Lake Nakuru National Park
This national park surrounds the famous Lake Nakuru. This lake is known for the thousands of flamingos that regularly build their nests here. There have even been years when millions of flamingos were building nests along the shoreline. Although the lake is normally blue, during those times, it turned pink with the birds!
In recent years, the water level has risen drastically, significantly reducing the salt content in proportion. This resulted in less food for the poor flamingos, and they migrated in large numbers to Lake Bogoria. The number of flamingos at Lake Nakuru now varies based on water levels and food availability. On some days, the thousands of flamingos can shrink to a few hundred – and vice versa.
Even more wildlife
Besides all the flamingos, Lake Nakuru is home to about 400 other bird species, and it offers the best chance in Kenya to see both black and white rhinos. During your safari, you may also encounter leopards, lions, zebras, buffaloes, and rhinos.