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Kenya's Lakes
Kenya straddles the centre of the Great Rift Valley, the vast prehistoric fissure that stretches from Jordan to Mozambique. From the North to the South of Kenya, the valley is lined with a series of freshwater and soda based volcanic lakes. 

Travelling from lake to lake is a journey through a world of contrasts: From papyrus fringed Naivasha with its abundance of birdlife, through Nakuru with its famous flamingo population, the steam geysers of Bogoria, the crocodiles and hippo of Baringo and North to the mighty Jade Sea of Turkana ...


Lake Victoria

Lake Victoria - the heart of the African continent, the source of its mightiest river, the NileThe lake is the heart of the African continent, the source of its mightiest river, the Nile. This massive lake, commonly known as Nyanza, is twice the size of Wales, and forms a natural boundary between Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. 

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Lake Magadi

Deep in the heart of Southern Kenya’s Maasai land is the unearthly Lake Magadi. This 104 sq km soda lake is completely surrounded by vast natural salt flats. 

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Lake Turkana

Lake Turkana - a massive inland sea, the largest desert lake in the world At Kenya’s far Northern frontier lies one of the natural wonders of the world. Lake Turkana is a massive inland sea, the largest desert lake in the world. This single body of water is over 250 kilometres long- longer than the entire Kenyan coast.

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Lake Baringo

Lake Baringo - a threshold of Nothern Kenya, an oasis in the arid plainsBaringo is at the threshold of Northern Kenya, and its freshwater's 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.

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Lake Bogoria

Lake Bogoria - Heart of Kenya's Nothern wildernessThe soda waters of the lake Bogoria attract massive flocks of Flamingo, and the lake is often carpeted with pink. The lake is still volcanically active, and the Western shore is lined with spouting geysers, spurting steam and bubbling geothermal pools.

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Lake Nakuru

Lake Nakuru - World famous for its massive flock of flamingoNakuru provides the visitor with one of Kenya’s best known images. Thousands of flamingo, joined into a massive flock, fringe the shores of this soda lake. A pulsing pink swathe of life that carpets the water, the flamingo are a breathtaking sight.

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Lake Elementeita

Lake Elementeita - Peaceful, low-key placeElementeita is a small soda lake, nestled in the eastern sweep of the Great Rift Valley. The Lake is surrounded by spectacular country that played an important role in the early colonial history of Kenya. 

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Lake Naivasha

Lake NaivashaLake Naivasha is a beautiful freshwater lake, fringed by thick papyrus. The lake is almost 13kms across, but its waters are shallow with an average depth of five metres. 

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