Lake Nakuru Flamingos
Lake Nakuru has become world famous for flamingos who visit the lake to feed on algae that forms on the lake bed. They move back and forth, feeding and occasionally and spectacularly taking to flight, filling the sky over the lake with colour.
The lake is extremely variable in size changing from 5 to 30 sq kms in area. Both Lesser and Greater Flamingos move between the soda lakes throughout the Rift Valley, but the waters of Nakuru often play host to huge flocks that cover the lake edge in swathes of living pink. This dramatic spectacle makes a perfect backdrop for the profusion of game on the Lake’s shore.