Welcome to Island Camp Resort, Lake Baringo. We hope your “getaway” stay with us will exceed your expectations and that you will join us again in the future.
We are pleased to offer you this information which we hope will give you a better background of us and our community makes your stay more comfortable in every way.
The Management. Perrie Hennessy, Bonnie Dunbar and Michael Beamish
KARIBU (“Welcome” in Swahili)
The lake is at the threshold of Northern Kenya and is an oasis in the arid plains. It is located at the narrowest part of the Great Rift Valley and is surrounded by the Tugen Hills volcanic range (El Gaylo) on the west and the Lakipia Escarpment. The lake was around 50 square miles in area until the early 2000’s until the dramatic increase in water sinc 2011; so much so, it is now estimated to be over 100 sq. miles. The lake is now well stocked with fish (with restocking by Omega Farms Ltd.), and attracts many Cormorants and Fish Eagles as well as other water birds. The Lake is also well populated with Crocodiles and Hippos.
Because of its long history, the camp has been the location for holidays for many local Kenyans (who learned to swim, water ski and fish in the lake) as well as an escape for many international tourists and celebrities.
Dining and Facilities
Island Camp has a dining room overlooking the lake. When the camp is full we serve a full BBQ poolside on Saturday nights or on other nights by request.
We serve a full breakfast, buffet lunches and plate service in the evenings. Island Camp is famous for its cold soups at lunch (avocado, gazpacho or leek and potato). Ample homemade bread roles are popular, especially to treat the birds and mongooses who join us for breakfast and lunch!
There is a main bar and a large pool bar. The pool bar is popular for afternoon gatherings, and many table games are available. The dart board is a favourite and horseshoes are a challenge. The pool bar also has a fantastic views of both sides of the Rift Valley including a fantastic “sundowner view.” There is also a high rock formation with a 360 degree view of the lake that is popular for “Sundowner drinks.”
A spa is available during high season weeks and one can enjoy a relaxing massage or manicure/pedicure with a lakefront view of Gibraltar.
There is a lake pontoon for those who wish to water ski or lounge while watching the water sport events.
Facts About Lake Baringo
Altitude: 1,000 m (3300)
Area: est. 120 sq. miles (as of August 2013).
Location: Baringo County
Wildlife: Crocodile, monitor lizard, hippo, giraffe, impala, ostrich, rock hyrax, dwarf mongoose, a large variety of reptiles, lungfish, tilapia, and catfish
Birds: More than 470 species
Prices are per night including 3 meals a day, drinks payable on BBX with either a prepaid tab or pay at the end of your stay.
10 Rooms Available
£500 BBX for a Twin/Double Deluxe
£710 BBX for Superior
The only exclusion dates would be 23rd Dec to 2nd Jan.
To find out more or book contact Matthew Wildeman on +44 (0) 3333 66 1024
Or Email: email@example.com