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Lake Bogoria National Reserve Day Trip | Sojourn Africa Safaris | Nairobi Flamingo Day Tours
Lake Bogoria national reserve 1 day trips are full day tours to this rift valley soda lake to see flamingos. Lake Bogoria flamingo viewing day trip is a full day excursion from Nairobi to see the millions of the flamingos as they feed on the Spirulina algae in this rift valley soda lake. The bogoria day trip can also be combined with Lake Nakuru national park since Bogoria national park does not have many animals to see like lake Nakuru national park.
Lake Bogoria National Reserve Things to do
Lake Bogoria is another soda water lake in the Great Rift Valley located some 87km North or Lake Nakuru. The lake occupies the valley 600m below the Ngendelei cliff which can be seen as a sheer wall of 2,000ft at the opposite edge of Lake Bogoria. The lake covers 32 sqkm and it has geothermal activity on the western edge with hot springs and geysers. These have recently been covered by water due to an increase in the lake water levels.
The surrounding area is of acacia ficus woodland shrub and grassland savannah while the northern end includes a papyrus swamp. The park has provided a public campsite and a natural spa where people can bathe in the hotspring water.
The alkaline waters of the lake feed the blue green algae (spirulina) which in turns is the main food source for the flamingos. The flamingos can be more than 2 million individuals at times. These flamingos recently occupied Lake Nakuru but have moved due to scarcity of algae after the lake Nakuru water levels continued to rise.
Currently, all flamingo viewing day trips from Nairobi are done in Lake Bogoria as the populations left in Lake Nakuru are too few to get good pictures.
Lake Bogoria National Reserve Flamingo Viewing Day Trip Itinerary
6:00am: Depart Nairobi for Lake Bogoria national reserve flamingo viewing day trip.
6:30am: Stop over at the Great Rift Valley view point to view the valley floor from western escarpment.
10:00am: Arrive at the Lake Bogoria national reserve for a view of the flamingos and take their pictures.
1:00pm: Enjoy a picnic lunch break at the picnic site as you look out in to the most beautiful views of Africa.
2:00pm: Enjoy a small game drive in the park.
3:00pm: Depart the lake Bogoria game reserve for Nairobi.
7:00pm: Arrive in Nairobi and Drop off in your Hotel in Nairobi.
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