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Lake Nakuru

Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya
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$565*
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83%
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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Type: National Parks, Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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Vancouver, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Good park but didn't see a whole lot. We saw lots of buffalo, giraffe, zebra, antelope, warthogs, rhino etc. But no lions, cheetahs, leopard or elephants.

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Abuja, Nigeria
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Lake and surrounding area is famous for bird lovers & especially Flamingoes. I visited lake around 8.30 am, it was pleasant morning, even a minute twit of bird was quite clear and pleasing ears. Many colourful birds we saw. Flamingoes pink colour shade i can never forget. The Lake is surrounded by hilly area, we climbed up and lake view... More 

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Perth, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This is probably my favourite park in Kenya's circuit - its a small park but incredibly rich in wildlife. A bird watcher's paradise (not just for the flamingos), its one of those parks that in hind sight you really wished you'd spend 2-3 nights at because there's an incredible amount to see. Good opportunity to view both black and white... More 

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New Delhi, Delhi, India
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014 via mobile

1- Considering it's the most expensive park in Kenya ( 80 USD + car/driver etc) it's not value for money at all. 2- If you come here wishing to see millions of Flamingos you saw on websites or read about, you would be disappointed. 3-The roads are far away from Lake, offers poor view. Tough to spot birds/animals if you... More 

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4 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

What everyone neglected to tell us, was that Lake Nakuru has been overflowing the past couple of years. The numerous flamingoes the location has been known for, have left. You can still find some, but it's not as a impressive as it used to be. Many roads are not accessible any more, due to the floods. We saw a lot... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

With over 450 Bird species of Birds about 56 different species of mammals. Lake Nakuru National Park is both a Ramsar Site and Important Bird Area (IBA). It also hosts one of the largest concentration of Rhinos in the country. The normally water-covered surface of the lake occupies about a third of the park. The lake water supports a dense... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

excellent park beautiful scenery and many animals. close up to rhinos, giraffes, buffaloes, hippo and saw flamingo

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Vancouver, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Lake Nakuru is a fantastic park, although a bit small. We did very well in the park and saw a lot of wildlife on our afternoon drive. We got very lucky and saw 4 rhinos so it was very worth it.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

It happened that I allocated some time to visit the park and I was amazed with what it offers. The lake has made it possible to open up new roads thus explore the park more. Lake Nakuru being known as Ornithologist paradise indeed it has enough bird life to offer, flamingo are in plenty and not forgetting the Great Pelicans... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Beautiful part of the world but besides from the lake, the national park was not so big. At the moment the lake is flooded as authorities have stopped people from extracting water for irrigation. This means that there has been considerable (and growing) land loss. Wildlife is average - expect giraffe (Rothschilds) and antelope. There are a few rhino, but... More 

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