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Top Tourists Destinations

Baringo County is located in the former Rift Valley province of Kenya. It covers an area of approximately 11,075 square kilometers. The largest town in the county is Kabarnet.

This is a list of the Top 5 best tour attractions in Baringo County.

1. Lake Baringo

L. Baringo is one of the two freshwater lakes in the Great Rift Valley. It is home to over 450 species of birds, making it a perfect bird lover's paradise. The lake is also home to hippos, crocodiles, amphibians and various species of bats. The lake has six islands, lempakany being the most popular, also known as the "island of love".

This amazing environment draws birdwatchers from all over the world, eager to catch a glimpse of a special rarity. Birds are the kings and queens of Baringo. More than 450 recorded species make the visit to the lakeside. In competition to achieve the highest numbers of species sighted, a world record was set at 342 species in 24 hours in the region. The experience is more rewarding during the rainy season, when many birds fly back to Baringo. If you are not an expert ornithologist, you will enjoy it in any case with a good field guide in your backpack and trying to mimic the bird noises you hear

Activities to To Do in L.Baringo

BOAT RIDES-There are scheduled boat rides that visitors can book on a earlier date to Get a chance to see hippos, crocodiles and how the local tour guides feed Eagles with fish in the middle of the lake

BIRD WATCHING-As a bird paradise, Lake Baringo is one of the most bird-dense areas in the world, with the over 450 species of birds it records. There are Well-trained local guides who knows exactly where to find the most beautiful, yet rare and exciting birds around the area

HOT SPRING TOUR – There are two hot springs in the area. A visit to the hot springs on a close by island takes two hours with plenty of bird, crocodile and hippo watching en route.

Other activities to engage in at the Lake include fishing,  and water sports such as windsurfing.

How To Get Here👇

Lake Baringo is approximately 240kms, 4Hours drive from Nairobi. One can also fly to Lake Baringo Airstrip on a charter flight since there are no scheduled flight.

2. Lake Bogoria National Reserve

South of L. Baringo is a saltwater lake, Lake Bogoria. The reserve is home to the nebulous leopard, klipspringer and caracal as well as the incredible greater kudu and it is, in fact, one of the best places in Kenya to see this powerful animal with its magnificent spiral horns. Larger kudus prefer the secluded, wooded southern regions of the park, where countless other species can be found.

The greater kudu is a magnificent animal with large spiral horns and throat band (bulls only), large ears, a vertically striped white body, and a characteristic white chevron between the eyes. Its once large population was severely affected by cattle slaughter in the 19th century, limiting its habitat to obsession with cattle.

Other mammal species in the reserve include the buffalo, baboons, Grant's antelope, Kirk's dikdik, and the klipspringer, the latter on the rocky southern and eastern slopes of the lake.

Lake Bogoria has been described in the past as the jewel of the Rift Valley and, in the words of Bishop Hannington at first glance, "Africa's finest sight". Set against the eastern wall of the Great Rift Valley, it is a stunning beauty that always captivates visitors. 

 The hot springs and geysers in Lake Bogoria National Park are another attraction, although care is needed as the hot springs are hot enough to boil an egg. Just north of the park is the Kesubo Swamp, an important wetland for the lake's ecosystem and an attractive area for bird watchers to visit as it has over 200 recorded bird species. .

3. Ruko Conservancy

Ruko is located on the western shores of Lake Baringo. It was founded in efforts to retain peace between  N'jemps and the Pokots communities. 

It is managed by the NRT(Northern Rangelands Trust). 

Giraffes, kudus, baboons, hippos and impalas and different species of birds can be found at the conservancy. It is suitable for bird watching, game viewing activities and nature walks and family holidays.

4. Kabarnet Museum

The museum was officially opened in 1996. It is located in Kabarnet town.

 It features four main public galleries that display the cultural artefacts and exhibits of the Rift Valley people, in particular, the Keiyo/Marakwet, Samburu, Pokot, Nandi and Kipsigis. It is also home to various reptiles like tortoise and snakes.

5. Lake Baringo Reptile Park

The park was officially opened in 2003. It is located at Kampi ya samaki and is home to various reptiles such as snakes, lizards, crocodiles, turtles . It really is a perfect park to see different types of reptiles found in Kenya.

All of the tour destinations mentioned are tested and proven by Baringo Safaris