The world famous Lake Nakuru was created in June 1968 to protect the stunning flocks of lesser flamingoes, which are one of its main attractions for Kenya safaris. It covers and area of 188 Sq. Kms and the flamingoes literally turns the shores into a magnificent pink color. The bird-life of Lake Nakuru is astounding, giving it the title ‘Ornithological Paradise’, famous among birders on Kenya safari packages.
It is famous in the ornithological arena for scientists and nature-film photography. A wide range of wood-vegetation, bush and grassland exists around the Lake with a numerous ecological diversity among them rocky escarpments and rocky ridges.
It is 157 Kilometers from Nairobi through beautiful Rift Valley sceneries and is at an altitude of 4,000 -5,767 Ft. On the shores you can view Bohors Reedbuck, water bucks, Zebra among other plains game. Only two black rhinos remained as a result of poaching.
Luckily, efforts by K.W.S has now successfully re-established by creation of rhino sanctuary within the park from Laikipia. It is now home to both black and white rhinos.
Other wildlife in Lake Nakuru park includes hippos and clawless otters, buffaloes, leopards, lions, Rothschild’s giraffe, Black and White Colobus monkey. In the bush lands of the vicinity within the park you can view elands, steinbok, impalas, Chandler’s reed buck and dik dik, whilst rock hyrax and klipspringer occupy the cliffs and escarpment.
Accommodations include two lodges, K.W.S. Guest House, five campsites, self help banda and two picnic sites, Makalia Falls & Njoro River Mouth.