A Section of Lake Nkunga
This Crater Lake is one of the most unique geographical landforms in Meru. The surface of the lake is covered by a mass of aquatic grass that gives an appearance of a nicely spread-out green floating mat, which in turn gives an aesthetic panorama of the entire lake.
Meru oral and traditional myths have it that the lake was the abode of a mystical seven headed dragon or snake like beast called “Nkunga” which could swallow whoever dared venture anywhere near the lake or its vicinity. Locally the lake was and is descriptively referred to as “iria ria Nkunga” meaning the lake of the dreaded beast.
Lake Thai Seen from a Distance inside Mount- Kenya Forest