Lake Elementaita & Otutu Hills Day Trip

Lake Elementaita & Otutu Hills Day Trip


Gatamaiyu Forest is a remnant of the Kereita Forest which is an extension of the Aberdares forest. It’s also the source of Nairobi River, an Important Bird Area for the birding lovers & a real ideal place for hiking and nature walks.
Activities: hiking, bird watching and a riverine walk

Optional: Binoculars and a camera.

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All about the Lake Elementaita & Otutu Hills Day Trip.

Lake Elementaita (derived from the Maasai word, muteita meaning “dust place”) is a beautiful soda lake
in the Great Rift Valley, located some 130 km from Nairobi, between Lake Nakuru and L. Naivasha. The
lake is Kenya’s latest Ramsar site having attained the status in 2005 and also another prestigious
UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2012. Standing at an altitude of 1775 – 1959 meters above sea level, this
unique soda lake fluctuates between 19 and 22km 2  which offer visitors the opportunity to walk very
close to the famed flamingos, pelicans and other water bird life. It is a sanctuary for over a dozen
threatened bird species and home to the highest bird diversities in the world
Otutu Hills (twins in Maa language) are among the many attractions around Lake Elementaita the gentle
gradient can be managed by any age group
Scenic landscape of the Sleeping Warrior hill, Soysambu Conservancy, Eburu Forest, Aberdares Ranges,
Birds (450 bird species recorded) and Elementaita hot springs