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Lake Jipe, the mirror of Kilimanjaro

Spectacular water supply for thousands of animal

12-05-2020 di redazione

The Park of Lake Jipe, on the border between Kenya and Tanzania, but also accessible from the asphalt road that leads from you to Taveta, is a fantastic place where you can see dozens of animal species and many types of birds.
Lake Jipe is part of the Tsavo Ovest National Park, and has the characteristic of being shallow and having a surface of less than 30
square miles. It is fed mainly by the River Lumi, which flows directly from Kilimanjaro.
Other temporary streams that flow into the lake come down from the Pare Mountains.
On clear days Kilimanjaro appears imperious from the lake and is reflected in it, from which famous postcards of Africa.
A unique spectacle that deserves to be seen.
The abundance of fish in the water of the lake favours the presence of crocodiles and fishing and marsh birds such as black herons, storks, pelicans and ducks, which find an ideal habitat thanks to the high reeds and the little current.
Around the lake there is also the possibility to see hippos, elephants and ostriches.
Over 500 species of birds have been recorded in the lake park, including kestrels, buzzards, starlings, weavers, kingfishers, secretary birds.
The population is partly maasai and partly Tahita of bantu strain, are mainly fishermen dedicated to the tilapia trade and shepherds.

 

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