Lakes Baringo, Naivasha and Nakuru

Kenyan Traveltours

Safari specialist and tours for East Africa


Kenyan Lakes

Due to the volcanic activities along The Great Rift Valley, lakes were formed as a result. From the north to the south of Kenya the valley is lined with a series of freshwater and soda based volcanic lakes.

Birdwatching is a form of wildlife observation in which the observation of birds as a recreational activity. It can be done with the naked eye, through a visual enhancement device like binoculars and telescopes, or by listening for bird sounds

Three Parks for the real famous birdwatching environment.


Lake Baringo

Lake Baringo in Kenya's Great Rift Valley is a dramatically situated fresh-

water lake approximately 22 km long by 11 km wide. Evidence of its violent

volcanic origins is all around and especially in the extraordinary stepped

basalt cliffs to the West of the lake. It lies at an altitude of 1100 mtrs.


Birds are the kings and queens of Baringo. More than 400 recorded species

make the visit to the lakeside a competition to achieve the highest numbers of

species sighted, the world record set at 342 species in 24 hours.

The experience is more rewarding during the rainy season, when many birds

fly back to Baringo.



Lake Naivasha

Lake Naivasha is a freshwater lake outside the town of Naivasha in Nakuru

County, which lies north west of Nairobi and is part of the Great Rift Valley.

The name derives from the local Maasai name Nai'posha, meaning

'rough water' because of the sudden storms which can arise.


The lake is home to a variety of types of wildlife including over 400 different

species of birds and a sizeable population of hippos. The fish community in

the lake has been highly variable over time, influenced by change in climatic.

The water is dotted by Pelicans while high in the trees over the Lake you will

find Africa's largest concentration of African Fish Eagles.




Lake Nakuru

The Park lies in Central Kenya, 140 km north-west of Nairobi, in Nakuru

district of the Rift Valley Province.

The ecosystem comprises of the lake, surrounded by mainly wooded and

bushy grasslands. The park supports a wide ecological diversity with

Flamingos (Greater and Lesser) and other water birds being the major

attractions of the area.


The ecosystem provides for about 56 different species of mammals including

the white rhino and buffaloes and a variety of terrestrial birds numbering

nearly 450 species.