The World famous Lake Nakuru National park was created as a park to protect its stunning flocks of lesser flamingo which literally turn its shores Pink. Its Bird life is world renowned, is a must visit for any bird watcher.
Lake Nakuru is one of the great lakes on the floor of the rift valley. It is situated 170km away from the capital center.
Once sanctuary but now home to White Rhino and the endangered Rothschild Giraffe. Game viewing is relatively easy; Black and white Columbus monkey, Buffaloes, lions and the elusive Leopard are plentiful in the forest. The bush lands offer Eland, Warthog, Impala, Mountain reedbuck and dik dik, whilst Rock hyrax and klipspringers occupy the cliffs and escarpment. There is also Kenya’s large Eurphobia forest. Several Attractive features are can be seen in this park which include Makaria falls and attractive baboon cliff.
Accommodation in Lake Nakuru national park varies from the simplest camping grounds, campsites, tented camps and lodges. Some of the lodges are not in the parks but are situated at the borders of the park. This is one of the parks in Kenya for best spotting the leopard. In recent years however, The flamingos have moved to other lakes due to siltation. Farmers have encroached to the edges of the park and therefore a lot of erosion that brings the soil to the lake. This reduces the alkalinity of the lake sending the flamingos away.It is advisable to check with your agent about the current situation of the lake if you are looking for flamingos.