This is a list of the largest lakes in Kenya. The list is based on the maximum length, width, surface area, water volume and depth of the respective lakes.
Here is a list of the largest lakes in Kenya.
1. Lake victoria
Lake Victoria is the second-largest freshwater lake in the world. It has a maximum length of 359 km, 337 km wide, a surface area of 59,947 square kilometres. The lake’s water volume is about 2,424 cubic kilometres. Lake Victoria is shared with Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.
2. Lake Turkana
Lake Turkana is the world’s largest permanent desert and alkaline lake. It is 290 kilometres long, with a maximum width of 32 kilometres. The lake’s maximum depth is 109 metres and its water volume is about 203.6 cubic kilometres.
3. Lake Naivasha
Lake Naivasha is one of the freshwater lakes in Kenya. It has a surface area of 139 square kilometres and a maximum depth of 30 metres. The lakes’s surface elevation is 1,884 metres.
4. Lake Baringo
Lake Baringo is one of the Kenyan Rift Valley Lakes. It has a surface area of 130 square kilometres and an elevation of 970 metres. It is a freshwater lake, and one of the two freshwater lakes in the Rift Valley.
5. Lake Nakuru
It is a soda lake located in the Rift Valley. It has an elevation of 1,745 metres, a surface area of 5 to 45 square kilometres and a maximum depth of 1.8 metres.
6. Lake Bogoria
Lake Bogoria is an alkaline lake that is 10 metres deep, 34 kilometres long, 3.5 kilometres wide and with a surface elevation of 990 metres. It has a drainage basin of 700 square kilometres.
7. Lake Elementaita
It is a soda lake located in the Great Rift Valley. The lake has a surface area of 18 square kilometres and a surface elevation of 1,670 metres.
8. Lake Magadi
Lake Magadi is a saline, alkaline lake that lies in the Kenyan Rift Valley. It is approximately 100 square kilometres in size. It is well known for extensive deposits of chert and wading birds.