Lake Nakuru: The Rainbow to your soul.

It’s funny how the things which seem to be the most trifling and little ones, are actually the most important in our lives. Colors, to take an example. They’re a very basic part of our life, and had the world been devoid of colors, we would fail to wholly realize the beauty of things around us and stay unaware of the true depth the world is made of. Every colour has a meaning in itself. Red symbolizes love, yellow stands for joy, blue reminds us of the mysterious, endless sky and pink, symbolizes mirth, reminding us of the blush of a new born, of innocence. What if we could go to a place full of such colours? What if we could escape and take shelter under this medley of feelings, prevailing within our soul, poked by a dispersed rainbow of nature and her wonders?

Surrounded by one of the most amazing national parks of the world, i.e., The Lake Nakuru National Park, the place is a delightful feast for everybody in general, and birdwatchers in particular. Even though the lake is a shallow one (yes, the kind that make you feel you’re walking on water), it surface is hardly visible, because it is entirely covered by the pink patch formed by flamingos crowding over it. The birds gathering here aren’t the kind that you’d have to keep looking for or won’t have an assurety to have a look at. These flamingos gather up in hundreds. Have a look.

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The lake attracts an unusually large number of these beautiful birds, for which it is known all around the world.

The very same way our ancestors have been doing it in their courtyards for ages, ‘feeding them’. Lake Nakuru is abundant in algae, to serve the appetite of our pink friends. And as if they weren’t enough to draw our attention and fascination, African fish eagle, Goliath heron, hamerkop, pied kingfisher and Verreaux’s eagle come to give company as well.

Source : // HAMERKOP..

Source : // VERRAUX’S EAGLE.


Source : // BLACK RHINO

Source : Golaith heron

The lake, undoubtedly, is one of the finest examples of God’s magic and creativity, and boost this exhibition of nature further, the Lake Nakuru National Park has been set up. Located near the city of Nakuru, literally meaning ‘a dusty place’ but practically being the destination of solace, the park has its most commonly used entrance, 4km from the Nakuru Town Centre. Also, it has a tarmac road connection with Nairobi, a distance of 156 km north-west of Nairobi on the main A104 road. It is also possible to enter the park from the main Nairobi Nakuru road at Lanet Gate. The Nderit Gate is used by people accessing the park from Masai Mara or Elementaita.
With a patch of pink under the blue sky, the black rhinos and the white rhinos add further hue to the Lake Nakuru National Park. The presence of adequate and motorable roads and 56 different species of mammals in the park including waterbucks and Rothschild’s giraffe make it a place to remember. Also, there are the Makalia falls and mindblowing landscapes. And concludingly, there is the most amazing feature, about 550 different plant species including the unique and biggest euphorbia forest in Africa and yellow acacia woodlands. There are landscapes and the beautiful Honeymoon and Enasoit hills to teleport you to a world different from the ones we’ve created, a world wholly about Mother Nature.

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Looking forward to going? Save the date in September to let yourself cycle with the rhinos.
The Lake Nakuru National Park isn’t just a tourist spot, it is like a piece of art, a combination of black rhinos, green lands, pink flamingos and the endless blue sky. A combination that surely lifts up the art within your soul, that lets you breathe in peace and satisfaction, that makes you realize, how tiny a part we really are, of the real universe, the one full of magic and shine.

And come on, the flamingos are right here, where are you?

Author: Vanshika Agarwal

The tiniest one with the greatest dreams. Maybe traveling is about wandering to you, to me, it’s about feeling❤️

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