Lake Nakuru

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Lake Nakuru

One of the Great Rift Valley Lakes, Nakuru is a small soda lake which is surrounded by a small national park. It is one of the best places for our guests to see white rhino during their Footprints Safari in Kenya. The lake is sometimes home to millions of lesser flamingos. In the past, the lake was renowned for these magnificent scenes, but man’s interference has affected local ecology. The lake changed water levels and became an unsuitable habitat for the flamingos. They are now only sometimes in residence, moving between Nakuru, and Lake Bogoria and Elementaita.

That said, the lake is still home to an impressive array of waterfowl such as pelicans, egrets and many more. A game drive around the lake is very rewarding as guests can watch rhino grazing on the lakeshore alongside herds of buffalo and zebras. There is a troop of Olive Baboons which is often found in the acacia forests on the edge of the lake. Their antics always amuse guests. Lions are generally also seen on game drives in Lake Nakuru. The park is not home to the Big Five, as there are no elephants in the park, as is not big enough to support them.