Lake Logipi

Lake Logipi is in the northern Kenya Rift, Turkana County, and 387 km from Nairobi. It is part of the Kenya Rift valley Lakes (Lake Nakuru, Lake Naivasha, Lake Baringo, Lake Magadi, Lake Bogoria, Lake Elementaita and Lake Turkana).

The lake lies at the north end of the Suguta Valley/Suguta Mud Flats (an arid part of the Kenya Rift Valley) and is separated from Lake Turkana by the Barrier Volcanic Complex. The Barrier Volcanic Complex is an active shield volcano, a group of young volcanoes that are assumed to have last erupted during the late 19th Century or early 20th Century.

The lake is saline and alkaline and is fed by saline hot springs-which are the primary inflows- which discharge on the northern shoreline of the Lake and at cathedral rocks near its southern limit. They are perennial and maintain the water levels at the time of extreme aridity. During the rainy seasons, another source of water emerges from the season Suguta River which flows northward along the Suguta Valley forming a temporary lake, Lake Alablab, which joins with Lake Logipi.

Lake Logipi is 6 km wide by 3 km long and it depth varies from 3-5 m.

Although this lake lies in one of the most inhospitable areas, this water body is quite beautiful and scenic. Near the east shores of the lake lie 3 barren islands. It is also home to a huge population of lesser and greater flamingos (at times) that come to feed on the abundant cyanobacteria and other plankton.

Aerial view of the lake is quite stunning and will be a great opportunity for wildlife photographers.

Tourist Attraction sites close to Lake Logipi

  • Suguta Valley or Suguta Mud Flats which an arid part south of Lake Turkana, 48 km away
  • The Temporary Lake Alablab
  • Suguta River which is a seasonal river which forms to the Suguta Valley forming the temporary Lake Alablab

Things to do in Lake Logipi

  • Nature walks-it is quite scenic and you can also enjoy the stunning scenery of the efflorescent salt crusts present around the lake margins
  • Photography
  • Bird watching-huge populations of flamingos at times

Lake Logipi weather & Climate

It is hot and very dry here with little rainfall.

When to Visit

You can visit all year round and remember to carry some sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat. Lake Logipi is visited as part of the main safari.

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