Located between lakes Naivasha and Nakuru, Lake Elmenteita is one of the most important of the lakes of the Great Rift Valley in Kenya, as it is the breeding and feeding ground for many threatened bird species. The area was declared a Ramsar site in 2005.During the dry season, black lava islands provide the only suitable nesting and breeding grounds for the Great White Pelican in the Rift Valley region. Due to the small size of the lake, fluctuations of water level affect the salinity of the lake and therefore the conditions alter, making it an unstable place for the flamingoes to rely on for food supplies.

However, the lake is a paradise for bird lovers as it has over 450 species, including migratory birds.

Feature Hotels

  • Lake Elementaita Serena Camp
  • Mbweha Camp

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