The Rift Valley Lakes in Africa are one of the deepest, oldest, and largest lakes in the world. Known for its massive flocks of Greater and Lesser Flamingoes, Lake Nakuru is one of the most famous of these soda lakes. A bushy and sparsely wooded grassland surrounds the lake and this habitat offers a wide range of ecological diversity, including a large population of big game species.
The large number of flamingoes often seem like a moving, shifting mass of fuchsia pink, covering the lake surface. Their numbers can reach up to more than one million individuals, making this one of the greatest brid spectacle on earth. Waterbuck can be easily spotted here and the lake boasts of a large variety of both water and terrestrial bird species, a total of about 450. The area also attracts mammals, like the rare Rothschild’s Giraffe, Baboons, Dik Dik, Rhinos, Lions, Cheetahs and Leopards.