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The Perfect end to a Kenyan Safari

Lindsayseegmiller
Visited: Jul 2010 Reviewed: Oct 29, 2013

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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A premium park in Kenya with all animals

Visited: Mar 2017 Reviewed: May 03, 2017

Lake Nakuru National park is one of premium park in Kenya with over 300 species of birds and different type of animals even the cats. The park is very close to Nairobi, you can even go for a day trip and come back to Nairobi. Lake Nakuru is very awesome place to visit while in Kenya.

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National park so rich in bird watching and also game drive

Visited: Feb 2017 Reviewed: Mar 28, 2017

In Lake Nakuru we have the two types of flamingos: lesser and greater which frequent the lake as non breeding visitors, it has been recorded over 430 different species of birds amazing don't you think this is a bird watching paradise for bird lovers!

The wildlife on the other hand is also great with white and black rhino,hippos,spotted hyenas, buffalo and waterb... read more

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Ornithological Paradise

Visited: Aug 2016 Reviewed: Dec 07, 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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One of Kenya's premium parks

Visited: Feb 2016 Reviewed: Oct 14, 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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Fantastic Lake Nakuru National Park

Visited: Feb 2016 Reviewed: Mar 01, 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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Adventure in Lake Nakuru National Park

Visited: Dec 2015 Reviewed: Dec 11, 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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Flamingo's Pink Wonderland

Visited: Nov 2015 Reviewed: Dec 06, 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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An ornithological paradise

Visited: May 2015 Reviewed: Jul 27, 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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Flamingo Eden

Visited: Sep 2014 Reviewed: Jul 16, 2015

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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Pink carpeted lake

Visited: Apr 2014 Reviewed: May 20, 2015

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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The pink lake

Visited: Feb 2015 Reviewed: Mar 16, 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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Rhino Rothchild Giraffe paradise

Visited: Jan 2015 Reviewed: Jan 16, 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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A new Lake Nakuru

Visited: Oct 2013 Reviewed: Nov 02, 2014

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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The pink lake!

Visited: Jan 2014 Reviewed: Mar 18, 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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Lake Nakuru: bird-lover's paradise!

Judiehoeppner
Visited: Oct 2011 Reviewed: Mar 15, 2014

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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When flamingos became nomadic

Lisa
Visited: Mar 2013 Reviewed: Feb 12, 2014

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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Home of the flamingos

Visited: Aug 2013 Reviewed: Jan 21, 2014

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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Great spot for rhinos and leopards

Visited: Dec 2013 Reviewed: Jan 13, 2014

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.
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The Bird Watch Safari!

Visited: Sep 2013 Reviewed: Oct 14, 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.

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What a Place!!!!

Visited: Apr 2013 Reviewed: Sep 02, 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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The breathtaking Lake Nakuru National Park

Visited: Sep 2008 Reviewed: Aug 24, 2013

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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