The Treehugging Outdoorsman

Lake Nakuru
March 18, 2007, 5:51 pm
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According to the tour guide who was with us when we went to Kenya, Lake Nakuru was the first place in Africa to be designated a National Park mainly because of the presence of birds in here like the flocks of lesser flamingoes causing the shores of the lake to be literally turned into pink. What a sight to catch as this was my first time to witness such beauty I think my jaw literally dropped from what my eyes are seeing. The large number of flamingoes are said to be attracted to the presence of algae in the lake hence, making it their permanent home.

In Maasai language, Nakuru means “Dust or Dusty Place”, probably a result of its present location. Hippos and clawless otters can be seen roaming in the lake while waterbucks and zebras run along the shores. I can only imagine most ornithologists and scientists’ interest in studying this particular area as there are abundant number of species to be studied.


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