Naivasha - Kenya
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 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).
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
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
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).
Mt Longonot National Park encloses a fairly young
dormant volcano and there is possibility to climb
it in less than one hour.
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
Splendid 360 panoramic view on Volcanoes and Escarpment
surrounding Lake Naivasha
Naivasha (Around the Lake and Places of Interest)
& George Adamson Museum
& 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.
& George Adamson Museum |
Island Wildlife Sanctuary
Island Wildlife Sanctuary;
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".
to Crescent Island |
Lake Game Sanctuary
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.
Crescent Island | Full
Rides On Lake Naivasha
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.
Rides on Lake Naivasha |
Gate National Park
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).
to Hell's Gate National Park |
Longonot National Park
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.
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
Longonot National Park | Full Details
Nakuru National Park
Nakuru National Park;
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.
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
Nakuru National Park -
: 177 km2
: 90 km from Nairobi
: 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)
Eburu (2,950 m - 9,678 feet) to the North
Range (4,265 m - 13,992 feet) to the East
Longonot (2,776 m - 9,107 feet) to the South
Mau escarpment (3,117 metres - 10,226
feet) to the West
& Reservations for Lake Naivasha Safari/ Trips
and Tours from Nairobi contact:
Office Tel: + 254 (0) 20 2437871
: 0721242711 (Safaricom) - Kenya