At an altitude of 3.200Ft. and covering 107 Sq.Kms is 260 Kms from Nairobi is Lake Bogoria. A spectacular sight with blue skies above its for canopy. The alkaline waters support the rose-pink flamingoes by growing blue-green algae, food for them. Though the flamingoes are seasonal the beauty and magnificence of the pink-populations covering the lake makes it one of the famous Kenya safaris destination for birding and family vacations.
The surrounding bushed grasslands are home to a number of species. The reserve’s herd of the rare Greater Kudu makes it unique and other game to view includes: buffalo, zebra, impala, dik dik and many small mammals. The south shore has acacia-ficus woodland and to the north is a papyrus swamp.
Lake Bogoria was opened in 1970 as a Kenya safari destination park and has one lodge, three public campsites, one professional campsite and one picnic site at the geysers.
Within the same vicinity is Kamnarok National Reserve opened in June 1983. It has a diverse landscape with a 4,000 ft deep valley with semi-tropical vegetation on its slopes contrasting with the dry thorn bush at the base. The main game to see are bush pigs, waterbuck, buffalo, elephant, Rothschild’s giraffe, dik dik and warthog. Birds are also abundant, mainly water birds. There is no accommodation within the reserve.
Among Kenya safaris itineraries, this is a birder and trekkers paradise. Kakamega Forest National
The closest national park to Arusha town – northern Tanzania’s safari capital – Arusha National Park is a multi-faceted