Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Continuing my Tour on Lake Baringo

In my last photo tour of my trip to Lake Baringo Kenya, I shared some photos of the interior of  Soi Safari Lodge where I stayed and some of the outside areas too.

Today I am going to share more scenes from the waterfront.

The beautiful scene from Soi Safari Lodge.
While I was on the boat tour I snapped many photos.

As we make our way out onto Lake Baringo, I snap a photo of the beautiful Soi Safari Lodge

Fishermen are transporting cattle to market. They are from the island so can't drive into town.
I am not a birder per se.  But I do like birds a lot. I was pleasantly surprised to capture a few of them in my photos while I was busy snapping photos of the beautiful environment all around me.

Birds nest in the trees on the water. I think there is a bird in the tree too.

I've read that there are over 500 bird species in and around the lake. Can you imagine?!

This is a birder's paradise and perhaps some day I will be able to spend time just to specifically for birds on a tour of the area.

 As it is I was happy for the bird photos I was able to capture in my short time on the water.

Little Egret

Pied Kingfisher
I'm not one hundred percent sure but I think the bird in the photo above and below is an African Darter.

The fishermen will throw a fish to an eagle so tourists can capture a photo.

The eagle wasn't cooperating because it had eaten several times that day already with other tours. Sylvester shows me his guide book so I could see what the eagle looks like.

These boats are made out of a very lightweight wood (almost like cork) that floats very well.

A close up of the wood from which the boat is made.

These buildings along the waterfront are almost hidden by the lush vegetation.

  Boats of all kinds are on shore.

 Fishermen's boats and the blue boats are probably local men hoping for tourists.

Nearing the hotel shoreline.
You can see the unique roof line of Soi Safari Lodge. Other buildings are of the small town.
There are more tourists from the lodge waiting for the boat to take them on the water.

 I hope you enjoyed the tour. 

I also hope some day you can take a trip to this beautiful area of the world.

Lake Baringo, Kenya

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Linda said...

Your photos are gorgeous. This place looks so calming...relaxed and laid back. I love nature and I could see myself enjoying time here. Thank you so much for sharing.

Margaret Birding For Pleasure said...

Fantastic captures. Yes that bird is n African Darter. Remember me about my time in Malawi last year which I am still posting about!

John's Island said...

Hi Joyful, Loved all the photos in this post. I've seen parts of 3 of the 7 continents of the world. Africa is one of the 4 I haven't seen and your photos and descriptions are pushing it up to the top of that list "want to see". Those boats are pretty amazing ... I don't see how they stay afloat. :-) Enjoyed the bird photos ... yes, it would be a great destination for birders. I wonder if you keep a "life list" of birds you've seen? If so, you probably added a lot during your time in Africa. Thanks for the tour! John

Stephanie said...

Beautiful pictures, my friend. Seeing them reminded me of my time in Benin, West Africa. It was such a joy to visit the people there and see so many different things :)

Thanks for sharing with us. Hugs to you!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots of the place from nature.

Mereknits said...

It is such an amazing place. Than you for taking us along on this adventure.

Anonymous said...

Such amazing beauty! I really like those smart boats.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful lake and scenery! Isn't it exciting to spot all those different birds!? Thanks for sharing.

ak_ut said...

amazing, thanks for taking around :-)

eileeninmd said...

Wow, awesome post and photos.. I love the egrets and the first scene from the lodge.. Thanks for sharing, have a happy weekend!

Amy said...

wow awesome photos! scenery we definitely don't see her. thanks for your comment at my blog too :-)

Amy said...

wow awesome photos! scenery we definitely don't see her. thanks for your comment at my blog too :-)

psychelyn said...

Another beautiful trip. What a great opportunity it is to be able see such amount of birds in natural habitat. The boat looks very differrent fom the boats I know. That kind of wood is interesting, I 've never seen before.

fredamans said...

It's amazing how a tree that small can hold a nest that size! Impressive!
Lovely photos!

Jan said...

Such an interesting post and photographs Penny. I like the one of the fishermen in their boat taken from a distance.

Carver said...

Great sequence of shots from an interesting journey.

jabbott said...

What an amazing place to visit x

Jo said...

Beautiful, thanks for sharing "our" stunning Kenya! xxx

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