Lake Oloiden is a small lake in Naivasha located close to but separate from Lake Naivasha. Sometimes this lake is also called Lake Oloidien. Scientists believe that Lake Oloiden was formed as result of tectonic rising in what was originally Lake Naivasha, leading to separation by land of the two lakes. The locals say the lake just appeared mysteriously when some hills started growing out of the water, cutting off Lake Oloiden completely from the main Lake Naivasha. The lake is surrounded by various activities and venues including camping sites, local hotels, market grounds and of course the Lake Naivasha National park.
Long ago, it is believed that this lake used to be connected to Lake Naivasha perhaps 50 years ago or so but has now become separated. Because it is separate, its salinity can be greater than Lake Naivasha and as such, it has its own flamingo flocks and hippos which can be quite numerous. Image source: oloidencamp.com. Mother Nature continues to be one of the strongest forces in the earth. And as travellers and lovers of all things nature, we are always happy to stumble upon natural miracles. Lake Oloiden is a perfect example of phenomena that have both locals and scientists mesmerized by its mere existence. Here is everything you need to know about this magic lake.
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