Lake Nakuru Experience
Flamingoes - Photo Courtesy Brocken Inaglory
The Lake Nakuru has become world famous for its Flamingoes. Flamingoes visit the lake to feed on algae that forms on the lake bed. They move back and forth, feeding and occasionally and spectacularly taking to flight, filling the sky over the lake with colour. The lake is extremely variable with size changing from 5 up to 30 sq kms in area.
Nakuru has more than just flamingos. This is a major National Park and an important sanctuary for Rhino. Both Black and White Rhino are found here, and are often seen resting under acacias by the Lake shore.
The park abounds with game. There are huge herds of waterbuck, zebra, buffalo, the endangered Rothschild Giraffe and more. This is one of your best chances of seeing Leopard in Kenya, and there are several large prides of Lion.
The Lake Nakuru is one of the popular destinations visited as part of a wildlife itinerary of Kenya.
Access: 2 hours from Nairobi.
Recommended Stay: Typically guests stay here for One or Two nights. Those on a relaxed itinerary or looking to explore park and surrounding area in greater detail stay upto a week.