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Lake Nakuru

Nakuru | Mageso chember, Mazzanine floor, Lake Nakuru National Park 00200, Kenya
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Bodies of Water
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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133 reviews 133 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

The flamingoes are there, but only a few and they were not hanging out anywhere too close. We saw many wonderful other animals, including white rhinos, Rothschild giraffes, birds, gazelles, water buffalo, lions, impalas, warthogs, and many beautiful birds. The lake is very beautiful.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

So many special animals to see in their own environment--black and white rhinos, lions, Rothschild giraffes, many birds, lots of gazelles, and of course baboons.

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Osterley Middx
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Why only two stars for somewhere that in the past I would have given five? Well unfortunately massive rainfall over the last few years has flooded the lake and in addition to the permanent damage it has done to most of the trees it has ruined the alkaline nature of the water which means somewhere that was one of the... More

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We saw lions, rhinos, pink flamingos, zebras, and jackals. The baboons at the Out of Africa lookout were hilarious - beware of your food and belongings. Don't miss the lookout as it's one of the prettier views of the lake. You'll be amazed at what the flooding has done to certain areas of the park.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

After spending time in Masai Mara Lake Nakuru was a bit of a let down. It was much much smaller. Which is fine. But if I had to do it over again we would have spent another day at Masai versus a long drive to Lake Nakuru. The only thing they have a Nakuru that isn't in the Mara are... More

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Kanpur, India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

there are no pink flamingos left for which this park is known and visited. white ones also just a handfull

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This is a really beautiful national park - we saw everything (except leopard) - a great lion up a tree and loads of rhinos. Definitely worth visiting - no flamingoes at the moment though which was disappointing

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Nakuru is definitely worth a visit. Wildlife is abundant with lots of Rhinos, something which you will not see easily even in Masai Mara. The birds will really lift your spirits

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Went to Lake Nakuru with Terminal Tours Kenya a few days ago. The safari was great. Saw lots of animals. We saw lions, rhinos,baboons,giraffes,sebras and flamingos. Not that many flamingos but thats because of the high water level. I will recomend this park to others who love wildlife.

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Unfortunately there were not a lot of flamingos as the lake is now flooding. Having come from Tanzania and Kenya on safari which was amazing. Lake Nakuru was sadly lacking in a variety of wild life. We did see zebras, baboons and rhino from a distance which was great.

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