Nakuru National park also known as Lake Nakuru is one of the Rift Valley lakes at an elevation of 1,754 m above sea level. It lies to the southern part of Nakuru county, in the rift valley of Kenya and is protected by Lake Nakuru National Park. The lake’s abundance of algae used to attract a vast quantity of flamingos that famously lined the shore. Nakuru means “Dust or Dusty Place” in the Maasai language. It’s close to Nakuru town, and was established in 1961.