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Lake Nakuru

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Lake Nakuru offers one of the world's most spectacular wildlife sights: brilliant pink flamingos as far as the eye can see. When conditions are right, between one and two million greater and lesser flamingos feed around the shores of the shallow soda lake, together with tens of thousands of other birds including but not limited to the African fish eagle, the goliath heron, the hamerkop, the pied kingfisher and the verreaux eagle. The surface of the shallow lake is often hardly recognizable due to the continually shifting mass of pink. The number of flamingos on the lake varies with water and food conditions, but the best vantage point of flamingos is from Baboon Cliff, where you get an excellent view over the lake and the film of pink along its fringe.
Lake Nakuru is one of the Rift Valley soda lakes at an elevation of 1754 meters above sea level. It lies to the south of Nakuru town, in the rift valley of Kenya and is protected by Lake Nakuru National Park. The lake's abundance of algae attracts the vast quantity of flamingos that famously line the shore.
Nakuru means "Dust” or “Dusty Place" in the Maasai language. It's often combined with the other lakes, Naivasha for example, and wildlife areas such as the nearby Aberdare National Park. Lake Nakuru was declared a national park in 1961. It started off small, only encompassing the famous lake and the surrounding mountainous vicinity, but has since been extended to include a large part of the savannahs. It now covers approximately 73 sq. miles.

The park recently enlarged its territory partly to provide a fenced area of 116 miles around Lake Nakuru as a sanctuary to protect Rothschild Giraffes and Black and White Rhinos. The fence was built to keep out poachers, not to restrict the movement of wildlife. There are 25 black rhinos in the park, one of the largest black rhino concentrations in the country. Lake Nakuru also hosts 70 white rhinos. The Rothschild Giraffes were relocated from western Kenya in 1977. The park stretches for 12.1 km on the southeastern boundary with the Soysambu Conservancy, which represents a possible future expansion of habitat for the rhinos and the only remaining wildlife corridor to Lake Naivasha.
Other animals you will find at Lake Nakuru National Park include warthogs, waterbucks, baboons and large numbers of impalas; slightly shyer residents include buffalos, elands, leopards, cheetahs, and lions. A herd of hippos maintains their territory in the northern part of the lake. The park also has large sized pythons that inhabit the dense woodlands and can often be seen crossing the roads or dangling from trees.
Our safaris that visit Lake Nakuru include:
  • 4 Day Nakuru-Mara Safari
  • 5 Day Kifaru Safari
  • 5 Day Swara Safari
  • 7 Day Chui Kenya Safari
  • 8 Day Kenya Ndovu Safari
  • 8 Day Samburu-Mara Safari
  • 9 Day Kenya Safari & Beach
  • 10 Day Kenya Bora Safari