As we said in our first post of January, one of the wellness African Trend 2016 is “hot springs”. Parts of East of Africa are known as regions of intense geothermal activity, thanks to the geological turmoil beneath the Great Rift Valley. As a result, countries like Kenya or Ethiopia are dotted with numerous hot springs, which have become a big tourist draw.
Hot springs in kenya are geothermal treasures offering their invigorating waters to visitors, unfortunately, few people take the time to visit them. Most of the hot springs in kenya were formed by ancient volcanic activity and the surrounding landscape is incredible. Since the springs are usually located a bit off the beaten path, you see areas that won’t normally be covered on a typical journey. However, some of which are associated with spas and hotels. Thanks to AFKInsider.com, let’s discover 5 of the best hot springs in Kenya.
5 amazing hot springs in Kenya.
- Lake Bogoria.
Lake Bogoria actually has more than 200 hot springs around it, and is the most famous of all the hot springs regions in Kenya. Some of the springs are in the lake itself, while others are close to it. The temperature of the water hovers around 37 degrees Celsius (98F).
- Loburu Hot Springs.
Loburu sits in one of Kenya’s largest geothermal areas, near Lake Bogoria. There are 32 separate springs, three of which have continuous geysers, earning them the name “perpetual spouters.” Tourists can take excursions to the lake to enjoy this scenic marvel.
- Chemurkeu Hot Springs.
Also part of Lake Bogoria, this is a group of approximately 40 hot springs. Like most of the other natural areas nearby, the vegetation is one of the attractions. Some of the geysers here are covered in crystals of aragonite that grow several centimeters long.
- Lake Magadi.
This alkaline saline lake is located in the Kenyan Rift Valley, which is known for its volcanic features and hot springs. Visitors can go on a one-day expedition of Magadi to explore the fascinating sand flats, swim in the hot springs, and try bird watching. The Lake is in Maasai country, which provides a perfect opportunity to learn about the culture of the people.
- Lake Turkana.
Also located in the Kenyan Rift Valley, this salt lake is the world’s largest permanent desert lake, and by volume, the fourth-largest salt lake in the world. The area has many fossils and is regarded as the cradle of humanity, resulting in expeditions there every year. There are numerous hot springs dotted around its fringes.