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Lake Nakuru | Kenya

 

Lake Nakuru National park offers one of the world's most spectacular wildlife sights: brilliant pink flamingos as far as the eye can see.  When conditions are right, between one and two million lesser and greater flamingos feed around the shores of the shallow soda lake, together with tens of thousands of other birds. The best place to view the birds is from Baboon Cliff, where you get an excellent view over the lake, and the film of pink along its fringe.

It's often combined with the other lakes, Naivasha for example,  and wildlife areas such as the nearby Aberdare National Park.

Game spotting is also good. Lake Nakuru was declared a national park in 1961 and it now covers an area of some 180 km2.You will see warthog, waterbuck and large numbers of impala; slightly shyer residents include buffalo, Rothschild giraffe, eland, the occasional leopard and both black and white rhino. A herd of hippo have their territory in the northern part of the lake.
It is important to remember that there are times when the lake conditions change and the birds move on to other soda lakes. So check first before setting off.

Lake Nakuru is one of the Rift Valley soda lakes at an elevation of 1754 m above sea level. It lies to the south of Nakuru, in the rift valley of Kenya and is protected by Lake Nakuru National Park. The lake's abundance of algae attracts the vast quantity of flamingos that famously line the shore. Other birds also flourish in the area, as do warthogs, baboons and other large mammals. Black and white rhinos have also been introduced.

Nakuru has several different forest regions dotted the lake, and each offers a varied habitat within which a range of different species can live...the Acacia and Colobus forests are located to the south of the river, the former along the banks of the Makalia River, whilst the Euphorbia Forest stretches along the eastern coast of Lake Nakuru. Relatively good road access allows for good game drives; walking safaris are not permitted, and there are some fantastic picnic sites and lookouts overlooking the various points of significant interest.

Varying water levels in the lake have a resulting impact on the visiting numbers of migratory waterfowl, and in the years leading up to 1997, Lake Nakuru had virtually dried up. Subsequently rain levels have picked up, and in recent years the lake's levels have risen to around the 3.5 metre mark - once again providing a valuable home for the millions of birds that travel the vast distances to arrive here.


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