Lake Baringo - the Great Rift Valley, Kenya
Located on the shores of idyllic Lake Baringo, Lake Baringo Club is set in 10 hectares of beautiful grounds, which sweep down to the lakes edge. At night, the hippos come to graze here. A jetty extends out into the lake, and boat trips can be taken. A long low single story building houses the central lounge, bar and dining room - as simply be pleasantly presented. There is a pretty pool in the gardens with shaded sunbathing areas. Beyond the central buildings, the rooms stretch out in a long line of single storey chalets.
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Amongst the wide range of Kenya hotels, some make the ideal Kenya safari destination. Choose a safari lodge, safari hotel, bush camp, luxury lodge, safari camp, tented camp or bush lodge. National park accommodation usually takes the form of a traditional safari lodge or tented camp, but numerous other options exist on the park boundaries. Luxury lodges and luxury camp options are also offered in the private wildlife conservancies.
Lake Baringo is 20 km north of Marigat and 30 km north of Nakuru.
Lake Baringo is a peaceful and beautiful freshwater lake covering about 168 sq km at an altitude of 1000m. It is a shallow lake (maximum depth is 12m) and, like Lake Naivasha, appears to have no outlet. The lake features small wooded creeks, little islands and white pebble beaches and is framed by mountains to the east and west. The Njemps fishermen can be seen on the lake, to which the Laikipia Escarpment creates a magnificent backdrop. The lake contains large schools of hippo and crocodile. There are several islands, Ol Kokwe being the largest. The lake's greatest attraction is the variety of birds of which there are said to be 450 species. Mammals include Grant's gazelle, waterbuck, mongoose and dik dik.
The club offers 48 rooms, all ensuite and all with private verandah (fans, room service, newspaper, mosquito nets, laundry).
Dining and bars
Central dining room and bar overlooking the lake with international buffet selections. Additionally there is a snack bar and a pool terrace where drinks and snacks can be provided.
The camp welcomes children and offers a children's play area. Children 0-2 years stay FREE of Charge
What to see and do
• Morning and evening bird walks, always accompanied by a resident ornithologist
• Boats safaris in lake Baringo
• Horse riding
• Camel riding
• Visit to the Njemps and Bogoria Hot Springs
The club offers a shop,
Lake Baringo Club - Rift Valley
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