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A game drive at Lake Nakuru

02 Apr 2010 / 0 Comments / in natural world, travels

The centrepiece of Kenya’s beautiful Lake Nakuru national park, is the lake itself, a soda lake which attracts thousands of flamingoes which feed off the algae living in the alkaline waters. Surrounding the lake are forests, open grasslands and other habitats, home to a stunning variety of fauna; we saw large herbivores (eland, buffalo, waterbuck, gazelles, giraffe, rhino) and their predators (hyena, lion, leopard) and fabulous birdlife.

In case you’ve ever wondered where all the white storks (Ciconia ciconia) that visit mainland Europe to breed in the summer go in the winter, it seemed to be Nakuru. We saw thousands of them! As I type, they’ll be starting their 5,000 mile migration north.

I’m no Simon King, but I’ve strung together a few film clips that I shot, just to give you a taster of the wonders of Lake Nakuru:

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