Best Time to Visit – Lake Nakuru NP

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Lake Nakuru offers good wildlife viewing throughout the year, but the rains might interfere with your game drives in the wettest months, April and May. Although there is great birdlife at the lake, conditions in recent years have become unfavorable for flamingos, which used to be a real attraction here. As a result, the flamingos have moved to other lakes in the Rift Valley.

Best Time June to March is best for general wildlife viewing (Little rain)
High Season July to March (The park gets very busy)
Low Season April to June (The park is less crowded and low season rates might apply)
Best Weather June to March (Little rainfall)
Worst Weather April to May (Wettest months)

June to February Dry Season

  • It is sunny and dry, but it rarely gets hot
  • Short grass and few water sources make animals easy to spot
  • The park gets very crowded and good sightings tend to attract a lot of vehicles

March to May Wet Season

  • Less crowded and low season rates may apply
  • The park is green, the skies are clear, and there are lots of flowers
  • Newborn animals can be seen
  • Wildlife viewing is still fine in the Wet season as the park is fenced and animals can’t move out
  • Best time for bird watching with migratory birds present
  • April can be very wet and rain might interfere with your game drives
  • Grass is long and animals are more difficult to spot

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