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Lake Nakuru National Park Day Tour


Lake Nakuru National Park Day Tour


This park is famed as the birdwatchers’ paradise, and indeed was the first national park in Africa to be set up with an avian conservation objective. Up to a million flamingos have been recorded in this park depending on their regional migration. Most of these are Lesser Flamingos with Greater Flamingos making a smaller population. Sometimes the flamingos will move to other lakes across the Rift Valley and cannot be expected in large numbers all year. Our guide will help you enjoy these beautiful birds at designated sites within the park.

Game drives will include some of the best savannah stretches across Lake Nakuru National Park, where you will see many antelopes such as Common Impala and Defassa Waterbuck. You will also sample some woodlands around the lake for secretive mammals such as the tiny Naivasha Dik dik. On the wetland fringes and lakeshores, our guide will help you scan for Nile Hippos and African Buffaloes grazing along the shorelines.

Lake Nakuru National Park is also a rhino sanctuary, meaning that it hosts a breeding population of both Black Rhinos and White Rhinos. You will spend some good time searching for these beautiful beasts and with luck you may even find several individuals.

The big cats here are also well represented with African Lions being the more likely members. Leopards also love to emerge from the Yellow Fever Forests, where you may also be lucky to find a Serval Cat emerging into the grasslands to hunt, after a restful hot day. Other carnivores often seen here include Silver-backed Jackals, Spotted Hyenas, and if you are lucky you may spot the Striped Hyena and Bat-eared Fox.

This park is one of the premium parks in Kenya, together with the incredible Amboseli National Park. Each trip to Lake Nakuru National Park is usually unique, but each visit is always enjoyable.


We shall leave Nairobi early and head straight to Lake Nakuru National Park. We shall spend the bigger part of the day enjoying the game drives in this park, as we sample our best selections of habitats. We shall have picnic lunch there; followed by more game drives. In the later afternoon, we shall drive back to Nairobi.


Highlight birds

Woolly-necked Stork, Mocking Cliff Chat, Pink-backed Pelican, Cape Teal, Brimstone Canary, Pearl-spotted Owlet, African Fish Eagle, Northern Anteater Chat, Pied Kingfisher

Highlight mammals and others

Rothschild’s Giraffe, Black Rhino, White Rhino, African Lion, Leopard, Common Zebra, Nile Hippo, Defassa Waterbuck, Maasai Giraffe, Thompson’s Gazelle, Cape Buffalo

Habitats covered

Wetlands, Savannah

Photographic opportunities


Special moments

African Big 5, The Great Rift Valley, Flamingos




The Lake Nakuru National Park Day Tour can be extended to allow you spend one or more nights inside the park. This allows you to do more game drives and find more animals.

You may also choose to add more parks and other attractions, to complement your visit to Lake Nakuru. These may include the following listed sites:-

  1. Masai Mara National Reserve
  2. Lake Naivasha
  3. Lake Bogoria National Reserve
  4. Lake Elmenteita
  5. Aberdares National Park
  6. Mt. Kenya National Park

Please contact us if you would like an extension and our safari team will advise on the best combination for you to maximise your experience.