nakuru lodge was decent in standard. The views were beyond words - amazing and having a bush dinner provided us with some great photos. The game drives were well planned and we were very fortunate to see a lot of animals, we even got to see the white rhino. The guide told us a lot of information on various animals and he had answers to all our questions and he... read more
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Dec 11, 2015   |   Visited: Dec 2015.
Lake Nakuru National Park is a in a class of its own, this unique park hosts millions of flamingos, white and black rhinos, tree climbing lions, different species of herbivores, hundreds of bird species and the elusive master of camouflage The leopard. Lake Nakuru National Park is a great getaway for a day trip or an overnight safari. The lodges within the park are... read more
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(4/5 stars) Written on: Dec 06, 2015   |   Visited: Nov 2015.
Lake Nakuru is an ornithologist’s paradise with over 400 recorded species of birds. Around the lake one can find flamingos, a wide range of waders including avocet, while large rafts of pelicans can also be seen sweeping the water in unison.

There are well marked driving tracks around the lake and all over the park where you can enjoy a self-driven safari in you... read more
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(4/5 stars) Written on: Jul 27, 2015   |   Visited: May 2015.
This alkaline Lake feed the masses of both the greater and lesser flamingos. It is also the home for the black and white rhino as well as the rare Rothschild Giraffe.
There are also other species of animals eg leopard, zebras, antelopes, gazelles and the baboon, which can be seen in this Rift Valley Lake. read more
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(4/5 stars) Written on: Jul 16, 2015   |   Visited: Sep 2014.
Lake Nakuru National Park is a haven for flamingoes and many other kind of birds. The park is also rich with different kind of wildlife, like waterbucks, rothschild giraffe and many others. I would recommend it for bird watching and also for game drives. There are lodges and camps where can stay in and feel the touch of nature. read more
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(4/5 stars) Written on: May 20, 2015   |   Visited: Apr 2014.
Lake Nakuru National Park is home to various kinds of wildlife and home to a prolific number of birdlife the most famous being the flamingos.
Lake Nakuru National Park is also best for people who do not have a lot of days to spend in Kenya, a day trip to and from Lake Nakuru National Park is possible. It is also best for visitors who are planning to visit other p... read more
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Mar 16, 2015   |   Visited: Feb 2015.
Lake Nakuru National Park covers 180 sq km and is home to white and black rhinos, lions, warthogs, waterbucks, buffalo, reedbucks and the occasional leopard among other wildlife.

Lake Nakuru National Park Day Trip from Nairobi (Tour Duration: Full Day) 160 Kilometers, 2.5 Hours Away from Nairobi are a good way to see the park if time is short. Along the way you ... read more
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(4/5 stars) Written on: Jan 16, 2015   |   Visited: Jan 2015.
Lake Nakuru is the only national park in Kenya where you can be 100% sure that you will see both white and black rhinos and the endangered Rothchild giraffe. I have been there over 50 times and I have witnessed this. read more
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