Thursday, 4 June 2015
Lake Bogoria Getaway
Lake Bogoria is one of many saline, alkaline lakes in Kenya’s Great Rift Valley, just north of the equator. It’s 34km2 in size.
Famous for its geysers and hot springs, the lake is home to one of the world’s largest populations of lesser flamingos. Lake Bogoria has been a National Reserve since 1973 and was designated a Ramsar site in 2001.
The soda waters of the lake attract massive flocks of Flamingo, and the lake is often carpeted with pink. The lake is still volcanically active, and the Western shore is lined with spouting geysers, spurting steam and bubbling geothermal pools. Fresh water springs at the lake edge attract an abundance of birds and wildlife.
Lake Bogoria is possibly the most interesting of the Kenyan Rift Valley lakes.
There are many Fish Eagles, which often prey on the local flamingos. The shores are always lined with Gazelle, Zebra, Baboons and this is one of the best places to see Greater Kudu.