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Lake Nakuru National Park lies about 160 kilometers (100 miles) northwest of Nairobi and can be reached in two hours if driving from Nairobi City. The park was created in 1961 around Lake Nakuru and has since expanded to include the surrounding areas and provide a buffer zone for protection from agricultural and industrial influences. At 188 km² (73 mi²) Lake Nakur... ...

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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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(4/5 stars) Written on: Nov 02, 2014   |   Visited: Oct 2013.
The Lake shore is flooding and it has caused the staff to make new roads. The old on shore roads are gone now.
Nakuru is a beautiful place, full of baboons (which we had a ball with), Vervet monkeys, some rhinos (but poaching is an issue), and a few lions.
Got some super images there. And my only leopard shot of the trip! read more
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(3/5 stars) Written on: Mar 18, 2014   |   Visited: Jan 2014.
The park lies in central Kenya, 140 km (87 miles) north-west of Nairobi, in Nakuru district of the Rift Valley Province. The ecosystem is comprised of the lake, surrounded by mainly wooded and bushy grasslands.
The park supports a wide ecological diversity with flamingos (greater and lesser) and other water birds being the major attractions of the area. The ecosy... read more

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Cheetah
Elephant
Zebra
African buffalo
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Mar 16, 2014   |   Visited: Oct 2011.
Lake Nakuru was very beautiful and we saw so many flamingos!
The thing that stuck out the most for us was the amount of bird life here. We love birds - this was a bird lovers paradise! read more

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Vervet monkey
Zebra
Hippopotamus
Baboon
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(4/5 stars) Written on: Feb 12, 2014   |   Visited: Mar 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... read more
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Jan 21, 2014   |   Visited: Aug 2013.
Renowned as the home of the beautiful flamingos, Lake Nakuru National Park is located in Nakuru town. The park is located near the town which makes for a short drive. Lake Nakuru is one of the lakes found on the floor of the Great Rift Valley.
Over the years, rhinos have been re-introduced to the park and now make up the largest population of rhinos in Kenya. I wa... read more
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Jan 13, 2014   |   Visited: Dec 2013.
We just had a day trip here and saw plenty of rhinos, we have been in a multi-park safari before and never seen more than one rhino. We also saw the elusive leopard. Only few flamingoes are left though but other wildlife are in plenty, no elephants are there but four of the BIG five of Africa can be found with a lot of ease.
Would highly recommend Lake Nakuru for... read more
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(4/5 stars) Written on: Oct 29, 2013   |   Visited: Jul 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 m... read more
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(4/5 stars) Written on: Oct 14, 2013   |   Visited: Sep 2013.
The park main attraction of the park is a wide ecological diversity with flamingos (greater and lesser) and other water birds.
The ecosystem provides for about 56 different species of mammals including the white rhino and buffaloes and a variety of terrestrial birds numbering nearly 450 species.

Lake Nakuru is well known animal resort situated north of Nairobi,... read more
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Sep 02, 2013   |   Visited: Apr 2013.
When it comes to having fun, Kenyans know that Nakuru is the real deal. Lake Nakuru National Park is one of the crown jewels of the country that attracts Kenyans and people from all over the world. The park is situated 140 km from Nairobi (capital city of Kenya). The road to the park is well tarmacked. As a result, it has become a habit of many Kenyans to take a we... read more
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Aug 25, 2013   |   Visited: Sep 2008.
With monkeys as the welcoming party to the park, Lake Nakuru National Park is known for its warm and dry weather conditions, making it a go-to place anytime time of the year. I was surprised to find out that Lake Nakuru Natural Park is holds the largest number of the rhinos, including the extinct white rhino. The lake is alkaline and is surrounded by the well-known... read more
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Safari suitability: 9 / 10
Up to two million nesting flamingos and a safe haven for black and white rhinos. Expect an abundance of wildlife!
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