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Lake Nakuru National Park was opened to the public in the year 1968. It is located 157 km away from Nairobi. This park covers an
area of 188square kilometers; it was mainly opened to protect its huge flock of the lesser flamingoes and provide sanctuary fore the endangered species like
the Rhinos. The national park is home to over a million lesser flamingoes which paint the lake pink.
Lake Nakuru is one of the perfect destination
for nature lovers like the ornothologists, sciencetists, and the wildlife filmmakers. It has ecological diversity including lake water, woodland, and bush
grassland, to rocky ridges. It is at an altitude of 4000-5780ft above sea level. The lodges in Lake Nakuru are among the finest Rift valley hotels and lodges. They include sarova lion hill lodge, Lake Nakuru lodge,
K.W.S guesthouse, five campsites and two picnic sites at Makalia falls and Njoro river mouth.
You can get to lake Nakuru by road. It takes approximately 2.5 hrs drive from Nairobi.
It is here that perhaps the most beautiful view is found in Kenya. The
sight of almost a million flamingoes together can be one of the most memorable scenes for any visitor to this national park. The visitors also get a chance
to see Hippos and clawless otters in the lake itself, waterbucks, reedbuck and zebra, black and white rhino, buffaloes, leopard, the rare Rothschild giraffe,
black and white colobus monkeys in the forest, elands, steinbok, impala, chandlers reedbuk, dikdik, rock hyrax, klipspringer along the cliffs and escarpments
and several large prides of lion. Several bird species are found here.
What could be more exciting than to witness hundreds of thousands of
flamingoes flying only to cause temporary darkness? This can be witnessed at Lake Nakuru national park only if you are lucky to get the chance to see the
flamingoes fly. It is not a guarantee that this happens every time you visit the park as it only occurs during migration to Lake Magadi. For any adventurous
person, this is not a destination that should be missed.
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