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Origin of Lake Bogoria

The local community believes the lake, set at the foot of Laikipia escarpment, is a result of the gods’ retribution against a wayward clan. They say thousands of years ago —about 20 generations ago —Bogoria village was a fertile land hosting Kapsogomo and Kapsaraki clans. Although they shared the same ancestry, the two clans were different. Apart from both being pastoralists, their lifestyles varied. The Kapsogomo were generous, kind and humble. The Kapsaraki clan was arrogant, proud and unkind. The kapsarki used to dig small dams and fill them with milk just as a show off, which is the most wealthy in the clan would dig a large dam and fill the same with milk it was more like a competition and the gods where not happy about that. So at one time an old beggar from a far away land happened to pass by the clan where he met the kapsaraki people he went to each of their homestead to ask for water and something to eat but all they gave was goat’s placenta and chased the poor beggar away, until he came by the kapsogomo family who told him to put the placenta by the goats shed and […]

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Geysers in Lake Bogoria

Lake Bogoria is said to be the best location to watch geysers and hot springs in Africa. The springs normally have high concentration of CO2 which explains the wild boiling in the shallow streams and gulley formed. The springs can shoot up to 5metres and has been tapped for geothermal power in the western banks of the lake. The salty and alkaline lake (pH 10.5). Some two hundred hot springs, with a temperature between 39 and 98.5°C bordering the lake , grouped into larger entities: – Chemerku group of 40 springs , including 4 geysers. – Sources Koibobei, to the SE, have three geysers. – Sources Losaramat, to the E, include 17 hot springs, and 3 geysers. – The Loburu sources consist of 60 hot springs and 6 geysers. LOBURU HOT SPRINGS Loburu hot springs are the largest geothermal field of the Lake Bogoria. The hot springs form two groups, north and south of a small delta formed by the Loburu River on the west coast of the lake. In places, thin layers of siliceous deposits are observed, indicating an activity of geysers in the near past. As rare as they are {geysers},are formed due to particular hydro geological conditions […]

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Lake Bogoria National Reserve

Lake Bogoria has been described in the past as the “jer-velof the rift valley’ and by the words of bishop Hannington who was on his way to Uganda Located in Rift Valley province Koibatek and Baringo Districts in 1881 on the first sight, “the most beautiful 0ew in Africa with the backdrop of the eastern wall of the great rift valley It is a stunning beauty that has always enchanted its visitors. The contrast in color’s from the grasslands into the lake and the sky above can only be describe the place as Nature’s studio It sit on the floor of the eastern wall of the Great rift valley from which the escarpment forms one of Kenya’s most picturesque backdrops Longitude 36º 4 and 36º 7 East 0º 20 N Altitude varies from 1000-1650 A.S.L Coverage of 107 km2 and 34 km2 area covered by water (Depending on lake fluctuation) LOCATION Reserve lies below the eastern Wall of the Great Rift Valley Lake Bogoria National Reserve is about 285km 2 North of Nairobi. Which can be accessed by road through three gates; Loboi, Majimoto and Ernsos. The main access is along Nakuru-Marigat Road, Which is 3KM before  Marigat town junction, […]

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the weather varies from time and season during cold season the temperatures goes to as low as 180c while during warm seasons it may reach to as high as 400c during the day

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Lake Bogoria National Reserve offers year-round enjoyment of the Kenyan geological bush, and the climate enhances your experience with moderate temperatures and seasonal rains. For the most part, the dry and wet seasons mirror what is common in other areas of Kenya. Some years, though, the reserve has an unusual weather pattern of long rains in July and August. The long cool-dry season is from July to October, and we consider this to be the best time to visit. The reduced rainfall limits the drinking water that is available to fauna, so animals tend to congregate around the few remaining fresh watering holes. This time of year, though, coincides with summer school breaks, so the arrival of enthused families increases visitor levels. Should you be traveling to Lake Bogoria during this time, though, you should note that cooler temperatures are common in the higher elevations around the reserve. Therefore, we recommend that you bring a jacket or warm fleece on your AfricanMecca lake tour of Bogoria Reserve includes treks to much higher-elevation locations. The short rainy season is in November and December which starts sprinkling at the end of October, and in equatorial Kenya, the moisture from these rains evaporates […]

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Lake Bogoria: The perfect tourist site with magical moments Tuesday

Tuesday July 19 2016 In Summary The wildlife admirers will appreciate the unparalleled value of being the most accessible place in the whole country where you have the chance to spot the majestic greater kudu. Lake Bogoria Kudu Restaurant and Choma Ranch offers a lean menu with emphasis on international Cuisine, African foods and a variety of other food items of exceptional quality. By GERALD BWISA More by this Author By FLORAH KOECH More by this Author The word spectacular is what comes in the mind when one visits Lake Bogoria. It is located in the North Rift not far from Lake Baringo, about 25 kilometers apart. However, it is confounding when you realise that one is saline while the other has fresh water. Thousands flamingos are a common sight in the lake across the year. Lake Bogoria looks breathtakingly beautiful with the beautiful light pink flamingos all over it. Lesser Flamingo is the smallest species of flamingo. “The Prettiest sight you will ever see is thousands of pink Flamingos feeding on algae, created from their droppings mixing in the warm alkaline waters and plankton or when they are taking off,” says Mr James Kimaru, the Reservist. The lake displays […]

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