List of 10 Interesting Things to Do in Baringo County
Baringo County is located in the Rift Valley. This article will provide you with a list of the ten most exciting things to do in Baringo County in no particular order.
The county of Baringo is becoming better known for its tourism industry due to the tremendous potential of its attractions, which include lakes Baringo and Bogoria.
Despite its size, much is rural; the county is home to several lesser-known attractions and traditions that have stood the test of time. When you visit this county, you will get a glimpse into the daily life of members of minority ethnic groups, including the Tugen, the Nubians, the Njemps, and the Pokot.
Ten fun things to do in Baringo County
1. Lake Baringo
Lake Baringo is a freshwater lake found in Rift Valley. The lake has crocodiles, amphibians, and different species of bats and birds. It also has several islands, Ol Kokwe Island being the most popular one. Some of the fun activities you can do on this lake include fishing, windsurfing, and boat riding.
2. Lake Bogoria
Lake Bogoria is commonly called the ‘pink lake’ because of the large number of flamingoes the lake attracts. The main attraction at this lake is the flamingos, the hot geysers, and the springs that can roast maize and boil eggs.
3. Lake Bogoria National Reserve
Lake Bogoria National Reserve is home to animals like the Burchell’s zebra, bras, greater kudu, impalas, warthogs, gazelles, hyenas, vervet monkeys, and dik-dik. The reserve also has different bird species, flamingoes, and hot springs. Some activities in the reserve include nature walks, birdwatching, camping, boat riding, and game-watching.
4. Kabarnet Museum
The Kabarnet museum is located in Kabarnet, and it was opened in 1996. It has cultural artifacts and exhibitions from the Rift Valley people, including the Samburu, Keiyo/Marakwet, Nandi, Pokot, and Kipsigis, in its four major public galleries.
5. Lake Kamnarok Game Reserve
Lake Kamnarok is an oxbow lake with the second-largest population of crocodiles in Africa. Lake Kamnarok is within Lake Kamnarok Game Reserve, which is in Kericho. The game reserve is home to animals such as elephants, giraffes, buffalos, warthogs, waterbucks, dik-dik, and several water birds.
6. Lake Baringo Reptile Park
Lake Baringo Reptile Park was opened in 2013, and it’s home to different species of reptiles like snakes, monitor lizards, crocodiles, turtles, and tortoises. It is a perfect park for viewing various kinds of reptiles found in Kenya.
7. Kaptuya Conservancy
The Kaptuya conservancy is a joint effort between the people of Baringo and the Kenya Wildlife Service. The conservation is home to many other wild animals, but elephants are a significant attraction.
8. Kerubo Swamp
Kerubo Swamp is located at the northern end of Lake Bogoria. The swamp is known for its over 200 bird species, making it the best place for bird watching.
9. Dr.Richard Leakey’s Snake Park
The park is located on the shores of Lake Baringo. Its main attraction is the variety of snakes found in Baringo County.
10. Ruko Conservancy
The Ruko conservancy is on the southwestern side of Lake Baringo. However, the Kenya Wildlife Service is in charge of its management. The people of Baringo County first established it. The reserve is home to various birds and mammals, including giraffes, kudus, baboons, hippos, and impalas, among other animals. It is an ideal location for outdoor hikes, activities involving wildlife observation, and bird watching.