In the last few weekends, unknowingly I have heard a Lake craving and have done short trips to different Lakes in Kenya. The interesting thing they are within 2 hour drive distance from each other but they are also different. One of the most exciting things for me is always the 1st stop when heading to the lakes is a stop at The Great view point is one not to miss. I can easily say i have a minimum of 10 photos from different trips in the last 2 years.
Lake Nakuru was my 1st stop, its a park where you actually get to see lions, leopards, rhinos, buffaloes and other herbivores but I didn’t see all of them 🙁 The thing was I really did like the scenic views of the lakes while feeding annoying monkeys. Lake Naivasha was the next stop, it was such a great trip as it was not only filled with lake views but also the great gorges of Hell’s gate, a leisurely walk of crescent island and a fun hippo filled boat ride and a final hike of Mt Longonot. Hell’s gate is not your ordinary park where you seat in a vehicle and look for game, here you take a bike and cycle for about 8 Kms. Or you can opt to walk like we did…disclaimer – BAD idea it is so far we were literally dead by the time we got to the gorges. There is always the option of a stop for a brief rock climb of Fischer tower
before getting to the gorges and start the interesting walk of the gorges, host springs and shower springs.The following day we woke up and took the boat ride of Lake Naivasha stopping to see some hippos and pelicans. On Crescent Island which now a peninsular 🙂 its so different as you are just an arms length away from giraffes, zebras, water bucks, gazelles and feels like a set stage for Lion king or something 🙂 Just before giving up we braved it up and decided to hike Mt Longonot, I had always though I was fit but damn random hiking is not highly advised. The views of the crater were definitely impeccable. Lake Oleidon was the following weekend where we got see thousands of the beautiful flamingos the real pink lake was a real thing there. It is a salt lake or saline lake is a landlocked body of water within Lake Naivasha that has a concentration of salt allowing flamingos to live there. It is so hidden that most people have no clue about it. My last Lake this month was Lake Elementaita. There is the sleeping warrior mountain that is always a joy to see. Normally there are flamingos but they must all be in Lake Oleidon. I opted to stay at my current fave spot Punda Milias:) It is a small camp run by a French couple .. they make they own homemade jams and are planning to build a small pool to chill.
Happy Travels Friends