GUIDE ON LAKE BARINGO IN KENYA
On the eastern side of the lake is the famous Rock of Gibraltar, and Ol Kokwe Island dominates the center of the lake. The Njemps people maintain a village on the island, and guests who stay on the island have the perfect base for activities and outings. The Baringo lake covers an estimated 130 square kilometers (50 square miles) at a width of about 11 kilometers (7 miles) and a length of 22 kilometers (13 miles). The lake landscape is the result of an extensive volcanic history, and the most prominent reminder of its past is Karosi, a 1449-meter high dormant volcano north of the lake. This aquatic outback presents a bit of a hydro-geologic mystery to researchers and scientists. The lake is primarily fed by the Ol Arabel and El Molo Rivers and has no obvious outlet. Although consistent water levels may be attributed somewhat to evaporation, it is generally believed that an underground outlet must exist. The last flooding in the region has increased the urgency to develop a deeper understanding of the lake’s water flow patterns, as the critically high water levels threaten the future of the lake habitats upon which avi-fauna, flora, mammals, reptiles and other animals rely. This would ultimately result in fewer visitors choosing Lake Baringo for their wildlife-seeking holidays (read more on reasons to go to Kenya with AfricanMecca), as well as make the lake region less desirable by local peoples living around the area.
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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.
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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.
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BEST TIME TO VISIT LAKE BARINGO
Lake Baringo in equatorial Kenya experiences two dry 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.
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EAST AFRICA SAFARI BOOKING TRIP IDEA FOR LAKE BARINGO IN NORTHERN KENYA
When visiting Lake Baringo, we recommend combining your safari to Masai Mara for the wildebeest migration, Amboseli, Samburu or Laikipia - Lewa, Nakuru and Naivasha - Great Rift Valley Lakes. You can also day trek or climb the 2nd highest mountain in Africa - Mount Kenya.
You may optionally extend out to other wilderness areas of Meru, Chyulu Hills or Tsavo East - Tsavo West ending with a beach vacation and Swahili cultural tour in the exotic spice island of Zanzibar or Lamu, or even Mombasa.
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