Lake Nakuru National Park


  20 reviews
This review has been seen 514 times.
Reviewed by:
** Safari guru **
  • Safari enthusiast Safari enthusiast
  • Top contributor Top contributor

When flamingos became nomadic

Written on: February 12, 2014   |   I visited in March 2013 My main aim at the back of my mind for this particular trip was to have a view of the ever-talked about pink masses of birds...flocked in their thousands! I did not even mind about inquiring of their presence as I knew L. Nakuru is their ancestral home. The park is home to other species of animals and birds, but this time around, I was interested in seeing the pink bird.
The lake is not very far from Nakuru town. We headed to the baboon cliff and from that point I could not view anything pink! I thought we had come to the wrong place.
The warden whom I talked to then let the cat out of the bag!
"The flamingos have migrated up north to L.Bogoria in thousands. The past year the lake flooded converting it from a soda lake to a freshwater lake. The flamingo food can not survive in fresh water conditions. The birds cannot starve, they've got to move and find some food!"
Shocking to me, but well-explained. We had to have a game drive instead, which was not disappointing either. A good population of rhinos including the white rhino, African buffaloes, cheetahs, other types of birds and so many baboons were among the animals on sight in the park.
With my day's mission unfulfilled, I had to plan another which I would follow the birds up north, at least a four hour drive from Nakuru.
Quality of wildlife
Crowdedness*
Quality of lodging
Lodging not used
Overall rating
Like this review? Go on, give it a kudu!
 
8 people gave this review kudus.
Showing the 10 most recent reviews See all reviews
Reviewed by:

(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
Like this review? Go on, give it a kudu!
 
1 person gave this review kudus.
Reviewed by:

(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
Like this review? Go on, give it a kudu!
 
4 people gave this review kudus.
Reviewed by:

(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
Like this review? Go on, give it a kudu!
 
10 people gave this review kudus.

(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
Like this review? Go on, give it a kudu!
 
11 people gave this review kudus.

(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
Like this review? Go on, give it a kudu!
 
7 people gave this review kudus.
Reviewed by:

(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
Like this review? Go on, give it a kudu!
 
9 people gave this review kudus.
Reviewed by:

(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
Like this review? Go on, give it a kudu!
 
9 people gave this review kudus.

(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
Like this review? Go on, give it a kudu!
 
10 people gave this review kudus.
Reviewed by:

(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
Like this review? Go on, give it a kudu!
 
12 people gave this review kudus.
Reviewed by:

(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
Like this review? Go on, give it a kudu!
 
11 people gave this review kudus.
Showing the 10 most recent reviews See all reviews

Safari tour packages (394)   See all tour packages

Change currency:
This is a review for:
Lake Nakuru National Park
Enlarge map to see all parks and current weather
Quality of wildlife

Crowdedness*

Quality of lodging

Overall rating

See all 20 reviews

Lisa also reviewed

Lisa shared a highlight

Lisa

If your goal is to see flamingos, check beforehand to find out where they'll be.

Lisa saw these animals

African buffalo
African buffalo
Baboon
Baboon
Rhinoceros
Rhinoceros
Expand/Reduce animals

Lisa did these activities

Bird watching
Bird watching
Game drives
Game drives
Night drives
Night drives
Expand/Reduce activities
Shortlisted tour operators You can shortlist up to
5 tour operators