Lake Navisha National Park

Lake Navisha National Park



Lake Naivasha is an excellent freshwater lake, bordered by thick papyrus. It is 13m long with a shallow lake basin and an average depth of 6m. Evening winds and storms can make the Lake turn very rough, hence its name which derives from the Masai ‘Nai'posha’ which means ‘rough water’. A significant part of the lake is surrounded by woods of yellow yelped Acacia, Xanthophlea, known as the yellow fever tree. These woods teem with birdlife, and Naivasha is known as a world class venue for bird enthusiasts. The waters of the lake draw an incredible array of animals; Giraffes meander among the acacia, Buffalo flounder in the marshes and Colobus monkeys call from the treetops while the Lakes extensive hippo population rests in the shallows. The area around the Lake is well worth investigating. There are two smaller lakes adjacent, Oloidien, and Sonachi, a splendid green crater lake. Hell's Gate National Park lies next to the lake. This Park was named for its pair of huge red tinged bluffs, steam vents and foaming springs. Strolling in the Park is allowed, making it perfect for climbing, biking, and rock climbing.

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Lake Navisha National Park

Getting There

Naivasha is easily accessible by roadways. You can take a car from Nairobi to Naivasha which is 90 km and takes around 2-3 hours. You can also drive from Nakuru to Naivasha

Lake Navisha National Park


Kenya attracts plenty of repeat visitors. The main reason for this is the unpredictability of its game reserves (no two days on safari are ever alike) and its immense variety

Lake Navisha National Park


With a long history of musical and artistic expression, Kenya enjoys a rich tradition of oral and written literature, including many fables that speak to the virtues of determination and

Lake Navisha National Park

When To Go

The best time to visit Naivasha is the long dry season..

Lake Navisha National Park

What To See (Wildlife)

The views of the magnificent Lake Naivasha – the only fresh water lake in the Rift Valley. You can spot hippos, olive baboons and Kirk’s dik-diks. It is also great for bird watching, especially

Lake Navisha National Park

Activities / What To Do

At Naivasha National Park you can do array of activities such as:

  • Walking Safari
  • Boat Safari
  • Hiking
Lake Navisha National Park

Weather & Climate

In general, the warmest period in Kenya is from February to March, while the coolest is from July to August, although the seasonal variations in temperature are small. Both temperature

Lake Navisha National Park

Health & Safety

Health in Kenya. ... The leading cause of mortality in kenya in the year 2016 included diarrhoea diseases 18.5%, HIV/AIDs 15.56%, lower respiratory infections 8.62%, tuberculosis 3.69%,

Lake Navisha National Park

Travel Tips

Endless plains of grass, ancient tribal warriors, and teeming with wildlife. It’s the Africa of your dreams. If you have been considering traveling to Africa for the first time Kenya

Lake Navisha National Park


The Kenyan Shillings is the currency in Kenya and is currently valued at 100:1 with the US Dollar. USD newer than 2006 is widely accepted at many establishments around the country. We also

Lake Navisha National Park

Foods & Guides

Kenya might not be a big name on the global culinary map but it certainly has its fair share of dishes worth trying. The main staple in the Kenyan diet is ugali, a grainy paste made

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