From the verdant sparkling waterways of the Okavango Delta to the arid expanse of the great Kalahari, Botswana is a land of great contrast. This precious, peaceful country offers a plethora of luxury accommodation as well as exhilarating mobile camping and tranquil house boat accommodation.
Lake Nakuru is one of several alkaline lakes found in the Great Rift Valley and has been a National Park since 1961. Although not particularly large (just under 170 square kilometres its biggest claim to fame is the spectacular numbers of pink flamingo that used to visit it every year, although they have visited less frequently since 2014 due to high water levels.
Lake Nakuru is a good destination to visit to search for two of the big 5 you often struggle to see elsewhere. It is home to a population of rhino who graze in the early morning on the sweet vegetation on the lake’s edge. With both Black and White Rhino present and comparatively little open grazing, it makes spotting them much easier than in some of the larger reserves. It is also an good place for trying to see leopard, undoubtedly the hardest of the big 5 to see. Another rare animal in the park is the Rothschild giraffes, an endangered species from Western Kenya, introduced in the 1970s to help protect its future.