Day 5 of the virtual tour of our first trip to Kenya. The morning brings the exciting prospect of a full day in Lake Nakuru, time with the flamingos and pelicans the sun rises then all day to see what else the park has to offer. The bird life here is extraordinary, Pink Flamingos as far as the eye can see, and so many other different birds as well, a feast for the senses and paradise for a bird lover. Getting close to the birds proved to be a bit of a challenge, only because of the smell.. several millions birds worth of guano made its presence felt! But, soon, the visual overtook the olfactory and I soon forgot the odour and spent hours watching and photographing the many, many birds. There was plenty of other wildlife to see and stunning Acacia woodlands.
A spoiler alert though.... Lake Nakuru at that time still hosted massive flocks of Flamingos but sadly they have since moved on to brinier waters, the last I heard the biggest concentration is in Lake Bogoria. For now though we are in Nakuru as were the Flamingos. Although relatively small, Lake Nakuru National Park still has a diverse range of wildlife including the Southern White Rhino and the Eastern Black Rhino.
The Community Wildlife Project which we support aims to support the local communities who rely on tourism during the Covid-19 pandemic as well as existing anti-poaching units / organizations. It is though their work that Parks such as Lake Nakuru National Park are still getting some protection for the wildlife as well as support for the local communities. Please check out the website and help in anyway you can, share the message. Conservation is in the hands of all of us. Follow the project on Facebook, there are regular updates on project beneficiaries and videos and images from the national parks. Click here CWF Facebook to get to the Facebook page.