Lake Begoria and Baringo
Lake Baringo is at its highest level since 1964, resulting in widespread flooding. This means...See more
Lake Baringo is at its highest level since 1964, resulting in widespread flooding. This means the hippos are going further inland to find food. The flood water came right up to our room at the hotel. We couldn't stay at Roberts Camp as our cottage was under 5 feet of water. It meant a great night of hippo watching out of the window of the hotel, but they used the gap between us and the next room as a pathway. It was quite scary going to the restaurant in the evening. It has dramatically changed the scenery since we went there last year. On the second morning we saw a large crocodile just feet from our room as the water level had raised again. You can see how close the tents and buildings are in some of the hippo photos. Just after we left we heard there was a landslide which buried 14 villages. This is a disaster for the area. Tourism is suffering as accommodation is flooded, and the local people are losing their villages. They also can't get to the beehives in the trees in the flooded area, and selling honey is their main source of income.