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Thursday, 30 August 2012

Lake Nakuru National Park

Lake Nakuru National Park
Lake Nakuru National Park is located 140km north – West of Nairobi, It covers an area of 188 km2. Lake Nakuru is a very shallow strongly alkaline lake 62 km2 in extent. It is set in a picturesque landscape of surrounding woodland and grassland. This world famous Park was created to protect its stunning flocks of lesser flamingo, which literally turn the lakeshore pink in colour.
The park spans an attractive range of wooded and bush grassland around the lake, offering a wide range of eco-diversity. Notable game within the lake area is hippo and the diverse bird life. Both black and white rhino are now resident in the sanctuary and Rothschild giraffe, buffalo, impala, eland, warthog, Mountain Reedbuck, klipspringers and Black and White Colobus Monkeys are all plentiful. The ecosystem comprises of the lake, surrounded by mainly wooded and bushy grasslands.
Lesser Flamingos ,Lake Nakuru
The park supports a wide ecological diversity with Flamingos (Greater and Lesser) and other water birds being the major attractions of the area. The ecosystem provides for about 56 different species of mammals including the white rhino and buffaloes and a variety of terrestrial birds numbering nearly 450 species.Other wildlife at the park includes several prides of lions, leopards, zebra, gazelles, eland, giraffe and the hyrax. It is always rewarding to explore the forests, cliffs and waterfalls that align the Spectacular Park.Activities: Game viewing, bird watching.The best months to visit the Lake Nakuru National Park are June to September and January to March.

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