Lake Baringo | Birrwatching in Baringo

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Lake Baringo

Lake Baringo, 130 sq kilometer fresh Water Lake located in the semi desert baringo district Lake Baringo is at the threshold of Northern Kenya, and its freshwaters are an oasis in the arid plains.
This is the traditional home of the Njemps tribe, a unique people who are the only pastoral, cattle herding, tribe who also fish. Among other pastoral tribes such as the Maasai, eating fish is a taboo.
The 129 sq km lake is well stocked with fish, and attracts many Pelicans, Cormorants and Fish Eagles. Crocodile.The Lake itself is truly beautiful, surrounded by volcanic ranges that stretch as far as the eye can see. At the lakes heart is Ol Kokwe Island, a stark rocky island that is home to Njemps villages and a well appointed camp. This is an excellent base for exploring the lake, with boat trips ideal for bird and hippo spotting. Baringo is an ideal stopover on a safari to Northern Kenya.Main road access to Baringo is directly from Nakuru by bus or private transport. The nearest town to the lake is Kampi ya Samaki. A boat trip across the lakes gives opportunity to see vast birdlife, Crocodiles and hippos. Visitors can also enjoy fishing and water sports. There is an also a snake park in the area where you can have a closer look at the reptiles. Nearby is a village of the njemps community where one can experience the culture of the people living around the lake.