THREE WAYS TO PLAN AND BOOK YOUR SAFARI WITH AFRICANMECCA

We look forward to planning your dream trip to Africa.

Like Us
Follow Us
Follow Us

TRAVEL & OPERATIONS OFFICES

  • United States
  • United Kingdom
  • Africa

WHEN TO GO TO LAKE BARINGO

Best Time & Weather To Travel To Lake Baringo? Scroll Down For Details..

BEST TIME TO VISIT LAKE BARINGO FOR A NORTHERN KENYA SAFARI

Lake Baringo is located in equatorial Kenya, and, therefore, experiences two dry seasons and two rainy seasons. The long dry season befalls from July to October, although some years also see rains during the months of July and August. We recommend the parched period as the best time of year for wildlife viewing, as water sources are limited, and the animals are concentrated around the primary lake bodies of drinking water. You can expect clear, sunny skies and fewer bugs as well. The dry, cool season does coincide with European and American summer vacations in Eastern Africa and also the wildebeest migration in Masai Mara, so there may be more guests at Lake Baringo during this time. In November and December, short rains arrive, and typically these rains have little to minimal impact on the roads and trails. The moisture dries quickly, so your activities should not be impacted. Christmas and New Year’s brings another influx in festive visitors. The short, humidly hot-dry season of January and February is followed by the long rainy season starting around late March to June. This is when the wetlands of Lake Baringo become filled with activity and life (read more on safari experiences). Although mammals are not as abundant as other lake locations in Kenya, you may see some newly born terrestrial animals. The Easter holiday period at Lake Baringo can be busy as more Kenyan families, groups, couples, and solo AfricanMecca travelers arrive at the lake.

Should you be planning a birdwatching tour of Kenya, we recommend that you arrange your travels from October to April when you have the opportunity to observe both migratory and resident avian species. Please note that the terrain and ecological balance of Lake Baringo have changed significantly in recent years. From March 2012 to March 2013, heavy rains caused the lake to rise an estimated four to five meters. The combination of deforestation and heavy rains caused mud and silt to travel into the lake. Because Lake Baringo has no surface outlet, the rising water forced approximately 20,000 people from local villages out of their homes. Researchers and scientists believe that the lake may have an underground outlet in the form of a fissure or other opening, but the increased sediment could easily block this outlet, thereby placing the future ecological status of the lake in jeopardy. The local economy has also been impacted by the floods, as tourism has dropped in this location due to Baringo accommodations closing for repairs, as well as changes to the pristine beauty for which lake is known. Renovations are underway, but we recommend that you work closely with your AfricanMecca tour consultant to ensure that your accommodation is operational prior to your arrival.
WHERE TO STAY IN LAKE BARINGO
Read More +

WHERE TO STAY IN LAKE BARINGO

We recommend Island Camp for your stay in Lake Baringo. This intimate accommodation is located on a private island in the middle of the lake featuring 23 homely cottages with a plunge pool option.

SAFARI & TOUR IN LAKE BARINGO
Read More +

SAFARI & TOUR IN LAKE BARINGO

Lake Baringo is not a game drive destination, but rather a restful place to rejuvenate during your Kenya adventure safari. Although avian species are the main attraction, the lake is home to mammals.

GUIDE ON LAKE BARINGO
Read More +

GUIDE ON LAKE BARINGO

Lake Baringo has not only received accolades as a RAMSAR site, but the location has also won the hearts, soul and minds of birders around the world. More than 470 species have been recorded here.

AFRICANMECCA REVIEWS

What are our Customers saying about us? READ MORE REVIEWSfive star africanmecca safaris reviews

  • Jambo Raza, The Lake Nakuru outing was great! We saw lots of pelicans, some flamingos, both black and white rhino... We've already recommended a Kenya safari to friends and relatives. Thanks again
    Scott Aaronson - Associate Professor, M.I.T - Boston, United States
  • Raza, it was the vacation of a lifetime, again, thanks so much. From the flamingo of Lake Nakuru and the foot hills of Masai Mara, we saw the best of what Kenya safari has to offer.
    Jamie Davis & Liudmila Kondakova - San Francisco, California, United States
  • Dear Altaf, We would like to thank your team for such a well planned and wonderful holiday. Kenya is such an amazing country, and we felt that the itinerary you helped us set up was perfect...
    Wee Siang Neo & John Lau - Singapore
  • Jambo Altaf, As usual the program went like clockwork and it was a wonderful holiday in Rift Valley & Masai Mara. Lake Nakuru is absolutely stunning and exceeded my expectations..
    Simon Woodlock, Chief Financial Officer, Synovate - Surbiton, United Kingdom
  • Thank you so, so much for all of your help in planning our amazing safari to Lake Nakuru, Masai Mara, and Nairobi. Everything went so smoothly. Our tour guides were the best!!
    Joanne Wright - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - United States
  • Jambo Altaf and Raza! We are back on earth now after our fabulous honeymoon. This is to say THANK YOU so much for organising a week in Kenya that we will never forget.....!
    Dr Krina Zondervan, Oxford University - United Kingdom
  • We were extremely pleased with our itinerary. All those elephants and giraffes just posing and asking to have their pictures taken. Thank you for planning one of the best trips I have ever taken.
    Professor Donald S. Kisiel - Biology Department Suffolk County Community College - New York, United States

EAST AFRICA SAFARI TRIP IDEA FOR LAKE BARINGO IN NORTHERN KENYA

When visiting Lake Baringo, we recommend combining your safari with a visit to Amboseli and Masai Mara. You may optionally extend out to other wilderness areas of Tsavo, Samburu or Lewa - Laikipia ending with a beach vacation and Swahili cultural tour in the exotic spice island of Zanzibar or Lamu, or even Mombasa.

READ MORE

ARE YOU PLANNING AN AFRICAN SAFARI TO LAKE BARINGO IN KENYA?

Do You Need Knowledgeable, Experienced & Specialist Guidance For Your Travels In Lake Baringo ? Let Us Help Plan Your Trip Itinerary Correctly

CONTACT AN AFRICA TRAVEL EXPERT ON LAKE BARINGO

HAVE YOU VISITED LAKE BARINGO FOR AN AFRICA SAFARI IN KENYA?

Write A Travel Or Tourist Trip Review To Share Your Experiences

WRITE LAKE BARINGO REVIEW

AMS BLOG

VIEW ALL -
TOP
Contact Us

Send this to a friend