Lake Baringo & Lake Bogoria National Reserve:….. “The Great Rift Valley Lakes”
North of Lake Nakuru, with unusually spectacular scenery is Lake Baringo, a fresh water lake with cone shaped Islands and home to Njemps Fishermen and rich birdlife. Nearby is the salty lake Bogoria which is full of birdlife and home to hot springs.
North of Lake Nakuru, with unusually spectacular scenery is Lake Baringo, another fresh water lake. Cone-shaped islands make this stretch of water particularly interesting. This is a breeding ground for many species of fresh water birds, such as Fish Eagles, Verreaux’s Eagles, Darters, Cormorants and a large colony of Goliath Heron. Apart from the bird life there is also a large number of Hippo that live in the lake. Baringo is the home to the Njemps fisherman who go about their traditional work in their amazing and unsinkable reed boats.
Lake Bogoria itself occupies most of the reserve, which is really a spectacular sight, reflecting searing blue skies and the rose pink of Flamingo. It has significant ornithological interest with over 135 species of birds. Like Nakuru, the alkaline lake waters grow blue-green algae, which seasonally attract hundreds of thousands of Flamingo. The Reserve is home to the rare Greater Kudu, buffalo, zebra, impala, dik-dik and many other small animals.
Activities: Game Drives, Bird Watching, Hot Springs & Baths from natural Spa at Bogoria and boat rides, Bird Watching, Hot springs, visit to Njemps fishing village at Baringo.