Overview

The Nakuru region is located in the Great Rift Valley of Kenya. It is one of the most popular parts in the country, and for good reason. It is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including giraffes, buffalos, zebras, and even the endangered black and white rhinos. However, the region is most famous for its flamingos, which can be seen in their millions along the shores of Lake Nakuru. If you’re planning a safari in Kenya, a visit to Nakuru should be on your list.

The easiest way to get to the park is by road, either in a private vehicle or by booking a safari with a tour operator. It takes about 2-3 hours to drive from Nairobi, depending on traffic and road conditions. Alternatively, you can fly to Nakuru and then take a taxi or shuttle to the park.

Nakuru Map

Accommodation

Our top picks

Loldia House is an ideal spot to relax, taste the pleasures of Kenyan country life and explore the Great Rift Valley.

Highlights

Walking Safari

Big Cats

Big 5

Cultural Tours

The Cliff, with its sensitive blend of space, privacy, style, service and scenery will make you feel on top of the world.

Highlights

Big Cats

Bird Watching

Spa

Cultural Tours

Tucked away in the spectacular Great Rift Valley on the private 6400 acre Congreve Conservancy bordering Lake Nakuru National Park.

Highlights

Night Drives

Walking Safari

Riding Safari

Bird Watching

Want to see more?

The above properties are just a small sample of the 100’s of properties we have for you to choose from. Get in touch for more amazing property options, pricing and personalized itineraries!

Safari Tour

There are several safari options available in Nakuru , depending on your budget and preferences. You can choose to go on a game drive in a private vehicle, which gives you the flexibility to explore the park at your own pace. Alternatively, you can book a guided safari with a tour operator, who will provide a driver and a vehicle.

Seasons

The best time to go on a safari to Nakuru is during the dry season, which runs from June to September. During this time, the animals are easier to spot as they gather around the lake and watering holes. However, the park is open year-round, so you can visit at any time.

The Wildlife

During your safari in Nakuru , you can expect to see a wide variety of wildlife. As mentioned earlier, the park is home to giraffes, buffalos, zebras, and rhinos. You may also spot baboons, monkeys, and other primates. However, the highlight of the region is undoubtedly the flamingos found on Lake Nakuru. These beautiful birds can be seen in their millions along the shores of the lake, creating a stunning pink hue. Apart from wildlife, one can also witness breathtaking views of the Great Rift Valley.

Lodging

There are several accommodation options available in and around Nakuru, ranging from luxury lodges to budget campsites. Some of the popular lodges in Nakuru include Loldia House, The Cliff and Mbweha Camp.

Conclusion

Nakuru is a must-do experience for any wildlife enthusiast. With its diverse wildlife, stunning scenery, and beautiful flamingos, it is sure to leave you with unforgettable memories. Whether you choose to go on a guided safari or explore the park on your own, you’re sure to have an amazing time.

Experiences

Immerse yourself in the heart of Africa with a diverse range of experiences. Witness the grandeur of wildlife on safari drives, marvel at the kaleidoscope of birdlife, delve deep into rich cultural tours, and feel the pulse of the wild underfoot on guided bush walks. Adventure beckons.

A serene leopard rests and gazes intensely into the distance

The Big 5

In Nakuru, the Big Five roam amidst the diverse landscapes, offering visitors the chance to witness these iconic African species in their natural habitat.

.gardine-gradient-small

A vehicle embarks on a night drive at sunset with hazy mountains in the background

Night Drives

Night drive safaris in Nakuru unveil the hidden nocturnal world of the African bush, offering an opportunity to observe the elusive creatures that emerge under the cover of darkness.

.gardine-gradient-big

Two young lion cubs at play

Big Cats

Encounters with the big cats of Nakuru, including majestic lions, elusive leopards, and stealthy cheetahs, provide a thrilling safari experience.

.gardine-gradient-big

A group of guests embark on a walking safari with their knowledgable guide

Walking Safari

Walking safaris in Nakuru offer an intimate and immersive exploration of the African bush, allowing guests to experience the region’s diverse ecosystems and wildlife up close, guided by expert naturalists who enhance the journey with insightful knowledge and observations.

.gardine-gradient-small

A group of guests head out on horseback for a riding safari

Riding Safari

An exhilarating way to explore the African wilderness, allowing guests to traverse the landscape on horse or camel back.

.gardine-gradient-small

A hot air balloon floats above a vast herd of wildebeest in the midst of the Great Migration

Hot Air Balloon Safari

Hot air balloon rides present a breathtaking aerial view of the landscape, where guests can peacefully drift at sunrise, witnessing the stunning scenery from an extraordinary vantage point.

.gardine-gradient-big

Fly Camping

Fly camping offers an adventurous, authentic experience, where the sounds of nature and the intimacy of the bush create an intimate, memorable outdoor adventure.

.gardine-gradient-big

A magnificent kingfisher perched gracefully on a branch

Bird Watching

Bird watching in Nakuru is a paradise for avian enthusiasts, offering the opportunity to observe a wide array of bird species, including the famous flamingos.

.gardine-gradient-small

A pair of knowledgeable local guides discuss the local culture and traditions

Cultural Tours

Cultural tours are an enriching insight into local communities, offering a chance to engage with and understand the traditions, lifestyles, and heritage of the people.

.gardine-gradient-small