Lake Nakuru is a shallow strongly alkaline lake 62 km2 in extent set
in a picturesque landscape of surrounding woodland and grassland
next to Nakuru town. 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 on the eastern perimeter.
Lake Nakuru National Park is a
bird-watchers paradise and home among other animals,
giraffes as seen in the image above
catchment is bounded by Menengai crater to the north, the Bahati
hills to the north east, the lion hill ranges to the east, Eburu
crater to the south and the Mau escarpment to the west. Three major
rivers; Njoro, Makalia and Enderit drain into the lake.
This park is home to tens of thousands of flamingo joined into a
massive flock, forming a pulsing pink swathe of life that carpets
This is a major National Park and an important sanctuary for Rhino,
both Black and White Rhino are found here, and are often seen
resting under acacias by the Lake shore likewise there are huge
herds of waterbuck, zebra, buffalo, the endangered Rothschild
Giraffe and a variety of other herbivores. Lake Nakuru National Park
gives one the best chances of seeing several large prides of Lion
and a number of leopard which are known to be very elusive animals
to the point of some calling them "shy" animals.