Nakuru Day Trip in Kenya

Daily Tour 5 day
Lake Nakuru National Park, Nakuru, Kenya

Nakuru Day Trip in Kenya – Tour | Sojourn Safaris – Kenya Lodge & Joining Budget Camping Safaris

This Nakuru day trip is a full day excursion from Nairobi to Lake Nakuru national Park. The Nakuru day tour starts very early in the day before day break and arrives there by 0900hrs.

Your Nakuru national park 1 day trip departs from Lake Nakuru at 0500hrs and includes a full day game drive in the park to see lions, rhinos, buffalos, giraffes, baboons, leopards, hippos, elands, hyenas and much more.

The 1-day Nakuru day trip is one of our most popular day tours from Lake Nakuru that you can do on a long layover. The ride to Nakuru national park is all on tarmacked roads and is smooth such that it does not get you tired for a day trip.

Top 9 Things to See and Do on a 1 Day Trip to Nakuru National Park out of Lake Nakuru

  • View the Great Rift Valley escarpment and floor including the Mt Longonot enroute to Lake Nakuru national park day trip
  • View tens of wildlife on the roadside including zebras, baboons, impalas as you drive up early in the day
  • See the magnificent pink flamingos on Lake Elementaita enroute to your Nakuru 1 day trip
  • Watch the tree-climbing lions of Lake Nakuru national park on your full day game drive
  • Enjoy a full day game drive in Lake Nakuru Park to see rhinos close up as well as herds of buffalo
  • Drive up to the baboon cliff to see the lake Nakuru at a vantage point; you can have picnic lunch at midday here
  • Visit the Makalia waterfalls to see the best view of the day and one of the greatest camping sites of Nakuru
  • Watch the millions of flamingos birds on Lake Nakuru that form a pink ribbon around the lake, the highlight of a lake Nakuru national park 1 day trip
  • If lucky, see a huge rock python on the acacia trees or the klipspringer antelope or the stripped hyena

1 Day Lake Nakuru National Park Trip from Lake Nakuru Itinerary

Nakuru 1 day trip from Lake Nakuru starts before the day breaks with a pick up from your Lake Nakuru hotel and drive up North West through the Great Rift Valley floor. The lake Nakuru day trip package itinerary is as below:

0500hrs: Your Lake Nakuru national park day trip departs from Lake Nakuru with an early pick up by your driver.

0630hrs: Pass through the Great Rift Valley escarpment and drive through the floor with magnificent views of the Mt Longonot and Mt Suswa.

0700hrs: Breakfast at Naivasha town enroute to Nakuru day trip

0900hrs: Arrival at Lake Nakuru national park and finalize with gate formalities. Start your Nakuru 1 day game drive trip.

1000hrs: Drive around the lake to see the hippos and watch out for the lone leopard perched up in a tree.

1100hrs: See the tree climbing lions and the rhinos that are too close to the game drive track you can almost touch them. You will marvel at their sheer size as they are so close to your vehicle.

1130hrs: See the buffalo herds near the lakeshore and the menacing mean looking male buffalos. The most dangerous animal in the African plains.

1200hrs: Watch the Rothschild giraffes, impalas, gazelles, elands, cheetahs and klipspringers antelopes.

1300hrs: Drive up to the Makalia falls and set up for a picnic lunch or go to one of the lodges to have a buffet lunch.

1400hrs: Do an extra hour of game drive in Nakuru national park as you exit for the drive back to Lake Nakuru.

1500hrs: Exit the park and start your drive back to town

1830hrs: Drop off at your Lake Nakuru hotel after a very exciting 1-day trip to Nakuru national park.

End of Lake Nakuru 1 day trip

Lake Nakuru National park day trip from Lake Nakuru Prices

These are the prices for a 1 day trip to lake Nakuru from Lake Nakuru according to various group categories

Lake Nakuru Day Trip Group Sizes

Cost Per Person in Usd excl. Park fees

1 person on Lake Nakuru national park half day-trip


2 persons on Lake Nakuru park half day game drive


4-5 persons on Nakuru national park half day tour


Above 6 persons on Nakuru national park game drive


Children above under 18yrs

75% of adult rate

Children below 3 yrs.

Free of Charge


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