Well now that the holidays are here with us one place you could travel to is Lake baringo. Situated in Kenya’s Rift Valley, Lake Baringo is about 300 km north of nairobi and 150 km north of Nakuru. With the road having been recently rebuilt from Naivasha to Nakuru the journey takes an even shorter while. In Nakuru take the Kabarak – marigat route which is quite long but well tarmacked with little traffic. Its the only road in Kenya you will find with a tortoise crossing sign that urges drivers to slow down.
Marigat is a small market centre with quite a number of shops and if you need any supplies this would be your last stop. The 20 km road from Marigat to Lake Baringo has many potholes which slows you down to an average speed on less than 60kph unless your in a 4×4. My stay at Lake Baringo was at Roberts camp on the shores of the lake in Heron House which accomodates up to 10 people with amazing views of the lake.
Swimming is not allowed as the lake is full of crocodiles and Hippo’s and at night the Hippo’s come out to graze. Its a beautiful place to go and relax as you enjoy the cool waters of lake Baringo.