It is a bird lover paradise. Lake Nakuru is one of the most famous Rift Valley lake, it is a soda lake, renowned for its significant array of birdlife. Flamingos are not the only avian attraction, also present are two large fish eating birds, pelicans and cormorants. It is the migratory flocks of thousands of greater and lesser flamingo that really create the attraction here when lake shallow water turn pink.
Its ecosystem comprises of lake surrounded by wooded and bushy grassland. The rare Roth’s child giraffe and endangered black and white rhino are common in the park and large herds of cape of buffalos, dikdik, klipspringer, eland, the occasional leopard and many other. The park is 188km sq. and 170km northwest of Nairobi next to Nakuru town. It is opened daily from 6:00AM to 7:00PM but entry from 6:15PM. Walking and hiking is allowed in designated areas accompanied by KWS rangers. Activities done in the park are birdwatching, game drive and game viewing.