Lake Bogoria National Reserve Travel Guide

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Lake Bogoria is a shallow soda lake north of Nakuru. If you’re lucky and the conditions of Lake Nakuru are not quite right, Lake Bogoria could be covered with flamingos. If not, there’s still other attractions, like hot springs and geysers. The surrounding habitat is drab scrub, so there’s not much chance of seeing wildlife. I suggest visiting the lake only if you’re in the area, or seeing it together with Lake Baringo. This is a National Reserve, so you will be charged a modest fee to enter.

To get to Lake Bogoria National Reserve, take B4 north, just outside of Nakuru, towards Marigat. The road to the gate is signposted about 2 km before Marigat. It’s about 20 km from the turn off to Loboi Gate. You need your own vehicle to reach the lake, as there are no matatus that run there.

If you want to stay at the lake, there are several accommodations near by. There are two campsites south of the lake, but make sure to bring your own food and water. If you don’t want to camp, try the Papyrus Inn just outside of the Loboi Gate. They have singles/doubles with breakfast from KSh 400/600. Two km before the same gate is the Lake Bogoria Hotel (# (037) 42696). The hotel is very nice, with rooms costing US$ 105/130 for singles/doubles with half board, or US$ 120/160 with full board.

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