User Reviews – Lake Nakuru NP

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Overall rating
4/5

Lots of wildlife, including viewing opportunities different than Maasai. Gorgeous landscaping. Electric fencing, relatively small area, and high tourism and proximity to village diminish bush vibe. Nakuru was gorgeous but felt more like a very well done zoo or Jurassic Park movie set than wild and unpredictable bush. I would visit this place again because it is so scenic and wildlife density seems much higher than Maasai, but I would prefer to do it on foot than in vehicle. Birding was excellent (it is on a lake) even though I was the only one in the group that was interested in birds (we didn't spend any time actively looking for birds).

Overall rating
5/5

Amazing wildlife, beautiful setting around a great lake, a bit too close to Kenyas second biggest towns makes the rating of the bush vibe a bit lower.

Overall rating
5/5

High chance of seeing lions up close,good for baboons, thousands of pelicans and flamingos, quite crowded as near Nairobi

Overall rating
5/5

birds paradise and birds watchers should stay here more than one night
and try to stay in camp :)

Overall rating
4/5

We've seen some white rhinos.

Unless being an absolute Rhino-fan, avoid Lake Nakuru
Overall rating
1/5

In my opinion Lake Nakuru is the most over-rated safari-park in Kenya. There are better options, which are cheaper, offer more wildlife, and much nicer safari experience then Lake Nakuru. Through, these options are not as easy to get to as Nakuru, however, they are well worth the effort.
Because at least in the other parks, you will see less tourists, you will see motivated park rangers taking their job serious, you will NOT see plastic bags hanging from the acacia trees when trying to spot a leopard, you will not be bothered by the sound of the disco at night, and you will see much more animals in a much better scenery.

Overall rating
4/5

Lake Nakuru is one place you see a Rhino easily. I also love the trees and the flamingos on the lake. It is also a quieter park with fewer people.

It was one great time !
Overall rating
4/5

It was 13 of August of the year 2005 in Kenya and we were going south coming from Samburu NP and lake Naivasha, we ended up early on the afternoon on lake Nakuru. First thing we saw from afar was that pink colour that was spread all around in the lake. Our kind and gentyle guide said “flamingos, do you see them ?” It was one amazing sight.
We stayed in one excellent Lodge and enjoyed our tour there. On that wonderful landscape of the lake except of those amazing flamingos and some other birds, we saw rhinos, zebras, buffalos, waterbuks and baboons.

It was one great time !

Makis

Overall rating
4/5

Being in the Lake Nakuru is a rewarding experience for the beauty of the animal species that live there
flamingos, pelicans and other birds along with rhinos and other species a very enriching and enjoyable stay for the eyes and senses

Overall rating
5/5

The flamingos and birds are just awesome, well worth spending a day here. Rhinos, Giraffe, Monkeys, reptiles, zebra, gazelle, impala, buffalo, hyena and loads more!

Average User Rating

  • 4.4/5
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