Ketas Safaris

Lake Bogoria Game Reserve

  • Size: 127 sq Kms
  • Province: Rift Valley, Baringo District
  • Geographical Location: Adjacent to Lake Bogoria, North of Nairobi
  • Altitude: 1,000 - 1,600 meters above sea level
  • Distance from Nairobi: 130 Kms

Details

Most of the reserve is occupied by Lake Bogoria which is a spectacular sight, reflecting searing blue skies and the rose pink of flamingo. It has significant ornithological interest with 135 species of birds recorded.

How to get there

There are three gates to the reserve, all of them accessible from by-roads off the B4 main road leading to Baringo. The main gate is Loboi Gate, at the lake's north end. The detour eastward from the B4 is 4 km south of Marigat. A paved road, the E461, heads for Loboi and the gate after a 21 km stretch.

The two remaining gates are southward, taking the east turn off B4 at Mogotio, 59 km south of Marigat. This road covers some 20 km up to Mugurin. One kilometer ahead, the road splits into two. The left track heads on for some 20 km until a right turn-off which leads you to Maji Moto Gate, close to the hot springs. On the other hand, the track at the right, badly damaged and quite steep at some stretches, covers 14 km before reaching Emsos Gate, the southernmost gate, at the reserve's forest area

Where to Stay/Accommodations

There is one lodge –Lake Bogoria Spa Resort, three public campsites near Emos Gate: Acacia Campsite, River Campsite & Fig Tree Campsite, one professional campsite and one picnic site: Loburu Picnic Site at the geysers.

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