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Tours in Nakuru National Park

Set amid a diverse landscape spanning vast grasslands, dense acacia forests, inset with picturesque waterfalls, plus the cliffs and gorges of the Great Rift Valley, Lake Nakuru National Park will provide an unforgettable safari experience.

As part of our eight-day Kenya Horizons tour, you’ll head out on a thrilling 4x4 game drive through the park in search of both white and black rhino, the rare Rothschild giraffe, waterbuck and hippos. Witness a vibrant display of up to a million flamingos gathering in the shallows of Lake Nakuru between January and February, then take in breath-taking panoramas of the park from Baboon Cliff and photograph its wild inhabitants.

Keen bird-watchers will revel in the opportunity to spot African fish eagles, as well as stilts and avocets – known for their unusual backward-curving beak. With over 550 plant species present in the park, including Africa’s largest euphorbia forests, plus, lush acacia forests and fertile grasslands stretching towards the horizon. Gaze up at the sheer rockface of the Mau Escarpment, rising 3,000 metres in height and blanketed by the Mau Forest. Pause a moment to appreciate the serenity of Makalia Falls. The nearby Menengai Crater also offers hiking opportunities, and rewards those who climb to the top with views across the Kenyan plains.

7 days a large brown elephant standing in the dirt

Highlights of Kenya

Guide Price  £2,999  pp  

The Highlights of Kenya safari provides a comfortable standard of luxury accommodation in Sarova Mara camps and lodges, including stylish tents in the Masai Mara. Strategically located in several of the national parks and reserves, the camps offer a great...

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Highlights of Kenya
7 days a herd of cattle standing on top of a grass covered field

Discover Kenya

Guide Price  £3,299  pp  

Discover Kenya is one of our most popular tours, and a fantastic introduction to the world of safaris, as it takes in many of Kenya's best-known national parks. Your tour will begin on the expansive plains of the Masai Mara...

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Expert Tips


Destination Manager

“Photographers will be in their element atop the Menengai Crater, offering arguably one of the best views of the Great Rift Valley.”


Destination Executive

“The flamingos at Lake Nakuru often migrate to nearby Lake Bogoria when the water-levels begin to drop – consider a short excursion there if they’re on your must-see list.”


Senior Destination Manager

“Keep your eyes peeled for leopards sleeping on the branches of yellow acacias – it makes for a perfect photo opportunity.”

Frequently Asked Questions

Visitors between the dry seasons of January and February, and June through until October, will see the largest gathering of wildlife in the park, as they make their way across Kenya in search of water. Additionally, from July until October, you have the best chance of observing the annual wildebeest migration, with up to 1.5 million wildebeest, zebras and antelope travelling toward the Masai Mara, facing the threat of predators such as lions, leopards and crocodiles along the way.

The official currency of Kenya is the Kenyan shilling. As our Lake Nakuru tours maintain a focus on safari experiences and game drives, we recommend having cash handy prior to arrival, as cash machines may be hard to locate outside of city centres. Additionally, we suggest converting all cash before you depart for Kenya, as conversion rates can vary quite dramatically throughout the year.

The weather is consistently hot throughout the year, maintaining a daily average of around 26°C. However, for the hottest weather, visitors should arrive between January and February, with temperatures here reaching 30°C. It should be noted that nights can become quite chilly, so do remember to bring extra layers when embarking on night excursions.

Lake Nakuru National Park offers one of Africa’s most varied landscapes, with vast plateaus, undulating green savannahs and rugged hilltops adorned with thick forests – all home to a kaleidoscope of wildlife.

Why you'll love Lake Nakuru National Park...

• Witnessing the great annual wildebeest migration between July and October
• Hiking up the Menengai Crater for unhindered views across the park
• Joining an exciting 4x4 game drive in search of lions, zebra, rhinos and hyena
• Looking out for exotic birdlife such as the grey-crowned crane and the Rupell’s vulture
• Photographing the sea of pink flamingos at Lake Nakuru
• Admiring the beauty of Makalia Falls
• Enjoying the views and the wildlife at Baboon Cliff

Did you know?

• Nakuru is a local Masai word meaning ‘dusty place’.
• During 1951 and 1953, Lake Nakuru had completely dried up, prompting alkaline dust programmes to allow it to recover.
• Located approximately 100km from Lake Nakuru is the final resting place of British army officer Lord Baden-Powell – the founder of the Boy Scouts Association and Girl Guides.