We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Lake Nakuru

Nakuru | Mageso chember, Mazzanine floor, Lake Nakuru National Park 00200, Kenya
Website
Improve this listing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Bodies of Water
Activities: Viewing wildlife
408 visitor photos
Write a Review

448 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    240
    143
    49
    12
    4
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Phoenix, Arizona
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Lots of water buffalo, giraffe, velvet monkeys, and a few flamingos on the water. We were lucky enough to see a lion perched in a tree upon entrance to the park. It's not a large park but it still offers great game viewing.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Thrissur, India
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This lake is supposed to have thousands of flamingoes but we did not see (hold your breath) a single one!! I don't know if this was the wrong time but it was disappointing. However many other sights really made up for this - we got to see 2 rhinos fighting just outside the hotel. Also saw a lion stalking a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Manila, Philippines
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

this is a relatively small park but loaded with animals: water buffalos, giraffes, zebra, gazelles, a lion feeding on what looked like a water buffalo, black and white rhino, hyena, baboons. the aprk is supposed to be a bird watchers paradies but we were informed that flamingoes are now very few in number because the water of the lake has... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Felsted, United Kingdom
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We had a brilliant experience from Nairobi with JT safaris (Julius Nzumbi). We would recommend it to everyone visiting kenya. Saw lots of animals including black rhino

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Before we went we knew due to higher water level there won't be much flamingos. We were little disappointed, as we didn't get a chance to see a single flamingo!! We managed to see number of Rhinos. This is a very small park, compared to the others. So you are almost guarantee to see Rhinos. If we knew there won't... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
DFW
Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
25 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Dallas, Texas
Top Contributor
143 reviews 143 reviews
90 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Osterley Middx
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Lake Nakuru also viewed

Lake Nakuru National Park, Rift Valley Province
Lake Nakuru National Park, Rift Valley Province
 
Lake Nakuru National Park, Rift Valley Province
Naivasha, Rift Valley Province
 

Been to Lake Nakuru? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Lake Nakuru, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing