Lake Nakuru In Kenya Pictured On An Acrylic Fridge Magnet
One of the most familiar sights at Lake Nakuru in Kenya is captured on this acrylic fridge magnet from the catalogues of World Wide Gifts; the abundance of flamingos. These beautiful pink birds are attracted by algae in the lake; in the case of the lesser flamingo the area is the most important in the world for them foraging. The population of flamingos at Lake Nakuru can exceed one million but numbers are decreasing for various reasons including, pollution, variances in wet and dry seasons, and increased tourism. There are still vast numbers of the birds at present and they are just one of several species of birds which make the lake their home, including 13 that are globally threatened.
Visiting The Lake Nakuru Area Of Kenya
The area around Lake Nakuru is a designated National Park; together with Amboseli it vies to be the second most visited National Park in Kenya. In the park there is a variety of accommodation available including a campsite, youth hostel, guest house, and an upmarket lodge. For visitors it is one of the best places in the country to see leopards and white rhinos often gather at the southern end of the lake. The park has been a rhino sanctuary since 1983, and is also a sanctuary for rhinoceros and the Rothschild's Giraffe. The Lake Nakuru National Park itself was created in 1961 and has grown over the years to a current approximate size of 188 square kilometres. The serene beauty of the area is perfectly captured on our attractive acrylic fridge magnet