Lake Nakuru National Park

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About Lake Nakuru

On the floor of the Great Rift Valley, surrounded by wooded and bushy grassland, lies the beautiful Lake Nakuru National Park. Visitors can enjoy the wide ecological diversity and varied habitats that range from Lake Nakuru itself to the surrounding escarpment and picturesque ridges. Lake Nakuru National Park is ideal for bird watching, hiking,picnic and game drives.


  • Game Viewing
  • Fishing
  • Bird Watching
  • Photography
  • Scenic
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Camping

Lake Nakuru National Park offers good wildlife viewing throughout the year, but the best months are from June to February. The rains might interfere with game drives and road conditions can be poor in the wettest months (April and May). However, the reorientation of some tracks to avoid the lake’s rising water levels has made trail conditions more consistent.

Climate and Weather

Lake Nakuru National Park has a mild climate and temperatures are consistent year-round. Daytime temperatures are pleasant in the mid to high twenties Celsius (mid-seventies to low eighties Fahrenheit), although it is much cooler at night. Warm clothing for early morning game drives is a necessity. The wettest months are April and May. The rest of the year is relatively dry with some rain throughout.

Dry Season

The pleasant days of the Dry season are usually sunny, but do not get too hot. It rarely rains, although don’t be surprised if there is an occasional shower at any time. It is recommended to wear warm clothing on early morning game drives.


  • June, July, August, September, October, November & December – Conditions are sunny with the occasional shower. Temperatures climb to around 24°C/75°F in the afternoon, but the beginning and end of the day is cold with temperatures hovering around 11°C/52°F.
  • January & February – These months, before the rains break, are the driest and warmest in the calendar. Temperatures climb to 25°C/77°F and push higher. Be aware of the chill factor in the early morning when the temperature only crawls up to 12°C/54°F.

Wet Season

  • The short rainy season is a transitional period with sporadic rainfall. While it’s not as heavy as the long rainy season, there may be brief afternoon showers.
  • Daytime temperatures remain relatively warm, with averages similar to the dry season.