Lake Magadi Kenya Safari : Lake Magadi is situated in the southwestern Nairobi and it is a tourism safari destination, the lake is popular for its soda ash. Lake Magadi is such amazing and offers the most stunning features that one should not miss out on a Kenya Safari because it is a wonderful lake full the most awesome characteristics, the lake has got the most unique stunning views of the landscape in that for everyone who would wish to carry out photography, filmmaking from there. Lake Magadi is a scenic pink caustic lake, populated with the flamingos but dominated by the large industrial soda extraction plant, the lake is completely surrounded by the vast natural salt flats.
Lake Magadi is blessed with hot springs that are entirely natural, they are not swimming pool style springs like those of Naivasha, the hot springs are set in the eastern and the northern end, as these attract various tourists from both the country and outside the country, that is the ones situated at the northern have got ninety stages warmth so the water can be having too much temperatures for your note you should even risk by putting your finger in that water, while the southern sprigs are good cooler than the northern springs.
There is a single of fish, a cichlid Acolapia grahami, that inhabits the hot spring, highly alkaline waters of this lake basin and is commonly seen in some of the hot spring pools around the shoreline, where the water temperature is less than 450 C. There are some local women who take their crafts and sell them from the springs, on a safari do not forget to bring some money and support the ladies by buying some of the crafts.
Lake Magadi is a Kenya wildlife safari in that it is known for its unique system that makes it a great ecosystem, the lake attracts a variety of wildlife that stay near the water for cooling them, due to the fact that Lake Magadi has got the most favorable climatic conditions it favors a variety of the species to stay along the shores of the lake like the zebras, antelopes at a certain stage of your journey so the travelers do a variety of activities that includes the game drives, hot springs bath, trekking and hiking-landscape viewing, star gazing, bird watching, cultural Maasai Boma visit, that makes Lake Magadi the most awesome destination because of various activities. On a safari to Kenya the travelers can decide to visit Lake Magadi destinations because of its various creatures it has and the ones surrounding it. During the dry season it is 80% covered by the soda and is well known for its wading bird species including the flamingos, pelicans.
Lake Magadi was formed due to the volcanic activity and high precipitation in the Great Rift Valley region, the soda lakes. For example like Lake Magadi, Lake Natron, Lake Nakuru and other smaller alkaline lakes are specialized homes for the flamingos including the threatened Lesser Flamingos. Lake Magadi is such an amazing unique and it has serene destination for the nature lovers, bird lovers and adventure camping safari, endowed with a wide variety of bird species, the lake’s spectacular geographical landscape to the northern part serves as the main safari attraction to the most of the visitors in the area.
Where to stay at Lake Magadi.
Lake Magadi has got Lake Magadi Sports Club that has basic rooms, it looks gorgeous. It is a tented camp and each tent comes with air a conditioning, a double bed with fresh white bed sheets and during the night there can be fire that can be lifted overlooking the lake to enjoy a true safari wild nature camping experience, the cost per the tent approximately is Ksh 800 per night. The camp offers a breathtaking scenery at sunset with the shadow of the Ngurumani escarpment and the sun rays reflecting the water surface, also the mining dredges on the lake form an amazing sight at night with the lighting of the waterlines to the factory.
How to get to Lake Magadi.
Here you take Magadi road from the junction Bomas of Kenya and galleria towards Rongai and Kiserian, then proceed for about 3 hours 87km from Kiserian along the road, by using the matatu or private transport, at the checkpoint the guides will direct you to Lake Magadi.