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Lake Nakuru National Park Day Tour

1 Day
  • English
  • Private tour guide
  • Private day tour
  • Private vehicle

Overview

Lake Nakuru National Park, situated in the heart of Kenya’s Great Rift Valley, is a pristine wildlife haven renowned for its vibrant flocks of flamingos that often turn its shores a brilliant shade of pink. This alkaline lake, surrounded by wooded grasslands, rocky cliffs, and lush forests, provides sanctuary for a diverse range of animals including the endangered white and black rhinos, lions, giraffes, and a myriad of bird species. A day tour here promises captivating scenic views, unparalleled wildlife encounters, and a deep immersion into East Africa’s natural beauty.

Tour Highlights

  • Flamingo Extravaganza: Witness the breathtaking spectacle of thousands of flamingos lining the shores of Lake Nakuru, creating a mesmerizing pink horizon.
  • Rhino Spotting: Seize the rare opportunity to observe both the endangered white and black rhinos in their natural habitat.
  • Bird Watcher's Paradise: Apart from flamingos, the park boasts over 450 species of birds, making it a dream destination for avid bird watchers. Key species to look out for include pelicans, herons, and eagles.
  • Predator Prowl: Watch out for lions, leopards, and hyenas lurking in the grasslands, each on their own unique hunt.
  • Baboon Cliff Lookout: Enjoy panoramic views of the park and lake from this elevated point. It's also a prime location for picnics with a view.
  • Makalia Waterfall Visit: Located within the park, this waterfall is a serene spot to appreciate the tranquility of nature.
  • Giraffe Gazing: Stand in awe as the majestic Rothschild's giraffes, one of the world's most endangered giraffe subspecies, stroll gracefully across the park.
  • Varied Terrain Exploration: Traverse the diverse landscapes of the park, from the alkaline lake shores to the lush woodlands, and rocky cliffs to the sweeping grasslands.
  • Nature's Symphony: Immerse yourself in the soothing sounds of the park - from the chirping of the birds to the distant roar of the lion and the rustling of the wind through the acacia trees.

Itinerary

Meet our experienced tour guide will offer a brief introduction, setting the tone for the day’s adventure. As you leave Nairobi, enjoy the mesmerizing scenic views of the Great Rift Valley that unfold during the drive to Lake Nakuru National Park.

Our guide will lead you to the lake’s shores, the crown jewel of the park. Witness the breathtaking sight of thousands of flamingos gathered at the edge of the lake. Their radiant pink hues against the shimmering blue waters create a scene straight out of a dream. Enjoy the vibrant spectacle, and if you’re lucky, catch other bird species in action.

Venture into regions of the park known for their rhino populations. Observe the awe-inspiring might of both black and white rhinos, a reminder of nature’s powerful yet fragile wonders.

As the African sun climbs higher,  take a well-deserved break at the Baboon Cliff Lookout. Here, enjoy your lunch.The panoramic views of the vast park from this vantage point, coupled with the possibility of spotting roaming wildlife, make for an unparalleled dining experience.

1.30PM :
Game Drive

Re-energized, embark on an afternoon game drive. The park, with its myriad of habitats, beckons exploration. Watch out for the majestic lions, elusive leopards, and towering giraffes as you navigate through the park’s grasslands and forests. Spend time gazing at the graceful Rothschild’s giraffes

Take a peaceful detour to the cascading Makalia Waterfall. This serene spot offers a perfect break, allowing you to immerse yourself in the tranquil sounds of nature. Capture some stunning photos and enjoy the tranquil ambiance.

Includes/Excludes

Includes

  • Entry Fee to Lake Nakuru
  • Game Drive in a tour vehicle
  • Professional Tour Guide

Excludes

  • Lunch available for purchase

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Lake Nakuru National Park Day Tour