Lake Nakuru National park also known as “A birdwatcher’s paradise” is home to over 450 species of birds including some of the largest flocks of the bright pink lesser flamingo in the world. Lake Nakuru National Park was established in 1961. The park spans a wide area of 180km² (69.5 square miles).
Other noticeable birds include the Pelican, different species of kingfishers, ducks, hawks, fish eagles and many other beautiful birds. The park is located in the depths of the Great Rift Valley just 2 and a half hours drive from Kenya’s capital, Nairobi. Over 500 species of plant including the largest euphorbia tree forest in Africa is found in the park. It is definitely perfect choice for a wildlife photographer and safari enthusiasts. There are various game viewing activities including hot air ballooning, trekking with armed guides, game drives in 4 X 4s and safari mini vans. Lake Nakuru national park has the largest population of the rare white rhinos in a sanctuary. The park is also inhabited by the endangered Rothschild giraffe, zebras, antelopes, gazelles that feed on the shrubs in the park.
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