I had an awesome time in the park. We arrived between 8:30am - 9:00am. We were lucky to have arrived when the experts arrived (the professional safari team) so we just followed them. I hired a professional driver but he's not in the area as frequently as the pro's. His idea worked as the professionals communicate with either the rangers or other drivers and know where the action is. We saw two lions, rhinos, hippos, crocs, lots of giraffe and zebra, baboons, warthogs, gazelle, etc. No elephants unfortunately. I was able to capture some great photos though!
I'd definitely go back. The only warning is that the price of entering was around 5800ksh or so. I handed the cashier 6000ksh and he wasn't going to give me my change. He tried to pull a fast one on me--"I didn't give you 200ksh?" Watch out for the clerks, lol!
Also, be sure to hit the restrooms before heading into the park. There's a nature trail where you can take a walk, grab drinks, use the bathroom, and buy souvenirs but it took us a while to get there.More