Lakes Lakes Lakes!!!


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. edabc-397120_10150484820011456_1563504263_n252812529One 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.95c88-548236_10151421238555456_1433106332_nb6c43-397239_10150484825286456_387931389_nb2990-383951_10150972421580456_1478853991_nf9256-396266_10150484828521456_386858700_n 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 gorges39045-1380765_10153355343765244_1862415406_n1. 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.63407-1393710_10153355356500244_131520330_ne5755-1378072_10153355343590244_1516218720_nThe 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 🙂 IMG_7374c3fed-1385803_10153355386525244_389297054_nIMG_7366Just 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.35f40-312364_10152562474465456_1183409176_ncb083-318208_10152562476355456_649317197_nef768-318228_10152562476455456_1478476507_n Lake Oleidon was the following weekend where we got see thousands of the beautiful flamingos  the real pink lake was a real thing there.IMG_7446 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. 9ac35-555597_10151421257945456_1268087689_n1IMG_7437My 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.DSCN7133DSC05551 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

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