Flamingoes Lake Nakuru
We camped one night at Lake Nakuru National Park. Lake Nakuru is one of the Rift Valley soda lakes at an elevation of 1754 m above sea level. It lies to the south of Nakuru, in the rift valley of Kenya. This lake is famous for the presence of flamingoes. At any one time there can be anywhere from thousands to millions of flamingoes.
There were a number of others groups camped under the trees near the lake. In the middle of the night, we all heard a horrible screaming. It sounded like someone had been attacked. It turned out that a monkey swinging through the trees had fallen and landed on top of a small pup tent and both the woman occupant and the monkey had both screamed. No one was hurt.
I mentioned in an earlier post that I wasn't including photos of animals because this has been done 100s of time and we all know what lions, elephants, cheetahs, etc, look like. I was amazed at the variety of birds in Kenya. There are over 400 species of birds at Lake Nakuru. There were some serious birders in our group.
Black Headed Gonolek