Author: Yellow Duckie
Lake Nakuru is famousfor its massive population of Flamingo, however, lately most of them has migrated to Lake Bogoria which is slightly further up from Lake Nakuru. About 3 (plus) hours from Nairobi, this place is extremely worth the visit. When i was told that we will be heading to Lake Bogoria (as part of our trip to Lake Baringo), I was kind of expecting that it was just another lake. I was wrong and I am glad I was.

The pink shoreline was visible the moment we got closer to the shore of the lake and the amount of flaminoges found in this place was simply amazing! Honestly I have not seen that much when I was in Lake Nakuru last August.
The other highlight of Lake Bogoria is the geyser. Hot steaming water spurting out from the ground. The sight was amazing but the heat was quite untolerable. It would have been much more appreciated if it was in Nairobi (as it is getting colder nowadays at this time of the year).

On our way in, we spotted a Spa Resort in which out of curiousity we stopped by to check it out. The swimming pool of the resort is filled with the natural hot spring water which is coincidentally at body temperature. Apart from that , they do have daily morning trips to the hot springs for sauna. The place quite a nice place for a quiet and relaxing weekend.
Our trip to Lake Bogoria was part of our over night trip to Lake Baringo. You can spend a quick one night getaway to these two lakes. So if you want a "short" trip just over the weekend, you can consider these two destinations.

Local Honey: Can be found around this area. Buy atyour own risk. These local honey are stored in recycled alcohol bottles.
Author: Yellow Duckie
This tiny little gem is found at Lake Naivasha. The Crescent island is a preserved sanctuary for Wildlife. The most interesting part about this island is that you get to do your safari on foot. Yes, that means you'll get to walk among the animals instead of enjoying them from the car. Of course, you will never be too close as they will probably start avoiding you even when you are miles away.

To get to this place, you park your car at the Naivasha Country Club and get a boat ride from the country club. You can buy the ticket from the reception. Alternatively, you can also drive to island by passing through the "Horse Riding Complex" (keep right). Park fees will be charged.

Boat Docking at the shore of Crescent Island

Entrance into the Island

We were there on a beautiful sunny day, perfect for picture but I really wished we were in the car instead of walking as it was scorching hot!

For some reason, this island is really calm. If you are worried about your safety, fret not as there is a station right on top of the hill where a ranger sits and keep watch on the surroundings. He will alert you if there is danger. However, always remember, you are in the wild so DO NOT provoke the animals...
Author: Yellow Duckie
As I was about to enter the bathroom this morning, i was greeted by the cleaner sweeping out a bunch of insects, and brown in various sizes.

I am not sure what is the relation between the rain and these greenhoppers. Of late I have seen one or two at the bathroom but this morning was exceptional, it was all over the floor and the though they were in the midst of invading the earth (at least the bathroom).

I was told that it's the season and nothing unusual. Strange, could it be a warning of a great storm heading towards here? I wonder...
Author: Yellow Duckie
What I find fascinating in a foreign country is the Supermarket. If you want to get a glimpse of the local life...supermarket would be the best place (apart from the local Market).

Madazi flour: Use to make those doughnut-like pastry which is usually taken for breakfast over a cup of Milk tea.

Ugali: Kenyan staple food (a replacement for rice). Made from Maize.

Kasuku: Refined vegetable fat. The kenyans use this to cook in replacement of oil which is more expensive and less healthy.

Wimbi Porridge: Sourish porridge which is made out of millet (a type of brown grain). To be eaten with anything you like, such as sugar, milk, etc.