Lake Nakuru is one of the Rift Valley soda Lakes at an elevation of 1,754 m above sea level. It lies to the south of Nakuru, in the rift valley of Kenya and is protected by Lake Nakuru National Park. The Lake’s abundance of algae used to attract a vast quantity of flamingos that famously lined the shore. While in Kenya and interested to visit this park you can do it on your week holiday and for those on few days you can take a day trip from Nairobi.
Drive through the breath taking Rift Valley. View Mt. Longonot, Lake Naivasha, Lake Elementaita and Lake Nakuru, the home of flamingos and a large amount of other bird species.
Lake Nakuru National Park is one of Kenya’s two premium parks, and is a bird lover’s paradise. It surrounds Lake Nakuru, located in the Central Rift Conservation Area in the Southern Rift Valley region of Kenya.
Originally protected as a bird sanctuary, this park hosts over 400 bird species, including 5 globally threatened species, and is an important stop on the African-Eurasian Migratory Flyway. This park was also the first national Rhino sanctuary and hosts one of the world’s highest concentrations of the Black Rhinoceros.
Lake Nakuru National Park is one of Kenya’s 23 National Parks and along with Amboseli National Park. It can be found in Central Kenya, about 90 miles (140km) northwest of Nairobi, in the Nakuru district of the Rift Valley Province.
The ecosystem is comprised of the Lake, surrounded by wooded and bushy grasslands. The park supports a wide ecological diversity including Flamingos (Greater and Lesser) and other water birds, and the Black and White Rhinoceros which are the major attractions of the area.