Lake Nakuru National Park:….. “Bird Watchers’ Paradise and home to white rhinos”
Gazetted in 1968 as a National Park, Lake Nakuru has Kenya’s largest population of rhinos. The park is home to Lion Hills, Makalia waterfalls, unique vegetation, Picturesque landscape, yellow acacia woodlands and a wide range of birds most famous being Flamingoes and Pelicans,
Situated next to Nakuru town, Lake Nakuru National Park forms a sea of flaming pink as far as the eye can see. Lake Nakuru is world famous for flamingos, and was created a National Park to protect, its stunning flocks of lesser flamingo which literally turn its shores pink. These are the million of flamingoes seeking their food in the salty deep-green waters of Lake Nakuru. The park is indeed a birds’ paradise hosting over 500 species.
Animals include: Thomson gazelles, Grants gazelles, impalas, waterbucks, giraffes, buffaloes or even black rhino, leopards and about 450 birds species in total. Buffalo, leopard, lion, Rothschild Giraffe, White and Black Colobus monkey are plentiful in the forest. The bush lands offer eland, Steinbok, impala, Chandler’s Reedbuck and dik dik, whilst rock hyrax and klipspringer occupy the cliffs and escarpment.
Attractions Include; Lion hill, Baboon cliff and Out of Africa View-points, Enasoit, Honeymoon and Lion Hills, Makalia waterfalls, unique vegetation, Picturesque landscape and yellow acacia woodlands.
Accommodation; Lake Nakuru Lodge, and Sarova Lion Hill Lodge, flamingo hill camp, K.W.S. Guest House, five campsites, self-help bandas, two picnic sites: Makalia Falls and Njoro River Mouth. Outside the park in Nakuru town, there are a lot of hotels to chose from.