User Reviews – Lake Nakuru NP

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Gowri   –  
India IN
Visited: June 2012 Reviewed: May 22, 2017

Email Gowri  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

A scenic place for great birding
Overall rating
5/5

On a two-day trip to Lake Nakuru during the wet season in June, I didn't really expect much wildlife activity. But it was still worth a try because we were told that the place is quite scenic, a large tucked in a valley, surrounded by hills. That's not quite the stereotypical image of Kenyan landscape.
It rained in the afternoon when we reached our camp and the night was fairly cold. But the next morning was all clear skies and sunny, pleasant weather.
The birding was great and we even saw some flamingoes. Wildlife sightings were very satisfying too, we saw a family of the rare black rhino, giraffes, a couple of lion sightings and jackals. The rock hyrax was an unexpected delight.
The Flamingo Hill Camp is a comfortable place to stay. Maybe because it was the off-season, we saw no other safari vehicle and our time there felt quite exclusive.The lake looks spectacular from the Baboon Hill viewing spot. I would visit the place over and over!

Sulman   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: August 2017 Reviewed: Sep 24, 2017

Email Sulman  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

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.

Marion Spence   –  
United States US
Visited: September 2017 Reviewed: Oct 1, 2017

Email Marion Spence  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Overall rating
5/5

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

David Filia   –  
Australia AU
Visited: September 2017 Reviewed: Oct 10, 2017

Email David Filia  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Overall rating
5/5

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

Francisco   –  
United States US
Visited: March 2017 Reviewed: Jan 1, 2018

Email Francisco  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

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!

Poorna Srinath   –  
Germany DE
Visited: December 2017 Reviewed: Jan 15, 2018

Email Poorna Srinath  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Overall rating
5/5

Main highlight :Spotting flamingos and White rhino. We could see a lot of giraffes ( around 20 of them ) moving in a group.
The nature/ scenic beauty was that of a forest, completely different from Masai Mara

Irena Verbic   –  
Slovenia SI
Visited: January 2018 Reviewed: Feb 21, 2018

Email Irena Verbic  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Overall rating
5/5

So many rhinos that left me speechless!!! Didn't see flamingos from close, only when they were flying far away...but that's nature.

photoautomotive   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: July 2017 Reviewed: Feb 26, 2018

Email photoautomotive  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Overall rating
5/5

Nice mix of wildlife, easy drives.

Kim   –  
United States US
Visited: May 2018 Reviewed: Jun 10, 2018

Email Kim  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Overall rating
5/5

Great animals and scenery.

Cansu Cengiz   –  
Turkey TR
Visited: June 2018 Reviewed: Jun 26, 2018

Email Cansu Cengiz  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Overall rating
5/5

First we thought that we could see only the birds, hippos and rhinos-if we are enough lucky!-. but we saw male lions and a leopard, hippos and a couple of rhino families!

We loved Lake Nakuru National Park!

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