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“Game drive at Nakuru”
Review of Lake Nakuru

Lake Nakuru
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

We arrived early (before the gates were open) so enjoyed a picturesque sun rise over the lake. As we started the drive a mist was rising below us creating a peaceful atmosphere. We saw loads of buffalo going to the lake shores for a drink and a hippo having a morning bath. The terrain in the Park is very varied and beautiful. The baboons at Baboon Hill, need to be watched carefully. One mother and her baby came very close to our vehicle and watched us alight. The next vehicle to turn up was raided by this same mother in seconds of pulling to a halt, She jumped onto the windscreen and through the open top roof and was grabbing a rucksack from the back seat all in the space of a few seconds. The occupants scrambled to get away but the driver managed to shoo her away without taking the bag: but its a salutary lesson to remember that these creatures are great opportunists and to take care with possessions and not imagine they are "cute". We got so close to a giraffe that we could only get its legs in the photo and had to drive on further in order to get a complete photo, We spent several mesmerising minutes staring into each others eyes before moving on. Having spent an hour at the GIRAFFE centre in Nairobi earlier that week we were already aware of how long and lustrous are the eyelashes of a giraffe but it's always nice seeing them in their natural setting without barbed wire in the picture.

Thank Fiona M
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

After so much anticipation of seeing flamingoes and reading some great reviews, the park was pretty much closed when we got there due to flooding. Trees fallen everywhere (my son even asked "is this illegal logging Dad?"). The one road suggested by the gatehouse was eventually impassable after only about a mile as our driver did not want to risk driving through water we couldn't see to the other end. tried again the following day and managed to get to Baboon Cliff but no further, so our animal count was limited. We did see Rhino close by but in all our trip in the park lasted no more than an hour before we moved on. Our driver said it had been like this for three or four months, so beware if you go...... Gutted !

Thank R J
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

Maybe about 50 flamingoes landing on the Lake. Lots of other birds too including African Fish Eagle, Crested Crane, Spoonbill etc. Also saw white rhino, Cape buffalo, impala, Thompson's gazelle, giraffes, lion, zebras, baboons. The Lake is really pretty.

Thank moominoid
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Reviewed July 11, 2013

Other travelers we had met just days before going to Lake Nakuru told us that there weren't any flamingoes to be seen and overall had not seen much. So we went without too many expectations and were pleasantly surprised. True, thanks to the high water levels flamingoes were few ( we did see some though) and the road along the lake was mostly submerged, but we saw pelicans, Egyptian duck and many other birds. The big animals did not disappointb either. Apart from the countless numbers of zebra and impala, we saw herds of buffalo, white rhino up close, baboon and two prides of lion fairly close to each other. One was feasting on a buffalo just killed and we even saw one pair mating. Really got our money's worth.

Thank Indira D
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

Lake Nakuru was a fascinating place in spite of the excess water. There were only a few flamingos due to the water level but we saw both the black and the white rhino, a male and female lion and lots of gazelles, impalas, baboons, and zebras. Well worth the trip.

Thank bellabolivia7
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