Lakes in Kenya 

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Lakes exhibit some of the water’s most appealing qualities, from crystalline clarity to mirror-like reflections and enthralling ripples. Kenya has many of them, from tiny grass-lined ponds to massive water expanses, some filled with freshwater and others with saltwater. Most of these water bodies lie at the bottom of the Great Rift Valley. They include Lake Naivasha, Lake Victoria, Lake NakuruLake BaringoLake BogoriaLake TurkanaLake Elmenteita, Lake Magadi, Lake LogipiLake Kamnarok and Lake Jipe. The lakes are uniquely beautiful, and their charisma is well worth a visit.

Lake Naivasha

Lake Naivasha is a stunning freshwater lake in Kenya, which lies northwest of Nairobi and Naivasha town on its north-east edge. It is part of Africa’s Great Rift Valley. Its name derives from Nai’posha, a local Maasai name, meaning rough water due to the afternoon wind and sudden storms which can arise. The lake is home to a magnificent array of game and birdlife… Continue reading

Lake Nakuru

Lake Nakuru is an alkaline lake situated on the floor of the Rift Valley at an elevation of 1754 metres above sea level. The lake lies to the south of Nakuru. Lake Nakuru National Park encompasses and protects the lake. The lake is a World Heritage famous for its thousands of pink flamingos. The flamingos join into a massive flock, fringe to the shores of the lake to form a dazzling spectacle of pulsing pink swathe of life that carpets the water… Continue reading

Lake Baringo

Lake Baringo is the second most northern of the Kenyan Rift Valley lakes, after Lake Turkana. The beautiful water body lies 60 km north of Nakuru town and is girdled by scenic semi-arid plains and extensive volcanic ranges. It covers a surface area of approximately 130 sq. km and lies at approximately 970 meters (3,180 ft.). Lake Baringo is one of the two freshwater lakes in the Kenyan Rift Valley, the other being Lake Naivasha… Continue Reading

Lake Bogoria

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Lake Turkana

The lake is one of the natural wonders of the world which lies at Kenya’s far Northern border. Lake Turkana is located in the Kenyan Rift Valley and it is the world’s largest alkaline and permanent desert lake. The massive inland sea has a surface area of 6,405 sq. km and by volume, it’s the fourth largest Salt Lake and ranks 24th amongst all lakes in the world. This single water mass is over 32 km wide, 250 km long and has a varying elevation of between 375 metres and 914 metres… Continue reading

Lake Elmenteita

Elmenteita is a soda lake, nestled in the eastern sweep of the Kenyan Rift Valley, which lies approximately 120 km northwest of Nairobi, Kenya. The lake covers a surface area of 18 sq. km and lies at an elevation of 1,670 meters in the shadow of an imposingly peaked hill locally known as the Sleeping Maasai… Continue reading

Lake Logipi

Lake Logipi is a minor lake located in the northern Kenyan Rift Valley. The saline, alkaline lake lies in the northern end of dry Suguta Valley, south of Lake Turkana. It lies approximately 48 km from Lake Turkana and separated by the Barrier volcanic complex… Continue reading

Lake Kamnarok

Lake Kamnarok is the only ox-bow lake in Kenya, located at the base of Kerio Valley. Kamnarok derives from the word narok, which is a water plant species that was prevalent in the lake in the early stages of its formation. The lake was 1 sq. km in size and had the second largest population od crocodiles in Africa after Lake Chad… Continue reading

Lake Jipe

Lake Jipe is a small, shallow lake which spans the territories of Kenya and Tanzania. It is located south of Nghonji village in Kenya and within Mwanga district in Kilimanjaro Region in Tanzania. The lake borders Tsavo West National Park to the southern portion of the lake and Mount Kilimanjaro overlooks the horizon some distance to the northwest… Continue reading[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]