Lake Baringo is located north of Lake Bogoria in the eastern arm of the Rift Valley. It is – together with Lake Naivasha – the only freshwater lake in the area. All other lakes in the eastern arm of the Rift Valley are alkaline. Thus, it provides habitat for many species of fish, which in turn serve as food for a large number of birds. It is particularly exciting to watch the African fish eagle hunting. Other inhabitants are storks, ibises and kingfishers. The lake is home to numerous crocodiles and hippos.