AMML6 Day 02: Lake Baringo ‐ Lake Bogoria – Lake Nakuru

November 25, 2014 Comments Off on AMML6 Day 02: Lake Baringo ‐ Lake Bogoria – Lake Nakuru
Andrew Walton
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Lake Baringo ‐ Lake Bogoria – Lake Nakuru

We depart from Lake Baringo and journey down the Rift Valley today to pay a visit to Lake Bogoria. This shallow soda lake gives us a taste of what to expect from our trip to Nakuru later on in the day. Flamingos and cormorants live here, and if time permits we will have the chance to spot some of the hot springs around the area. Making our way further down the Rift Valley we arrive in Lake Nakuru National Park, one of Kenya’s crown gems dominated by Lake Elmenteita – its central alkaline lake which attracts masses of bird species, majority of which are flamingos that feed on the lake’s algae. Sometimes these birds congregate in massive gatherings around the water’s edge, creating a fantastic pink ‘fringe’ on the lake shore. Our game drives through the Park today surround the lake, giving us lots of time to observe the plentiful birdlife here, including flamingos, pelicans, storks, ibis, kingfishers, jacanas, rollers and the glossy starling. Bigger animals that live within the Park include rhino, zebra, buffalo, impala, colobus monkeys, and the rare Rothschild giraffe. Harder to spot are the elusive leopard and lion. We depart from the reserve later in the day and head through to Nakuru for our tourist class hotel lodging and a filling dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Tourist Class Hotel
Route: +/-315 kms
Travel Time: Short day
Included Tour Highlights: Lake Bogoria – game drive, Lake Nakuru – game drive

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