Begin our safari from Nairobi in the morning, heading south towards the Ngong Hills. Lake Magadi is a saline, alkaline lake located in southern Kenya, known for its stunning natural beauty and unique ecosystem. You approach the lake from the eastern side via the Magadi town and past the Magadi Soda factory. We will enter the Lake Magadi reserve area and continue to the hot springs where you will stop for lunch and wadding in the springs. You may have an opportunity to meet the local Masai who use the lake daily for swimming.
Lake Magadi is an amazingly unique and serene destination for nature lovers, bird lovers, and adventure camping tourists. Lake Magadi is well known for its wading birds, including flamingos and Pelicans. Some wildlife is also found around the lake; this includes giraffes, antelopes, ostriches, zebras, wildebeests, hyenas, and a few lion families are only seen very early in the morning or at night when the temperatures are low. Elephants and buffalos can be seen at the conservancy to the south of the lake. During the dry season, the lake is mainly covered by soda (sodium carbonate).
A single species of fish, a cichlid Alcolapia grahami, inhabits the hot, highly alkaline waters of this lake basin and is commonly seen in some of the hot spring pools around the shoreline. Mid-afternoon we will start our safari back to Nairobi to relax and unwind the day’s experience.