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Lake Nakuru

Nakuru | Mageso chember, Mazzanine floor, Lake Nakuru National Park 00200, Kenya
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Type: National Parks, Bodies of Water
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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Brisbane, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Lived here for a few years. If you are looking for wildest Africa in terms of wildlife, take a visit down to the lake. Amazing lesser and greater flamingos, pelicans, water fowl...monkeys..baboons..truly beautiful. Drive up to Menegai crater for a full view of the town....again awesome Africa...what can I say!!

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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

What stands out is that you can easily plan for a day trip outside the city to Naivasha,Nakuru and be back for dinner in Nairobi.A 2 and half hour drive and you are in amidst Rhinos,water bucks giraffes,and Impalas not to mention the flamingose!This also is home to the single horned rhino! It is a wonderful feel round the lake... More

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nairobi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Major: White and Black Rhino, Rothschild Girrafe and Flamingoes. Vegetation: Bushy woodland Savannah. Distance from country's point of entry: Approximately 160km. Attractions enroute: Great Rift Valley, Mt. Longonot, Large Scale Farms and Elmentaita & Naivasha Lakes. Popular for: Being declared RAMSAR site in 1990. Activities: Birdwatching, Picnic and camping.

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Lake Nakuru is a defiant must for me. Things have changed over the years due to flooding but it is starting to become its own again. We saw rhinos here not once but twice. They landscape is amazing and the flamingos are gorgeous. We where very lucky as our drive from JT (Julius Tact) whose owner is Julius Nzumbi made... More

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Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We enjoyed our four hour safari in the park. The vans were fine and the drivers were accomodating. We saw monkeys, giraffes, water buffalo, white rhino's (from a distance), an ostrich, flamingos, zebras, water bucks, ibex and impalas. No lions, but I guess that is just our luck. We left on our tour about 8:00 am and maybe if we... More

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Gandhinagar, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

By the way a small park around a lake.....it is known for conservation of single horned rhino and good number of grazing animals like giraffe , zebras, antelopes etc......preferred for short stay of one to two nights.

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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We spent a pleasant morning in the reserve however the cost of U$80 per person is totally ridiculous. Maybe I would have been a little more benevolent if they had a map to give us or even a mural map to look at at the Reception area. Given that the main attraction, the flamingo's, are not there due to level... More

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Orange County, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

There are hardly any flamingos in the last 2 years due to flooding. You will have a better chance in TANZANIA

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I read reviews for Lake Nakuru before leaving for my Africa trip. Many people said "it is flooded" and "it isn't worth it" but I just really wanted to see for myself. My husband and I drove our own car to and through the park, and it is true that several roads are simply impassible. The main entrance gate is... More

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We were happy to see so many different kinds of animals. Cape Buffalo, Impala & Zebra by the hundreds. Baboons & another little monkey, hyena, jackal, giraffe, rhino, warthogs, lions, gazelle, and numerous birds (no flamingo though).

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