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Lake Nakuru holidays

The national park is just 3 km south of Nakuru town in central Kenya, 140 km north west of Nairobi. It was established in 1960 as the first bird sanctuary in Africa. It is about 199 sq km and the lake is fringed by swamp and surrounded by dry savannah. The upper areas of the national park are forested. There is a wide variety of wildlife including bats, colobus monkey, spring hare, otter, hippo, buffalo, lion, leopard and giraffe. The most popular reason for visiting is the wonderful sight of hundreds of thousands of flamingos. At one time there were thought to be around 2,000,000 here, about one third of the world’s entire population, but the numbers have diminished in recent years. 

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