Lake Nakuru is one of the Rift Valley soda lakes at an elevation of 1754m (5,575)ft above sea level .It lies to the southof Nakuru,in the rift valley of Kenya and is protected by Lake Nakuru National Park.
Average depth-1 foot
Lake type-alkaline lake
Maximum depth -6 feet(1.8m)
Lake nakuru National park is known for it’s vast quantity of flamingoes that famously lined the shore.The lake’s abundance of algae that attracts large number of flamingoes.Other birds found in the park are darters,black headed oriole ,comorants ,pigeons,doves guinea fowls and Egyptian goose.Some mammals found in the park are African buffaloes ,East African rhinos ,leopard ,giraffes and common waterbucks.
Lake Nakuru was created in 1961 and is 188 km squared and because of its smaller size and large diversity of wildlife any individual touring the park can go round the park in a single day .Visitors can enjoy the wide ecological diversity and varied habitats that range from Lake Nakuru itself to the surrounding escarpment and picturesque ridges.The park is ideal for bird watching ,hiking,picnic and game drives.
The park has been enlarged to form a sanctuary for the eastern black rhinos and southern white rhinos.
Lake Nakuru National park is one of the premium parks in Kenya most famous for the two species of flamingoes ,the greater and lesser flamingoes which is one of the main attraction that markets the park.The park is protected under the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands.
The park is branded as the Bird Watcher’s Paradise .The park is managed by the Kenya Wildlife Service .
The park has vantage points and stunning viewpoints such as Baboon cliff (one of the several scenic viewpoints in the park)famous stop for people wanting to snap photos.Makalia falls is also another popular site and scenic view .Tour with eye contact safaris as we explore Lake Nakuru National park and its diversity
The view of Lake Nakuru National park at Baboon cliff.
Male impala at Lake Nakuru National park.