Lake Nakuru wildlifeJuly 2, 2017 in Kenya
First game drive in Africa at the Lake Nakuru National Park. In our little pop top minibus we drove around the relatively small (133 square miles) park that included a large lake, marshland, craggy outcrops, dense forest and open grassland. Although it is a fenced area, the wildlife is not managed and therefore can be pretty tricky to spot.
We were lucky enough to see waterbuck, flamingoes, zebras, an amazing hyena, giraffe, many buffalo, baboons, warthog, ostrich and lots of other birds, mammals and lizards. Highlight of the day was seeing the very rare black rhino and a couple of white rhinos- both are the same colour, just a different mouth. On leaving the park we managed to see a lion in the distance. The farm we stayed on had some orphaned reedbucks which James was asked to bottlefeed. An awesome introduction to the African wildlife.Read more