Lake Nakuru National Park Day Tour

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1 Day Lake Nakuru National Park from Nairobi

Lake Nakuru National Park Day Tour is an affordable 1-day full safari that begins and ends in Nairobi city and is ideal for travelers with limited time available! The tour takes you game viewing in Lake Nakuru National Park, famous for its rich birdlife and diverse wildlife, including black and white rhinos. Lake Nakuru National Park has situated approximately 164 km from Nairobi, a two hours drive from Nairobi city. Your safari day tour begins with transfers from Nairobi to Lake Nakuru National Park followed by an exhilarating game drive that lasts for about two to three hours.

After lunch, we continue searching out for wildlife found in Lake Nakuru Park and later at about 1630 hours we depart and drive back to Nairobi. Arriving back at 1900 hours, you are transferred to your residence bringing your 1-day Safari adventure to an end. While the full Big Five don’t call Nakuru ‘home’, four of them do (lion, leopard, rhino, and buffalo). Only the elephants don’t roam here but expect to see rhinos (black and white), Rothschild giraffes, cape buffaloes, olive baboons, impalas, waterbucks, hippos, colobus monkeys, spotted hyenas, zebras, gazelles, leopards, lions, pythons among others.

Lake Nakuru is a treat for birdwatchers, with 400 species of birds. Spend an hour with your binoculars and you’re likely to see a plethora of water birds. These include flamingos, herons, pelicans, storks, the iconic African fish eagle, the Bateleur eagle, vultures,  starlings, woodpeckers, weavers, herons, bee-eaters, sparrows, etc.

Lake Nakuru National Park Day Tour
Lake Nakuru National Park Day Tour
Lake Nakuru National Park Day Tour
Makalia waterfall Lake Nakuru National Park

Lake Nakuru National Park Day Tour is a 1 Day Safari to Lake Nakuru National Park renowned for excellent wildlife viewing. Lake Nakuru National Park is one of Kenya’s two Premium Parks and is a bird lover’s paradise.

Originally protected as a bird sanctuary, this park hosts over 400 bird species, including 5 globally threatened species, and is an important stop on the African-Eurasian Migratory Flyway. This park was also the first national Rhino sanctuary and hosts one of the world’s highest concentrations of the Black Rhinoceros.

The park is located 156 km northwest of Nairobi. The main gate is 4 km from Nakuru town centre. Lake Nakuru National Park Day Tour departs in the early morning from your hotel/residence. The driving time from Nairobi to Lake Nakuru National Park is 3 Hours.

Our tour takes the Nairobi-Nakuru highway. On the way to Nakuru, you will have a great view of the Rift Valley and the scenery! A stop at a viewpoint gives us great opportunities to take pictures of the Great Rift Valley and spectacular views of the volcanoes Suswa and Longonot.

Once at the park, we proceed on a game drive where you are guaranteed to see: White Rhinos, African Buffalos, Rothschild Giraffes, Zebras, Impalas, Olive Baboons, Vervet Monkeys, and Waterbucks. The park is a bird sanctuary and has a variety of water birds including Yellow-billed Pelicans, Marabou Storks, Hammerkops, Fish Eagles, etc.

Common in the park: Hyenas, Jackals, Lesser Flamingos, Hippo, and Pythons. If you are lucky you may see: Lions, Leopards, Rhinos, Wild Dogs, Colobus Monkeys, Cheetahs, etc. In addition to its 400 species of birds, Lake Nakuru National Park is home to 50+ mammal species and over 500 species of flora.

This park is famous for the flocks of Greater and Lesser Flamingos that gather around the lake, sometimes with as many as 2 million! We have our lunch boxes at the Baboon Cliff viewpoint as we enjoy views of Lake Nakuru.

Later we proceed on another game drive as we exit the park and drive back to Nairobi to arrive at 1830 Hours.

Lake Nakuru National Park Day Tour Summary Itinerary

0600 Hours: Pick-up from your residence/ hotel and depart Nairobi for Nakuru National Park

1000 Hours: Arrive at the Nakuru National park and proceed for a two-hour game drive

1230 Hours: Enjoy Picnic lunch Boxes at the Baboon Cliff picnic site

1330 Hours: Tea coffee or Hot Chocolate and relax by the Verandah

1400 Hours: Depart for a game drive

1600 Hours: Depart for Nairobi by Road

1900 Hours: Nairobi arrival and transfer to your residence/ Hotel

Lake Nakuru National Park Day Tour Prices

Lake Nakuru National Park Day Tour Rates Includes:

Packed lunch box + Professional English speaking guides + All entry fees, service charges, and taxes + Pickup from your hotel in Nairobi and drop-off to your hotel & Visit Lake Nakuru National park game drive, Baboon Cliff Observation Hill, Makalia Falls, etc

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* The tour begins at 0600 Hours and departs daily from Nairobi. Kindly request your pick-up point.

Lake Nakuru National Park Day Tour Rates Do Not Include the:

* Drinks
* Tips or gratuity
* Travelers Insurance
* Communication charges
* Minimum of one person required
* Visas, international airfares, and airport taxes; meals
* Sightseeing not included in the package; optional activities
* Personal expenses such as transfers to/ from the airport (supplement airport transfer cost applies for tours starting from the airport)

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