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Lake Baringo - Salabani, Kenya
18 Apr — 19 Apr2
Lake Baringo - Salabani, Kenya
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About Lake Baringo

Nestled between the Tugen Hills and Laikipia Escarpment, Lake Baringo sprawls across 130 square kilometres in Kenya’s Great Rift Valley. It’s fed by the Molo, Perkerra and Ol Arabel rivers and provides a refuge for more than 470 bird species that include migratory waterfowl and flamingos. Once a popular fishing spot for luring tilapia, Lake Baringo is now known for its marbled lungfish.

Things to do in Lake Baringo

Join a guided boat cruise to explore Lake Baringo while catching sight of hippopotamuses and Nile crocodiles submerged in the reflective waters. A healthy population of Goliath herons resides on the rocky islet of Gibraltar, with these giant birds boasting a wingspan of up to 230 centimetres and weighing in at almost five kilograms.

Another island not to miss is Ol Kokwe, an extinct volcanic centre that’s home to several hot springs and smoking fumaroles. The shores of Lake Baringo are dotted with small settlements inhabited by pastoralist ethnic groups while archaeological and palaeontological sites in the surrounding hills have revealed early hominoid fossils.

If you’re a keen angler, try your luck at luring marbled lungfish, which were introduced to the lake in 1974 and now provide an important food source for the surrounding communities. While you’re waiting for a bite, keep your eyes peeled for flamingos, which can sometimes be seen along the shores during migratory journeys.

Getting around Lake Baringo

Lake Baringo is around five hours’ drive from Nairobi and Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, with long-distance buses from the Kenyan capital connecting in Eldoret. Matatus are the main means of getting to and from towns throughout the region, although having your own vehicle is more convenient for exploring the shores of Lake Baringo.

Facts about staying in Lake Baringo

Find useful tips and insights about staying in Lake Baringo to help you make the most of your experience. FAQs were last updated on 11 April 2024.
  • What is a good hotel near Sentosa?

    A good hotel close to Sentosa is Village Hotel Sentosa by Far East Hospitality (rated 8.6/10 from 3,655 reviews).

  • What is a good hotel in Lake Baringo near Johor Bahru City Square?

    Z Hotel is the most recommended hotel near Johor Bahru City Square on HotelsCombined (scoring 8.8 over 3,850 reviews).

  • Is there a good hotel near Desaru Beach?

    Close to Desaru Beach you will find Lotus Desaru Beach Resort & Spa, which has a rating of 7.8 over 5,788 HotelsCombined reviews.

  • How much do hotels in Lake Baringo cost?

    S$ 94/night is the average price of a hotel in Lake Baringo, based on HotelsCombined searches over the last 3 days.

  • How much is a cheap hotel near Lake Baringo?

    Over the last 3 days, Lake Baringo hotels have been found for as cheap as S$ 90/night in searches by HotelsCombined users.

  • What are the most popular landmarks to visit in Lake Baringo?

    If your travel plans to Lake Baringo are flexible, we recommend visiting at least one of the following most popular landmarks: Sentosa, Johor Bahru City Square, or Desaru Beach. Singapore is the city you should stay in if you want to visit Sentosa. Staying in Johor Bahru is preferred if you want to visit Johor Bahru City Square. To visit Desaru Beach, it’s most convenient if you stay in Bandar Penawar.

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