Kenya Lake System


The World Heritage Committee inscribed Kenya’s Lake Systems of Lake Bogoria, Lake Nakuru and Lake Elementaita on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2001

It comprises three inter-linked relatively shallow lakes in the Rift Valley Province of Kenya and covers a total area of 32,034 hectares.

The Lake System is home to 13 globally threatened bird species and some of the highest bird diversities in the world.

It is the single most important foraging site for the lesser flamingo anywhere, and a major nesting and breeding ground for great white pelicans.

Visitors to these great lakes in Kenya can also find sizeable mammal populations, including black and white rhino, Rothschild’s giraffe, greater kudu, lion, cheetah and wild dogs and is valuable for the study of ecological processes of major importance.

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