Lake Bogoria, at a glance

Declared a Ramsar site of huge ecological importance, the lake and its shores have been strongly protected since the 1970s.

Along her shores sits acres of lush green bushland and forest, supporting a host of plant and wildlife. 

Amongst the shrubbery, striped zebras can often be found grazing on the emerald green grass, with packs of hyenas and prides of lions never far behind.

Thanks in part to its relative obscurity, the lake sees much fewer visitors than the safari parks in the area. It's possible you will be the sole explorers, traversing the lake in search for flamingos. 

The lake is located 155 miles from Nairobi, and takes around 4-5 hours by car. Most visitors combine a trip to Lake Bogoria with a visit to Lake Baringo.

Lake Bogoria

Things to see in Lake Bogoria


With the sun setting, the sky bleeds reds, oranges, and yellows. In the foreground, a bright pink blanket covers the northern waters of the lake. 

Over 2 million flamingos are known to occupy Lake Bogoria at any one time. They can be found here at any time of year, making the lake one of the best spots to see flamingos. 

The flamingos are the main attraction of Lake Bogoria - and while other animals do live here, you won't see many of them. 

Lake Bogoria

Hot springs and Geysers

Lake Bogoria has over 200 hot springs and 17 geysers, some of which are still active. The lake has the highest number of geysers anywhere in Africa. 

The geysers have a finite life span as the geothermal pressure below fades over time. 

Of the three currently active geysers, the Loburu geyser in the southern half of the lake is the largest and most active. Slightly further south, although not as active, Chermurkeu is the second biggest geyser on the lake. 

Further north lies Losaramat, the least active of the lot, shimmering silently with the occasional eruption

Due to rising water levels, the geysers are becoming submerged underwater, and are no longer as visible as they once were.  

Lake Bogoria
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Although flamingo populations are relatively steady year-round, the lake and northern safari routes are best visited between June and February, when there is little rain. During the monsoon seasons, flamingo numbers decrease, as many migrate seeking warmer weather. 

Where to Stay

While many choose to do Lake Bogoria as a day trip from Lake Baringo, there are several accommodation options available around the lake, with the most popular being the Lake Bogoria Spa Resort.

The resort has a naturally heated pool, beautiful views and a great location.

For those wanting a more back-to-basics experience, many local campsites are in view of the lake. Netbon Bogaria Kudu camp and Kiborgoch camp are arguably the most popular and represent excellent value for money.

Water levels in the rift valley region are rising, which has meant some lodges and camps have suffered from flooding, be sure to check before you travel for the most up to date information, particularly if you're travelling in the wet season.

If you book with us, we can take care of this for you.

Lake Bogoria Spa resort, Kenya

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