One Day Lake Nakuru Safari

One Day Lake Nakuru Safari

Short Overview

Located just a two to three hour drive from Nairobi, Lake Nakuru National Park is the perfect choice for those wanting a safari when time is limited.

Once home to Kenya's famous flamingo flocks, the park is now most famous for its large herds of buffalo, the presence of four of the Big Five, and its larger than average populations of rhinoceros.

A scenic park bordering Lake Nakuru, it's a fun day trip from the city.

Why us ?
Unlimited game drives with expert guides
Private 4x4 custom safari vehicles
AMREF air rescue insurance included in each trip


Details of One Day Lake Nakuru Safari

You'll be picked up from your hotel or the airport and immediately whisked away to Lake Nakuru National Park. The short, two to three hour drive passes by some beautiful scenery, and before you know it you'll be lakeside and ready for your game drive.

The park is no longer home to its once famous flamingo flocks, but it remains a world class game drive destination. Four of the Big Five are present (with elephants being the noteable absence), with both buffalo and rhinoceros being especially common in the park.

You'll enjoy a day long game drive along the shores of Lake Nakuru taking in its diverse variety of both animal and bird life. You'll then return to Nairobi in the late afternoon or early evening.

A picnic lunch or lunch at one of the park's lodges can be arranged upon request.


Itinerary in Brief

  • NAIROBI - LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK Game drive. (L - Optional)

B - Breakfast; L - Lunch; D - Dinner


  • Perfect day trip from Nairobi.

  • A day in one of Kenya's most picuresque parks.

  • Large herds of Cape Buffalo.

  • Both black and white rhinoceros.

  • More than 400 species of bird.

  • Four of the Big Five.

  • Optional lunch.

Why Book with Shadows of Africa?

Tailor Made, Private Tours

Tailor Made, Private Tours

We specialize in tailor-making your tour to suit your tastes and budget. We can customize everything from routes to accommodation to optional activities.
Expert Advice

Expert Advice 24/7

With offices in Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, the USA, Europe, and Australia, you have access to Shadows of Africa personnel 24/7. We’ re with you from the planning stages all the way through to dropping you off at the airport at journey’ s end.
World Class Guides & Unlimited Game Driving

World Class Guides & Unlimited Game Driving

Our drivers are all fluent in English and all have at least a decade of safari experience. Our guides are chosen to be personable and knowledgeable, and with no limit on drive distance – you can game drive from dawn until dusk.
Specialized Safari Vehicles

Specialized Safari Vehicles

Our safari fleet is made up of specially customised 4x4 Toyota Land Cruisers equipped with large windows, pop up roof, phone charging stations, comfortable seats, and a fully stocked supply of water, coffee, and tea.
Full Financial Protection

Full Financial Protection

With offices in the US, Europe, Tanzania, and Australia, you can make payment to whichever is most convenient. We also accept payments via credit card and PayPal.
Your One Stop African Operator

Your One Stop African Operator

We can arrange safaris in Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, or Kenya, as well as beach getaways to Zanzibar, the Kenya Coast, or the Seychelles.