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is a shallow soda lake to the north of the better known Rift Valley lakes of Naivasha
in Southwest Kenya
Backed by the green flanks of the Siracho Escarpment, Lake Bogoria measures around 34km by 3.5km and sits at the centre of a drainage basin of around 700 square kilometres.
The lake is famous for its geysers and hot springs, which can be viewed in several locations around the shoreline and which are capable of sending jets of steaming water five metres into the air. Along with the other Rift Valley lakes in the area, Bogoria is a major centre for lesser flamingos, which build their characteristic nest mounds out on the mudflats along the southwest shore.
The lake was the location for a famous wildlife documentary which showed how the local baboons actively hunt these flamingos. There is also a modest amount of general wildlife to be seen in the reserve, notably kudus and zebras, as well as some excellent birding.
Like nearby Lake Baringo
, this is a much less visited place, often with only a handful of vehicles each day even in high season, which in our mind makes it a much more attractive option than the sometimes uncomfortably busy lakes to the south.
Unfortunately there is a severe lack of decent accommodation in the Bogoria area, which makes it very difficult for us to include it in many trips. But do let us know if you are intend on visiting and we will see what we can do.