Lake Nakuru National Park
Lake Nakuru National Park a shallow alkaline lake, lies about
100 miles north of Nairobi. The lake is world famous as the
location of the greatest bird spectacle on earth - myriads of
pink flamingo whose numbers are legion, often more than a
million and which literally turn its shores pink. They feed on
the abundant algae which thrives in the warm waters. But
flamingo are not the only avian attraction, as the lake is rich
in other birdlife. There are over 400 resident species on the
lake and in the surrounding park.
Lake Nakuru National Park spans an attractive range of wooded and bush grassland
around the lake offering wide ecological diversity from lake
water, woodland to the rocky escarpment and ridges. Notable game
within the lake is Hippo and the diverse wildlife.
Lake Nakuru National Park surrounds the lake, offering a wide
ecological diversity, from lakeshore, woodland, grassy plains to
rocky escarpments and ridges. It has recently been enlarged to
provide a sanctuary for black rhino and now has one of the
largest concentrations of rhinoceros in the country (both black
rhino and white rhino), so the chances of spotting these are
There are also a number of Rothschild’s giraffe, translocated
for safety from western Kenya. Waterbuck, zebra and Cape buffalo
are very common. Lion are present in the park and, like the
lions of Lake Manyara, are quite often seen in the acacia trees.
Leopard are also frequently sighted and Lake Nakuru National
Park is one of the places where visitors have the best chance of
seeing these elusive big cats.
and Buffalo Springs,