Lake Magadi Kenya
Lake Magadi which is a two hours drive directly from Nairobi by bus or private transport via Kiserian is the world's second largest source of sodium carbonate. The general landscape of the Soda Lake is stunning because of the wonderful colors of its soda water and its bird life. The lake changes color according to the changes in light. Nevertheless some parts have turned bright green due to the profuse number of algae.
Fresh water springs at the lakeshores and baths provide a natural spa for visitors. At the lakefs east shore lays Magadi Township which is home to Magadi Soda Factory that produces Soda ash that has a wide range of industrial use. Flamingos nest on elevated mud mounds around the lake safe from any potential predators because the sweltering hot plains prevent any potential predators reaching the alkaline lake. Fresh water springs at the lakeshore attract a host of other birds that come to drink and clean themselves. Furthermore, a single species of fish Cichlid called Alcolapia Grahami, have adapted the hot and alkaline waters of this lake basin.
Hotels and Lodges around Lake Magadi