Crescent Island is a fantastic sanctuary whereby you can freely roam with the wildlife. It is actually a peninsular on Lake Naivasha, and we enjoyed seeing the animals and birds up close before getting drenched in a thunderstorm, about half an hour away from the car park! Our guide helped us find (a little!) shelter under the acacia trees but the rain didn't damped our spirits, instead making our trip more memorable!
The highlight of our morning game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park was seeing an African rock python emerging from the water, surrounded by large birds (pelicans, maribou storks (the ugly ones!) and yellow-billed storks). The most surprising thing was that the birds, although weary, continued to taunt the huge snake and didn't just fly away. Perhaps they felt their safety in numbers, but our guide said that these birds are common prey for a python.
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Technical details: Olympus ZD 70-300mm lens; all unedited and straight from the camera.