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Full-Day Lake Nakuru National Park Private Tour from Nairobi

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Nairobi, Kenya
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icon9 to 10 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 3 more
Good for avoiding crowds

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

The flamingoes that gather at Lake Nakuru National Park are considered one of Africa’s greatest natural sights, but the area’s wildlife and scenery go far beyond the bright pink birds. This 11.5-hour, private guided tour from Nairobi offers ample time to explore the park, spot animals on morning and afternoon game drives, and see birds and hippos from a boat on Lake Naivasha.
  • 11.5-hour, private wildlife trip from Nairobi
  • Visit two Great Rift Valley lakes
  • See birds and wildlife in their natural habitat
  • Travel by private car and boat
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Pickup and drop-off from Nairobi hotels
  • Private guide ensures a personal experience
Private tour
Pickup and drop-off to your hotel or residence within Nairobi
Driver/guide
Live commentary on board
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.

Departure Point

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


Departure Time

6:00 AM

Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.

Get an early, 6:30am start with pickup at your Nairobi hotel, and enjoy views of the Great Rift Valley as you make the 3-hour drive to Lake Nakuru National Park in a private vehicle. Upon arrival, go deep into the park on a 3-hour game drive with your guide, who will offer commentary throughout the day. The forest and grassland around Lake Nakuru National Park are renowned for bird watching, and the reserve is also home to white rhinos, waterbucks, hippos, and a small population of rare, tree-climbing lions.

Break for lunch at Lake Nakuru Lodge restaurant; with advance notice, it’s also possible to arrange for a picnic lunch in the park. After lunch, continue through the Lake Nakuru National Park on an afternoon game drive—different animals come out to feed throughout the day. At 3pm, leave Lake Nakuru for Lake Naivasha, the highest-elevation lake in the Great Rift Valley.

Take in unobstructed views of the lake on a 1-hour boat ride (own expense), with stops to spot some of Navaisha’s vast bird population, watch eagles feeding, and see the hippos that wallow along the grassy shoreline. Return to shore for an early evening ride to Nairobi, then finish the tour with 6pm drop-off at your hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Lake Nakuru
After meeting your guide at your hotel or residence within Nairobi CBD at 6:00am, start your journey to Nakuru. While en route, stop at the Great Riff Valley view point where you will attain magnificent views of the escarpments. Arrive at Lake Nakuru by 9:00am, completing the 3-hour drive. Upon your arrival, start the 3-hour game drive with your guide and part. Break for lunch at a local restaurant, Lake Nakuru Lodge. Alternatively, you may have a pre-arranged picnic lunch in the park. Have lunch, then continue to enjoy additional game drives on the way out. Depart the park at approximately 3:00pm and head to Lake Naivasha for a 1-hour boat ride. While on the boat ride, enjoy bird watching, and hippo viewing. Once your boat ride comes to an end, return to the dock. Begin the drive to Nairobi for a 6:00pm arrival and get dropped off at your hotel or residence within Nairobi CBD
Duration: 9 hours 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Rift Valley Province
The Great Rift Valley is a series of contiguous geographic trenches, approximately 6,000 kilometres (3,700 mi) in total length, that runs from the Beqaa Valley in Lebanon in Asia to Mozambique in southeastern Africa.[1] While the name continues in some usages, it is rarely used in geology as it is considered an imprecise merging of separate though related rift and fault systems.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Lake Naivasha
Here we have an optional boat ride for hippo viewing and bird watching
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Makalia Waterfalls
These are waterfalls within the park that form part of the eco-system, The river feeds into the lake Naivasha. We will stop over here for photos.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • 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
  • OPERATED BY PERFECT WILDERNESS TOURS AND SAFARIS

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Full-Day Lake Nakuru National Park Private Tour from Nairobi?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Full-Day Lake Nakuru National Park Private Tour from Nairobi.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Full-Day Lake Nakuru National Park Private Tour from Nairobi?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Full-Day Lake Nakuru National Park Private Tour from Nairobi.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Full-Day Lake Nakuru National Park Private Tour from Nairobi?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Full-Day Lake Nakuru National Park Private Tour from Nairobi.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Full-Day Lake Nakuru National Park Private Tour from Nairobi?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Full-Day Lake Nakuru National Park Private Tour from Nairobi.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Full-Day Lake Nakuru National Park Private Tour from Nairobi?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Full-Day Lake Nakuru National Park Private Tour from Nairobi.

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Traveler Tips


  • "At Friday 19:00 I order the trip for Saturday early morning." See review
  • "I truly enjoyed a perfect wilderness tour, and I highly recommend it." See review

Reviews

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star-5
Big Animals and Lots of Birds
Jane_C
, Feb 2020
The trip to Lake Nakuru National Park and Lake Naivasha was terrific. Paul was a great tour guide and made sure the tour was focusing on seeing things of interest to me. He was great at spotting animals and birds, he really knew the timing of what to do and when so that I was able to have a relaxing trip. We left quite early in the morning in order to see the early animals and it made a better more relaxed day. I would recommend going on this tour.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Hello Jane, Thank you for taking time to write us a wonderful review. We are delighted to read that you tour to Lake Nakuru and Lake Naivasha was great and Paul contributed to this. He is dedicated in his job with a vast knowledge of the parks' flora and fauna. Lake Nakuru is indeed a wildlife haven due to its abundance in wildlife and to culminate the experience is a boat ride in Lake Naivasha. We would like to have you again in future as we explore other destinations.
star-5
great experience
Tomasz
, Feb 2020
Fantastic experience with Albart as my guide. The company was easy to reach and accommodating my requests. The game drive was timely, comfortable and safe. Highly recommended.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Hello Tomas, Thank you for taking time to write us a review and commending our driver guide, Albert and our back office staff. We are accessible 24/7 with prompt responses to our clients inquiries to make trip planning so easy and seamless. We would like to have you again in future.
star-5
Nakuru Lake is Amazing, Viator service as well.
amirsadeh2000
, Jan 2020
At Friday 19:00 I order the trip for Saturday early morning. the driver was wait to me in the hotel before 6 AM. He was very friendly all over the day and explain me about the animals at the park, help me to take the best pictures, take me to nice place for Lunch.... I back to the hotel at the night happy from every minute of the day! Nakuru Park is Amazing! to see 20 giraffes walking in the savanna was more than any of my dream about what is Safari. I want to thanks the Albert Koi that was my driver and tour guide for very nice and interesting day.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
Hello, Thank you for writing us this wonderful review and the sentiments on Albert, i will pass these great words to him. He is indeed the company's gem and goes above and beyond to create a memorable experience for our clients. Nakuru is a must visit destinations, with picturesque landscape and wildlife diversity. We welcome you to travel with us again in future.
star-5
Beautiful wildlife! — Lake Nakuru National Park full day tour with excellent driver&guide
Nackmocha
, Aug 2019
The tour I signed up for was a solo tour with Peter. Peter was friendly and informative, and he was also an expert driver and guide. He answered all of my questions about Kenya, which included not only about animals but also about culture, language, music and so on. On the exciting game drive at Lake Nakuru, we had a chance to see many amazing animals such as zebras, impalas, gazelles, giraffes, lion & lioness, baboons, warthog, turtle, buffalos, waterbucks, kori bastard, flamingos, secretary bird, and rhinos. We were able to be close enough to take photos of a lion when it was yawning. Despite reports indicating otherwise, we saw plenty of flamingoes, pelicans, and many other birds. In the afternoon, we joined an 1-hour boat ride at Lake Naivasha. We saw hippos, fish eagles, and more species of animals. We enjoyed fresh fish fritter for lunch by the lake. Overall it was a fantastic day trip and a cool experience to see wild animals just being themselves. I truly enjoyed a perfect wilderness tour, and I highly recommend it. Nack Purchase, NY
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Hello Nack, Thank you for taking time to write us a review. We are delighted to read that you had an amazing tour with us and Peter did an excellent job. He is indeed one of the industry's top professional. Arguably, Lake Nakuru is Kenya's finest, with abundant wildlife and beautiful scenery. We are happy to read that you were able to see variety of wildlife and even take pictures. To cap this experience is boat ride at Lake Naivasha. We would like to have you again in future to explore other destinations in Kenya!
star-3
Guess what Lake Nakuru doesnt have many flamingoes anymore so.....
classycanuck2507
, Nov 2018
Disappointed.Awful bumpy hours long ride only to hear that the lake has very few flamingoes compared to my last visit where there were10,000.the boat ride was a total rip off .the spot fir lunch was a great spot but the food was marginal
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Hello, Thank you for leaving us a review about your experience. We appreciate our clients feedback. Unfortunately, our roads are quite bumpy and we are hoping that the government will look into this. Concerning the few flamingos at Lake Nakuru, unfortunately, El Nino years has caused many of the birds to head over to nearby Lake Bogoria due to the alkaline levels in the water changing because of excess rain. We invite you to have another tour with us in future, and turn your experience.
star-5
This was our first day in Kenya and...
MATT S
, Apr 2018
This was our first day in Kenya and our guide arrived bright and early to drive us through the Great Rift Valley down to Lake Nakuru. The Great Rift Valley was breathtaking with spectacular views. Lake Nakuru was lush and as we drove through we saw pockets of different animals such as giraffes, zebras, Cape buffalo and even a rhino and her baby. We were also lucky enough to see some flamingoes! We went onto Lake Naivasha for a boat ride, gliding past sleeping hippos and curious cranes. The birdlife here was fantastic. Our guide was great, informed on the wildlife and interesting company on both the Kenyan safari experience as well as general Kenyan life.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Hello, Thank you for taking time to write us this review. We are delighted to read that you had an amazing tour with us. This forms one of the unmissable tours in Kenya as it lends you the opportunity to spot variety of wildlife and marvel at the breathtaking and picturesque landscape in the park. To cap it all is the boat ride experience at Lake Naivasha where there are families of hippos, variety of species of birds among others. Thank you for commending us to the TripAdvisor readers. We pride ourselves in calibre of professionals with vast knowledge of the Kenya's attractions and we are careful to select the best destinations for our clients. We will be happy to organize another tour for you in future.
star-5
Lake Nakuru was breathtakingly...
Thomas E
, Feb 2018
Lake Nakuru was breathtakingly beautiful. Tony, our guide did a great job pointing out the various beasts and historical features. Pacing was perfect and everything felt very well-organized. The optional boat ride was also quite nice, with a very knowledgable guide and good hippo sightings.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Hello Thomas, 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 Tony, did an excellent job. He is indeed one of the industry's best driver guides and goes above and beyond to give the very best of service. Arguably, Lake Nakuru is Kenya's finest as it lends you the opportunity to spot different wildlife and to cap this experience is a boat ride at Lake Naivasha with breathtaking picturesque landscape and birdlife. We would like to have you again for another tour.
star-5
I changed this trip from Nakuru to...
jack
, Feb 2018
I changed this trip from Nakuru to the Nairobi National Park. The Travel company was accommodating. Since I had just done Naivasha, much would have been redundant. I had an excellent guide/driver and a private 2/3 day tour. Great Job!
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Hello Jack, Thank you for taking time to write us this wonderful review. We are delighted to read that you had an amazing tour with us. Our company is flexible and all our tours can be modified to suit our clients preferences. Thank you for commending us as an accommodating company. We would like to have you again on another tour with us in future!
star-4
I was very pleased with my...
Chidinma O
, Sep 2017
I was very pleased with my experience. I wanted to visit Lake Nakuru because of the pink flamingos but found out the night before the tour that the birds have migrated north to Lake Bogoria. George the proprietor was very amenable and helpful in helping me modify the itinerary of my trip to remove Lake Nakuru and to add Hell's Gate instead! The day at Hell's Gate National Park was amazing and a MUST-DO!!! The location is gorgeous and serene and a treat for the senses. It is also worth it to dip in the hot springs spa at the end of the day. Paul, my driver and day guide, is very knowledgeable, has a great personality, and I felt like I was in great hands throughout the tour! Brian, the Massai tour guide at Hell's Gate National Park, was intelligent, a problem-solver, takes great initiative, very accommodating and an overall joy! LOVED my time with them. The only downside was when we arrived at Lake Naivasha for the optional boat ride. The boat company Marina's staff was extremely rude and insistent on me taking a boat alone and paying a higher price, and were not even willing to accommodate me sharing a boat with a different tour. I was disappointed that I was not presented an alternative boat company to evaluate other options.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Hello, Thank you for taking time to write us this review. We were honored to have been chosen by you to conduct this tour. Unfortunately, El Nino years have caused many of the birds to head over to nearby Lake Bogoria due to the alkaline levels in the water changing because of excess rain. We apologize for the rudeness of the staff at Marina Camp. Despite this, we are glad that the tour was modified and you had an amazing time at the Hell's Gate Park and Spa. We would like to have you again for another tour with us in future!
star-5
I had a very good experience with...
Hoda O
, Mar 2017
I had a very good experience with George the guide he is very considerate, helpful and knows his way around Nakuru Park, we managed to see all the animals on my list and attached is some pictures I took in this tour.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Hello, Thank you for taking time to write us a wonderful review. We are happy to read that you had a good experience at Lake Nakuru National Park and George was an excellent driver guide. He is indeed a true gem and expertly and eloquently describes Kenya's flora and fauna. This tour is Kenya's finest as it lends you the opportunity to visit central wildlife destination in Kenya. We welcome you to travel with us again in future!

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