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Nakuru National Park 2/4

Approaching from the south.

Lake Nakuru is very shallow, as can be seen from the standing birds in the centre of the lake. The shallowness, less than 2m at the very deepest,  is why so many flamingos and other birds can fit here. (At the time we visited, most flamingos were breeding elsewhere, so the concentration is not so impressive in the photographs here.) The lake dried up several times in the 1950s, and was almost dry in 1997. The growth of Nakuru town and of tourist numbers is affecting the lake.