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Lake Nakuru National Park

Lake Nakuru National Park; The endangered Rothschild Giraffe

Lake Nakuru National Park is bird watchers paradise and is home to thousands of flamingos which congregate by the lake's shores

Lake Nakuru National Park is a sanctuary for both the Black and white rhino

Lake Nakuru national park is called the Bird Watcher's Paradise in Kenya and Africa in general. Lake Nakuru itself is a shallow strongly alkaline lake set in a picturesque landscape of surrounding woodland and grassland.

Lake Nakuru National Park's landscape includes areas of marsh and grasslands alternating with rocky cliffs and outcrops, stretches of acacia woodland and rocky hillsides covered with a Euphorbia forest. 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.

Major Attraction / Physical Features in Lake Nakuru National Park

Flamingoes and Birds:- Lake National Park is the home to over a million flamingoes. Fleets of Lesser and Greater Flamingoes line the shores of the lake giving it a pinkish appearance. Besides flamingoes, Nakuru is home to other water birds including a variety of terrestrial birds numbering about 450 species in total.

Lake Nakuru National Park is home to 56 different species of mammals including black and white rhinos, Rothschild's giraffes, cape buffaloes, Deffassa waterbucks, Thomson's and grantís gazelles, impalas, lions, leopards, warthogs, olive baboons, black backed jackal, reedbucks, dik diks, elands,  etc

Lake Nakuru Rhino Sanctuary:- The Rhino Sanctuary was established 1984. In 1986 a solar powered electric was installed by Rhino Rescue Trust. The Rhino Sanctuary began with the translocation of two adult males, one from Kitengala and the other from Lewa Downs.

Lake Nakuru National Park has spectacular view-points with panoramic views over the lake and the park in general these include; Lion hill, Baboon cliff and Out of Africa  view points.

Lake Nakuru National park boasts of the largest Euphorbia cnadlebrum forest in Africa, Picturesque landscape and yellow acacia woodland.


Victor Muthui Kiyau.
P.O Box 657
Mombasa, Kenya.
Tel: (254) 733-777132, (254) 721-348376