Lake Naivasha, Rift Valley Province

#4 of 17 in Nature in Rift Valley Province
Enjoy the cool air and vast expanse of water at Lake Naivasha, a large freshwater lake surrounded by greenery and trickling out of the Njorowa Gorge. At 1,890 m (6,200 ft) above sea level, the lake stands at the highest point of the Kenyan Rift. A combination of volcanic rock and later sedimentary deposits, it supports a variety of wildlife, including a large presence of hippos and bearded vultures. Long-tailed and great cormorants, kingfishers, and pelicans gather to feed on carp, black bass, crayfish, and a variety of other fish species. Put Lake Naivasha into our Rift Valley Province driving holiday planning website and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • We were here six years ago. I specifically asked our travel agent to book this stop but I was very disappointed. It has changed so much in six years. No longer the quiet idyllic spot. We recalled gira...  more »
  • A lake inhabited by many wild birds. There are many herbivorous animals around Crescent Island, and you can enjoy boat safaris. A place where you can observe grazing animals and wild birds.
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  • Lake ride in the boat is always good. It's an hour well spent. Till now have not got boared.
  • Fabulous because we had a boat tour which finished with a walking Safari. There are no predators so it was safe for us to walk around in the bush and get close to the animals.
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