User Reviews – Lake Nakuru NP

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Spectacular short safari in Kenya
Overall rating
5/5

Lake Nakuru National Park is a stunning destination, and the park I've enjoyed most in Africa. It is compact but brimming with wildlife, especially zebras, rhinos, giraffes, waterbucks, baboons, and many species of birds. It is located in the Rift Valley, on the coast of a large soda lake surrounded by hills. The park is only about a 2.5 hours drive from Nairobi, which makes it possible to visit it as a day trip from the capital. The drive over is spectacular. Soon after leaving the city one soon arrives at the escarpments leading down to the Rift Valley. We had lunch at a lodge in the park, which was fantastic. Highly recommended!

Lots Of Birdlife & Rhinos
Overall rating
4/5

The wildlife seen within Nakuru NP complemented that seen in other Kenyan national parks. Didn't see any big cats or elephants, but plenty of zebra, giraffe, buffalo, baboons, warthogs, & a variety of antelopes. Highlights were the rhino sightings, adults and young.
Saw more birds (25+ species) here than elsewhere including plenty of flamingos, pelicans and other water birds (the lake level was very high such that several of the roads were underwater and impassable).
Definitely worth a visit.

Overall rating
4/5

Many flamingos there!!

Overall rating
5/5

Green oasis where rhinoceros are safe and protected for all to see

Overall rating
5/5

Stayed inside the park at the gorgeous Sopa lodge overlooking the lake.
Spectacular scenery and hippos!

Overall rating
4/5

A more lush area, animals are harder to see at times but very beautiful.

Overall rating
3/5

Heavy rains made lake level to high to access flamingo sites but still plenty wildlife to see. Large Buffalo herds.

Overall rating
5/5

Beautiful park, lots of birds although fewer game. The Flamingo Hills camp we stayed in was luxurious and perfect for encountering rare birds on the verandah of your tent.

Overall rating
3/5

It is a pity that the Flamingos are not present anymore

Overall rating
4/5

Very beautiful park I liked more than Masai Mara, at sunrise the landscape is stunning! Wildlife here is not as rich as Masai Mara but still worth a one day visit

Average User Rating

  • 4.2/5
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