Welcome to Lake Nakuru National Park which is a protected area. It is located in the Great Rift Valley in Kenya. The park was established in the year 1961 as a bird sanctuary area. Later in the year 1968, it was gazetted as a National Park. The park has a lake, Lake Nakuru whose size varies according to the rainfall. At the moment the lake covers 73 square kilometers because of flooding. Lake Nakuru is famous for the vast numbers of flamingoes that feed off it's algae. The catchment area covers 1800 square kilometers.