One of the great soda lakes in the Rift Valley, its ecosystem comprises of the lake surrounded by mainly wooded and bushy grasslands. It supports a wide ecological diversity with greater and lesser flamingos and other water birds being the major attractions. The park is also famous for its healthy population of mammals, 56 in total including the white rhino, buffaloes, lions, cheetah, leopard and a wide variety of terrestrial birds with 450 species recorded so far.
Lake Nakuru is a shallow strongly alkaline lake set in a picturesque landscape of surrounding woodland and grassland. The 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.
Lake Nakuru National Park is situated approximately 164 kilometers from Nairobi in the Great Rift Valley, in Kenya, near Nakuru town.
Lake Nakuru is a world class bird watching safari destination home to millions of Flamingos (greater and lesser), the fish eating pelicans as well as over 450 other species of birds. In addition to being a sanctuary for rhinos and the reticulated giraffe, Lake Nakuru National Park is also home to a variety of wildlife such as the lion, leopard, rhino, giraffe and buffalo.
Lake Nakuru National Park Topography Lake Nakuru’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.