Dominated by a gentle rolling terrain with open bush and woodlands and the typical of the dry rift valley vegetation it is a great national park to visit. In 1961 the lake was established as a National park and the area around the lake is exclusively used for wildlife conservation. The surrounding areas of catchment is used for various productive purposes like the agriculture, forestry and ranching. The scores of miles of vegetation in the catchment area make it one of the most scenic places to travel on. Lake Nakuru takes a different view with the thousands of flamingoes flocking. While driving in the catchment area it seems as if the color of the lake water has changed to be the pinky. Other birds and the animals you would encounter here include warthogs, baboons and other large mammals, Eastern black rhinos and southern white rhinos.
Amazingly the level of the lake dropped dramatically in the early 1990s but has since largely recovered. In 2013, the lake received an alarming increase in the water levels which invited a large numbers of flamingoes to flock in for the search for food.
In Massai language, Nakuru means Dust or the Dusty Place. It is a small national park but what it displays to the visitors make it one of the park not to be missed on anyone’s itinerary.