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Soro Hot Springs, Ol Kokwe Island

WorldBlue  In short

The largest island in Lake Baringo is Ol Kokwe – a summit of extinct volcano.

The last eruption of the volcano took place here in the last thousand years times. Volcanic heat still is felt here – there still are several geothermal areas. Especially active springs are located in the northeastern peninsula of the island, there are located boiling springs, mud pools, and fumaroles, some are depositing sulfur.

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GPS coordinates
0.6251 N 36.0835 E (possible mistake up to 900 m)
Location, address
Africa, Kenya, Rift Valley Province, Lake Baringo, north-eastern peninsula of Ol Kokwe Island near Soro
Thermal springs, Geysers (extinct?), Geothermal fields
Alternate names
Ol Kokwe Hot Springs

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WorldYellow In detail

Deeper in the ground the temperature of the water reaches 180°C, but at the surface, the temperature of the water is 81 – 96°C. There is found opaline silica which formed when these hot springs were still inundated by the lake water.

In 1902 here (above the lake level) existed springs which on a regular basis erupted – geysers. Over the last decades, geysers have not been observed here anymore.


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

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