Baringo County is located in the former Rift Valley Province of Kenya. It has a moderate climate with temperatures ranging from a minimum of 10 °C to a maximum of 35.0 °C in different parts. Rainfall varies from 1,000 to 1,500mm in the highlands to 600mm per annum in the lowlands.

The administrative capital of the county is Kabarnet Town. It is served by 4 local authorities; Municipal Council of Kabarnet, County Councils of Baringo and Koibatek, and Town Council of Eldama Ravine.

Economy of Baringo County

A major economic activity in Baringo County is the rearing of livestock. Fishing also takes part particularly in Lake Baringo where Catfish and Tilapia provides income for the people who live around the area. The lake is a major tourist attraction site and is home to wildlife such as hippopotamus, crocodiles and an abundant variety of fish and birds (More than 500 specifies) making the region an ornithologist’s paradise.

The nearby Lake Bogoria National Reserve is home at times to one of the world’s largest populations of lesser flamingoes. The shore of the lake is lined with spouting geysers, spurting steam and bubbling geothermal pools.

A number of hotels serve to accommodate the many visitors to the area. They offer excellent accommodation. Further investment in the hospitality sector could see a rise in the industry’s capacity.

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