Although Lake Logipi may be situated in one of the most inhospitable places in Kenya, many intrepid travellers who have visited it have described it as purely unforgettable.

So essentially when you visit Lake Logipi you are collecting your own unforgettable memories of this beautiful water body whose barren shores are entirely enclosed by the Barrier volcanic complex, a group of young volcanic mountains which last erupted during the late 19th Century or early 20th Century.

Within the lake are 3 islands near the east shore. There is nothing much on the islands as they are all quite barren. At Cathedral Rock Island, however, you might catch some action as the saline hot springs on the lake discharge their hot water on it and on the lake’s northern shoreline.

One of the islands at Lake Logipi.

These hot springs help to maintain water in times of extreme aridity. During the rainy season, the lake is also recharged from the Suguta River which flows northward along the Suguta Valley, periodically forming a temporary lake, Lake Alablab, that unites with Lake Logipi.

A minor alkaline lake, Lake Logipi is turning out to be the next favourite destination for flamingos after Lake Nakuru and Lake Bogoria as hundreds of thousands of greater and lesser flamingos come to feed on the cyanobacteria and other plankton that are plentiful here.

Flamingos flying over Lake Logipi

The view from above is spectacular, to say the least. In fact, travellers flying above Lake Logipi on one of the chartered flights that ply here have reported seeing flamingos form various shapes.

There is one account of how a wildlife photographer, flying over Logipi with his girlfriend, saw the birds form the shape of a heart! He later said it inspired him to propose!

The lake’s 6 KM stretch provides for romantic, undisturbed walks. If that is not exciting or satisfying enough for you, you may opt instead to take a swim across the lake’s 3 KM width for extra fun! The lake has a maximum depth of 3 to 5 M.

In the evening, you could take in the spectacular scenery of efflorescent salt crusts that form on the bank of the lake due to the high concentration of sodium bicarbonate here. If you have time, you could also explore the Suguta Valley to the south of Lake Turkana about 48 KM.