Lake Nakuru National Park


Background Information

Lake Nakuru is a world heritage site famous for its million plus flamingo population and an ornithologist’s heaven with over 450 plus bird species. When conditions are right, the lake offers one of the world's most spectacular wildlife sights: brilliant pink flamingos as far as the eye can see.

The park is also home to a wide variety of wildlife such as the endangered Rothschild’s giraffe, lion, buffalo, hippo, waterbuck and baboon. The rhino breeding programme, started in the late eighties, has proved successful and this is an excellent place to view them.

With 576 square kilometers, the lake is probably internationally famous for its vast concentrations of greater and lesser flamingos, its population being in excess of a million. Their delicate pink plumage decorates certain sections of its shores to form ‘the most fabulous bird spectacle in the world’. Now with the translocation of Rothschild giraffe and rhino it is beginning to develop a new reputation although some lion, leopard and quite a few buffalo are found therein there are no elephant, however. Lesser game are in residence as are a herd of hippo which live in the north-east comer.

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