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Lake Bogoria, The Great Rift Valley Lakes, Kenya

Lake Bogoria Flamingoes, The Great Rift Valley Lakes, Kenya 

The Lake Bogoria is at the heart of an arid landscape, in the shadow of the dramatic walls of the Siracho Range. The soda waters of the lake attract massive flocks of Flamingo, and the lake is often carpeted with pink. Hot springs, geysers and bubbling geothermal pools erupt up to 5 meters high along the western banks of the lake.

Lake Bogoria 34 sq km, shallow (about 10 m depth), with a drainage basin of 700 sq km, is a saline, alkaline, still volcanically active lake on a half-graben basin south of Lake Baringo, Kenya, a little north of the equator.  Lake Bogoria, like Lake Nakuru, Lake Elementaita, and Lake Magadi further south in the Rift Valley, and Lake Logipi to the north, is home at times to one of the world's largest populations of Lesser Flamingos. The lake is a Ramsar site and The Lake Bogoria National Reserve has been established to protect this eco-system.

The Western shore and in the lake is lined with spouting geysers, spurting steam and bubbling geothermal pools which erupt up to 5 m high. Lake Bogoria actually contains the highest concentration of true geysers in Africa (at least 18 are known). Geyser activity is affected by the fluctuations of lake level, which may inundate or expose some geysers. Other features include the Kesubo Swamp to the north and the Siracho Escarpment to the east, both within the National Reserve.

The fresh water springs at the lake edge attract an abundance of birds and wildlife. There are many Fish Eagles, which often prey on the local flamingos. The Lake Bogoria shores are always lined with Gazelle, Zebra, Baboons and this is one of the best places to see Greater Kudu.


 Why Visit Lake Bogoria, The Great Rift Valley Lakes, Kenya.

  • See the massive flocks of flamingoes that carpet the lake with a pink hue.
  • Check out the hot springs, geysers and bubbling geothermal pools found on the lake and its shores.
  • To spot the Greater Kudu on the shores of Lake Bogoria.

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