Lake Bogoria national reserve is home to the soda lake Bogoria and is located south of Lake Baringoat the great east African rift valley, the reserve is famous for thrilling day trips to see millions of flamingoes which flood the lake making it pink they relocated here after their famous destination lake nakuru as flooded in 2012. Lake Bogoria national reserve covers an area of 107 kilometers squared.

Lake Bogoria National Reserve

Lake Bogoria national reserve received any rain fall of 640 mm and the temperatures are from 25° to 30° making it warm throughout the year, the reserve has also bee recognized as a ramsar site, this lake feeds on only one river that ranges from the Abardare mountain ranges.

Lake Bogoria national reserve has been described as the most beautiful place in Africa, the lake is endowed with geysers, grasslands, papyrus swamps, and over 200 hot volcanicsprings. Other water birds aren’t common because it’s highly alkaline; the Ngendengel escarpment in which the lake lies provides one of the excellent views.

Lake Bogoria national reserve was opened in November 1970 and was made a world heritage site in 1999, the tourists can have unforgettable experience by bathing in the hot springs, the Waseges river that feeds the park is exposed to pollution due to the agro chemicals deposited from the farmlands at it’s banks before the water riches the lake. There’s only one road along the lake and you will back track when getting out.

Attractions at Lake Bogoria national reserve

Flamingoes

Flamingoes are the main tourist’s attractions in the lake sometimes making it pink, the views are panoramic and breathe taking making it one of the most beautiful places in the world.

Wildlife viewing

The plains extending from the lakes shores are home to various animals like; olive baboons, warthogs, hyenas, zebras, caracals, buffalos, cheetahs, Dik Dik, impalas, greater kudu,

Birdwatching

A part from flamingoes there are other bird species that can be seen with the lake and swamp areas for example black headed heron, grey crowned crane, hadada, sacred Ibis, ostriches, tawny eagles, pratincole, grebe, yellow billed stork, cape widgeon, water dikkop, starling hornbill, crombec, African spoonbill, augur Buzzard, Gabar goshawk and greet tit to mention a few.

Kesubo swamp

The Kesubo camo is one of the best places to observe other aquatic birds not accustomed to alkaline water.

Hot springs

Tourists can visit the hot springs but the most dramatic being Loburu hot springs with a road that takes tourists up to the view points where you can keenly observe the volcanic escarpment and the beautiful scenery.

Nature guided walks

The nature guided walks offer you a very thrilling experience if a combined safari where you can come across small mammals, birds, hot springs and geysers along the way.

Best time to visit

The best time to visit the lake is from June to February when you can have excellent views without rains interrupting.

Where to stay

There are currently no accommodation units within the reserve but tourists can sleep outside the park in the nearby hotels and lodges

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