Lake Nakuru National Park
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Lake Nakuru National Park lies in Central Kenya, 160 Kilometers north-west of Nairobi, in Nakuru district of the Rift Valley Province. Lake Nakuru National Park provides the visitor with one of Kenya's best known images.
Thousands of flamingo, joined into a massive flock, fringe the shores of this soda lake. A pulsing pink swathe of life that carpets the water, the flamingo is a breathtaking sight.
Lake Nakuru National Park has become world famous for these birds, who 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 color.
The lake is extremely variable in size- changing from 5 up to 30 sq km's in area. Nakuru has more than just flamingos. Lake Nakuru National Park is Kenya's first rhino sanctuary 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.
Lake Nakuru National 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.
Exploring beyond the lake is always rewarding and there are forests, cliffs, waterfalls and more to be found here. Nearby Nakuru town is a busy and thriving local centre with a bustling market. The town is a hub for local transport and travel.