Lake Nakuru is the perfect spot to visit while in Kenya, and we’re here to tell you why! Here are three reasons why it should be on your itinerary while on safari in Kenya, and you’ll see what we mean when you see these beautiful pictures! Lake Nakuru National Park is one of the greatest bird-watching spots in Africa and hosts thousands of flamingos throughout the year, as well as many other animals that can be seen at all times of the year, but especially during the famous migration season which lasts from July to October.
The lake has more than 300 species of birds and animals, including white and black rhinos, lions, giraffes, elephants, zebras, hippos and crocodiles. The lake’s high alkaline content makes it an unusual environment for flamingos to live. As their natural food sources are very limited in alkaline lakes like Lake Nakuru National Park, it relies on its abundance of algae to feed its bird population.
The largest population of pink flamingos that can be found anywhere is found in Lake Nakuru. Thanks to the countless fuchsia pink birds breeding along the shoreline, it became one of Kenya’s most Instagrammable sites. There are also apparently approximately two million flamingos on the property.
In today’s fast-paced world, it can be difficult to find time to relax. But what if there was a place where you could go to forget all your troubles and just enjoy the moment? A place where you can feel at peace with yourself and the world around you. That place exists, and it’s called Lake Nakuru. If you’re looking for a place that will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated, then head over to this magical oasis. The Wildlife: As the only permanent freshwater lake in Kenya, Lake Nakuru has an abundance of wildlife like flamingos that make their home here year round. And during dry seasons when other lakes are dry, this giant body of water continues to flow – making it an essential habitat for migrating birds from all over Africa as well as five of Africa’s six species of crocodiles!
In addition to the incredible flamingos, there are also over 400 other species of birds that call Lake Nakuru home. You can also find rhinos, lions, giraffes, and leopards roaming around the park. Plus, the views are simply breathtaking. No trip to Kenya would be complete without a visit to this amazing place! Come see the wildlife, have some fun with all sorts of different water activities (from swimming to boating), enjoy one of the many scenic hikes available within the park, or just sit back and relax on one of our many shady beaches. We have something for everyone here at Lake Nakuru National Park so you should come see us soon!