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  • kristel k
    Dresden, Germany18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Special
    Our excursion to Lake Nakuru National Park, spanning three days, granted us the opportunity to explore one of Kenya's most esteemed national parks. Nestled within the magnificent Great Rift Valley, Lake Nakuru National Park boasts a remarkable assortment of flora and fauna. The park is renowned for its vibrant avian population, with both greater and lesser flamingos, along with various other water birds, gracefully adorning the lakeshore. In addition, the park is home to a diverse array of wildlife, including the majestic Rothschild giraffe, the endangered black and white rhinoceros, buffalo, impala, and numerous other captivating species. Notably, Lake Nakuru National Park has garnered recognition as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, forming an integral component of the Kenya Lake System within the awe-inspiring Great Rift Valley.
    Visited October 2022
    Written 3 July 2023
  • Suzanne D
    Nashville, Tennessee77 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Flamingos and other animals were there to greet us!
    What a fun way to start or 10-day safari. We saw 3 of the big 5 and some new animals around every corner. The National Park is very nice and rustic, not a lot of distracting signage. Our hotel packed us a picnic lunch and we ate at a small park. The restrooms were a bit challenges but Hakuna Matata! The friendly neighborhood baboons were lurking at our lunches but we quite enjoyed watching them and they did not even get close to us as the rangers kept them at bay. We saw a group of well mannered and adorable school kids on a field trip and enjoyed talking a bit with them. I’d go back to this park again.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 26 August 2023
  • Calleb Wagala
    Nairobi, Kenya3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Saline waters!
    Discover the enchanting beauty of Lake Nakuru. Home to diverse wildlife, including the iconic flamingos, this Kenyan gem promises breathtaking vistas and unforgettable safaris. Experience nature's wonders in a serene setting, surrounded by the stunning landscapes of Lake Nakuru.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled on business
    Written 22 October 2023
  • Nisha Jyoti S
    7 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not so Pink Flamingos!
    Nakuru lake is for flamingos, but as you can't get off the jeep, you Will view from distance. We went late afternoon, so Flamingos were all scattered and not so PINK! Pelican was more than pinky!! Saw a pride of lions feasting it's meal, that was a treat! Else it's a smaller park than Mara. So expect less variety!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 October 2023
  • Blake Delong
    New York City, New York2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unforgettable Exploration
    Touring with Robert was like discovering a treasure trove of Joy. His infectious enthusiasm and genuine love for the site made every moment a delightful surprise. Robert's ability to connect with the group on a personal level transformed the tour into a shared adventure. with a sprinkle of Humor and a dash of kindness, he turned the experience into a sweet memory. if you are seeking a guide who not only shares knowledge but also adds a generous dose of Joy to the Journey, Robert is the perfect guide for an unforgettable exploration. Contact him at: +254 725 894 994 / rthuo541@gmail.com You will enjoy it.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 21 January 2024
  • luvninou
    Rabat, Morocco407 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A memorable visit
    Lake Nakuru was a definite highlight of our recent trip and well worth the visit, if only for the opportunity to see several rhinoceroses. The lake is nice, and the park's surroundings are stunning. As part of a circuit booked with Monkey Adventures, our experience at Lake Nakuru was truly memorable. Not only did we have the chance to witness numerous rhinos, but we also encountered a variety of other wildlife, including monkeys, gazelles, a group of around thirty giraffes (including possibly the largest giraffe I've ever seen), and numerous bird species. The diverse range of animals added to the richness of our safari experience. It is well worth the detour if you have the opportunity to visit.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 22 January 2024
  • Tracey M
    Lavington, Australia1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lake Nakuru
    My tour with Robert was a heartwarming journey through the park's history and charm. His passion for the landmarks was matched only by his kindness towards the group.Robert's personalized anecdotes and thoughtful gestures created a sense of cazmaraderie, turning the tour into a shared adventure among friends. His ability to blend information with a touch of warmth made the experience not just educational but also deeply enjoyable. If you're looking for a guide who combines expertise with a generous sprinkle of kindness, Robert is the perfect companion for a memorable tour.(+254725894994-robert, rthuo541@gmail.com)
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 28 January 2024
  • Talentus O
    2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lake Nakuru is Amazing
    My recent trip to Lake Nakuru was nothing short of enchanting. The breathtaking views of the lake, surrounded by lush greenery and vibrant wildlife, left me in awe. The highlight was undoubtedly the flamingos gracefully painting the shores pink, creating a scene straight out of a postcard. The guided tour by Robert provided insightful information about the diverse ecosystem and conservation efforts. A perfect destination for nature lovers and photographers alike, Lake Nakuru exceeded all my expectations. Can't wait to visit again. Robert was the best guide i suggest you check him out. +254725894994-Robert, rthuo541@gmail.com
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 27 March 2024
  • Aluvi Braxton
    Naivasha, Kenya4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Breathtaking sceneries and a wonderful view of the wildlife
    Visited L. Nakuru National Park with some of my friends and all I can say is that it was breathtaking. Seeing the wildlife upclose was really fascinating. Overall, this tour was an unforgettable experience that left me inspired and rejuvenated. I wholeheartedly recommend Guide Robertto anyone seeking an immersive journey through stunning landscapes and rich cultural heritage. Can't wait to embark on another adventure with him in the future! I reached him through (+254 725894994)
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 28 March 2024
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Aluvi Braxton
Naivasha, Kenya4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
Visited L. Nakuru National Park with some of my friends and all I can say is that it was breathtaking. Seeing the wildlife upclose was really fascinating.
Overall, this tour was an unforgettable experience that left me inspired and rejuvenated. I wholeheartedly recommend Guide Robertto anyone seeking an immersive journey through stunning landscapes and rich cultural heritage. Can't wait to embark on another adventure with him in the future! I reached him through (+254 725894994)
Written 28 March 2024
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Talentus O
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
My recent trip to Lake Nakuru was nothing short of enchanting. The breathtaking views of the lake, surrounded by lush greenery and vibrant wildlife, left me in awe. The highlight was undoubtedly the flamingos gracefully painting the shores pink, creating a scene straight out of a postcard. The guided tour by Robert provided insightful information about the diverse ecosystem and conservation efforts. A perfect destination for nature lovers and photographers alike, Lake Nakuru exceeded all my expectations. Can't wait to visit again. Robert was the best guide i suggest you check him out. +254725894994-Robert, rthuo541@gmail.com
Written 28 March 2024
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Nancy
5 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Kenya is now an absolute joke for the tourists. Our second and last ever trip to Kenya was a nightmare. Let's start the nightmare, remarkably large amount of documentation is required to apply for a visa which they call entry travel authorisation but claim is the only visa free country for everyone, yet you apply, pay and can be denied. We finally landed at the airport and it takes 3 hours to go through immigration simply because it would appear Kenyans believe that 2 people can cater for an entire plane worth of people in time.
Frustrated, tired and already flustered, we head out to our first national park, lake nakuru national park. We are excited and ready at the gate to see animals but we get told that we need to log on to a government portal, fill in all our details and pay by credit card, 45 minutes later every card including other tourists cards have failed and we get told to go to a little shop keeper on the side, pay him some cash and he can helps us. When we tell the park rangers that this is not acceptable and sounds scammy, we get laughed at and told that it is our own fault because we are not Kenyans and that we are speaking in our own language... We never got to enter the park. We were informed that all the national parks are like this.
We didn't entirely miss out everything. Fortunately, the privately owned places hosted us. It is an absolute nightmare. Our safari agent rerouted the rest of our trip to Tanzania which other than the extra flight from Kenya to Tanzania was spectacular, the people were nicer and polite, we saw all the wildlife we could and to our delight even got some money back at the end of the trip as our agent told us, on the overall, it is cheaper to travel to Tanzania for a safari adventure.
Written 11 March 2024
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mmadamiu
Venice, Italy3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Prices are completly out of mind compared to all the parks I visited all around the world.Payment Is primitive ,can't pay by "pos"or cash ...AND I dont like to stay sitted in a car to see Animals ...
Written 8 February 2024
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Penny T
62 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Worst service ever at the gate. Kenya doesn’t want foreigners to visit. You waste ONE HOUR logging in to their lousy system to get entry. Then the system doesn’t accept your credit card …. We were in a queue of people with the same problem. Same at Amboseli. Forget these parks - go to Masai Mara where it’s quick and easy entry and they accept your credit card. All the animals are there. Never again. We ended up having to pay a local tout an extra 6 USD on top of the 60 USD p/p (all in cash) so that we could get entry …. He paid for us on his system in Mpesa. Clearly there’s good business here for him.
Written 1 February 2024
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Tracey M
Lavington, Australia1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
My tour with Robert was a heartwarming journey through the park's history and charm. His passion for the landmarks was matched only by his kindness towards the group.Robert's personalized anecdotes and thoughtful gestures created a sense of cazmaraderie, turning the tour into a shared adventure among friends. His ability to blend information with a touch of warmth made the experience not just educational but also deeply enjoyable. If you're looking for a guide who combines expertise with a generous sprinkle of kindness, Robert is the perfect companion for a memorable tour.(+254725894994-robert, rthuo541@gmail.com)
Written 29 January 2024
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luvninou
Rabat, Morocco407 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Lake Nakuru was a definite highlight of our recent trip and well worth the visit, if only for the opportunity to see several rhinoceroses. The lake is nice, and the park's surroundings are stunning.

As part of a circuit booked with Monkey Adventures, our experience at Lake Nakuru was truly memorable. Not only did we have the chance to witness numerous rhinos, but we also encountered a variety of other wildlife, including monkeys, gazelles, a group of around thirty giraffes (including possibly the largest giraffe I've ever seen), and numerous bird species. The diverse range of animals added to the richness of our safari experience.

It is well worth the detour if you have the opportunity to visit.
Written 22 January 2024
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Blake Delong
New York City, NY2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Touring with Robert was like discovering a treasure trove of Joy. His infectious enthusiasm and genuine love for the site made every moment a delightful surprise. Robert's ability to connect with the group on a personal level transformed the tour into a shared adventure. with a sprinkle of Humor and a dash of kindness, he turned the experience into a sweet memory. if you are seeking a guide who not only shares knowledge but also adds a generous dose of Joy to the Journey, Robert is the perfect guide for an unforgettable exploration.
Contact him at: +254 725 894 994 / rthuo541@gmail.com
You will enjoy it.
Written 21 January 2024
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Cathy Matilda
United Arab Emirates2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
I recently joined a tour led by Robert ,and it was an absolute delight .Robert in-depth knownledge of the local attraction was evident ,and she shared fascinating details that brought the history to life.His communication skills were excellent,making the information accessible to everyone in the group.Robert friendly demeanor and willingness to accommodate special request made the tour memorable.I highly recommend him as a tour guide for a rich and enjoyable experiece.(+254725894994-robert,rthuo541@gmail.com)
Written 10 January 2024
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Leobeast tours and safaris
Nairobi, Kenya11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
The view was a fantastic and beautiful in lake Nakuru national park we took amazing photos
The sunrise game drive was amazing
Written 2 January 2024
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Lake Nakuru admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost ₹ 6,216.84, while a popular guided tour starts around ₹ 8,289.12 per person.

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