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THE BEST LAKES IN KENYA
1. Lake Victoria
68,800 square kilometres, Lake Victoria is Africa’s largest lake, and is found
in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. The second largest freshwater lake in the
world, it is named after Queen Victoria! Tourists can spot mongooses, otters,
reedbucks, shrews, waterbucks, and hippos. The scenic area is surrounded by
gorgeous hills, a great view that tourists can enjoy from relaxing dhow rides.
They can enjoy fresh seafood, or join the locals in fishing for the Nile Perch.
2. Lake Nakuru
known for teeming with thousands of flamingos, Lake Nakuru is one you don’t
want to miss. The lake is situated on the floor of the Rift Valley and is not
only home to flamingos but other bird species as well as rhinos, leopards,
Rothschild’s giraffe and zebras. Make your way to Lake Nakuru and witness for
yourself what has been described as the greatest bird spectacle in the world.
Naivasha is a beautiful freshwater lake located outside the town of Naivasha.
It’s the highest Rift valley lake, lying at over six thousand feet. The lake is
home to a wide variety of wildlife most notably a sizeable hippo population,
numerous bird species such as fish eagles, grey-backed fiscal, marabou storks
4. Lake Bogoria
Rift Valley, tourists can visit the beautiful Lake Bogoria, a photogenic
saltwater lake that is a protected national wetland reserve! The volcanic
region has hot springs and geysers along the shore. Tourists can relax at the
shore, spot the pink flamingos, or watch the erupting geysers. They can also
visit the Lake Bogoria National Reserve which is a sanctuary for kudus, and a
5. Lake Turkana
great lake of Kenya is Lake Turkana, the largest permanent desert lake in the
world, the biggest alkaline lake of the region, and the fourth-largest salt
lake in the world. Tourists can take a trip to the nearby Lake Turkana National
Park or the Sibiloi National Park, both of which are listed as UNESCO World
Heritage Sites. Visitors can find amazing animal life, including Nile
crocodiles, hippos, the Turkana mud turtle, zebras, gazelles, and giraffes.
Turkana Lake is abundant in fish such as puffer fish, tilapia, and Nile Perch.
6. Lake Baringo
In what can be described as an oasis against the harsh semi-desert landscape, this freshwater lake is literally another one of Kenya’s gems. The lake is a shelter to more than 400 bird species, thus making it a birdwatcher’s paradise.