In Summary
  • The lake normally hosts the birds during this season but their numbers have now significantly shot up.
  • This spectacular phenomenon has been attracting tourists from far and wide who are also enjoying the hot springs.
  • Lake Bogoria is listed as one of the world heritage sites by Unesco.

Hundreds of tourists are trooping to Lake Bogoria in Baringo County to watch thousands of flamingos which have migrated there over the last one month.

The lake normally hosts the birds during this season but their numbers have significantly shot up this year attracting more visitors.

The birds, estimated at 800,000 by the Kenya Wildlife Service, are said to have migrated locally from Lake Nakuru and some from lakes in Tanzania.

They have created a unique spectacle at the lake that is known for its geysers.

The flamingos have lined up along the shoreline and their brightly-coloured feathers are easily noticeable from a distance.

SPECTACULAR

According to Mr James Kimaru, a game warden at the reserve, this spectacular phenomenon has been attracting tourists from far and wide who are also enjoying the hot springs.

The warden said that the flamingos migrate from one place to the other following certain patterns and this season, they have chosen Lake Bogoria.

“According to the recent bi-annual count, there were about 800,000 flamingos but the numbers keep going up,” Mr Kimaru told Nation on Wednesday.

He said the bigger number had made the lake more attractive, adding that they have received many tourists eager to see the birds for themselves.

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