Welcome to Lake Baringo
Wild and beautiful Lake Baringo is the most remote of the Rift Valley lakes. Steeped in stories, its harsh climate and rocky islets give it a faraway feel; on a hot day, this freshwater lake has more in common with northern Kenya than the rest of the Rift Valley. Birdwatching in Kenya rarely gets better than this, with over 460 species including owls, nightjars, Goliath herons and rare Hemprich's hornbills. Crocs and hippos are also present.
The small village of Kampi ya Samaki, on Lake Baringo’s shore, is the gateway to the lake. Lake Baringo is not a fee-paying park, but the community charges a toll (KSh200) to access the lake; keep your receipt.