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Address: Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya

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Baboons waiting for you!!

They are just on the side of the "road", grooming, watching, playing. IF it is baboons you want to see , this is the place!!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They are just on the side of the "road", grooming, watching, playing. IF it is baboons you want to see , this is the place!!

Thank 41Wahine
Nanyuki Town, Kenya
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

There were baboons everywhere at the main entrance. All sizes. I thought the little ones on their mommies' backs were so cute. The big ones looked scary though.

Thank Njeri_nm
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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100 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016

there are quite a lot of them, doing all sought of stuff busy with their own daily routines.. the big males, the babies, the bachelors and the horny ones.. its definitely worth the time spent..

Thank JoeyMatt
Vancouver, Canada
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54 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

You have to love just sitting and watching families of Baboons taking care of daily routines or just being lazy. So awesome to observe wildlife in their habitats. Also saw some Vervits sunning themselves on the rocks on the west side of the lake.

Thank Doris20151024
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696 reviews
254 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016

There are a large number of animals, but in a few areas a large number of Baboons. Families with babies, cute. Don't leave your vehicle open as they'll tear it up.

Thank frugalarnie
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

I started at 6.30 in the morning and got to see a lot of Baboons foraging the forest floor. Besides we also saw many pheasants. On reaching the Baboon Hill view point we saw about 6 nos vervits too. We were told that these animals are easily seen more during the early mornings or evenings. It was a wonderful sight.

Thank Ananda M
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63 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Baboon Hill view is magical with the entire Lake Nakuru & swampland which makes it so impossible to leave as the view from the top is beautiful with crystal clear waters & trees lined up on the sides.

Thank Sneha J
Nova Scotia
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18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2016

We didn't expect to see all we did at Lake Nakuru in part because it is relatively close to Nakuru, the 4th largest city in Kenya, but we were pleasantly surprised. The visit didn't start out well however as we first visited the lookoff called Baboon Cliffs where two very large and aggressive males invaded our vehicle through the roof... More 

Thank NoviTraveller
Tiverton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2016

Baboons in Nakuru Park have done well even if the other animals there are having a bit of a struggle. Didn't see many Vervits I have to say. Words of warning DO NOT FEED THE BABOONS, they will come and try and raid you if you have food because irresponsible people have given them food. This just causes problems for... More 

Thank Pam S
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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73 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2015

Nakuru National Park safari, Kenya is a sanctuary where we saw all of the Big 5, except the elephants. The lake was full with Flamingos. we got to see Foxes and Hyenas hunting the flamingos. A lovely place, worth visiting


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