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Lake Nakuru

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Address: Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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Great photo safari experience

I visited Lake Nakuru after having been on Safari to Maasai Mara a few years ago, and I was probably a little doubtful about the Nakuru experience being able to stack up. However... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

I visited Lake Nakuru after having been on Safari to Maasai Mara a few years ago, and I was probably a little doubtful about the Nakuru experience being able to stack up. However, I was incredibly impressed by this park. I was pleasantly surprised to see a LOT of the one animal I hadn't seen on the Mara: the rhino!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The park is scenic - the views from Baboon Cliff are quite impressive. There is a lot of wildlife concentrated in what is actually a relatively small park by Kenyan standards. The roads are relatively well graded and signage is adequate. Mwaura at the main gate is an excellent KWS warden. All he was supposed to do was to check... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Its fantastic national park adjoining Nakuru Town.Having lots of animals like lion...Rhino.. Giraaf..Zebra..antelopes. n ofcourse... Flamingoes n Pelicans n many more.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Lake Nakuru is a great national park. We saw plenty of wildlife mainly buffaloes, waterbucks, tommies, monkeys, zebras, giraffes,2 black rhinos, and some flamingos. Unfortunately the lakes are flooded so the number of flamingos are very small. However, there are plenty more animals to see. We drove around the entire park, baboon cliff has a lovely view overlooking the Lake.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I visited the park in a private small car but I was fascinated with all the animals, the magnifiscent landscape and the flamingo birds by the lake. Ps: the fees are very high compared to kenyan citizens . we paid 80 dollars while Kenyan pay only 1000 KSh. Nevertheless, it was a wonderful experience with all the nasty baboons :p

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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This is by far one of the nicest parks in Kenya. It has tons of wildlife, the roads are quite well-maintained, and it is quite clean. The landscape is also varied and there are two lovely viewpoints of the lake. It's a bit pricey for tourists ($80) but considering the views/animals, it's worth the money. Also, most of the park... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We went in early April, despite the bad press about it being the "rainy season". It did rain a bit, but that wasn't a problem. We saw Flamingos, rhinos, baboons, storks, buffalo, many varieties of antelope and a lot more. No leopards, unfortunately.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

It is the right place to see the rhinos more especially when they are out around the lake, keep your eyes on the low lying trees as the lions here have started loving being on trees.Makalia falls is lovely as you see the mist surround the area.Please do not forget the baboon Cliff with a magnificent view of the park.Remember... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Located in the Central Rift Conservation Area , this national park surrounds lake Nakuru , one of the largest alkaline lakes of the country. The lake is most famous for millions of flamingos who call it home . Other than the flamingos the national park hosts around 400 bird species , baboons , lions , Zebras , Giraffes , White... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Great place to view black and white rhinos in their natural environment. The recent flooding of the lake has resulted in fewer flamingos, but there are still some present. The bird life around the lake edge is abundant, including eagles, guinea fowl, horn bills, Blacksmith birds, cranes, pelicans and egrets. Other wild life we enjoyed at close quarters included zebra,... More 

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