WHAT IS THERE TO SEE?
The banks of this large (139 square kilometre) freshwater lake are a beautiful oasis full of wildlife: giraffes, waterbucks, zebras, buffalos, crocodiles, and especially a lot of hippos! Bird lovers will also find plenty here. Lake Naivasha or nearby Lake Oloiden are perfect for a floating boat safari in the scorching sun. PS: don’t forget your sunscreen!
WHERE TO REST AT LAKE NAIVASHA?
Around Lake Naivasha, you have beautiful accommodations with views over the lake or the Great Rift Valley. There are more than enough possibilities in this area! By choosing a cottage over Lake Naivasha, you automatically get a front-row seat to see hippos in the lake. So be careful not to get too close: they may look cute and chubby, but have rock-solid jaws!
WHAT ELSE DOES THE LAKE NAIVASHA AREA HAVE TO OFFER?
A visit to Lake Naivasha can be combined with lunch or an overnight stay at Elsamere. This is where the story of George and Joy Adams took place. A colonial couple who adopted a lion: Elsa. The film Born Free (1966) is based on this (book) story. If you have some time left, make sure you visit nearby Hells Gate Park and go on a bike safari, hike through the canyons or climb one of the rocks, and admire the park from a bird’s eye view.