The first rhino sanctuary in Kenya, and it was established right after the rhinos became an endangered species. The park hosts a large population of them also it is packed with pink flamingoes. The flamingoes, both the greater and lesser, gather at the lake shoes to extract blue-green algae for food, forming pink clouds from far and are the main attraction in the park.
The park supports a wide ecological diversity with flamingoes (greater and lesser) and other water birds being the major attractions of the area. The ecosystem provides for about 56 different species of mammals, including the white rhino and buffaloes, and a variety of terrestrial birds numbering nearly 450 species.
Wildlife such as the rock hyrax, Colobus monkey, hippo, leopard, lion, black and white rhino, waterbuck, striped hyena, the golden cat, Thomson’s and Grant gazelle, Rothschild’s giraffe live here. One of the unique facts about Lake Nakuru National Park is, that it is compact and has a high game density. Therefore it is simple to encounter wildlife during the safari trail; you are very likely to see a leopard, and lions are easy to come across.