Altitude: 1340 m.a.m.s.l.
The second largest of three crater lakes in marsabit national park
, or more accurately maar
It is inside 'Gof Sokorte Guda', which is said to be a local Boran word for 'Big sweet water crater'2
It was dubbed 'paradise' by american adventurers Martin and Osa Johnson
Not far from here is a smaller but similar lake, inside 'Gof Sokorte Dika' or 'Small sweet water crater' — a popular hangout for elephants.
Together, the two are some of the best places to spot animals, as the rest of the park is covered in dense forest.
The area around it highly affected by climate, being a lush green during the rains and golden during the drier times.
What to do there
Camping, hiking, game viewing, bird watching, picnics, game drives — 4x4 territory as it is wet for most of the year.
Animals you may see here include elephants — some of whom are large tusked, buffalo, giraffe, rhinos, Grevy's zebra, and a large number of water birds.
ranger's escort may be required for some of the activities such as camping and hiking.Best time to visit
Any time of the year.