Lake Nakuru National Park
Lake Nakuru is one of Kenya’s most visited parks. The small shallow alkaline lake draws large flocks of Greater and Lesser Flamingos, whom feed on the algae. Recently the Park has been expanded to serve as a sanctuary for the endangered Black Rhino. Nakuru now has one of the largest concentrations of Black Rhino in the Country, with over 25 animals, not to mention the more than 70 White Rhinos.
The year round wildlife includes Lion, Cheetah, Leopard, Buffalo, Pelican, Flamingo, White Rhino, Black Rhino, Rothschild Giraffe, Waterbuck, are among the 56 species of mammals and 450 species of birds.
The 73 sq mile park is located only 100 miles north of Nairobi, the lake can be visited as a day trip from Nairobi. The park is accessible by car (1 1/2 hours from Nairobi) or by scheduled flights from Nairobi’s Wilson Airport.