Floods threaten tourism at Nakuru park

A tourist vehicle is driven through a flooded section of a road at the shores of Lake Nakuru within Nakuru National Park at the weekend. Water levels have risen by more than three metres due to heavy rains pounding regions where rivers that feed the lake originate. Photo |

What you need to know:

  • For the last six months, the number of flamingos has been reducing due to increasing levels of the water — a situation that has been attributed to heavy rains in the region.
  • The raging waters have submerged the pink carpets’ habitat, leading to their migration.
  • Most of the roads leading to the park are also flooded. One of the roads, which leads to baboon cliff, a major tourist attraction, has been closed.

Flamingos, the main attraction at Lake Nakuru National Park, have fled due to floods in the habitat, threatening to cripple local tourism.

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