Land of the Geysers & Hot Springs, pink flamingos


The Lake Bogoria Reserve is located in the Kenya’s Rift Valley. It is home to the famed Lake Bogoria, an alkaline lake in an acidic land. Moreover, the reserve covers roughly 107 kilometres squared in area. The Lake Bogoria is around 32 kilometres squared in area. The lake is geothermically active with breathtaking scenes of geysers and hot springs.

Did You Know : In 1999 Lake Bogoria Was submitted as a World Heritage Site

Wildlife & Flamingos

The Lake Bogoria reserve is home to a thriving eco-system, thanks to its dynamic nature of the lake. The reserve boasts of a large population of the lesser flamingoes.

This is due to the lake’s alkalinity, blue chlorophyte grows well, hence successively feeds the flamingoes. Sometimes the amount of flamingoes feeding within the lake could also be as many as two million flamingoes.

This creates an exquisite undulating blaze of pink as the flamingoes set about their feeding. This scene of brilliant pink flamingoes by the millions is merely found within the valley Lakes of Kenya, then isn’t replicated anywhere else within the world, thanks to the very specific environment needed by the birds.

Aside from the flamingoes there are many other birds and wildlife to ascertain in Lake Bogoria including the African buffalo, zebra, baboon, warthog, hyena, impala and dik dik.

Geysers and Hot Springs

The ground here is made geologically from previous volcanic rocks from the Miocene – Pleistocene era. Around Bogoria there are some 200 hot springs with water temperatures from 39 to 98.5C. Nearly of these springs are on the brink of the lake or are inside the lake. The recent springs generally have a high content of Carbon- Dioxide, this causes the wild boiling of the springs.

Formed by the vents within the earth’s surface by the volcanic activity. Over the past decade, there has been some major hydrothermal changes which has occurred by frequent fluctuations of water level of Lake Bogoria.

A slight change of water level during this shallow lake can impact geyser behavior. Some geysers that were active during 2001 and 2005 became weak hot springs or steam vents by 2006 with the autumn in water level thanks to drought, whereas activity on other springs increased. At the Loburu delta on the western shore of the lake, the geyser activity has been increasing.

One of the geysers, KL30 erupted for a  45-minute cycle up to 5 Metres tall. When active KL30 is perhaps the very best natural geyser in Africa. However, in 2007, the lake area experienced flooding, we experienced an all-time lows of the geysers and springs activity.

We must conserve our environment and save the Lake Bogoria springs.


despite game viewing, our tourists can participate in a ‘natural-spa treatment’ by bathing in the hot water springs.

Best Time To Visit

Flamingos are often seen at the lake throughout the year. But it’s probably best to spot them from September to February. We recommend  our guests to avoid the overcast skies and rain interruptions during the wetter months.

Recommended Tour Packages

We highly recommend the following safari packages that are ideal if you wish to visit the Lake Bogoria Reserve. Some of the Safari packages passing by the Game Reserve include:

6 Days Rift Valley Lakes-Masai Mara budget Lodge Safari

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