Rhino standing in front of a flock of flamingos at a water hole at Lake Nakuru

Safaris to Lake Nakuru

About Lake Nakuru

The shallow Lake Nakuru is one of the Rift Valley soda lakes and is the most popular in Kenya, renowned for its dense population of flamingos as well as hundreds of other species of birds. The Lake Nakuru National Park was set up in 1961 to encompass the lake and a small mountainous region surrounding the waters. Since then, it has been expanded and now includes a hefty chunk of the area’s grassland savannah and woodland slopes, and stretches out across an area of roughly 188 km sq. Today it's a beautiful expanse of wilderness with light acacia forest and rocky precipices.

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Lake Nakuru Tours

Here are some popular itineraries that include a visit to Lake Nakuru

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Best of Kenya & Tanzania

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Gorilla and Game Trek

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East Africa Encompassed

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Gorilla Trek and Tanzania

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The Big Overlander

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Great African Expedition

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Lake Nakuru Hotels

If you are planning a Lake Nakuru holiday, have a look at some of the accommodation that we recommend. 'Our Rating' indicates how we feel each property rates according to normal Western hotel standards. 'Local Rating' indicates how the property is categorised/rated locally:

Flamingo Hill Camp Lake Nakuru

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Standard Lodge

Flamingo Hill Camp is an eco-friendly lodge set in attractive grounds with a portion of earnings invested in local environmental restoration and endangered species. The cozy tents are furnished with understated luxury and decorated in calming safari tones, natural woods, wrought iron and crisp cottons. The four poster beds are protected by mosquito nets and come with en suite showers and flush toilets. Overlooking the plains, the private verandahs are a superb spot to relax at the end of the day. The bar is well stocked with a range of local and imported beverages while the restaurant caters for all tastes. The camp also features a swimming pool and boutique craft shop.

Lake Nakuru Lodge Lake Nakuru

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Standard Lodge

Lake Nakuru Lodge has a mix of family rooms, cottages and suites that are stylish, comfortable and decorated with rustic African furniture. There is a beautiful open air pool on site as well, filled with fresh, glittering water, ideal for taking a dip after a day of game drives. The hotel also has its own restaurant, which offers authentic African cuisine The lodge is in the heart of Lake Nakuru National Park and makes the perfect base for exploring the area.

Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge Lake Nakuru

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: Mid Range Lodge

The Sarova Lion Hill is an attractive lodge with 64 standard rooms and 3 suites. All chalet style rooms have private patios with panoramic views of the lake and feature mosquito nets and tea/coffee making facilities. Decorated with wooden furniture with a neutral colour palette, the rooms are en suite with tiled bathrooms. The Flamingo Restaurant uses vegetables and herbs from the lodge's own garden while the Rift Valley Bar opens out into an amphitheatre where guests can watch traditional dance performances each night.

Lake Nakuru Tailor made suggestions

Here are some of the recent tailor made itineraries we have created for our clients which include a visit to Lake Nakuru.

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Tailored To Suit You

On this range you won’t be joining other travellers, but will be on your own private itinerary. Accommodation, pace of travel and the style of trip is tailored to your individual needs. From pre-priced packages available off the shelf to fully curated tailor-made holidays, this range also includes our selection of one-night stopovers, day-tours and short breaks.

The OTG Independent range gives you all the great service aspects of our Signature range with the flexibility to create a truly unique and bespoke holiday or adventure to a variety of destinations around the world.

Active Days, Rustic Nights OTG Adventure
Active Days, Rustic Nights

Our OTG Adventure takes you to the true heart of adventurous destinations. Whether camping in the Okavango Delta, staying in rustic accommodation in the Peruvian Amazon or camping under the Saharan stars in Morocco, this range forsakes just a little bit of the comfort of OTG Signature Range, ensuring we deliver you the best value possible for your holiday.

OTG Adventure takes you straight into the centre of where it’s all at, typically using local transport or overland style vehicles and stay at simple, clean and locally-owned guest houses, haciendas, eco-lodges and simple hotels to maximize the opportunity to interact with the locals.

Accommodation on Tour

For all our tours and tailor-made holidays we provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels we use. The REGIONAL CATEGORY indicates the local rating of each hotel in each respective country. We have also rated each hotel using OUR CATEGORY, which will be in line with generally accepted western hotel grading standards.

Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.

Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.

Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre.

Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care.

Lavish accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!

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