Lake Bogoria National Reserve
About 80 kilometers north of Nakuru town in the Great Rift Valley (Size: 107 sq. kms), is a soda impregnated shallow lake (2 meters deep, former lake Hannington) which was established as a National Reserve in November, 1983. It is one of the most beautiful and spectacular of Kenya’s Rift Valley lakes. The Reverse covers the whole lake and its immediate surroundings all totaling 107 sq. kms. One hundred years ago (1892), the Great geologist J.W. Gregory described the lake as "the most beautiful view in Africa".
Today, that view has not changed. It's exciting steam jets with boiling geysers and fumaroles strongly indicating the volcanic activities which resulted in the creation of the Great Rift Valley, is a geological wonder no one can afford to miss. Thousands of both Lesser and Greater flamingo migrate to the lake from Lake Nakuru when the water levels in the latter become low. It is Kenya’s best place to see Greater Kudu, which are readily seen on the eastern shores of the lake.
The lake houses schools of hippo and crocodile; but its greatest attraction is the multitude of birds where over 400 species have been identified. Gibraltar island in the lake offers the largest colony of Goliath heron in East Africa. Other common birds include: Grebes, Pelican, Egrets, Storks, Geese, Ducks, Eagles, Plovers, Sandgrouse, Bee-eater, Hornbills, Honey guide, Shrikes and many others.