User Reviews – Lake Nakuru NP

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Overall rating
4/5

I wish we had spent more time in Lake Nakuru Reserve, it is actually very beautiful and we certainly saw rhinos (both withe and black ones!). However, we found far was less bird wildlife than expected (specially flamingoes, as there was only a small group of no more than 40 specimen.

Lake Nakuru - flamingo-less but still worth it
Overall rating
4/5

Lake Nakuru suffered flooding in 2012 which has had 2 negative effects; the flamingos have moved on to other rift valley lakes and many of the lakeside roads are now underwater. However new roads have been put in and there is now a large area of interesting flooded acacia forest teeming with birdlife. The park also has hard to see rhinos, scenic woodland, waterfalls, and cliff top vantage points over the lake. Good lodges on the hills overlooking the lake. worth visiting if combined with other national parks.

A magical and breath taking experience
Overall rating
4/5

Nakuru National Park is a stunning wildlife haven in the south of Nakuru in the Rift Valley. The park is wrapped around the tranquil soda lake and each area you explore offers a lake side view or a game filled plain. There is a wonderful variety of animals to see, sometimes the fun is in the search. Each corner or junction unfolds the unknown.

The best time to set off on your game drive is in the early morning or the early evening. The colour of the sunrise or sunset can dramatically change the appearance of some pockets in the park especially when you are lakeside.

One of the best aspects of Lake Nakuru is its size. It is completely manageable to get around if you chose to go without a guide and have your own transport. Its sign posts are crystal clear and you are guaranteed to see some magical sights. It offers the ideal safari experience for those who are wildlife fanatics, it is fairly priced and worth every penny.

Amazing
Overall rating
4/5

We were there for only half a day and early next morning on our way out. The views are fantastic especially on the way and from the Sopa Lodge. Got to see a lot of wildlife like buffalos, gazelles, impalas, zebras & warthogs. We were so very lucky to see Rhinos, Giraffes and Lions and pigmy antelopes. We did not see different birds for which Lake Nakuru is famous.
The lodge was ok and not luxury as described but the views from the bedroom and dining area were fantastic. The staff were friendly and tried their level best to make the experience enjoyable. The food was not of high standard but was ok and the waitress failed to understand the order.
The weather was excellent and both guides made the experience memorable. Joe was very knowledgeable and knew where to go so that we can get to see the wildlife. He had the patience to wait for the animal to get closer so that we could get better photos of the Rhinos.
Our only regret was that we should have stayed one more day.

Overall rating
4/5

Great place to see wildlife with a good range of species, especially birds. Shame that it is fenced so not completely natural

Overall rating
4/5

A great place to photography African fish eagles.

A plethora of wildlife at the end of the dry season
Overall rating
4/5

We arrived at Lake Nakuru National Park on our Intrepid Travel safari bus and headed straight to the lalk, which was very, very low because it was at the very end of the dry season. The skies were overcast but it was dry!
Around the lake there was plenty of birdlife including a pair of elegant crested crowned srane. There were a variety of wading birds around the lake's edges including, ruff, little stint, greenshank, redshank and black-winged stilt as well as the ubiquitous Egyptian geese. In the bush good sightings of Rupeell's long-tailed starling were to be had.
Gazelles were plentiful and impala, Grants and Thompson's gazelle were to be seen around the park, as were olive baboons, black-backed jackal, warthog, African buffalo, Burchell's zebra and lion.
The highlight of the visit came at dusk just before we were leaving. We were treated to brief views of two blac rhinoceros before coming across a crash of 10 white rhinoceros.
A great trip to the National Park with great views of a variety of wildlife.

Overall rating
4/5

Lake Nakuru was really flooded when I went. But it was still a great place for wildlife and birds. Love the baboons!

Overall rating
4/5

When we were there it was flood issues to deal with. Heavy forest was a challenge but came away with many, many fine images.

Overall rating
4/5

I saw the White rhinos very near! Also is a place to watch flamingos, ask before if they are closer to watch, because in some cases they are far.

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