Lake District

To the north-west of Nairobi is a collection of lakes making up Kenya's very own 'Lake District'.

Lake Nakuru is probably the most well-known – rising water levels in recent years may have forced the huge flocks of migrating flamingos to settle elsewhere but the lake is still the seasonal home to over 450 species of birds. Smaller communities of flamingos may be spotted, in season, around the shores of the soda lakes of Elmentaita (also spelt Elementeita) and Bogoria. Game spotting, however, is also good and you can see warthog, waterbuck and large numbers of impala; slightly shyer residents include buffalo, Rothschild giraffe, eland, the occasional leopard and both black and white rhino.

Lake Naivasha is a beautiful fresh water lake and is popular for its sporting and leisure activities.

Places to stay in Lake District