This forms part of the Lakes of Kenya, Lake Nakuru is found in a rift valley at an elevation of 1754m above the sea level and it is one of the “soda lakes”. This is also found in the south of Nakuru and it is protected by Lake Nakuru National Park and the Lake is part of the protected areas of Ramsar Convention on Wetland. This covers an area of 45km² and it is one of the most outstanding alkaline lakes and it lies 164km north of Nairobi the capital city of Kenya.
This Lake can be visited any day and visitors can either take up a circuit from Maasai Mara or Lake Baringo, the lake is known for the largest concentration of birds due the algae that populated the lake hence attracting a number of flamingoes. They feed on the large algae, which thrives in the warm waters. According to research done by scientists, the large population of flamingos here consume around 250000kg of algae per hectare per year of the surface area.
This is one of the best spotting areas for birders hence attracting many tourists within the area, besides birds also warthogs and baboons do exist plus other large mammals including the Eastern Black rhino, on addition are the southern white rhinos that have been also introduced here. Therefore, many people enjoy the place due to the fascinating feature surrounding the lake and due to the fact that it is one of its kinds in the republic of Kenya.
Guides are always available to take you through the activities but ideally it is advisable to book with Nature Adventure Africa Safaris Limited. This lake was later converted into a full national park in 1961 and therefore it is governed by Lake Nakuru national park since it was extended to include other savannah grounds to enable quick animal movements within the region. The areas is sparsely populated due to the dryness around as its name suggests, Nakuru means “Dusty area”.