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Nakuru National Park – Best time to go

Best time to visit Nakuru National Park

Enjoy Nakuru National Park in the best weather conditions: for dry, sunny days with clear blue skies head out in January and February or July through September – these are also the best months to see masses of pink flamingos congregating around the shores of Lake Nakuru. 

Best times to visit

Dry Season

Nakuru National Park’s two dry seasons have very little rain and quite hot temperatures. The days are long and sunny and spectacular for viewing the wildlife the park has to offer, particularly the sea of flamingos that grace the lake. 

Rainy Season

The rainy season in Nakuru National Park is hot and humid, although fortunately not quite as wet as other parks in the area. Most rain falls early in the morning or in the afternoon and only for a few hours so you can still get out and see the wildlife during the day.

Favourite Season

The best months to see hundreds of pink flamingos lining the shores of Nakuru National Park in a sea of pink are January and February or July through September. These months are dry and sunny with beautiful blue skies providing a spectacular backdrop to the lake. 

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Average weather in January

Best travel weather

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Nakuru National Park
18ºC
30mm

Average weather in February

Best travel weather

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Nakuru National Park
19ºC
30mm

Average weather in March

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Nakuru National Park
20ºC
62mm

Average weather in April

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Nakuru National Park
19ºC
119mm

Average weather in May

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Nakuru National Park
18ºC
106mm

Average weather in June

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Nakuru National Park
18ºC
73mm

Average weather in July

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Nakuru National Park
17ºC
83mm

Average weather in August

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Nakuru National Park
17ºC
97mm

Average weather in September

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Nakuru National Park
17ºC
73mm

Average weather in October

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Nakuru National Park
18ºC
83mm

Average weather in November

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Nakuru National Park
17ºC
100mm

Average weather in December

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Avg. rainfall
Nakuru National Park
18ºC
61mm