Lake Nakuru National Park is major wetland of international importance. Located in the Great Rift Valley surrounded by yellow acacia woodlands and bushy shrublands, the Lake Nakuru National Park was created to protect the Lake and its large flocks of Lesser Flamingo, which are drawn to the algae that flourish in the saline waters of this soda lake. The national park is inhabited by over 50 mammal species including hippo, black and white rhino, Rothschild giraffe, buffalo and eland. The park is also has the largest single euphorbia forest in Africa. The lake park also offers some of the best sightings of the elusive Leopard, and is also a sanctuary for the Black and White Rhino and Rothschild Giraffe. For bird-watching enthusiasts, this park has over 450 species of bird recorded. There are vast flocks of flamingo which gather on the lake creating the greatest bird spectacle in the world – a resident population of over one million.
Visitors can look forward to hiking through the scenic landscape, picnicking next to this magnificent lake, and spotting an array of wildlife on a game drive. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the beautiful Makalia Waterfall.