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Lake Nakuru
Lake Nakuru Lake Nakuru is one of the alkaline Rift Valley lakes and a fantastic bird sanctuary, its shores populated at times by more than one million flamingoes. The Lake is conveniently located in Nakuru town which offers a wide range of accommodation.
About The Lake
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Major Attractions

Wildlife
Greater Flamingo & the Lesser Flamingo; A wide variety of bird species (about 450 in total), mainly water birds and terrestrial birds; White Rhinos, Buffalo and plenty of big game

Scenery

Lake Nakuru ; View-points at Lion hill, Baboon Cliff, Lion Hill and Out of Africa strongly showcase the picturesque landscape. Enasoit Hill, Honeymoon Hil, Lion Hill Ridge; Makalia Waterfalls; Acacia Woodlands, Euphorbia forests and a wide variety of plant species (about 550)

Parks

Lake Nakuru National Park is an important sanctuary for Rhino. Both Black and White Rhino are found here, and are often seen resting under acacias by the Lake shore. The park abounds with game. There are huge herds of waterbuck, zebra, buffalo, the endangered Rothschild Giraffe and more. more

General Facts

The lake has become world famous for these birds, who visit the lake to feed on algae that forms on the lake bed. They move back and forth, feeding and occasionally and spectacularly taking to flight, filling the sky over the lake with colour. The lake is extremely variable in size- changing from 5 up to 30 sq kms in area.

Nearby Nakuru town is a busy and thriving local centre with a bustling market. The town is a hub for local transport and travel.

Nakuru means "Dust or Dusty Place" in Maasai language. Lake Nakuru National Park, close to Nakuru town, was established in 1961. It started off small, only encompassing the famous lake and the surrounding mountainous vicinity. Now it has been extended to include a large part of the savannahs.

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