Lake Bogoria is a volcanically active lake located at the beginning of Kenya’s great Northern Wilderness with the length of about 30 kilometres, width of 3.5 kilometres and a drainage basin of 700 kilometers square. Due to its active state, the Western shore is lined with spouting geysers, spurting steam and bubbling geothermal pools with the soda waters of the lake attracting massive flocks of Flamingo, such that lake is often carpeted with pink. A tour of this Lake is spectacular as you get to see some of the most fascinating scene that Kenya has to offer.
Where you will stay
Lake Bogoria Spa Resort is located in Lake Bogoria National Reserve in the northern area of the Great Rift Valley. Lake Bogoria Spa Resort is the only Resort in Kenya with a naturally heated Spa pool and because of the therapeutic values associated with the spa and the hot spring geysers, the resort is known as a healing place. The cool relaxing and unwinding environment in the spa pool coupled with the singing birds make, creates a true paradise for the guests. Lake Bogoria Spa Resort is a paradise for bird watchers -the marabou storks and other resident birds provide a lively welcome for you. Lake Bogoria Hotel comprises of 22 rooms in the main block and 23 private cozy cottages situated in a short walk from the main block and 4 of the rooms are VIP status for those that are looking for a little extra comfort. Each room is self contained with air conditioning, Safety locks and a telephone.
Wildlife you will see
Lake Baringo is home to one of the world’s largest populations of Flamingos but there are many Fish Eagles, which often prey on the local flamingos. Fresh water springs at the lake edge attract an abundance of birds and wildlife thus shores are always lined with Gazelle, Zebra, Baboons and this is one of the best places to see Greater Kudu- a striped African antelope.
While on a safari to, Lake Bogoria you will enjoy a display of fantastic scenery of bluish hills populated with dry bush, grasslands and riverine forests, framing the calm water shallow pinned with a beautiful pink flamingo’s carpet. Beyond the eastern shore, the soil rises abruptly to 600 meters in the Laikipia Escarpment and at the opposite edge, the earth forms strangely coloured 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 and farther the dramatic backdrop of the Laikipia Escarpment, convey a hardly beatable aesthetical composition.
Access to Bogoria is a diversion from the Nakuru- Baringo road, via Marigat. Private transport is needed. There is a very basic airstrip which charter flights can use.