Exploring Tourism in Kenya
icon Worldwideicon
Places to Visit Details

Lake Magadi

Magandi, Kenya
Lake Magadi is an amazingly unique and serene destination for nature lovers, bird lovers and adventure camping tourists. Endowed with a wide variety of bird species, the lake’s spectacular geographical landscape to the northern part serves as the main attraction to many visitors in search of pristine camping grounds in the vast wilderness.
Lake Magadi is well known for its wading birds, including flamingos and Pelicans. A number of wild animals are also found around the lake; this includes giraffes, antelopes, ostriches, zebras, wildebeests, hyenas, and a few lion families are only seen very early in the morning or at night when the temperatures are low. Elephants and buffalos can be seen at the conservancy to the south of the lake.
The Lake occupies the lowest level of the vast rift valley depression, approximately 100 square kilometres and its bed consist almost entirely of solid or semisolid soda; crispy caked crust, dyeing the waters vivid pink. This is the southernmost lake in the Kenyan Rift Valley, lying in a catchment of faulted volcanic rocks, north of Tanzania's Lake Natron. During the dry season, the lake is mainly covered by soda (sodium carbonate).

Check out more Places to Visit