Lake Nakuru National Park
Lake Nakuru National Park covers 188 sq kms and is dominated by the shallow waters of the lake at its centre. The lake itself is about 62 sq km and the birdlife is superb, with over 450 species recorded. Lake Nakuru is especially famous for its concentrations of greater and lesser flamingos and pelicans, which at certain times of year number in the millions.The landscape surrounding the lake is a picturesque combination of savannah, marshes and woodland which supports a good variety of wildlife.
Tree climbing lions, buffalo, waterbuck, Burch ell’s zebra, hippo, baboons, impala and Rothschild’s giraffe can all be seen, and Nakuru is recognised as one of the best places in the country for daytime leopard sightings. The national park is also one of Kenya’s premier rhino sanctuaries, with good numbers of breeding white and black rhino. Lake Nakuru national park is 2 hours drive north of Nairobi, and is accessible using 2-wheel-drive vehicles. A leisurely drive around the lake takes about 3 hours.