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Lake Bogoria National Reserve
Lake Baringo (Picture: Michael Nikolai)
Lake Baringo Picture: Michael Nikolai)
The Lake Bogoria National Reserve is famed for its scenic beauty of the calm Lake Bogoria, framed by the bluish hills covered by riverine forests, dry bush and grassland. The alkaline lake attracts a huge number of flamingoes seasonally which further adds to its beauty. It is also famous for its hot water springs which can be visited close to the lake on foot.

The Lake Bogoria National Reserve, covering a total area of 107 sq km is located in the northern region of the Kenyan Rift, 25 km south of Baringo and can be accessed either via road or air.

With over 135 species of birds flocking the region, the bird life is the primary attraction. Exotic birds like the tawny eagle, pratincole, swift, little bee-eater, cape wigeon, yellow-billed stork, African spoonbill and augur buzzard can be seen.

Other major attractions include the Reserve's herd of the rare Greater Kudu and other game like buffalo, zebra, cheetah, baboon, warthog, caracal, spotted hyena and many small mammals.

The Lake Bogoria National Reserve is an ornithologists' heaven hence bird watching a must. Other activities include walking through the trails and game viewing. There are facilities provided for camping and picnicking too.

Flamingos (Picture: Michael Nikolai)
Flamingos (Picture: Michael Nikolai)