Lake Baringo is one of only two freshwater lakes in the Great Rift Valley and renowned for it’s spectacular birdlife with over 460 recorded species including nightjars, owls, Goliath herons and rare Hemprich’s hornbills.
Due to it’s remoteness Lake Baringo has little of the tourist traffic compared to other lakes in Kenya.
The 129 sq km lake is well stocked with fish such as the Nile tilapia, Nile perch and African lungfish all of which attracts many cormorants, pelicans and fish eagles.
The lake has several islands such as Ol Kokwe Island which has hot springs. A range of accommodation is available in the area and boat hire is easy.
Why you’ll love Lake Baringo
- Renowned birding location
- Cross the equator
- Visits to authentic Pokot villages
- Rich in wildlife including crocodile, hippo, zebra, klipspringer, Chandler’s mountain reedbuck, Grant’s gazelle and the rare greater kudu