Nakuru Express- Kenya
Lake Nakuru is the world famous haunt of Flamingos, being a shallow alkaline lake in Kenya's Rift valley, being 62 sq km (24 sq miles) in size, lying south of Nakuru township.
The National Park comprises the Lake and it's surrounds. The landscape is picturesque, areas of sedge, marsh and grasslands alternating with rocky cliffs and outcrops, stretches of yellow bared acacia woodland and on the Eastern perimeter rocky hillsides covered with a forest of grotesque-looking Euphorbia trees- all set against a background of hilly Broken Country.
Although the National park is primarily a bird sanctuary, the number of animals to be encountered is not inconsiderable. A small herd of Hippopotamus lives among the reeds in the Northeastern corner, where springs have created a series of Hippo-pools.
The Lake shore is a good place to observe Bohor Reedbuck; these animals are often flushed from high grass or sedge in which they sleep during the day. In recent years there has been a marked increase in their numbers and those of the Defassa Waterbuck in the park. Bushbuck may be seen at the edge of acacia woodland. Especially at dawn and towards dusk. Lake Nakuru is the home of a the very rare Long-eared Leaf-nosed Bat, a tiny orange-buff species with ears half the length of it's body.
This mix of game animals and a brilliant suffusion of at least a thousand types of wild bird make sit a breathtaking and exciting place to visit.
After a game drive on arrival lunch is at the lodge overlooking the lake. After an afternoon game drive, leave Nakuru via lake Naivasha for tea on you way back to Nairobi arriving late in the evening.