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Lake Baringo is world famous for its birds as well as other wildlife including crocodiles, hippos, hyrax and now giraffes from the Ruko community conservancy. With the lake's water levels rising over the years, the lake has attracted flock of yellow-billed storks and rose-backed pelicans.

In the heart of Lake Baringo is Ol Kokwa Island, an imposing rocky island home to the villages of Njemps and an excellent campsite. It's a great base for exploring the lake, with boat trips ideal for birdwatching and hippos. Baringo is an ideal stop for a safari in northern Kenya. 

The lake is fed by two rivers, the El Molo and the Ol Arabel, and has no obvious outlet despite the fact that it is one of only two freshwater lakes in the Great Rift Valley in Kenya.

Water sports and fishing are also popular attractions on the islands of Lake Baringo and luxury accommodation with stunning views is available around the island. Lake Bogoria with its millions of larger and smaller flamingos as well as its larger kudus and hot springs is easily accessible by car from Lake Baringo.

We offer boat rides of all kind. Ranging from joyrides for boat newbies to full board trips to the six islands of the lake. 

Our clients get to experience the fascinating scenery from the Ol kokwa hot springs and  from the feeding of the ever hungry fish eagle by our very well trained local guides. You can purchase souvenirs from the local N'jemps from the hot springs. Its surely an amazing place you should visit.


Ruko Conservancy is a unique conservation effort that also unites the two traditionally belligerent tribes of Lake Baringo, Pokot and Njemps.

Within the conservancy is a fenced sanctuary that houses animals that had been relocated from other areas with the ultimate aim of repopulating the area that was once rich in wildlife.

This reserve is unique in that during the rainy season, when the lake expands, it temporarily becomes an island, separated from the main reservoir until the water recedes.

In 2012, eight Rothschild giraffes were moved from the Soysambu Reserve in Laikipia to the Ruko Reserve. It has been almost 70 years since they last lived in Baringo.

You can take a nature walk at the Ruko Conservancy and get up close with these gentle giant herbivores and other animals such as ostriches, mountain hyrax, baboons, warthogs, antelopes, and impalas.

The lake itself is home to a healthy population of hippos and crocodiles.
Please note that the "logs" you see on the shore of the lake are actually crocodiles basking in the sun, so don't bother them unless you want to get hurt.

To Vist Ruko, You will need to hire a motor boat as it is located on the opposite shore of the lake. It is approximately a 1Hr sail