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Lake Naivasha - Kenya

(Lake Naivasha is approximately 90 Kilometers from Nairobi and 10 Kilometers from Naivasha town - District of Nakuru (Rift Valley Province). It is the second largest freshwater Lake in Kenya's Rift Valley)



Lake Naivasha, Kenya Lake Naivasha, Kenya

Lake Naivasha, Kenya Lake Naivasha, Kenya

Lake Naivasha, Kenya Lake Naivasha, Kenya

Lake Naivasha, Kenya

Lake Naivasha; Lake Naivasha, Kenya is a freshwater lake in Kenya, lying north west of Nairobi, outside the town of Naivasha. The lake is almost 13 Kilometers across, but its waters are shallow with an average depth of five metres.


Lake area varies greatly according to rainfall, with an average range between 114 and 991 sq km's. Lake Naivasha is approximately 90 Kilometers from Nairobi and 10 Kilometers from Naivasha town - District of Nakuru (Rift Valley Province).


Lake Naivasha is home to an incredible variety of bird species and there is a full effort to protect the wildlife although the lake suffered a lot in the past by tourism activities, flower industries and indigenous species (such as red swamp crayfish and the water hyacinth).


The impressive submerged rim of an emerged crater, thus forming the Crescent Island is the place to go. Hidden behind the volcanic scenery at the upper-part of the lake (Hippo pool), the Crater Lake Game Sanctuary is well worth exploring and Joy Adamson's House (Elsamere) and the Country Club are also attractive and very charming sites.


There is a large choice of accommodation along the "Moi South Road" which gives easy access around the lake and few very nice view points. In the south, the Hell's Gate National Park worth also a one-day visit. Further south, near the road going to Nairobi, rise the huge Mt Longonot (2 776 metres).


The Mt Longonot National Park encloses a fairly young dormant volcano and there is possibility to climb it in less than one hour.




Lake Naivasha Attractions & Highlights
* Water sport Activities
* Walk at Crescent Island
* Geothermal Power Station

* Unique Waterbird Viewing
* Upper Lake and Hippo Point
* Elsamere Conservation Centre

* Scenic landscape (Crater Lake and Volcanic Sceneries)

* Visit of Private Ranches and Farm in Hell's Gate corridor

* Possibility to go for Walk, Bike, Horse Riding and Hiking in Hell's Gate National Park
* Splendid 360 panoramic view on Volcanoes and Escarpment surrounding Lake Naivasha



Lake Naivasha (Around the Lake and Places of Interest)



Joy & George Adamson Museum

Joy & George Adamson Museum

Joy & George Adamson Museum; Joy & George Adamson Museum is located in the main house at the Lodge. Guests can go through historical collections of art, books, guns and personal items belonging to this world renowned couple. George was a Lion Conservationist while his wife Joy was an artist, author of world acclaimed books e.g. 'Born free' She is also known for the animals she cared for especially "Elsa" the Lioness. The Land-rover that George was driving when his life was cut short is parked at the park of the main house which is the Elsamere Lodge.

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Crescent Island Wildlife Sanctuary

Crescent Island Wildlife Sanctuary

Crescent Island Wildlife Sanctuary; Crescent Island Wildlife Sanctuary is a submerged rim of an immerged volcanic crater forming a bay which is the deepest point of Lake Naivasha. Crescent Island is a preserved sanctuary of wildlife where you will wander among tiny herds of mammals. A peaceful experience… Giraffe, antelope, gazelle, eland, zebra and lot of birds. Buffaloes are rare. The usual way to access the small island is by a boat Ride arranged by African Spice Safaris. There is also possibility to access it by road passing through the "Horse Riding Complex".
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Crater Lake Game Sanctuary

Crater Lake Game Sanctuary

Crater Lake Game Sanctuary; Crater Lake Game Sanctuary is located after the Kongoni village in Lake Naivasha. Crater Lake Game Sanctuary is a private sanctuary which includes lots of wildlife in its small forest sitting at the side of the Crater Lake volcano. Game Drives are done in the fenced area and guests can get refreshed at the Crater Lake Lodge located at the bottom of the crater. Crater Lake Game Sanctuary landscape is breathtaking as the small crater is soaked by a pink-bordered green-salted lake which is habitat for flamingos and other birds. And if you are courageous, there is a path going around the rim of the crater.
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Boat Rides on Lake Naivasha

Boat Rides On Lake Naivasha

Morning Boat Rides on Lake Naivasha are an ideal time to spot the many species of waterfowl and brilliantly colored kingfishers. The lake is home to the largest waterfowl population in Kenya. Elsamere Conservation Centre has also become famous for its resident troop of black and white colobus monkeys, which visit the centre regularly. Guests may easily view the troop from the lakeside lawn. Other frequent visitors to the centre are pod of hippopotami, which often graze on the lawn at night.

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Hell's Gate National Park

Hell's Gate National Park

Hell's Gate National Park; Hell's Gate National Park is a tiny Park located between Naivasha Lake, Mt. Longonot and Mt. Suswa volcanoes. Hell's Gate National Park provides a variety of wildlife, unusual flora and many species of birds and is one of the two only Kenyan Parks where climbing, walking and biking are allowed. Covered by ashes from the Longonot eruption which occurred 100 years ago, the Park is famous for its geothermal station, Lower Gorge and spectacular sceneries (cliffs, volcanoes, gorges, geothermal steam).

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Mount Longonot National Park

Mount Longonot National Park

Mount Longonot National Park; Mount Longonot National Park is formed around Mount Longonot, a young dormant volcano. Mount Longonot was created during the volcanic eruptions that formed the Great Rift Valley. Guests can travel to the rim of the crater or inside to the bottom. As you climb, you will pass herds of grazing wildlife or watch buffalo and other animals as they cross the crater floor.


Activities within Mount Longonot National Park include hiking, rock climbing, biking and observing birds and wildlife. Views of Lake Naivasha and the valley itself are not to be missed. Hot springs and steam seep through vents in the solid lava. Approximately 25 kilometers from Lake Naivasha


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Lake Nakuru National Park

Lake Nakuru National Park; Nakuru means "Dust or Dusty Place" in Masai language. Lake Nakuru National Park, close to Nakuru town, was established in 1961. Lake Nakuru National Park is world famous as the location of the greatest bird spectacle on earth - myriads of fuschia pink flamingoes whose numbers are legion, often more than a million maybe two.


They feed on the abundant algae, which thrives in the warm waters. Scientists reckon that the flamingo population at Lake Nakuru National Park consumes about 250,000 kilos of algae per hectare of surface area per year. There are two types of flamingo species: the Lesser flamingo can be distinguished by its deep red carmine bill and pink plumage unlike the greater, which has a bill with a black tip. Approximately 80 kilometers from Lake Naivasha


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Lake Naivasha Facts

Area : 177 km2

Altitude : 1,890 (6,200 feet)

Distance : 90 km from Nairobi

Historic : Opened in February 1984
Depth : 7-10 m (20-30 ft.) and 20 m (60 feet) in Crescent Island submerged crater
Localization : 10 km from Naivasha town - District of Nakuru (Rift Valley Province)

Lake Naivasha Scenery

Mount Eburu (2,950 m - 9,678 feet) to the North

Aberdare Range (4,265 m - 13,992 feet) to the East

Mount Longonot (2,776 m - 9,107 feet) to the South
Mau escarpment (3,117 metres - 10,226 feet) to the West



Booking & Reservations for Lake Naivasha Safari/ Trips and Tours from Nairobi contact:

Booking Office Tel: + 254 (0) 20 2437871

Mobile : 0721242711 (Safaricom) - Kenya

Email: info@africanspicesafaris.com






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