Lake Nakuru National Park

Lake Nakuru National Park was established in 1961. It covers an area of 180 km and is situated in the Rift Valley, 156 km north-west of Nairobi. The park's ecosystem includes the lake, surrounded by mainly wooded and bushy grasslands. The park provides a wide ecological diversity and is home to large populations of the lesser and Greater Flamingo. The lake has been described as a bird watcher's paradise for what has been called, “the greatest ornithological spectacle on earth” as millions of flamingoes flock to this beautiful lake throughout the year, turning its shores into an unforgettable pink carpet. Over 300,000 birds can be seen at one site. This small but amazing national park was established to protect the huge colonies of flamingoes and the endangered species of white rhino and Rothschild giraffe. The lake also offers a peaceful sanctuary to large numbers of native African animals like waterbuck, warthogs, impala, buffalo, endangered black rhino, and eland. There is also a large herd of hippos in the northern part of the lake, making one's game viewing varied and unforgettable.

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