3 days trip
290 km / 70% offroad
"Lake Magadi is a shimmering expanse of nothingness. It is a mirage like lake in a kaleidoscope of differently shaded browns, wobbling in a wave of heat", says the expat mummy.
It is southernmost lake in the Kenyan Rift Valley, lying in a catchment of faulted volcanic rocks, north of Tanzania's Lake Natron. During the dry season, it is 80% covered by soda and is well known for its wading birds, including flamingos.
Riding around Lake Magadi takes you up to the Nguruman Escarpment and the Shompole Settlement. It is a short action packed weekend.