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"For the Birds"
Located close to Kendu Bay town, Lake Simbi is a tiny Crater Lake measuring about one kilometre in radius. Both Lake Simbi and adjacent Odango sites support a substantial bird population that includes flamingos, little grebes, little egrets and Egyptian geese, making it a haven for bird watchers.
- L. Simbi is a small alkaline crater lake of volcanic origin with no known inlet and outlet
- Population:250,000 with the basin having 325 individual.
- Soil: Volcanic alluvial, clay and black cotton
- Vegetation: Acacia-balanties-combretum-striga weed
- Birdlife: Flamingoes, little grebe, little egret, Egyptian goose
- Land use: Agriculture
- Due to its high alkalinity the lake is not used for drinking and has no fish.
- Natural medicine as the water treats skin diseases.
- Mining of salt by the locals from the lake.
- Provides opportunity for recreation activities.
- Personal well being and the water is used by a local church as source of blessing and it is believed to have supernatural powers.
- Provide education for the local community due to the story of the lake origin
- Bird watching as the lake is known for bird life.