Lake Naivasha National Park Overview

Lake Naivasha offers stunning views for enjoyment and relaxation before and after Kenya Safari Tours.

Highlights And Main Attractions Of Lake Naivasha

  • Far from one and a half hours drive from Nairobi, Lake Naivasha is a popular weekend destination for local city dwellers.

  • With 13 kilometres in length, Naivasha is backed by papyrus trees and is relatively shallow, at a depth of just five metres.

  • Lake Naivasha is largely dependant upon rainfall and its dimensional vary according to climatic changes. because of which the dimensions of the lake vary according to climate changes.

  • The lake is generally calmer during the morning whereas, afternoon winds often create higher waves.

  • Lake Naivasha is one of the Kenya Safari Destinations which is famous for the incredible variety of fish-eating birds

  • During Kenya Safari Tours, the birds like fish eagles, herons, kingfishers, ospreys and black crakes can be easily spotted. The mammals on the shore of lake emerge at daybreak to graze.

Lake Naivasha Quick Facts

  • Lake Naivasha is a freshwater lake which is only 5m deep with a 13 kilometres wide.

  • One of the most interesting Kenya safari facts is that the lake completely disappeared and dried up in the early 20 century.

  • Near the lake, colobus monkeys and large numbers of hippo can be found here.

  • The lake is generally calmer during the morning whereas, afternoon winds often create higher waves.

  • One of the most interesting Kenya Safari Facts is Lake Naivasha is favourite place of hippos because of cool water.

  • One of the Kenya Safari Destinations that offers birding and bird species like fish eagles, herons, kingfishers, ospreys and black cranes can be easily spotted.

Eco-System And Wildlife Of Lake Naivasha

Lake Naivasha is located just north of Hell’s Gate National Park, which is named after the two red-hued cliffs. This area is great to explore by foot across its savannah ecosystem and Hells Gate National Park provides hiking.

It is easy to spot buffalos, zebras, elands, impalas, waterbucks, hippos, cheetah, leopard and lion and more than 450 bird species.

The shores of Lake Naivasha are papyrus swamps, acacia woodlands, forests and unique geologic features which are remnants of volcanic areas.

Crater Lake Game Sanctuary surrounds from the western side of the lake by Kongoni, and also surrounds an idyllic volcanic crater lake. The steep crater rim of volcanic crater offers some excellent hiking. Lake Naivasha Accommodation Options

The accommodations of Lake Naivasha are Chui lodge, Loldia House, and Hippo’s Point and Dodo’s Tower.

Pros

  • Lake Naivasha is known as a world class birding destination.

  • Full of fish eating bird species.

  • Fresh Water Lake

  • Wonderful geological combination

  • Things To Do in Kenya Safaris in lake Naivasha are boating and birding

Cons

  • Less wildlife than other lakes of Kenya

  • Small dimensions

Want to Visit Lake Naivasha?

Lake Naivasha can be reached only 15 minutes through flight or a two-hour drive from Nairobi. January to February and July to October is the best time to visit this lake. To start a Kenya safari, you can go for Kenya Travel Guide to make your journey enjoyable

We hope this information will help you to make your safaris in Kenya most enjoyable and memorable.

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