Lake Nakuru National Park
Lake Nakuru National Park is very famous for its pink flamingos; it happens to be the park’s most popular attraction and not to be missed.
Lake Nakuru National Park came about in increments. First in the 1950s, Lake Nakuru National Park was designated as a bird sanctuary, which included the lake and its surrounding area. Then in the 1960s they decided to expand the bird sanctuary to include the savannah area; thus wildlife was brought into the park, and this changed the bird sanctuary into what it is today.
In 1968 Lake Nakuru was officially given the status of a national park, even though it had been established as such once wildlife was introduced. It is located in Central Kenya northwest of Nairobi City. Currently, Lake Nakuru National Park is under the managed care of the Kenya Wildlife Services.
Lake Nakuru National Park is very special because it has the first rhino sanctuary in Kenya, housing over 100 endangered rhinos, both Black Rhinos and White Rhinos. They are in a protected area to prevent poachers from harming these endangered rhinos. The rhino sanctuary is also home to the Rothschild Giraffes that are endangered. There is a special fence all around Lake Nakuru so the wildlife can’t accidently meander out into harm’s way; which also means that they are home when you come to visit them. You will be able to visit over 50 various species of wildlife that live in the park.
Besides the flamingos, there are over 400 varieties of bird species, including the Dusky Nightjar, African Fish Eagle, African Cuckoo, Pink-backed Pelican, and the Grey-Crested and the Woolly-Necked Stork, just to name a few. Even with all these exotic names it’s all about those pink flamingos. Lake Nakuru National Park is not to be missed.
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