Lake Nakuru National Park
Lake Nakuru National Park; The endangered Rothschild
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.
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.
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
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
Lake Nakuru National park boasts of the largest Euphorbia
cnadlebrum forest in Africa, Picturesque landscape and yellow