Lake Bogoria

 

Most of the reserve is occupied by Lake Bogoria, which is a spectacular sight reflecting searing blue skies and the rose pink of flamingo. It has significant ornithological interest with 135 species of birds recorded. Like Nakuru, the alkaline lake waters grow blue-green algae which seasonally attract thousands of flamingo.

The surrounding bushed grasslands are home to a number of animals. 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.

There is one lodge, three public campsites, one professional campsite and one picnic site at the geysers.

Also reached on this circuit is Lake 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. Waterbirds include pelicans and grebe. There is no accommodation within the reserve.