Lake Bogoria is a located in the northern Kenyan Rift Valley. The lake is famous for the pink flamingoes which are found in large numbers. Geothermal activity in the form of hot springs and geysers are located on the western shore. Lake Bogoria has the largest number of geysers in Africa.
South of Lake Baringo is one of the Great Rift Valley’s hidden gems – Lake Bogoria National Reserve. The centerpiece of the reserve is Lake Bogoria, an alkaline lake that is dotted with steam jets, natural hot springs and geysers. The lake has enjoyed a national reserve status since 1973, and today it is preserved and managed through a cooperative agreement between the Kenya Wildlife Service and Baringo County Council. AfricanMecca visitants will find that Bogoria represents a very different experience than the lush green landscape of Lake Baringo. The geological characteristics that exist both above and below the water’s surface creates a kaleidoscope of colors. The soft shapes of golden sunlit hillsides slope to a shoreline that is lined with deep green grasses. Runoff from springs creates unusual taupe-colored flow patterns that draw the eye toward the cobalt blue and jade green lake water. When ecological balance of Lake Nakuru is less than optimum, Lake Bogoria becomes the preferred feeding and nesting site for greater and lesser flamingos, and these regal creatures create a contrasting element of light pink tones. In 2001, the environmental importance of the wetlands for supporting endangered species resulted in a RAMSAR site designation. The diversity of avian species at Lake Bogoria Reserve stands above many other of Kenya’s Important Bird Areas, making it a prime African avian holiday destination for bird lovers.