Attractions in Lake Nakuru National Park
Lake Nakuru National Park is one of the iconic attractions and very famous to be the best birding destination with various species of birds that do exist within the park most preferably the flamingo birds that are located at the shores of Lake Nakuru. Commonly when people hear of Lake Nakuru National Park what immediately comes into their mind are the flamingo birds that do stay with the park at the shore of Lake Nakuru. Despite the availability of the bird species. Other stunning and interesting attractions can be seen within Lake Nakuru National Park and I’m bringing for you the major attractions that you can enjoy while visiting Lake Nakuru National Park
Flamingo birds in Lake Nakuru National Park
Lake Nakuru National Park is known as the place that is widely known for flamingo birds these birds do stay on the Lake Nakuru because it is highly alkaline on the lake which favors the growth of algae on the lake and this is the food for the flamingoes. Millions of the flamingoes can be seen on the lake and sometimes making the lake look pink because of their pick color and we can say the flamingoes are the major tourist attraction in Lake Nakuru National Park and the one that tourists get so much interested to see whenever they come and visit the park.
The flamingoes that can be found on Lake Nakuru are both lesser and greater flamingos birds and the lesser flamingoes are always many as compared to the greater flamingoes. These flamingoes can be easily differentiated with the grater flamingoes having the black streak at the beak with the lesser flamingoes having the extended black shade over their beak. Because of the desire to make sure that these flamingo birds are well protected, boat cruises are not carried out on Lake Nakuru and this is done to avoid water pollution which may affect the livelihood of the birds.
Various viewpoints within the park enable the visitors to properly see the bird species within the park. Other than, these places, you can as well see these animals through the lake shores. There are over 400 species of birds that are found within the Lake Nakuru National Park but the majority of these can be spotted on the shores of Lake Nakuru.
Water falls in Lake Nakuru National Park
Most people don’t know that there is a presence of the waterfalls within the Lake Nakuru National Park unless some of the tour companies like Africa Adventure Vacations do recommend it for you. The Makaila falls is not big but it offers some spectacular views and hiking experiences especially to the visitors who have tested this experience. You will feel the cool breeze of the water and you enjoy the outside vegetation and the bird species that are near the Makalia River and the waterfall in general
Ridge or viewpoints within Lake Nakuru National Park
Lake Nakuru National Park is one of the best landscapes that add to the beauty of the park but with some of the interesting high elevated areas and rocky spots which gives the visitors an advantage to stand and enjoy the various attractions within the park such as the wild animals and birds.
There are 3 major viewpoints within Lake Nakuru National Park which are elevated and raised above the rest of the parts of the park and these include the Lion Hill, Baboon Cliff ad out of Africa lookout, and then the lion’s hill. Believe me, you will not get disappointed by the looks of these wonderful national parks.
Wildlife in Lake Nakuru National Park
Lake Nakuru National Park has got over 50 species of mammals that include mammals, small reptiles, and amphibians. The most common water animals include the waters bucks and the hippopotamus. Other animal species include the rhinos that are protected within the sanctuary inside the Lake Nakuru National Park together with the Rothschild’s giraffe. Lake Nakuru National Park has both black and white rhinos and this offers you the opportunity to see both rare species of animals. Visitors visiting Lake Nakuru National Park will have the chance to sport all the animals because the park is fenced and thus the animals cannot move for long distances. Other species that are protected in Lake Nakuru National Park that you can encounter during the game viewing include the buffaloes, impalas, hippos, giraffes, among others. Tourists can see these animals in Lake Nakuru National Park throughout the year and Lake Nakuru National Park is one of the most accessible National parks in Kenya.
Rhinos In lake Nakuru national park
Lake Nakuru features the rhino sanctuary and it is regarded as the place with the highest population of rhinos in Kenya. The Rhinos protected within Lake Nakuru National Park are both Black and White and there are about 100 rhinos that are protected in Lake Nakuru National Park in Kenya. The sanctuary further protects the rare Rothschild’s giraffe and you can find this giraffe only in this National Park. The fencing of the whole park using the electric fence to scare away the poachers and keeping the animals inside the park gas played a great role in protecting the Rhinos found in this sanctuary.
Lake Nakuru is a major attraction and the highlight of the lake Nakuru safaris in Kenya. We all know that Lake Nakuru National Park is known as the park for the flamingoes but it is because of Lake Nakuru that the park has got flamingo birds that do reside on the shores of the Lake. Lake Nakuru is a soda lake on the floor of the rift valley with plenty of algae that acts as food for the flamingoes. Other than flamingoes, other bird species can be sighted on the Lakeshores, indeed lake Nakuru is the best place where visitors can do birding activities from.