Lake Nakuru is famous for its huge colonies of flamingos. The lake is situated in a national park. It is home to 400 different species of birds, including many waterfowl. There are also lions, leopards, buffalos, zebras, various species of antelope, hippos, rhinos and the almost extinct Rothschild's giraffe, as well as fish species found only here.
We should also mention the cheeky monkeys that live here, who helped themselves to our apples and used our bus as a toilet.
It was not easy to find an entrance to the lake. Finally we stood at the lake and were amazed. Flamingos, flamingos, flamingos. In the foreground a few hundred more pelicans.
Flamingos, flamingos, flamingos. They say there are over two million. We couldn't count them.
Here are some more flamingos:
Where do you think they came from?
As we stood on the shore admiring the flamingos, some giraffes slowly came out from behind the trees.
They were Rothschild giraffes.
They paid no attention to us and passed us left and right.
They came very close. We stood very still, only the camera clicked.
No sooner had the giraffes left than the water buffalo arrived.
A zebra allowed itself to be photographed at close range.
The antelopes were a bit shyer.
To be on the safe side, we photographed the rhino from a respectful distance. In the background is Lake Nakuru with the flamingos.
Sunset at Lake Nakuru. It was a fantastic day!