The last time I visited Lake Magadi was some years ago-maybe 2 centuries back when I was in Primary school on one of the school trips. I can barely remember that day, not even the road that led to Magadi, though what I can remember well is we were ferried there by 2 KBS buses and this was the most exciting thing since it was a school trip out of Nairobi.
This time round I went to Lake Magadi courtesy of Versatile Adventures on one of their editions of #PhotographyInTheWild. The interesting thing about this adventure, unique to the others I usually do, is that it was sort of an outdoor classroom on photography – now these are the things that excite my soul.
And as any other outdoor trip, I carried my ever available bag full of fun and adventure and whenever I leave this behind I might as well not even wake up and leave the house.
We had an interesting guide-Benjamin who did a good job giving us the history and current happenings at the lake.
We got to do some awesome shoots and captured some beautiful images during the day in various locations around the Lake Magadi area.
It was interesting to refresh my memory on the Geography classes that I often sat asking myself how they would help my life in future- and here it now played well.
I enjoyed quite some time with the lovely birds of this lake, oblivious of how we needed to get their beauty.
The good thing about this trip was that most of those who came were also photographers so for once I was not the one behind the lens- such a relief from some of my trips where I never get to have some of the photos taken of me.
I got to meet awesome people with such an adventurous spirit and this made the day worth the while.
Another treat is we got to see the Masai folk that live around the lake and it was an awesome experience interacting with them and though sometimes we could not understand each other it was quite something seeing some of their works and cultural items that they had on display. Beautiful people I must say.
As usual I end my day chasing after beautiful sunsets and managed to capture some awesome skies.
Some more pics that I was able to capture on this day…..
There are quite a lot of activities to do around Lake Magadi and a day would not be enough to go through all of them. You can visit the Olorgesailie pre-historical, swim in the hot springs, have the best sceneries of Nguruman and Loita hills and maybe even have short hike. If you intend to spend the night you can do so at the Lake Magadi tented camp or even come with your own camping equipment.