Lake Nakuru National Park
Lake Nakuru National Park © Bjorn Christian Torrissen
Although tiny, this park has a high concentration of game with everything wildlife enthusiasts could wish for, except elephants. Lake Nakuru is one of Kenya's most important rhino sanctuaries, there are also several prides of lions and it's the best place to spot leopards. The surface of the shallow alkaline lake covers about a third of the park and the saline concentration supports a blue-green algae that attracts thousands of flamingos. Waterbuck and large flocks of pelicans are also attracted to the rich food source in the lake, as are the rare Rothschild Giraffes. The park has several high points with good lookouts and waterfalls, with monkeys and baboons frequenting the rocky cliffs.