On the floor of the Great Rift Valley, surrounded by wooded and bushy grassland, lies the beautiful Lake Nakuru National Park. Visitors can enjoy the wide ecological diversity and varied habitats that range from Lake Nakuru itself to the surrounding escarpment and picturesque ridges. The lake is best known for its thousands, sometimes millions of flamingos nesting along the shores. The surface of the shallow lake is often hardly recognizable due to the continually shifting mass of pink. The number of flamingos on the lake varies with water and food conditions and the best vantage point is from Baboon Cliff. Black and white rhinos are easily spotted, as are hippos, zebras, buffaloes and giraffes. There are also about 50 rare tree-climbing lions in the park, seen several times per week. The forested area below Flamingo Hill is a favourite lion-spotting point. It’s here that you should look up, not down as you are used to in other parks – lionesses love to sleep in these trees. Leopards frequent the same area, and are also seen around Makolia camp. Travelling to beautiful Lake Nakuru, south of town, can easily be done in a day trip from Doyle Farm. A wide array of animals reside there including some magnificent bird life.