Southernmost lake in the Kenyan Rift Valley & well known for its wading birds & flamingos.
Lake Magadi, south of Nairobi, is the most mineral-rich of the Rift Valley’s soda lakes. It is almost entirely covered by a thick encrustation of soda that supports small colonies of flamingos and gives the landscape a bizarre lunar appearance. It makes an exciting day trip from Nairobi, especially if you have your transport and enough time to spot wildlife en route.
The path to Magadi allows you to glimpse inside the lives of one of the more famed Kenyan tribes, the Maasai. Peppered along the route are Maasai Villages, not tourist mimicry but real people living real lives. The journey to Magadi is a chance to see Kenyan people still living the way their forefathers did. Life appears to have remained the same for centuries. Traditionally dressed villagers tend cows and babies, or in a nod to modern times, wait at the roadside for boda bodas to bring cartons of water.
Not surprisingly, Magadi is purely a company town, run by the unimaginatively named Magadi Soda Co, for factory staff and their families. Beyond the southern end of town, a causeway leads across the most visually dramatic part of this strange landscape to a viewpoint on the western shore.
Lake Magadi is well known for its wading birds, including flamingos and pelicans. Flamingoes are unique. They breed in extreme habitats and feed on various species of algae; thus, they thrive in waters with very high concentrations of salt.
Photos Taken in magadi
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magadi Highlights & Attractions
- Stop over At Olorgesailie Prehistoric Site
- Swimming within the members club pool .
- Visit the hot springs (This is a guided tour)
- Spot the flamingos (can be found along the southern part of the lake) .
- Take a bath in the hot spring medicinal waters and see the change!
- Visit the local Maasai community who live around the park and experience their authentic culture.
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