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Lake Magadi Anyone?

Hosted by the Consul of the Nairobi Foodie Group
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Took place 1 month ago
Sat 30 Mar 06:30 - 17:00

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Lake Magadi soda ash

The Madagi Soda Company manufactures soda ash at Magadi town. It is the largest manufacturer of soda ash in Africa. The company was founded in Protected content mines trona ((a naturally occurring mineral that contains sodium carbonate compounds)from lake Magadi. The lake has one of the purest surface deposits of trona, which is converted to soda ash. This is then transported by rail to Mombasa for onward shipping.

The Lake
Deep in the heart of Southern Kenya’s Maasai land is the unearthly Lake Magadi. This Protected content km soda lake is completely surrounded by vast natural salt flats. These sweltering hot plains prevent any animals reaching the alkaline lake at its centre.
For this reason, thousands of flamingo descend on the lake each year to nest on elevated mud mounds at the lake’s edge safe from any potential predators.
Freshwater springs at the Lake’s shore attract a host of other birds.

A journey to Magadi is entering another world. The baking salt plains stretch into horizons of shimmering heat haze, while the shallow lake heaves with the pink waves of nesting flamingo. The otherworldly atmosphere is compounded by the intense heat and the isolation.

The Hotsprings
A scenic drive through Shompole conservancy will take us to Magadi hotsprings. A lot of flamingoes are found along the way. At the hotsprings, we will try a hot bath in what is believed to be therapeutic water. This is quite an experience!

Activities
Visit lake Magadi soda, visit the Lake, visit hotsprings and have a dip, a short hike

Cost:
5,500 Citizens and Residents
5,500 plus $10 Non Residents

The cost include:
* Transport to and from
* Conservancy fee
* Buffet Lunch
* Guide Fee

The cost is exclusive of:
• Tips and Gratuity
• Insurance

What to bring:
• Extra drinking water
• Light Clothing
• Sun screen, sunglasses, and hat
• Comfortable walking shoes
• Camera to capture the Moment
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