Baringo is the home to the Njemps fisherman who go about their traditional work in their amazing and unsinkable reed boats. Lake Bogoria itself occupies most of the reserve, which is really a spectacular sight, reflecting searing blue skies and the rose pink of Flamingo. It has significant ornithological interest with over 135 species of birds. Like Nakuru, the alkaline lake waters grow blue-green algae, which seasonally attract hundreds of thousands of Flamingo.
The surrounding bushed grasslands are home to a number of animals. The Reserve’s herd of rare Greater Kudu makes it unique and other game to view includes: buffalo, zebra, impala, dik-dik and many other small animals. The south shore has acacia-ficus woodland and the north is a papyrus swamp.