Flamingoes and Birdlife: Both lesser and the
greater flamingo occur abundantly as non-breeding visitors.
More than 450 species of birds has been recorded in the
park. White pelicans can observed in large number.
Interesting bird species are the Cape Wigeon duck, the
tiff-tailed Maccoa duck, numerous plovers, migrant birds
visiting the lake, birds of prey (and the rare majestic
black Verreaux's eagle) living on the cliffs and many forest
species living in the acacia and euphorbia woodlands.
Wildlife in Lake Nakuru: The number of animals to be encountered in Lake Nakuru
National Park is not inconsiderable as the park is small and
game density and variety are high. Indigenous mammals seen
in the park include the hippopotamus (in the north-eastern
corner), spotted hyena, lion (restocked), leopard, rock
hyrax, bat-eared fox, wildcat, golden cat, Bohor reedbuck,
Defassa waterbuck (in high grasses bordering the shore) and
Colobus monkey, Rotschild's giraffe, black and white
The Baboon cliff: The Baboon cliff and its lookout point offer finest view
across the lake and over the shimmering fringe of pink
around the lake's white shores. There is a nature trail of
100 meters long which winds its way along the cliff. Picnic
tables and lavatories are available.
The Baboon cliff is covered by euphorbia, acacia and olive
Out of Africa Hills and Lion Hill: In the southern part of
the the park, The Out of Africa hills have spectacular views
along the edge of the towering black
Baboon cliff and it is the greatest
sundowner spot of the park,
The Lion Hill is located at the eastern part of the park and
the hill is fully covered by strange cactus-like trees, the
Euphorbia candelabrum (known also as candle tree), forming
the biggest euphorbia forest in Africa and a unique
Makalia Falls: The Makalia falls mark
the southern border of the park. The torrents of the Makalia
river plunge in a small pool forming the Makalia falls.