Lake Bogoria National Reserve has abundant birdlife with 135 species of bird having been recorded. The reserve is a conservation area for the shy Greater Kudu. Other large mammals include buffalo, zebra, cheetah, baboon, warthog, caracal, spotted hyena, impala and dik dik. Facilities for tourists include the park lodge, three public campsites and one privately operated campsite. Visitors may also bathe in the hot springs, which form a natural spa. Being saline and alkaline, Lake Bogoria hosts one of the world’s largest populations of Lesser Flamingos numbering four million at times. It is famous for geysers and hot springs which are located along the western shore and erupt at intervals of approximately three minutes sending boiling water and steam up to 5m high. The local people believe that the water has healing powers and that inhaling the vapors cleanses the internal organs and leaves the outer skin smoother/healthier.