Most of the reserve is occupied by Lake Bogoria which 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 Nakuru, the alkaline lake waters grow blue-green algae which seasonally attract thousands of flamingo.
The surrounding bushed grasslands are home to a number of animals. The Reserve’s herd of the rare Greater Kudu makes it unique and other game to view includes: buffalo, zebra, cheetah, baboon, warthog, caracal, spotted hyena, impala, dik dik and many small mammals. The south shore has acacia-ficus woodland and to the north is a papyrus swamp.
Birds are in plenty . They include among others; little grebe, tawny eagle, pratincole, swift, little bee-eater, cape wigeon, yellow-billed stork, African spoonbill, augur buzzard, gabar goshawk, water dikkop, gret tit, starling, hornbill, crombec.
There is one lodge (8 cottages/78 beds), three public campsites near Emos Gate: Acacia campsite, River Campsite & Fig Tree Campsite, one professional campsite and one picnic site: Loburu Picnic Site at the geysers
The park at an altitude of 3.200Ft. and covering 107 Sq.Kms is 260 Kms from Nairobi. A spectacular sight with blue skies above its for canopy. The alkaline waters support the rose-pink flamingos by growing blue-green algae, food for them, A perfect not to be missed safari destination. Though the flamingos are seasonal the beauty and magnificence of the pink-populations covering the lake makes it one of the famous birding and family vacation destinations.
Lake Bogoria national park is surrounded by bushed grasslands and home to a number of species. The reserve’s herd of the rare Greater Kudu makes it unique and other game to view includes: buffalo, zebra, impala, dik dik and many small mammals. The south shore has acacia-ficus woodland and to the north is a papyrus swamp.
Lake Bogoria national park Kenya, was opened in 1970 as a destination park and has one lodge, three public campsites, one professional campsite and one picnic site at the geysers.
Within the same vicinity is Kamnarok National Reserve opened in June 1983. It has a diverse landscape with a 4,000 ft deep valley with semi-tropical vegetation on its slopes contrasting with the dry thorn bush at the base. The main game to see are bush pigs, waterbuck, buffalo, elephant, Rothschild’s giraffe, dik dik and warthog. Birds are also abundant, mainly water birds. There is no accommodation within the reserve.
*Budget camping accommodation options at Lake Bogoria include;
Acacia camp site
Fig tree camp site
Hot and dry Features: Facilities: Lodge, Campsite, Picnic sites Activities: Game viewing , walking Access Roads: One Parks Roads: One Airstrip: