Lake Nakuru National Park is a relatively small preserve (about 65 square miles) that has been designated as a sanctuary for black rhinos. The park has more than 25 rhinos.
The park, which was created in 1961, is also considered to be one of the finest places for bird-watching, and it is most famous for the thousands of flamingos that form a brilliant pink spectacle as they line the banks of the shallow lake. Cormorants, pelicans and hornbills can also be viewed here. There are more than 400 species of wildlife in and around the park including giraffes, leopards, lions, pythons and waterbucks.