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Full-Day Lake Nakuru National Park Private Tour from Nairobi provided by Perfect Wilderness Tours and Safaris

Full-Day Lake Nakuru National Park Private Tour from Nairobi

Full-Day Lake Nakuru National Park Private Tour from Nairobi
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Tour snapshot
Enjoy two private game drives on a Lake Nakuru National Park day trip
Duration:
9–10 hours
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    9–10 hours
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Famous for flamingos, Lake Nakuru National Park offers one of Africa’s most diverse bird populations—as well as rhinos, hippos, leopards, lions, and more. Even if your schedule doesn’t allow for an overnight safari, experience it on this private day trip, direct from your accommodation: Add a Lake Naivasha boat trip for an extra charge. Your tour includes transfers, guiding, and game drives: Park fees are at your own expense.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9-10 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English, French, Spanish
Highlights
  • Experienced guide spots birds and wildlife and explains their behaviors
  • Upgrade to look for hippos by boat on Lake Naivasha
  • Hassle-free transfers to and from Nairobi hotels, apartments, and villas
What to expect
  • Get an early, 6:30am start with pickup at your Nairobi hotel, and enjoy views of the Great Rift Valley as you make the 3-hour drive to Lake Nakuru National Park in a private vehicle. Upon arrival, go deep into the park on a 3-hour game drive with your guide, who will offer commentary throughout the day. The forest and grassland around Lake Nakuru National Park are renowned for bird watching, and the reserve is also home to white rhinos, waterbucks, hippos, and a small population of rare, tree-climbing lions. Break for lunch at Lake Nakuru Lodge restaurant; with advance notice, it’s also possible to arrange for a picnic lunch in the park. After lunch, continue through the Lake Nakuru National Park on an afternoon game drive—different animals come out to feed throughout the day. At 3pm, leave Lake Nakuru for Lake Naivasha, the highest-elevation lake in the Great Rift Valley. Take in unobstructed views of the lake on a 1-hour boat ride (own expense), with stops to spot some of Navaisha’s vast bird population, watch eagles feeding, and see the hippos that wallow along the grassy shoreline. Return to shore for an early evening ride to Nairobi, then finish the tour with 6pm drop-off at your hotel.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9-10 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Experienced guide spots birds and wildlife and explains their behaviors
  • Upgrade to look for hippos by boat on Lake Naivasha
  • Hassle-free transfers to and from Nairobi hotels, apartments, and villas
What to expect
  • Get an early, 6:30am start with pickup at your Nairobi hotel, and enjoy views of the Great Rift Valley as you make the 3-hour drive to Lake Nakuru National Park in a private vehicle. Upon arrival, go deep into the park on a 3-hour game drive with your guide, who will offer commentary throughout the day. The forest and grassland around Lake Nakuru National Park are renowned for bird watching, and the reserve is also home to white rhinos, waterbucks, hippos, and a small population of rare, tree-climbing lions. Break for lunch at Lake Nakuru Lodge restaurant; with advance notice, it’s also possible to arrange for a picnic lunch in the park. After lunch, continue through the Lake Nakuru National Park on an afternoon game drive—different animals come out to feed throughout the day. At 3pm, leave Lake Nakuru for Lake Naivasha, the highest-elevation lake in the Great Rift Valley. Take in unobstructed views of the lake on a 1-hour boat ride (own expense), with stops to spot some of Navaisha’s vast bird population, watch eagles feeding, and see the hippos that wallow along the grassy shoreline. Return to shore for an early evening ride to Nairobi, then finish the tour with 6pm drop-off at your hotel.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 15254P12
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Private tour
  • Pickup and drop-off to your hotel or residence within Nairobi
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
Exclusions
  • Entrance fees (USD $60 per person) paid using Visa Card.(discounted to 35 USD until may 2021
  • Boat ride in Lake Naivasha (USD $ 25 per person)
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Pickup and drop off to the airport at 20 USD.
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Nakuru
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Naivasha
Duration
9–10 hours
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Any hotel within the city Private Apartments and Villa Note: Airport pick up to your hotel you will be charge an extra USD 20 (pay on arrival)
  • Airports:
  • Jomo Kenyatta Intl Airport, Nairobi Kenya
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please note that clients pay their own entrance at the gate using a VISA/AMEX or Mastercard. The rate is 60 USD per person
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Private tour
  • Pickup and drop-off to your hotel or residence within Nairobi
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
Exclusions
  • Entrance fees (USD $60 per person) paid using Visa Card.(discounted to 35 USD until may 2021
  • Boat ride in Lake Naivasha (USD $ 25 per person)
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Pickup and drop off to the airport at 20 USD.
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Nakuru
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Naivasha
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Any hotel within the city Private Apartments and Villa Note: Airport pick up to your hotel you will be charge an extra USD 20 (pay on arrival)
  • Airports:
  • Jomo Kenyatta Intl Airport, Nairobi Kenya
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
9–10 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please note that clients pay their own entrance at the gate using a VISA/AMEX or Mastercard. The rate is 60 USD per person
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Lake Nakuru
    Stop: 9 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 2
    Rift Valley Province
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Makalia Waterfalls
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Jacob L
Beijing, China12 contributions
Jan. 2022 • Solo
An enjoyable solo trip. I felt in control at all times, and never pressured to do anything I didn’t want, and appreciated the flexibility of the itinerary. I chose to do a bike ride in Naivasha instead of the boat trip, which turned out to be a real highlight, but not recommended for the unfit! My driver Paul was a chilled, witty and knowledgeable guy. As a first timer Nakuru satisfied my safari itch in a limited timeframe. My only criticism would be that the car we took was not the best suited for safari as it was a regular people carrier with no sunroof, but equally that made for a more comfortable ride on the long drive from and to Nairobi. All in all I was pleased with how much we managed to fit in and still be back to Nairobi by late afternoon.
Written 20 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

camels&donkeys
london15 contributions
Nov. 2021
Expensive tour and didnt get what I paid for. A lot is offered in this tour but time was not managed properly so didnt get to see half of what I paid for. I couldve just paid for a taxi to drop me off at Lake Nakuru, wouldve been cheaper.

The car broke down, then when fixed he said it was too late to do the rest and that hes car wont make it all the way. I got half the trip I was paid for and now they are refusing refund. The company is lying and claiming that car only broke for 10 mins and I got to see a lion and have lunch lol. Its a joke really

Please book with a better, professional and reputable company and avoid this or it will ruin your experience. Its not worth all that money you will pay
Written 7 December 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Perfect Wildern... T
Hello Thank you for letting us know your sentiments about the day trip you took to Lake Nakuru National park. We take both positive and negative responses. That way we know where we need to improve our services. As the saying goes the customer is always right. Our clients are our priority. As a company we apologise for the mechanical issues that occured during the safari. Our vehicles are in good condition but there is sometimes unpredicaments that may occur. We have summoned the driver on the same but according to him it was the battery issue which that took a few minutes to solve thereafter you proceed with the tour as planned and later you left for Nairobi. Yes we accept even the few minutes counts and we promise such issues will be avoided in future. We are sorry. We promise excellent services to all our clients always. Thank You!
Written 10 December 2021
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Angela S
4 contributions
Dec. 2021 • Solo
This was a wonderful experience. Peter was such a kind, knowledgeable guide and he went above and beyond in helping me find a PCR testing center fri my flight. The park is beautiful and I was able to see so much wildlife. The only drawback was that the car was not a proper safari vehicle, but as I was the only one I was still able to have a great view.
Written 3 December 2021
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Perfect Wildern... T
Hello, Thank you for taking time to write us this wonderful review and recommending us to the tripadvisor readers. We are delighted to read that you had an awesome time with Peter, at Lake Nakuru National Park. He loves his job and has vast knowledge of the parks and wildlife. This park is indeed a wildlife haven, giving you chances to spot different wildlife species and enjoy the breathtaking landscape. We invite you to travel with us again in future as we explore other destinations.
Written 10 December 2021
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Ineke S
1 contribution
Nov. 2021 • Solo
The best experience ever! Such a well planned trip and very friendly and experienced staff, my guide was Nathan. I would definitely recommend it!
Written 4 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Perfect Wildern... T
Jambo We are pleased to read your review and learn that you enjoyed your safari courtesy of Nathan. Thank you for choosing Perfect Wilderness and we look forward to hosting you again here in Kenya . Thank you and come back again
Written 10 November 2021
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RazaqUK
Nairobi, Kenya2 contributions
Oct. 2021 • Solo
Punctual and knowledgeable operators. Made even more pleasant by the staff Shadrak (my guide) and George ( took my booking at short notice). Shadrak spotted Lions immediately on entrance to Lake Nakuru National Park and we now les other tour groups to the location.
Thoroughly enjoyed my tour. Oh yeah great lunch too.
Written 9 October 2021
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Perfect Wildern... T
Hello, Thank you for leaving us this wonderful review. We are happy to read that you had an amazing tour with us ,our driver guide Shadrak contributed to this. Our driver guides are the bomb!,caring Experienced and knowledgeable. Lake Nakuru National Park is simply magical! It is regarded as the beautiful wildlife haven because of the variety of species and habitats as well as picturesque landscape that is breathtaking. We welcome you for another tour or safari with us!
Written 19 October 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Erykah Yasmine K
1 contribution
Feb. 2021
We were extremely pleased with our tour, not just because of the beauty of Lake Nakuru but also for the quality of our experience thanks to our guide. Sami was a deeply charming man who made conversation with us from the time he picked us up to when he dropped us off. Through him, we learned a lot about Kenyan customs and traditions while getting all our questions answered. He also made a point to get to know us and where we come from. That dedication carried on at our arrival in Lake Nakuru as he dedicated himself to giving us the best experience he could.

We were able to see buffalos, giraffes, zebras, gazelles, flamingos, antelopes, impalas, monkeys, rhinos and a lion during our time at the Lake. The lunch was also really enjoyable and we were welcomed with open arms. Overall, I definitely recommend this tour to anyone who enjoys wildlife and do wish you to have a guide as wonderful ours!
Written 1 March 2021
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Perfect Wildern... T
Hello, Thank you for taking time to write us a review. We are delighted to read that you had a wonderful time in Lake Nakuru National Park and that Sammy was an excellent driver guide. Glad to hear He dedicated himself to giving you the best of experience. Lake Nakuru is one of the must go parks due to its diversity in wild life. We normally conduct game drives in vehicles that are customized with a pop up roof for easy game viewing and photography. We would like you to have you again in future as we explore other destinations.
Written 3 March 2021
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Laura
2 contributions
Jan. 2021 • Couples
We had a very good time on our trip.
On the way our tour guide Sammy explained a lot about Kenyan traditions which was very interesting.
At the lake we saw flamingos, buffalo, rhinos, antelopes and all kinds of birds.
We enjoyed it very much and can definitely recommend this tour
Written 19 January 2021
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Perfect Wildern... T
Hello , Thank you for taking time to write us a review. We are delighted to read that you had a wonderful time in Lake Nakuru National Park and that Sammy was an excellent driver guide. Lake Nakuru is one of the must go parks due to its diversity in wild life. We are happy that you had an amazing time and Sammy got to explain Kenyan traditions . We would like to have you again in future as we explore other destinations.
Written 26 January 2021
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Linyu
Amsterdam, The Netherlands3 contributions
Dec. 2020
My guide-George is amazing!!! He really took good care of me throughout the trip. The schedule was also nice. Just make sure if sleep early the night before the journey. I was lucky that saw almost all kinds of animals in that park (Thanks to the effort of my guide). Overall, I highly recommend it!
Written 22 December 2020
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Perfect Wildern... T
Hello Rain, Thank you for taking time to write us a wonderful review. We are delighted to read that you had an amazing tour and George did an amazing job. This forms one of our best selling tour as lake Nakuru National park not only gives one unlimited game drives bit also a chance to spot variety of wildlife and marvel at the picturesque landscape. We hope to have you again in future as we explore other destinations.
Written 27 December 2020
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Richie H
Dublin, Ireland5 contributions
I was skeptical about booking a Safari online due to the number of them available. But glad I did. Jimmy was a FANTASTIC guide and great company throughout the tour, professional, easy going and fun. Lake Nakuru was excellent and the whole package is great value. Highly recommended for anyone who is arriving or staying in Nairobi.
Written 18 November 2020
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Perfect Wildern... T
Hello. Thank you for leaving us this wonderful review. We are pleased to read that you an amazing tour with us and Jimmy did an excellent job. He is indeed one of the best in the industry and works hard to ensure our clients have the best experience. Thank you for recommending this tour to our TripAdvisor readers. Lake Nakuru National Park does not only render you unlimited game drive opportunities but also spot variety of wild animals. We would like to have you again in future.
Written 19 November 2020
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FarceAdentus
London, UK14 contributions
Aug. 2020
Albert was a fantastic guide and went out beyond the call of duty to show me a great time on my Nakuru Safari. Great adventures to tell the grandkids one day! Thanks buddy! AAA+++
Written 24 August 2020
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Perfect Wildern... T
Thank you for choosing to travel with us. We hope you will consider us for more tours as you are still in kenya.
Written 26 August 2020
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Amazing safari with our guides!!
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We absolutely recommend!
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9 Day private Safari.
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Great experience!
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A life time experience
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Private Safari. Great way to spend a day in Nairobi!
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Fantastic Service - Fun Day at Hells Gate & Lake Navaisha
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Wonderful safari!
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Best guides we could ask for
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Terrific day trip!
This tour was beyond what we expected! Our guide Sami was extremely knowledgeable and knew the answer for every q
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Paul from Perfect Wilderness Tours was fantastic!
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Awesome and remarkable experience
All trip was awesome. We enjoyed everything, the Safari, the car and the food. Our guide Sammy was awesome and such
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