Koibobei Hot Springs and Geysers

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There are more than 10 active geysers around Lake Bogoria. One of the largest geysers here is Koibobei Geyser reaching up to 4.6 m high.

This geyser is located in a larger group of hot springs. In this group are located two more geysers which are less impressive – 0.3 – 0.7 m high.

Koibobei Geyser is active only when its vent is exposed. This geyser is located close to the lake and when the level of lake rises, it is inundated and does not "work" anymore.

Koibobei geysers have not formed sinter or travertine around them.

Koibobei Hot Springs and Geysers are included in the following list:

Geysers of Africa
Geysers of Africa

References

  1. T. Scott Bryan, The Geysers of Yellowstone, fourth edition. 2008. Boulder.

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Koibobei Hot Springs and Geysers 0.195844, 36.123583 Koibobei Hot Springs and Geysers

Coordinates: 0.1958 N 36.1230 E
Categories:
Values: Geology, Visual
Rank: 5
Address: Africa, Kenya, Rift Valley Province, southern bank of Lake Bogoria
Alternate names: Kwaipopei Geysers, Kwaibeipai Geysers, Kobobei Geysers

Wonders of Kenya

Mount Kenya, Kenya
Mount Kenya / , / CC BY-SA 2.0

Kenya has very diverse natural and cultural heritage with some truly unique monuments. Among the highlights of the country should be mentioned remnants of the very first humans, the exciting “islands” of biodiversity – remnants of ancient tropical rainforests on isolated mountain ranges and the old coastal cities and villages,

Geysers

Lake Bogoria, geyser and flamingos
Lake Bogoria, geyser and flamingos / , Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0

Hasty hydrogeologist would say: geysers are thermodynamically and hydrodynamically unstable hot springs. “Normal” people would say – geysers are hot springs which at more or less regular intervals shoot up a fountain of boiling water and steam. Sometimes these fountains are even 100 m tall… or even 450 m!

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