Wednesday, September 29, 2010
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Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Nestled in the Great Rift Valley at less than 3000 ft altitude, Lake Baringo is surrounded by highlands reaching over 9000 ft. Great cumulus clouds, complete with lightning and occasionally hail, are created along the line of the escarpments where hot air rising from the deserts of the Rift meet cold moist air over the fertile highlands.
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Monday, September 20, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
The population of Fish Eagles resident at Baringo appears to have declined over the past three years or so,possibly a natural cyclic trend- possibly due to something more sinister in the environment. The good news is there are quite a few nesting pairs with chicks at the moment & the opinion is that numbers are on the rebound.
BTW- the lake level continues to rise & is currently only a few inches from levels only last seen in the '70's. El Nin'a is definitely having an effect in the Rift Valley.
Friday, September 10, 2010
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Thursday, September 9, 2010
We stayed at Baringo Island Camp on Ol Kokwe Island. Highly recommended (inexpensive too!). It's a bird photographers paradise & serene off-the-beaten-track getaway at 2800 ft altitude in the bottom of the Great Rift Valley.