On the floor of the Great Rift Valley, surrounded by wooded and bushy grassland, lies the beautiful Lake Nakuru National Park, which boasts a wide ecological diversity and varied habitats that range from Lake Nakuru itself to the surrounding escarpment and picturesque ridges. 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 and is protected by the national park. The lake’s abundance of algae attracts the vast quantity of flamingos that famously line the shore. An amazing spot for bird safaris, other species also flourish in the area such as African fish eagle, Goliath heron, hamerkop, pied kingfisher and Verreaux’s eagle. Lake Nakuru National Park is great for a day trip of bird watching and safari game drive where looking up may be more prosperous than down as the lioness in the wooded areas are known to sleep draped over the large branches.