This is the second of a four-part series on national parks in Kenya and Tanzania.
The Splendor of Lake Nakuru
A few hours drive northwest of Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, the Lake Nakuru national reserve is a gem. The lake is home to a huge population of pink flamingos, pelicans and marabous. The population of flamingos is so enormous, they colour the edges of the lake a bright pink which can be seen from afar. At the shores of the lake, you’ll be able to spot baboons, impalas, gazelles, water buffalos, white rhinos, and if you’re very lucky, you might even spot a few of the resident leopards lazing on the branches of an acacia tree. It is an astounding experience to walk to the edge of the lake and be amidst the enormous flocks of flamingos and pelicans. Head up to Baboon Cliff just before the sun sets for a stunning vista as the sun throws a warm glow over the lake and the surrounding hills.