Baringo County

Baringo County is one of the 47 Counties of Kenya. It is located in the former Rift Valley Province. Its headquarters and largest town is Kabarnet.

The county has a population of 555,561 (2009 census) and an area of 11,075.3 km2 (4,276.2 sq mi).

The County Governor is Benjamin Cheboi and is deputized by Engineer Mathew Tuitoek. The Senator is Gideon Moi while the County Women is Grace Kiptui.

The Major attraction sites are:

  1. Lake Bogoria and Kapedo hotsprings.
  2. Lake Baringo
  3. Lake Kamnarok
  4. Kabarnet National Museum and Kipsaraman Community Museum

Lake Bogoria Game Reserve is home to rare kudus, antelopes, zebras, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, mongoose, monkeys, baboons and jackals. At the shores of Lake Bogoria are more than two millions lesser flamingoes, 350 bird species.

Lake Baringo Snake Park has many snake species such as the Black Mamba, Puff Adder, Boomslang and Spitting Cobra, Monitor Lizards, Crocodiles and Tortoises.

The Major tourist hotels in the county are;

  1. Lake Bogoria Hotel and Spa Resort.
  2. Kabarnet Hotel, Kabarnet
  3. Sinkoro Hotel Ltd, Kabarnet
  4. Soi Safari lodge
  5. Sportsline Hotel, Kabarnet
  6. Taidy’s Restaurant, Eldama Ravine


Kabarnet town hosts a number of university campuses including those of Mount Kenya University and Egerton University.


The largest and best public hospital in the county is the Kabarnet County Referral Hospital.