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Full-Day Lake Nakuru National Park Private Tour from Nairobi provided by Perfect Wilderness Tours and Safaris

Full-Day Lake Nakuru National Park Private Tour from Nairobi

Full-Day Lake Nakuru National Park Private Tour from Nairobi
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Tour snapshot
Enjoy two private game drives on a Lake Nakuru National Park day trip
Duration:
9–10 hours
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Famous for flamingos, Lake Nakuru National Park offers one of Africa’s most diverse bird populations—as well as rhinos, hippos, leopards, lions, and more. Even if your schedule doesn’t allow for an overnight safari, experience it on this private day trip, direct from your accommodation: Add a Lake Naivasha boat trip for an extra charge. Your tour includes transfers, guiding, and game drives: Park fees are at your own expense.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9-10 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English, French, Spanish
Highlights
  • Experienced guide spots birds and wildlife and explains their behaviors
  • Upgrade to look for hippos by boat on Lake Naivasha
  • Hassle-free transfers to and from Nairobi hotels, apartments, and villas
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9-10 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Experienced guide spots birds and wildlife and explains their behaviors
  • Upgrade to look for hippos by boat on Lake Naivasha
  • Hassle-free transfers to and from Nairobi hotels, apartments, and villas
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 15254P12
Important information
Inclusions
  • Private tour
  • Pickup and drop-off to your hotel or residence within Nairobi
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
Exclusions
  • Entrance fees (USD $60 per person) paid using Visa Card.(discounted to 35 USD until may 2021
  • Boat ride in Lake Naivasha (USD $ 25 per person)
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Pickup and drop off to the airport at 20 USD.
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Nakuru
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Naivasha
Duration
9–10 hours
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Any hotel within the city Private Apartments and Villa Note: Airport pick up to your hotel you will be charge an extra USD 20 (pay on arrival)
  • Airports:
  • Jomo Kenyatta Intl Airport, Nairobi Kenya
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please note that clients pay their own entrance at the gate using a VISA/AMEX or Mastercard. The rate is 60 USD per person
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Private tour
  • Pickup and drop-off to your hotel or residence within Nairobi
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
Exclusions
  • Entrance fees (USD $60 per person) paid using Visa Card.(discounted to 35 USD until may 2021
  • Boat ride in Lake Naivasha (USD $ 25 per person)
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Pickup and drop off to the airport at 20 USD.
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Nakuru
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Naivasha
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Any hotel within the city Private Apartments and Villa Note: Airport pick up to your hotel you will be charge an extra USD 20 (pay on arrival)
  • Airports:
  • Jomo Kenyatta Intl Airport, Nairobi Kenya
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
9–10 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please note that clients pay their own entrance at the gate using a VISA/AMEX or Mastercard. The rate is 60 USD per person
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Lake Nakuru
    Stop: 9 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 2
    Rift Valley Province
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Makalia Waterfalls
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Flora A
4 contributions
Jul 2021
I do apologize for literally taking more than 2 years to post this! I went to Lake Nakuru at the end of February'20 / early March '20 - right before the pandemic began! (sadly there is no option for February 2020 or March 2020 when I wrote this review!)

I was in Kenya for a short business trip and immediately searched for a one-day safari tour. Our tour guide was kind and friendly. He even managed to take us to come closer to the Zebra and Flamingos!

We were picked up very early in the morning by a jeep then we went straight to Lake Nakuru Park. There we went around the Park, saw many wonderful animals, and stopped at some great spots to take pictures. Then we visited Lake Nakuru itself. We took a boat and we saw so many beautiful birds with breathtaking scenery.

Two things I noticed were: (1) the ticket guy at Lake Nakuru Park asked me who would pay for the entrance ticket for the tour guide. I said that the driver must pay for himself. I found it a bit disturbing because I am sure the ticket guy knew about it but I had a feeling he just tried to "trap" me to pay for more (pricey) tickets. (2) Sadly we did not see any lions there. I guess it's just not our luck.

I hope I can visit Kenya again!
Written June 23, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

s h
Nairobi, Kenya4 contributions
Our tour guide Sammy made the experience absolutely amazing. He picked us up from the hotel in Nairobi in an old Toyota Land Cruiser at 6am and dropped us back at 8pm (2 people plus guide all day). Prepare for a bumpy 3h drive to Lake Nakuru National Park (60USD entry per person)! Reaching the park the car can fold up it’s roof and you stay inside during the game drive. We saw lots of buffalos, giraffes, zebras, gazelles, flamingos, antelopes, monkeys and rhinos from the far distance. The absolute highlight was a group of 3 lions (2 babies and a lioness) which has rarely happened ever before according to our guide. I would really recommend to do the boat ride (at extra cost of 2000KSH per person) to see hippos, eagles and pelicans. The lunch in the lodge is average quality and relatively expensive (2500KSH per person) but we got a 5 course meal (sounds more fancy than it was). Overall we recommend this tour 100%!
Written March 25, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Perfect Wildern... T
Hello Sehor101, Thank you for taking time to write us a review. We are delighted to read that you had a wonderful time in Lake Nakuru National Park and that Sammy was an excellent driver guide. Lake Nakuru is one of the must go parks due to its diversity in wild life. We normally conduct game drives in vehicles that are customized with a pop up roof for easy game viewing and photography. To cap it all is a boatride at Lake Naivasha as you spot different birds and wildlife. We are happy that you had an amazing time and you recommend the tour to our Tripadvisor readers. We would like yo have you again in future as we explore other destinations.
Written March 26, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Bernie M
4 contributions
We booked this trip at the very last minute on the day before. However the process was very straight forward thanks to George. On the day of travel our tour guide Steven arrived on time and was very welcoming and informative. We got to Lake Nakuru by 9am paid our entry free (not included in the price) and were soon inside the park on a game safari. We saw plenty of animals including the white rhinos, black rhinos, flamingoes and many more. We then had a relaxed lunch at Lake Nakuru lodge (not included in the price) with a table overlooking the watering hole. The staff here were exceptional as well. As we were tired and had already had a good day we opted not to go to Lake Naivasha and head back to Nairobi early. All in all it was a fantastic day and we would recommend Perfect Wilderness Safaris as your tour company of choice.
Written April 17, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Perfect Wildern... T
Hi Bernie, Thank you for the detailed review. We appreciate your time to leave us this wonderful review to our readers. Am glad to read that you had a wonderful experience with Steven. He is indeed a gem to our company. Glad to hear George was there to help you from the word go in helping you plan for this. Thank you so much and we looking forward to having you again as we explore other places.
Written April 22, 2022
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Erykah Yasmine K
1 contribution
Feb 2021
We were extremely pleased with our tour, not just because of the beauty of Lake Nakuru but also for the quality of our experience thanks to our guide. Sami was a deeply charming man who made conversation with us from the time he picked us up to when he dropped us off. Through him, we learned a lot about Kenyan customs and traditions while getting all our questions answered. He also made a point to get to know us and where we come from. That dedication carried on at our arrival in Lake Nakuru as he dedicated himself to giving us the best experience he could.

We were able to see buffalos, giraffes, zebras, gazelles, flamingos, antelopes, impalas, monkeys, rhinos and a lion during our time at the Lake. The lunch was also really enjoyable and we were welcomed with open arms. Overall, I definitely recommend this tour to anyone who enjoys wildlife and do wish you to have a guide as wonderful ours!
Written March 1, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Perfect Wildern... T
Hello, Thank you for taking time to write us a review. We are delighted to read that you had a wonderful time in Lake Nakuru National Park and that Sammy was an excellent driver guide. Glad to hear He dedicated himself to giving you the best of experience. Lake Nakuru is one of the must go parks due to its diversity in wild life. We normally conduct game drives in vehicles that are customized with a pop up roof for easy game viewing and photography. We would like you to have you again in future as we explore other destinations.
Written March 3, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

camels&donkeys
london15 contributions
Nov 2021
Expensive tour and didnt get what I paid for. A lot is offered in this tour but time was not managed properly so didnt get to see half of what I paid for. I couldve just paid for a taxi to drop me off at Lake Nakuru, wouldve been cheaper.

The car broke down, then when fixed he said it was too late to do the rest and that hes car wont make it all the way. I got half the trip I was paid for and now they are refusing refund. The company is lying and claiming that car only broke for 10 mins and I got to see a lion and have lunch lol. Its a joke really

Please book with a better, professional and reputable company and avoid this or it will ruin your experience. Its not worth all that money you will pay
Written December 7, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Perfect Wildern... T
Hello Thank you for letting us know your sentiments about the day trip you took to Lake Nakuru National park. We take both positive and negative responses. That way we know where we need to improve our services. As the saying goes the customer is always right. Our clients are our priority. As a company we apologise for the mechanical issues that occured during the safari. Our vehicles are in good condition but there is sometimes unpredicaments that may occur. We have summoned the driver on the same but according to him it was the battery issue which that took a few minutes to solve thereafter you proceed with the tour as planned and later you left for Nairobi. Yes we accept even the few minutes counts and we promise such issues will be avoided in future. We are sorry. We promise excellent services to all our clients always. Thank You!
Written December 10, 2021
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Laura
2 contributions
Jan 2021 • Couples
We had a very good time on our trip.
On the way our tour guide Sammy explained a lot about Kenyan traditions which was very interesting.
At the lake we saw flamingos, buffalo, rhinos, antelopes and all kinds of birds.
We enjoyed it very much and can definitely recommend this tour
Written January 19, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Perfect Wildern... T
Hello , Thank you for taking time to write us a review. We are delighted to read that you had a wonderful time in Lake Nakuru National Park and that Sammy was an excellent driver guide. Lake Nakuru is one of the must go parks due to its diversity in wild life. We are happy that you had an amazing time and Sammy got to explain Kenyan traditions . We would like to have you again in future as we explore other destinations.
Written January 26, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jacob L
Beijing, China12 contributions
Jan 2022 • Solo
An enjoyable solo trip. I felt in control at all times, and never pressured to do anything I didn’t want, and appreciated the flexibility of the itinerary. I chose to do a bike ride in Naivasha instead of the boat trip, which turned out to be a real highlight, but not recommended for the unfit! My driver Paul was a chilled, witty and knowledgeable guy. As a first timer Nakuru satisfied my safari itch in a limited timeframe. My only criticism would be that the car we took was not the best suited for safari as it was a regular people carrier with no sunroof, but equally that made for a more comfortable ride on the long drive from and to Nairobi. All in all I was pleased with how much we managed to fit in and still be back to Nairobi by late afternoon.
Written January 20, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Perfect Wildern... T
Hello, Thank you for taking time to write us this wonderful review and recommending us to the tripadvisor readers. We are delighted to read that you had an awesome time with Paul, at Lake Nakuru National Park. He loves his job and has vast knowledge of the parks and wildlife. This park is indeed a wildlife haven, giving you chances to spot different wildlife species and enjoy the breathtaking landscape. Biking at Hell's gate as well is an add on. Glad you had fun. We invite you to travel with us again in future as we explore other destinations.
Written January 31, 2022
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RazaqUK
Nairobi, Kenya4 contributions
Oct 2021 • Solo
Punctual and knowledgeable operators. Made even more pleasant by the staff Shadrak (my guide) and George ( took my booking at short notice). Shadrak spotted Lions immediately on entrance to Lake Nakuru National Park and we now les other tour groups to the location.
Thoroughly enjoyed my tour. Oh yeah great lunch too.
Written October 9, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Perfect Wildern... T
Hello, Thank you for leaving us this wonderful review. We are happy to read that you had an amazing tour with us ,our driver guide Shadrak contributed to this. Our driver guides are the bomb!,caring Experienced and knowledgeable. Lake Nakuru National Park is simply magical! It is regarded as the beautiful wildlife haven because of the variety of species and habitats as well as picturesque landscape that is breathtaking. We welcome you for another tour or safari with us!
Written October 19, 2021
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Sangida
1 contribution
Jan 2020 • Business
We had one free day in Nairobi and I can 100% say that it was well spent! We were collected promptly by our guide Simba and first taken to the Great Rift and then Lake Nakuru. Whilst it was a long drive, Simba was very friendly and filled us in on local facts and sights we passed. Lake Nakuru was breathtaking and we saw a number of wild animals. Lunch at the lodge was also excellent with a variety of vegetarian as well as halal options. We then travelled to Lake Naivasha for a boat ride to see hippos before heading back. A long day but well worth it and with an excellent guide. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend them again to other friends and colleagues heading out to Nairobi - they'd be in good hands!
Written January 20, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Perfect Wildern... T
Hello, Thank you for taking time to write us this wonderful review and recommending us to the tripadvisor readers. We are delighted to read that you had an awesome time with Simba, at Lake Nakuru National Park. He loves his job and has vast knowledge of the parks and wildlife. This park is indeed a wildlife haven, giving you chances to spot different wildlife species and enjoy the breathtaking landscape. We invite you to travel with us again in future as we explore other destinations.
Written January 21, 2020
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suzanadams
13 contributions
My wonderful guide Paul arrived on time to pick me up at my hotel. He is friendly and an amazing person to have a chat with about different things in Kenya. He also had interesting information and facts about lake nakuru, lake naivaisha and the great rift valley along with other places in Kenya! He assisted in taking photos for me at all those places as I was a solo traveller and was patient enough to stop the vehicle so I can take photos of the nature and the amazing zebras, flamingos , buffaloes ,baboons, other birds, girrafe and the best part : RHINo family!. I really enjoyed the tour around those places as I also did the boat ride where I saw the hippos, eagles etc. Paul also showed me some stories where I could buy some souvenirs. Thank you so much Paul for your wonderful guidance in those places and being patient with me so I can take many memories with me back home. It's a great tour! God bless!
Written February 14, 2020
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Perfect Wildern... T
Hello Suzanna Thank you for taking time to write us this wonderful review. We are delighted to read that you had an amazing tour with us and Paul did an excellent job. He is an excellent driver guide and always a great company, with a vast knowledge about the country's flora and fauna. Lake Nakuru is one of the must visit parks in Kenya. Not only does it offer chances to spot variety of wild animals due to the astounding game concentrations but also lends one incredible photography. We would like to have you again in future as we explore other destinations.
Written February 17, 2020
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Memorable trip
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Perfect!
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An Incredible Experience
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Solo Female Traveller - happy experience!
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Brilliant safari in Amboseli National Park
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Early rise to see the wildlife!
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Hassle-free Transportation
We got transportation from the airport to our Nairobi hotel and again back to the airport at the end of our trip. P
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Must-do amazing Experience!
We did the tour with Peter. We got picked up bright and early as the national park with quite a distance away. We w
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Great tour for families!
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Amazing Day!
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