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  • Hours: Daily: 6:30 am - 6:30 pm
  • Admission: Non residents - Adult: $80, Children/Sudent: $40


Lake Nakuru National Park

Pink flamingos are the top reason to visit Lake Nakuru National Park. At times, there are as many as 2 million lesser and greater flamingos around the edges of the lake -- an astonishing sight.

They’re drawn here by their favorite food, Cyanophyta Spirulina Plantensis -- a type of blue-green algae that fills the lake.

In addition to the flamingos, more than 400 different birds have been spotted in the park, which is on a migration route for many European species. This is one national park where you definitely want a spotter’s guide in hand to identify all the feathered creatures.

If you’re a birder, check with locals to make sure the species you need for your life list are expected to be “in residence” when you want to visit. 

The park also is home to many water-loving animals such as hippos and waterbucks, and you’ll probably see white rhinos, giraffes and impalas as well.

Of special interest to botanists and other plant aficionados, Lake Nakuru National Park has the biggest euphorbia forest in Africa. These plants, commonly known as spurges, form one of the largest and most complex genera of flowering plants.

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4 Day Masai Mara and Lake Nakuru Safari from Nairobi

Masai Mara is a large game reserve measuring 1,510 kilometers square in south western Kenya contiguous with Serengeti National park in Tanzania. It is famous ...  Read more

Location: Nakuru, Kenya
Duration: Flexible

From USD $1,082.87

Nairobi Multi-Day Tour of Safari

Enjoy this multi-day tour of safari and enjoy visits to the following areas: Tsavo East, West National Parks, Amboseli, Lake Nakuru and Masai Mara National ...  Read more

Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Duration: Flexible

From USD $2,169.00

3-Day Amboseli Safari with Lake Nakuru on request

Enjoy 3 days on a safari to Amboseli National Park, one of the best park in Kenya to see the highest mountain in Africa the mighty snow capped Mount ...  Read more

Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $477.00

12 days Kenya and Tanzania Safari from Nairobi

See the Big Five on this 11 night tour of the parks from Nairobi! The tour will take you on a loop to Maasai Mara and you will cross over to Tanzania where our ...  Read more

Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Duration: 12 days (approx.)

From USD $2,600.00

15-Day Kenyan Safari Tour from Nairobi

Enjoy this 15-day tour and see all the major Kenyan wildlife and scenic attractions. You will see Kilimanjaro, learn about "Man-Eaters" of Tsavo, ...  Read more

Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Duration: 15 days (approx.)

From USD $7,352.00

Day Trip to Lake Nakuru National Park from Nairobi

Pick up from your Nairobi hotel in the morning at 06.30 am depart Nairobi for Lake Nakuru National Park. Drive through the Great African Rift Valley arriving ...  Read more

Location: Nakuru, Kenya
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $649.72

7-Night Kenya Basic Camping Safari from Nairobi: Masai Mara and Loita Hills

Spend seven nights camping in Kenya on a back-to-basics safari from Nairobi! After spending the first night in a hotel, get up-close and personal with the wild ...  Read more

Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Duration: 8 days (approx.)

From USD $1,285.00

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