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6 day wildlife safaris and game drives trip to Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru National Park and 2 other destinations travelling through Kenya and Tanzania. Read More
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5-Day Maasai Mara Reserve and Nakuru National Park Safari

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Lake Nakuru National Park Tour Reviews

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Amazing trip , great value and first rate driver made for a holiday of a lifetime Reviewed Tour: 6-Day Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru and Amboseli Budget Safari
5 - Excellent
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“I cannot rate this trip highly enough , The 3 parks complimented each other perfectly and we saw the big five and plenty of other wildlife. Highly recommended. All the hotels / campsites were clean and comfortable with very friendly staff.”
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  • Anonymous
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“I am a retired physician that traveled to Kenya with my wife and my 20 year old son. We booked the Amboceli National Park ( 4 day trip ) trip through Gracepatt Tours. In addition to this we made arrangements to be transferred to Arusha, Tanzania at the end of the tour. We continued our Africa adventure with Globus Toursl for a 10 day tour of Tanzania and then we made arrangements with Gracepatt to transfer us from Tanzania back to Nairobi.
The tour was extremely well organized, the transfers between the two countries was smooth without a glitch. The price was exceptional and 1/3 of the price of a similar tour with Globus Tours!!!!! The owners of the company, Grace and Patrick - Gracepatt !! met us at our hotel. They are extraordinary nice, decent and very reliable. We felt very fortunate to connect with Grace and Patrick on such a personal level in addition to them providing us with exceptional service at a great price !!! We HIGHLY recommend the company to any traveler that is interested to travel to Kenya or needs any transportation in Kenya,Tanzania or needs to connect between those two countries.”
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Lake Nakuru National Park - Overview and Facts

Surrounded by a bushy grassland and a woody forest is one of the most beautiful paradises on the planet. The Great Rift Valley floor hosts Lake Nakuru, home to millions of flamingos and a stunning array of flora and fauna. Lake Nakuru National Park might stretch over just 188 sq. kms., but it still manages to present perfect surroundings for animal watching, game drives, bird watching and exhilarating hikes.

Despite its tiny size, the park is home to as many as 550 species of plants, including yellow acacia woodlands and the biggest euphorbia forest on the continent. The lake occupies roughly two-thirds of the park area and its waters support a blue-green bloom which is the main source of food for the millions of flamingos that can be found at the lake.

This ancient landscape has often been termed as the ‘cradle of mankind’ and numerous documentaries and films have been shot in the park. World-famous ornithologists, writers and artists have visited the park. In fact, Sir Peter Scott, a popular ornithologist, had once said; “there can be no more remarkable ornithological sight in the world.”Lake Nakuru has an uncanny resemblance to the Lake Natron National Park in Tanzania and that is because both parks are dominated by an alkaline lake which covers roughly two-thirds of the area and attracts millions of flamingos. Moreover, despite their small size, both parks also present an incredible array of ecosystems and wildlife.

  • Wildlife Rating: 5 stars out of 5
  • Scenery Rating: 5 stars out of 5
  • Bush Vibe: 3 stars out of 5
  • Altitude: 1756 meters above sea-level

At a distance of just two hours from Nairobi, Lake Nakuru is unmissable for anyone planning a wildlife adventure in the country. 1.2 million flamingos aside, the national park also lets you see white and black rhinos, hippos, giraffes, impalas, waterbucks, elands, warthogs, hippos, baboons, zebras, buffaloes, leopards and tree-climbing lions.

Lake Nakuru gained popularity around the world as a major success story for the rhino. It was home to the Rhino Rescue project and its electric fence presents a safe haven for its endangered inhabitants. Today, the park hosts as many as 40 white rhinos and 60 black rhinos and is one of the best places to see predators during the day.

The area below Flamingo Hill is the go-to spot for seeing lions. This is one of the places which forces you to look up for lionesses have a habit of sleeping in the acacia trees found here. The area around Makolia Camp is frequented by leopards and the caves beneath Lion Hill are home to numerous species of snakes, including the deadly python.

Pros and Cons of Lake Nakuru National Park

Pros:

  • Lake Nakuru attracts millions of greater and lesser flamingos and a variety of other water birds.
  • Excellent bird watching opportunities
  • Biggest euphorbia forest in the continent
  • Black and white rhinos
  • Breathtaking scenery

Cons:

  • Few options to choose from for your accommodation
  • Low on bush vibe

Accommodations in Lake Nakuru

Nakuru Town has very little to choose from, so tourists only have two feasible options – the Sarova Lion Hill Lodge and the Naishi Guest House. The Sarova Lion Hill Lodge is located on the eastern side of the lake and is famous for presenting stunning views across the water. On the other hand, the Naishi Guest House is a self-catering cottage that allows you to see gazelles and rhinos graze nearby from its terrace.

Best Time to Visit Lake Nakuru

Although a year-round destination, the months of July and August tend to coincide with the peak season. This is when you can expect crowds, lots of greenery and excellent game viewing opportunities. The months of March to June are best avoided as this coincides with the wet season, and it tends to rain through the night and well into the morning.

Extend Your Vacation from Lake Nakuru National Park

Lake Nakuru National Park itineraries are often combined with other lakes present in the Great Rift Valley. Conservation areas such as the Aberdare National Park and Lake Naivasha should be your go-to destinations while visiting Lake Nakuru.