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“Spectacular wildlife” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lake Nakuru

Lake Nakuru
Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya
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Type: National Parks, Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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West Sussex
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Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Spectacular wildlife”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Family groups of white rhinos are always to be found here, plus amazing birdlife, including flamingoes and pelicans. This year we even saw a black stork. Because of the flooding, we even saw hippos in the lake this year, something which is quite rare.

Visited January 2013
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“Trash in the park”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

I have been to many game parks in Kenya and was very disappointed with Nakuru. My family all noticed the garbage in the park from one day to the next when we were there last week. While the Kenya Wildlife Services collects a ridiculous 80 USD per person, they appear to do nothing to lift a finger to clean up the trash along the road. This park was a total waste of time and money for us. Do not bother to go unless you are a hard core bird watcher, but know that there are hardly any Flamingos there anymore. If you do go as a non-resident, be sure to have U.S. dollars with you to pay for your entrance fee or else KWS will rip you off with the exchange rate.

Visited January 2013
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Bel Air, Maryland
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“Great game park, with good variety”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

We only had to drive a short distance before we saw many animals. This was my fifth trip to Kenya and the first time I saw Colobus monkeys. The birds, although i have heard are fewer than in the past, were plentiful. The water level in the lake has increased flooding some of the roads, but this has moved some of the animals into a small space, making them very easy to spot. We really enjoyed our two days in the park.

Visited January 2013
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Mombasa, Kenya
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“A breathtaking scenery”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

It was such a beautiful trip especially the scenery,the flamingos made the lake look pink,while the white pelicans were amazing, we were able to see the white rhino,zebra's,buffaloes and some birds which were awesome.It was one of my favorite trip ever.

Visited September 2012
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Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“A popular park with Ornithologists”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

This is a park that is popular with tourists both local and international. What i like about this park is that you can visit the same within a day as it is about 180km from Nairobi - Kenya`s capital city. You are almost guaranteed to view the lion, buffalo, Rothschild giraffe, white rhino and a species of many birds.

Visited April 2012
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