Nakuru is the second major Rift Valley Lake that you will encounter when driving out onto your safari from Nairobi.
Surrounded by a small but timeless National Park, driving through it gives you the chance to see the enthralling beauty of the myriads of Pink Flamingos which shadow the banks of the alkaline lake. These beautiful birds feed on the abundant algae that thrives in the shallow tepid water and they are often described as the greatest bird spectacle in the world.
Apart from the magnificent birding opportunities, the park is also a Rhino Sanctuary, and careful conservation and management over the decades has made the park a haven for a growing Rhino population, among other members of the Big Five.
When to go
The best time to see flamingos is between June and February each year. In March, April or May, a large majority of the birds fly towards Lake Natron in Tanzania, therefore these months are best avoided.
What to do
- Game drives