Lake Bogoria Nature Reserve

Lake Bogoria Nature Reserve

Lake Bogoria Nature Reserve Flamingos

Lesser flamingos, in flight and on the water.

Where is Lake Bogoria Nature Reserve?

Lake Bogoria Nature Reserve is immediately below the Ngendelel escarpment; 75 Km north of Nakuru in the Rift Valley.

How Big is Lake Bogoria Nature Reserve?

32 Km²

Access to Lake Bogoria Nature Reserve:

There are 3 gates to access Lake Bogoria Nature Reserve. N, S and W. The eastern boundary is the steep slope of the escarpment which rises 600m.

Kenya's Rift

Kenya’s Rift, south of the lake

Park note – Lake Bogoria Nature Reserve

An alkaline lake (pH 10.5), which is great for flamingos; there are many geysers that regularly erupt 5 m spouts of hot water. There are several hot springs, some of which you can bathe in. Sadly, the river that feeds the lake flows through intensive coffee plantations with the result that fertilizer, pesticides and other pollutants find their way into the lake.

A lovely, peaceful destination and well off the “safari trail”. A great option if time allows and you enjoy birding.

Habitats of Lake Bogoria Nature Reserve

This is a semi-arid area, with just the one river feeding the lake. Papyrus swamps all around the lake and acacia scrubland further back.

Animals of Lake Bogoria Nature Reserve

The star of the show is the population of lesser flamingo, which is sometimes over 2m birds.

Greater Kudu, buffalo, zebra, spotted hyena and others.

Predators include: cheetah and caracal.

The birding list is a modest 135 but includes some unusual species such as little bee-eater, spoonbills, gabar goshawk and crombec.

Accommodation in Lake Bogoria Nature Reserve

3 DIY campsites; no lodges within the park. One close to the N gate.