This is a small soda lake on the floor of the Great Rift Valley laying in between the other well known lakes like Naivasha and Nakuru. The Lake was designated as a ramsar site in 2005 and is also an important bird area with the lake boa sting of around 450 species of birds. Its famed to be the only breeding ground for the white pelicans in the East African region.

 

The landscape around the lake shows evidence of past volcanic activity including some hotsprings on the southern tip of the lake. The hills sorrounding the lake and the acacia forest makes this area dramatic and sterning suited for hikes and nature walks.

 

Nearby the lake are other attractions including the Delamares Soysambu Conservancy, the Kariandusi prehistoric site and Lake Nakuru National park among others. This makes it one of the less known lakes that anyone planning to come to Kenya should not miss out.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Elmenteita

 

 

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