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Welcome to Lake Baringo

Lake Baringo is one of The Rift Valley Lakes, situated roughly 77 Kilometers North of the equator and 279 Kilometers from Nairobi.

It is accessible by road, which is entirely tarmacked. The area also has an airstrip that choppers and light aircraft utilize.

Lake Baringo occupies an area of 130 Square Kilometers  encompassing islands, namely Lesukut, Parmolok, Kokwa, Samatian, Lokorosand  Longicharo islands.

Some of these islands are permanently occupied and some remain stopovers as well as camps for fishermen. Kokwa, Samatian and Parmalok are occupied.

The lake has three major communities, Tugen, Ilchamus and Pokot, practicing fishing, livestock keeping and crop production.

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Lake Baringo is semi-fresh, endowed with few species of fish whose population has been fluctuating over the years. At the moment it’s very low unlike in the early eighties when it was the major source of livelihood. Of late, other activities like tourism and irrigation farming which have made the place notable for Watermelon and tomato production have taken over.

The area has recently been in the media over the rising insecurity following invasions by cattle rustlers. This has caused displacement of people and destruction of properties. However, most of the affected are not close to tourist facilities and furthermore the government has stepped in to carry out an operation to get illegal guns out of the area. However scary the situation may appear on media, visitors have safely made their way in and out.

Lake Baringo website, is owned by Moses, born and bred by the shores.

In the early years, I primarily earned my living from hook and line fishing along the rocky shores; this was majorly during weekends and school holidays. This was mid 80s to early 90s, shortly before I joined secondary school.

My entry into this level of education came with tougher challenges that required better solutions. It was all to do with money access; it is at that point that I started associating closely with visitors scouring my neighborhood for wildlife.

It wasn’t long before I found interest in birds and took it up seriously. It made me establish a network of birders all over the world. In the late 90s I pursued a degree in education technology after I missed out on tourism studies.

Even though I was meant to teach after this, I still found comfort waiting longer to see what my birding, as a hobby would translate to a source of livelihood.

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In deed, it did usher in light at the end of the tunnel, as in 2004, in my daily quest to know whom the visitors in the village were, I came across a Swede (pictured) who was keen to see a bird I would spot in the least time possible.

So, we immediately became friends and he ended up revealing his future plans to lead a group of birders to Kenya. I was therefore to play host as the local guide, which did work out fours year later.

So, this became my life. Through it, I have traversed the country, combing its interiors for endemics and range- restricted species.

With experience spanning over 9 years in the field, I can plan all sorts of trips around the country and the East African countries through my partners.

Mark Archers.

THE WEBSITE

Lake-baringo.com was an initiative of a travelling entrepreneur, Mr Mark Archers.

Mark ran Roberts camp for six years, giving it a facelift that saw enhanced marketability of the Lake as a destination and Baringo county generally.

Mark agreed my request to take over the website at a small fee, when his time in Kenya ran out. He is currently in Ireland.

ATTRACTIONS

The area is richly endowed with scenic features and wildlife that make the place a must visit.

The beautiful hills surrounding the lake and the basalt cliff rising stiffly over 70m make the place magnificent and a beehive of travelers’ excursions.

You will be intrigued by the scenic view and natural beauty that characterizes Lake Baringo.

Lake Baringo is known for over 450 species of birds including Palearctic migrants. This is birding hotspot that hardly misses in the every birding itinerary. It is the place where famous field guide, Terry Stevenson worked as a resident ornithologist.

The young guys have since followed his footsteps and are also guides throughout the country.

The lake has Nile crocodiles, Hippos and smaller reptiles like Nile monitor lizards. The place plays host to photographers given the openness of the habitat and the proximity of wildlife especially by boat along the shores.

Fish eagle-feeding is a famous activity that photographers and nature lovers generally get closer encounter with such a beautiful raptor.

ACCOMMODATION

 The area has various classes of hotels from cheap to expensive. These include:

Soi Safari Lodge

Island Camp

Tumbili Clif

Roberts Camp

Sandai Resort

Tamarind Garden

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OTHER FACILTIES

  • School
  • Organizations
  • Churches
  • CBOs