Lake Bogoria National Park

Lake Bogoria National Park

–     In the Rift Valley approx. 230km from Nairobi

–     600m

–     107km²

–     Cash at the Gate

–     Lake Bogoria Lodge & Spa,

–     By Road approx. 4 hours’ drive from Nairobi

–     Geysers, Hot Water Springs, Lesser Flamingoes

Lake Bogoria is a saline water shallow located at the northern region of the Kenyan Rift, 25 km south of Baringo. At the opposite edge, the earth forms strangely colored swampy crusts, which break up in deep gaps spitting stinky sulphur waters and steam jets. The close-up geysers, the pink brushstrokes of the flamingoes on the lake are fascinating. But watch out, don’t get too close, the signposts warning “Stop – danger zone – go back” are serious: The earth collapses under your feet and beneath there is boiling water. Bogoria National Reserve is the home of Africa’s most magnificent antelope the greater kudu and a host of other savannah wildlife: zebra, Impala, Grant’s gazelle, klipspringer, buffalo, dik dik and Patas monkey among others. Predators include leopard, Cheetah, Hyenas, Mongoose, Jackal and occasional sightings of karakul. Local features include the Kesubo Swamp to the north and the Siracho Escarpment to the east, both within the National Reserve. The lake is also famous for geysers and hot springs along the bank of the lake and in the lake. In four locations around the lake can be observed at least 10 geysers, which erupt up to 5 m high. Geyser activity is affected by the fluctuations of lake level, which may inundate or expose some geysers. Lake Bogoria also contains the highest concentration of true geysers in Africa at least 18 are known. The lake has no surface outlet so the water becomes saline mainly through evaporation, which is high in this semi-arid region. The lake itself is meromictic with less dense surface waters lying on a denser more saline bottom waters.



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