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Kenya: Bogoria Lake – Unique Flamingo Paradise – VIDEO

Published: 2.4.2019
Shallow Lake Bogoria is about 50 km from Nakuru, Kenya. It lies in a deep valley surrounded by mountains, offering wonderful views. Especially here you will see a lot of waterbirds, including huge flocks of flamingos.

I arrived at Lake Bogoria by traveling on sunken, dusty and stony motorcycle paths. But you can quite easily use the asphalt road from the B4 road from the northwest. However, you still need a 4 × 4 car to drive through the park, and some sections along the lake will also allow experienced drivers. Don't be fooled that the road on the map looks like a road, you're still in Africa.

stojí za to si vyšlápnout i na některý z kopců nad jezerem, výhledy jsou nezapomenutelně nádherné II   stojí za to si vyšlápnout i na některý z kopců nad jezerem, výhledy jsou nezapomenutelně nádherné

The lake, like many others in the Great Rift Valley, has no drain. Moreover, because it is largely supplied by salt and very alkaline thermal springs, its water is very salty. In the middle of the lake, closer to the mountains, you will even see springs that rise directly into the lake and form small geysers. Search the map for a place called "Hot Springs".

vodních ptáků tu uvidíte stovky

The surrounding landscape, especially on the south side, has a very inhospitable impression, in some places it is almost a semi-desert. Even so, you can watch countless wading birds on the lake any time of the year, whether it be a gorgeous flock of flamingos, inconspicuous thin-billed or slightly repulsive marabou.

s trochou štěstí potkáte i tisíce plameňáků

On my way across the park I have met several antilopes and monkeys. I crossed the area in the time of the highest drought and during the day. I expect that many wild animals bgin being active towards the sunset. Many more animals can be seen during the raining period.

africké západy slunce jsou kýčovitě krásné

I can highly recommend Zakayos Resort at the western entrance to the park. It offers a very nice price / quality ratio and the staff was one of the best.

If you continue west, stop at the National Park in the Kerio Valley, or drive through the valley - it's just worth looking at both the descent and the climb. Of course, do not miss Lake Nakuru, where besides lots of birds you will see animals from the "Big Five".

GPS: 0°15'10.6"N 36°06'11.3"E

 

Text, photos and video: Matouš Vinš

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