Lake Bogoria, entrance fees, and activities.

Lake Bogoria National Reserve
Lake Bogoria National Reserve

Lake Bogoria also known as lake Hannington in the past. It lies in the Rift valley and is home to the world’s largest population of flamingos. Lake Bogoria National Reserve has been preserved since November 29, 1973. It has a depth of about 10m and a width of 3.5 km. Its exact location is in Baringo County which is about four hour’s drive from Nairobi Kenya.

. Lake Bogoria National Reserve has been preserved since November 29, 1973. It has a depth of about 10m and a width of 3.5 km. Its exact location is in Baringo County which is about four hour’s drive from Nairobi Kenya.

since November 29, 1973. It has a depth of about 10m and a width of 3.5 km. Its exact location is in Baringo County which is about four hour’s drive from Nairobi Kenya.

The area around the Lake was the home area for the Endorois people who were later forcefully evicted in the 1970s. Due to its neutralizing nature, there is a massive growth of algae that the flamingoes feed on. The site of the flamingoes feeding on the algae creates a wonderful scenery that is not witnessed in any other part of the world.

Entrance fees and the operating hours

The entrance fees at Lake Bogoria are 500Kshs for a child and 2000Kshs for an adult. For those with privately owned cars, a fee of 200 shillings is charged. The best time to visit is between August and October mostly when the lake is not high. Though this cannot be predicted there is a good number of ostrich swarming in the lake most of the time.

. For those with privately owned cars, a fee of 200 shillings is charged. The best time to visit is between August and October mostly when the lake is not high. Though this cannot be predicted there is a good number of ostrich swarming in the lake most of the time.

The normal operating hours are from 08:00Hrs to 1800Hrs. The lake is open to all people including foreign nationals. There is a variety of bird species and hippos. Many people have had an experience of Lake Bogoria in photographs but not physically.

Activities that can be done in Lake Bogoria

A. Watching flamingos

The reserve is widely known for its large flamingo population. A pink-like blanket forms on the lake forms due to the thousands of flamingos. The birds tend to fly away from the public. The most recommended time for a great view is early in the morning or late at night.

B. Bicycle riding

Cycling especially with relatives or friends. Riding a bicycle around the lake helps a person acknowledge the rich diversity of the land.

C. Egg boiling at the hot springs

Lake Bogoria

The hot springs found around the lake can boil an egg. Raw eggs are sold by the local people therefore one can have an experience.

D. View of Kesubo swamp

The north side of lake Bogoria is where kesubo swamp is found which has also a great view of birds.

E. Lake Baringo view

On the northern side also lies the freshwater lake where hundreds of birds live there.

of birds live there.