The most dramatic yet the least-visited of the Great Rift
Valley lakes, Lake Bogoria 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 Lake Nakuru, the alkaline waters of Lake
blue-green algae which seasonally attract thousands of
On the western shores of Lake Bogoria you find hot geysers
bubbling, to the east is the forbidding walls of the towering
Siracha Escarpment, and to the south by gentle groves of fig
trees and golden-green acacias, in whose shade linger Lake
Bogoria's herd of the rare Greater Kudu, buffalo, zebra,
cheetah, baboon, warthog, caracal, spotted hyena, impala, dik
dik and many small mammals.
Bogoria has around 200 hot springs in total but the largest and
most spectacular collection erupts along the lakeside at Loburu,
some 9 km from Loboi Gate.