One of the Famous Lakes of the Great Rift Valley

Lake Bogoria Travel Blog

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Peter and Helen visited me in Kampala after the ITB travel fair in Berlin and convinced me to travel to Lake Bogoria with them for a short break. Peter's business partner owned a hotel in Lake Bogoria and was happy to provide us accommodation and show us around in return for publicity. Lake Bogoria is located North of Nakuru in Bogoria National Park situated just off B$ from nakuru. There are 3 gates to the reserve, turning right just before you get to the main gate will get you to the reserve via the Loboi gate.. The soda lake is about 30 sq km in size and is quite shallow. Most sod a lakes have outlets that allow foe evaporation. The high levels of evaporation have left behind high minerals and salts. Because of these very high mineral levels, the lake can not contain any fish. However the lake attracts large numbers of flamingos because of the rich blue-green algae that flamingos like.

Lake Bogoria is well known for it's hot springs (lok at my reveiw on the Hot Springs). The Loburu hot springs erupt along the lakeside and creates such an attraction. Not do be deceived, these hot springs as attractive as they are, can be extremely dangerous because of the extrem boiling temperatures of the springs. At Lake Bogoria camp, they have created a hot spring bath that guests can soak in and enjoy the healing powers of mineral waters.

PS: Do not leave for tomorrow what you can do today!

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