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Lake Nakuru National Park Safari Tours

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Best Time to Go

June to March, best for wildlife viewing

High Season

July to March

Common Lake Nakuru Animals

Flamingos, White Rhino, Zebra.

Unforgettable Lake Nakuru National Park Safari Tours

Lake Nakuru National Park Map

Lake Nakuru National Park is not the largest nature park in East Africa but it is one of the best known and most beloved. Our Lake Nakuru National Park Safari Tours are some of our most popular and it’s easy to see why. Lake Nakuru is a shallow alkaline lake known for attracting incredible flocks of pink flamingos that feast on the lake’s abundance and present once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunities.

Many people know Lake Nakuru from the 1985 Best Picture winner “Out of Africa” as many of that film’s most indelible images were captured here. At the same time though, the park is more than a location for the world’s largest flamingo rave. It is also home to, among other animals, more than 2 dozen critically endangered black rhinos.

Things to do in Lake Nakuru National Park

Lake Nakuru National Park is a multifaceted wonder. Some of the most popular things people do when they venture here include:

Explore Lake Nakuru (the lake itself): Lake Nakuru itself often forms the backdrop for the experience of many visitors who never actually venture to its shores. Take a walk down to Flamingo Road and see this incredible natural wonder close up and personal.

Visit Hyrax Hill Prehistoric Site: Renowned naturalist Louis Leaky uncovered evidence of prehistoric activity at what is today called “Hyrax Hill” during the early 20th century. When people lived here during the Neolithic period the lake was some 100 meters deeper than it is today.

Marvel at the Flamingos: No one knows for sure when pink flamingos first decided to call Lake Nakuru home, but today there are estimated to be 1 million of them. While their numbers dropped a few years ago when lake levels temporarily rose, the flamingos are now back in full force.

Visit Makalia Waterfall: An often overlooked gem of Nakuru is the Makalia Waterfall located at the southern end of the park. Located amidst a primaeval landscape Makalia Waterfall takes you back to a time when man was an insignificant presence on the world stage.

Historical temperature average

Lake Nakuru’s climate is mild and temperatures are consistent year-round. Daytime temperatures are pleasant in the mid to upper twenties, although it is much cooler at nights. Warm clothing for early morning game drives is a necessity. The wettest months are April and May. The rest of the year is relatively dry with some rain throughout.

General weather summary in April

Feel like

Mildly cool with a gentle breeze

What to wear

T-shirt, rain coat and rain boots

Daylight length

12.1 hours

Chance of rain

73%

Amount

139 mm

Wind speed

6 kmh

Humidity

95%

Sunrise

6:32 AM

Sunset

6:38 PM

Temperature

30

20

10

0

86

68

50

32

General weather summary in May

Feel like

Mildly cool with a gentle breeze

What to wear

T-shirt, rain coat and rain boots

Daylight length

12.1 hours

Chance of rain

63%

Amount

99 mm

Wind speed

5 kmh

Humidity

96%

Sunrise

6:28 AM

Sunset

6:35 PM

Temperature

30

20

10

0

86

68

50

32

General weather summary in June

Feel like

Mildly cool, humid but cool

What to wear

Sweater, rain coat and rain boots

Daylight length

12.1 hours

Chance of rain

76%

Amount

61 mm

Wind speed

5 kmh

Humidity

97%

Sunrise

6:32 AM

Sunset

6:38 PM

Temperature

30

20

10

0

86

68

50

32

General weather summary in July

Feel like

Mildly cool, humid but cool

What to wear

Sweater, rain coat and rain boots

Daylight length

12.1 hours

Chance of rain

76%

Amount

64

Wind speed

5 kmh

Humidity

97%

Sunrise

6:37 AM

Sunset

6:44 PM

Temperature

30

20

10

0

86

68

50

32

General weather summary in August

Feel like

Mildly cool, humid but cool

What to wear

Sweater, rain coat and rain boots

Daylight length

12.1 hours

Chance of rain

68%

Amount

82 mm

Wind speed

6 kmh

Humidity

96%

Sunrise

6:36 AM

Sunset

6:42 PM

Temperature

30

20

10

0

86

68

50

32

General weather summary in September

Feel like

Mildly cool, humid but cool

What to wear

T-shirt, rain coat and rain boots

Daylight length

12.1 hours

Chance of rain

56%

Amount

54 mm

Wind speed

6 kmh

Humidity

92%

Sunrise

6:27 AM

Sunset

6:33 PM

Temperature

30

20

10

0

86

68

50

32

General weather summary in October

Feel like

Mildly cool with a gentle breeze

What to wear

T-shirt, rain coat and rain boots

Daylight length

12.1 hours

Chance of rain

58%

Amount

54 mm

Wind speed

5 kmh

Humidity

93%

Sunrise

6:17 AM

Sunset

6:25 PM

Temperature

30

20

10

0

86

68

50

32

General weather summary in November

Feel like

Mildly cool with a gentle breeze

What to wear

T-shirt, rain coat and rain boots

Daylight length

12.1 hours

Chance of rain

71%

Amount

74 mm

Wind speed

5 kmh

Humidity

97%

Sunrise

6:16 AM

Sunset

6:24 PM

Temperature

30

20

10

0

86

68

50

32

General weather summary in December

Feel like

Mildly cool with a gentle breeze

What to wear

Light clothing

Daylight length

12.1 hours

Chance of rain

46%

Amount

48 mm

Wind speed

7 kmh

Humidity

94%

Sunrise

6:26 AM

Sunset

6:34 PM

Temperature

30

20

10

0

86

68

50

32

General weather summary in January

Feel like

Mildly cool with a gentle breeze

What to wear

Light Clothing

Daylight length

12.1 hours

Chance of rain

23%

Amount

27 mm

Wind speed

8 kmh

Humidity

79%

Sunrise

6:40 AM

Sunset

6:48 PM

Temperature

30

20

10

0

86

68

50

32

General weather summary in February

Feel like

Mildly cool with a gentle breeze

What to wear

Light clothing

Daylight length

12.1 hours

Chance of rain

25%

Amount

33 mm

Wind speed

9 kmh

Humidity

76%

Sunrise

6:45 AM

Sunset

6:52 PM

Temperature

30

20

10

0

86

68

50

32

General weather summary in March

Feel like

Mildly cool with a gentle breeze

What to wear

Light clothing

Daylight length

12.1 hours

Chance of rain

40%

Amount

53 mm

Wind speed

8 kmh

Humidity

81%

Sunrise

6:40 AM

Sunset

6:47 PM

Temperature

30

20

10

0

86

68

50

32

Safari Tours in Lake Nakuru National Park

Our highly-trained professionals offer safety, comfort and experience. They will guide you through Lake Nakuru’s abundance of wildlife, and present you with extraordinary photo opportunities. See below some of our most popular Lake Nakuru safari tours.

3 Days
Kenya Safari
Lake Naivasha | Lake Nakuru

Rift Valley Lakes Safari

Price From $630 USD

Ideal as a weekend getaway, or as a safari to punctuate a longer journey through Kenya, this safari takes in some beautiful lakes. With the abundance of water in these park areas, the trip is an ornit

4 Days
Kenya Safari
Lake Nakuru | Masai Mara

Birds and Beasts of Kenya Safari

Price From $705 USD

With the splendor of the Masai Mara, coupled with the majesty of Lake Nakuru, this African safari is the perfect choice for both animal and bird lovers. Famed for its population of big cats, such as

6 Days
Kenya Safari
Amboseli | Lake Nakuru | Masai Mara

Ultimate Kenyan Safari

Price From $1,665 USD

For the ultimate Kenyan safari experience, choose to explore the Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru, and Amboseli on this six-day trip through the mesmerising African landscape. The

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John Kago

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Lake Nakuru National Park Safari Tours

Nearly everyone who visits Kenya wants to pay a visit to the iconic Lake Nakuru National Park. At Africa FlashMC we provide numerous safari tours that focus exclusively on the park or include it in a larger itinerary. Those safari tours include:

Ultimate Kenyan Safari: On this 6-day safari tour you’ll visit the compelling Masa Mara, the stunning Amboseli National Park with Kilimanjaro rising majestically in the distance and, of course, Lake Nakuru itself. During your tour, you will get up close with all the Big 5 animals, see a multitude of smaller, but no less fascinating wildlife and view white pelicans, egrets and flamingos en masse.

A Day at the Lake Safari Tour: Even those on a tight schedule can soak in the wonder of Lake Nakuru during this 2-day, 1-night safari. You will make 2 deep incursions into the park and encounter all major wildlife populations.

Waterholes, Lakes and Savannahs of Kenya Safari: On this safari tour we focus on life in and around Kenya’s water features. Your tour includes Aberdares National Park with its magical “tree lodge” overlooking a popular wildlife watering hole, The Masai Mara, home to countless hippos and some of Africa’s largest crocodiles, and Lake Nakuru with its enormous population of exotic birds.

This is but a small sampling of our Lake Nakuru National Park Safari Tours. Check out our database to see the entire list.

Game Drives

Bird Watching

Bush Sundowners

Boat Riding

Horse Riding

01/05

Rhino

Classic Family Exploration Safari

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02/05

Flamingoes

Lake Nakuru Day Trip

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03/05

Giraffe

A Day at the Lake Safari

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04/05

Lion

Best of Kenya Luxury Safari

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05/05

Buffalo

Birds and Beasts of Kenya Safari

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Rhino

01

Flamingoes

02

Giraffe

03

Lion

04

Hell’s Gate National Park

Buffalo

05

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Accommodation in Lake Nakuru National Park

Flash McTours and Travel are proud to offer a range of accommodation options in Lake Nakuru National park. See below some of our most popular places to stay, or click here to see all our accommodation options in Lake Nakuru.

Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge
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Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge

Located on a range of hills that form the western limits of Africa’s Great Rift Valley, the lodge offers spectacular views over the vastness of Africa. The lodge also overlooks Lake Nakuru and its surrounding National Park, one that is a paradise for bird watchers and wildlife lovers alike.

Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge
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Kenya

Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge

Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge is nestled along the Lion Hill overlooking the spectacular flamingo pink rimmed Lake Nakuru. Its location affords panoramic views of the lake and the picturesque Lake Nakuru National Park.

The Cliff Camp
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Kenya

The Cliff

Perched at the top of a 100 metre high rock face sits Lake Nakuru's newest and smartest addition - The Cliff – a 10 room luxury camp. While 'luxury camp' is the simplest description, in reality The Cliff defies conventional labels, being a combination of safari lodge, tented camp and boutique hotel, constructed and furnished in a contemporary European style.

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Based on 420 reviews

Flash Mac can not be recommended enough

Travelled with Flash Mac Easter 2023 from Nairobi, to Masai Mara (2 nights), Lake Naivasha (1 night) and finally Amboseli (2 nights), and I can not rate this company higher.… Travelled with Flash Mac Easter 2023 from Nairobi, to Masai Mara (2 nights), Lake Naivasha (1 night) and finally Amboseli (2 nights), and I can not rate this company higher. We were met by our driver Edward at our hotel in Nairobi and had the pleasure of being taken care of by him for 6 days in our own car.… Read more

AddieHNO

Oslo, Norway. 6,984 contributions

Amazing experience

It was an amazing experience! Many thanks to all our drivers/guides: Edward, John and Simon! I definitely recommend a safari with Africa Flash Mc! It was an amazing experience! Many thanks to all our drivers/guides: Edward, John and Simon! I definitely recommend a safari with Africa Flash Mc! Read more

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St. Petersburg, Russia. 28 contributions

Excellent Experience with Flash McTours and Edward

We had a great experience at Maasai Mara and Lake Nakuru with a family of 4. The Safari Land Cruiser was clean, comfortable and had all required amenities. Edward was… We had a great experience at Maasai Mara and Lake Nakuru with a family of 4. The Safari Land Cruiser was clean, comfortable and had all required amenities. Edward was an excellent guide who ensured we saw as many animals and birds as possible. And he explained more about each animal we saw, an experience that was priceless and educational… Read more

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