Lake Nakuru National Park Tours and Trips 2020/2021

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 ...

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4-Days Masai Mara & Lake Nakuru Safari - All Inclusive

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I am a retired physician that traveled to Kenya with my wife and my 20 year old son. We booked
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Operator Gracepatt Ecotours Kenya Active 1 day ago
  • Activities Wildlife safaris and game drives
  • Accommodation Hotel & Hut
  • Transport Boat & Game Drive
  • Age Range5+ years old
days04 From US$ 520 View Tour
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  • Oct 01
  • Oct 02
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4 Days Maasai Mara Lake Nakuru Safari Tour

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4 day wildlife safaris and game drives tour in Kenya, visiting Maasai Mara, Nakuru and Nairobi. Read More
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Operator SafariBook Evolution Active 45 minutes ago
  • Activities Wildlife safaris and game drives & Local culture
  • Accommodation Hotel, Lodge & Resort
  • Transport Private Vehicle & Game Drive
  • Age Range1+ years old
days04 From US$ 500 View Tour
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  • Oct 01
  • Oct 02
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6-Day Fascinating Safari

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6 day wildlife safaris and game drives tour to Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru National Park and 2 other destinations travelling through Kenya and Tanzania. Read More
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  • Operator Pita Safaris Limited Active 1 hour ago
  • Activities Wildlife safaris and game drives
  • Accommodation Camping, Lodge, Eco Lodge & Hotel
  • Transport Game Drive
  • Age Range5+ years old
days06 From US$ 942 View Tour
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  • Oct 01
  • Oct 02
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Lake Nakuru Safari Day Trip

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11 hour wildlife safaris and game drives trip through Lake Nakuru National Park and Nairobi. Read More
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  • Oct 01
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4days/3nights Maasai Mara and Lake Nakuru Group Safari

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4 day wildlife safaris and game drives trip to Masai Mara, Nakuru and 1 other destinations travelling through Kenya and Tanzania. Read More
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Operator Bigmac Africa Safaris
  • Activities Wildlife safaris and game drives
  • Accommodation Hotel, Camping & Tent
  • Transport Van, 4x4 Jeep & Game Drive
  • Age Range1+ years old
days04 From US$ 490 View Tour
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  • Oct 01
  • Oct 02
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6 Day Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru and Amboseli

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6 day wildlife safaris and game drives trip in Kenya, visiting Maasai Mara, Nakuru and Amboseli National Park. Read More
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Operator SafariBook Evolution Active 45 minutes ago
  • Activities Wildlife safaris and game drives
  • Accommodation Hotel, Lodge & Resort
  • Transport Game Drive
  • Age Range1+ years old
days06 From US$ 980 View Tour
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  • Oct 01
  • Oct 02
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Maasai Mara and Lake Nakuru 4 days

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4 day wildlife tour in Kenya, visiting Masai Mara National Reserve, Lake Nakuru National Park and Nairobi. Read More
days04 From US$ 520 View Tour
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4 Days Masai Mara and Lake Nakuru Budget Travel

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4 day wildlife safaris and game drives tour in Kenya, visiting Masai Mara National Reserve, Lake Nakuru National Park and Nairobi. Read More
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Operator Great Horizon Trails
  • Activities Wildlife safaris and game drives
  • Accommodation Guest House
  • Transport Game Drive
  • Age Range5+ years old
days04 From US$ 560 View Tour
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  • Oct 01
  • Oct 02
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5-Day Maasai Mara Reserve and Nakuru National Park Safari

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5 day wildlife safaris and game drives tour in Kenya, visiting Maasai Mara, Lake Nakuru National Park and Nairobi. Read More
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Operator Dancom Tours and Travel Ltd
  • Activities Wildlife safaris and game drives
  • Accommodation Hotel, Lodge & Eco Lodge
  • Transport Flight & Game Drive
  • Age Range5+ years old
days05 From US$ 1,070 View Tour
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  • Oct 01
  • Oct 02
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4-Day Hemingway Safari

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4 day wildlife safaris and game drives trip to Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru National Park and 1 other destinations travelling through Kenya and Tanzania. Read More
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Operator Pita Safaris Limited Active 1 hour ago
  • Activities Wildlife safaris and game drives
  • Accommodation Camping, Lodge, Eco Lodge & Hotel
  • Transport Game Drive
  • Age Range4+ years old
days04 From US$ 564 View Tour
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  • Oct 01
  • Oct 02
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7-day Kenya Budget Safari

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7 day wildlife safaris and game drives trip in Kenya, visiting Maasai Mara National Reserve, Lake Naivasha and Lake Nakuru National Park. Read More
  • Operator Kibera Holiday Safaris
  • Activities Wildlife safaris and game drives
  • Accommodation Hotel & Guest House
  • Transport Boat, Van & Game Drive
  • Age Range5+ years old
days07 From US$ 1,240 View Tour
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  • Oct 01
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Hell's Gate, L. Naivasha, L. Nakuru and Masai Mara Safari

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5 day wildlife safaris and game drives trip in Kenya, visiting Lake Naivasha, Lake Nakuru National Park and Maasai Mara National Reserve. Read More
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  • Oct 03
  • Oct 04
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Kenya Budget Safari

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4 day wildlife safaris and game drives trip in Kenya, visiting Lake Nakuru National Park, Maasai Mara National Reserve and Nairobi. Read More
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Operator First Choice Tours and Travel
  • Activities Wildlife safaris and game drives
  • Accommodation Hotel, Camping & Lodge
  • Transport Van & Game Drive
  • Age Range5+ years old
days04 From US$ 1,615 View Tour
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  • Oct 01
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Around the Rift Valley lakes

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Lake Nakuru National Park Tour Reviews

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Based on 8 customer reviews
Best Safari ever Reviewed Tour: Around the Rift Valley lakes
5 - Excellent
  • Helene Scheibe
  • From Germany
“We contacted Adventure Expeditions for the help in organizing customized safari trip. Diana was extremely fast at responding, arranged everything as we agreed and how she recommended and we were ready for a treat.

Our guide Patrick was amazing. He knows a lot about animals, is excellent driver and we had amazing safari experience. He knew how to spot animals and in first three days we saw the big 5 which was extremely rare. He knew a lot about the Kenya itself, each county and their main advantages. He was always on time, even early as we agreed, everything went accordingly to a plan, we could talk to him and to the office in Nairobi to make small changes in our schedule.

Thanks to the whole team for making the memorable holiday. We really highly recommend to book this agency, you will have absolutely great time without any worries!”
Average Reviewed Tour: 4 Days Maasai Mara Lake Nakuru Safari Tour
3 - Average
  • Juliette Legros
  • From France
“Average”
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
  • Samantha Green
  • From UK
“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.”

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.