PINK PLUMAGE AND DRAMATIC GORGES
SOLIO – MUKUTAN GORGE – LAKE BOGORIA – SOLIO
SASAAB – MUKUTAN GORGE – LAKE BOGORIA – SASAAB
The lake is a haven for flamingos and is one of their major feeding and breeding sites.
Enjoy an early breakfast before departing from the lodge at 6:30 am.
Fly northwest to explore the remote Mukutan Gorge, a deep fault line that drops off into the Great Rift Valley. The landscape here is a labyrinth of rolling green hills and deep valleys filled with lush, unspoilt vegetation and wildlife. Fly low over palms, orchids, hot springs and towering waterfalls cascading into turquoise pools.
From here you will fly to Lake Bogoria – a stunning blue ribbon of mirror-like water fringed pink with the plumage of thousands of flamingos. After a brief touch down at the Bogoria National Reserve gate to pay park fees, glide over the glassy water, marvelling at the incredible diversity of birdlife, for which the lake is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The strongly alkaline and algae-rich waters can attract an itinerant population of up to two million lesser flamingos at a time. Seeing the sky streaked crimson with flamingo flight formations beside you is an incredible site. Also enjoy the perspective of seeing an array of birdlife from the ground, stopping for a beautifully scenic lakeside coffee and bite to eat.
As you take to the skies again, fly over bubbling pools and billowing clouds of steam on Bogoria’s western shores which are dotted with hot volcanic springs and geysers. Head back to the lodge in time to relax and reflect on your morning’s adventures before lunch.
A six-kilometre gleaming expanse of greenish-blue, streaked with the pink plumage of flamingos.
It is possible to enjoy the ‘Pink Plumage and Dramatic Gorges’ excursion from Sasaab. The route will differ due to the location of Sasaab.