Kenya’s Lake Nakuru, an alkaline lake located in Africa’s Great Rift Valley, offers a great variety of wildlife and scenery. Lake Nakuru has the world’s highest concentration of black and white rhinos, making it the best place to see rhinos in Africa, unlike most other safaris, where you’re lucky if you see a rhino at all.
Rhinos aren’t native to Lake Nakuru, but they were brought in as part of a rehabilitation project as they are threatened with extinction due to poaching. Lake Nakuru is also a great place to see giraffes, buffalo, and zebras, and it’s great for bird lovers, as there are over 400 kinds of bird species. However, the park doesn’t have any elephants and lions are rare, so it’s not everything you’d expect out of an African safari. And the landscape is very beautiful, but also very different from what you’d expect while on an African safari, making Lake Nakuru very unique.
With only a two drive from Nairobi, Lake Nakuru is a very convenient place to do a safari in Kenya.
At almost 1800m, the higher elevation makes nights chilly, even in summer (I was there in March), so bring warm clothes.