Lake Nakuru Flamingoes

Lake Nakuru National Park

Lake Nakuru National Park is located in the Great Rift Valley and is world famous as the location of the greatest bird spectacle on earth - myriads of fuchsia Pink flamingoes whose numbers are legion, often more than a million maybe two. Lake Nakuru National Park landscape consist of wooded and bush grassland around the lake offering wide ecological diversity from lake water, woodland to the rocky escarpment and ridges.

Lake Nakuru was first gazetted as a bird sanctuary in 1960 and upgraded to National Park status in 1968. A northern extension was added to the park in 1974 and the lake was designated as a Ramsar site in 1990. The foundation of the parks food chains is the cyanophyte spirulina platensis which can support huge numbers of lesser flamingo.

White Rhinoceros and distant Lesser Flamingos, Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya,
White Rhinoceros and distant Lesser Flamingos, Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya,

Nakuru has more than just flamingos. This is a major National Park 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. The park abounds with game. There are huge herds of waterbuck, zebra, buffalo, the endangered Rothschild Giraffe and more.