Altitude: 3,200-3,500 feet above sea level.
Area: 107 square kilometers (Lake Bogoria National Reserve)
Airstrips: Kampi ya Samaki (Baringo)
Opened: November 1970 (Lake Bogoria National Reserve)
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.
From Lake Nakuru, the rift Valley drops down 900 metre on the 118 Kilometre descent to the sweltering deserts and semi-deserts that mark Lake Baringo, Lake Bogoria and Kerio Valley and Kamasia and Tugen Hills. All are easy to reach from Nakuru.
Lake Baringo lies about 20km north of Lake Bogoria and is simply a bird-watcher's paradise. Its beauty is astounding with the surrounding hills dominating the lake views as well as the large Ol Kokwe Island in the middle of the lake. 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.
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