. In the park on the banks of the lake were millions of pink flamingos along with pelicans. On the edges of the lake were zebras, gazelles, rhinos (black and white but only about 5 in total), water buffalo, many other birds including vultures, and eagles. Further into the savannah in trees were Colobus monkeys and jackals. The park had a high ridge where you could look out across the whole lake which was massive. Being a former volcanic site it is called a soda lake due to the high concentration of salts and this was evident in the ring of salty crusts around it and where the flamingos feed on brine shrimp giving them their distinctive pink colours. We drove in the park for about 4 hours around the whole ring of it and near sunset exited after a fantastic day seeing the wildlife free and protected. It was a great day for Wayne too being a special way to spend his birthday. On return to the camp it grew cold as the sun set and we ate dinner and went to bed early around 9pm as we had another early start tomorrow.
Sunday 26th JULY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY WAYNE. Blearily we got up early as we were leaving by 8am and had a great brekky from Nick 2 with eggs and sausages and toast. We packed up and left the lovely site and headed south again to Lake Nakuru where there is a national park. We drove along the isolated roads past very basic villages and loads of goats on or near the road; in fact we very nearly hit one of them. On the way we stopped by Lake Bogoria which is a little visited National Park which has hot springs and geysers bubbling up from the ground spilling into the lake which is home to thousands of beautifully pink coloured flamingos. Amazing to see so many birds in one spot, ringing the edges of the lake in a pink hue. Then from here we drove about 2 hours to Nakuru where we camped in a campsite well used by the overland truck tours and we could see this was going to be how we would travel from 3rd August. We pitched our tent had lunch and then drove into Nakuru about half an hour away. At Nakuru we drove down to the lakeside national Park and before we even entered we saw baboons along the roadway