Lake Nakuru turned out to be the surprise park for me. I knew nothing about it, and on our first game drive we saw lions---11 of them up a tree, in the grass, at the waterhole, on the road. I'll never forget staring eye to eye with the lionness in the tree. We saw a couple dozen white rhinos in full view, thousands of flamingoes (alive and dead in the mud), baboons, eagles, giraffes, zebras, cape buffalos, impalas, and monkeys. I really enjoyed this park, except for the ants that came into our tent at 2am.