There are so many safaris that you can pick and choose from, or bolt together to form your complete holiday.

1 Day Lake Nakuru

Highlights: Birdlife, flamingos, black & white rhino, leopard


Nairobi - Nakuru - Nairobi


Depart at 06:00 from Nairobi and head north stopping for spectacular views over the Great Rift Valley. Drive past Naivasha town, road-side markets, and Lake Elementiata.


Around 09:00 you will arrive at the entrance of Lake Nakuru National Park. During your game drive you will pass through acacia forest, open plains and can even drive down to the lake shore. For lunch, you can enjoy a picnic at Baboon Cliff which has spectacular views across the lake and surrounding areas. It is a great place to get those ‘National Geographic’ style photos with the blue lake and pink rim. If you are lucky you might see the rock hyrax who frequent the cliff face at the picnic spot. At around 15:00 you will depart from Nakuru, arriving in Nairobi around 18:00.

Please note, while it is possible to visit Nakuru as a day trip, you will not be in the park during early morning or late afternoon, which can be the best times for viewing game. 


Located around 150km north of Nairobi, Lake Nakuru is a 62 sq km shallow alkaline lake in a picturesque landscape with Nakuru township on its shore. This reserve is a real treat for visitors with its extensive lake and diverse range of habitats including marsh, rich grassland, acacia woodland, Euphorbia forest and rocky outcrops all supporting around 550 different species of plants, plus a myriad of birds and animals. It is considered to be one of Kenya’s greatest bird watching destinations, playing host to over 450 species. There are reported to be 56 resident mammals including rhino, lion, leopard, giraffe, zebra, waterbuck, warthog, gazelle, impala, baboons, hippo and buffalo. The only member of the ‘big 5’ not present is the elephant, because the park is too small. You might even see hippo lazing in the shallows of the lake’s northern shores. 


The park is renowned for the opportunity to spot some of Kenya’s rarest animals - the black rhino, white rhino, leopard and Rothchild’s giraffe - all successfully reintroduced to this area. Of course it is also famous for the thousands of flamingo that wade in the shallows of the lake. Once home to a third of the world’s flamingo population, the lake has had a tumultuous history with these birds. Because of fluctuating water levels, lack of blue-green algae (the birds only source of food) and recent problems of toxins and chemicals in the water the flamingos are known to migrate to other Rift Valley lakes. 

Options1 PAX2 PAX3 PAX4+ PAX
 Day Tour340 180 120 95 
 Park Fees90 90 90 90 

* Prices are Per Person in (USD). Add the price and the fees.

  • Countries: Kenya
  • Days: 1
  • Nights: 0
  • Transport: Drive
  • Code: KS118
  • Included: Transport to/from Nairobi, guide, all entry fees, lunch.
  • Not Included: Personal insurance, items of a personal nature, drinks.
  • Don't Forget: Sunhat, sunscreen, drinking water, camera, binoculars, money for souvenirs and gifts
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