Lake Naivasha

Lake Naivasha is a freshwater lake located in the Great Rift Valley of Kenya, approximately 90 kilometers northwest of Nairobi. It is a popular tourist destination in Kenya, known for its beautiful scenery, diverse wildlife, and abundant birdlife.

Lake Naivasha
Lake Naivasha

One of the main attractions of Lake Naivasha is the opportunity to take a boat ride on the lake. During the boat ride. Visitors can enjoy stunning views of the lake and its surrounding landscapes. As well as spot hippos and various species of birds.

The lake is also home to several wildlife conservancies and game reserves, such as the Hell’s Gate National Park and the Crater Lake Game Sanctuary. These areas offer visitors the chance to see a wide variety of wildlife, including giraffes, buffalos, zebras, and various species of antelope.

How to get there

  1. By Road: You can reach Lake Naivasha by road from Nairobi. The drive takes approximately 2 hours, depending on traffic. There are public buses and matatus (shared taxis) that operate between Nairobi and Naivasha.
  2. By Private Car: You can also hire a private car or taxi from Nairobi to Naivasha. This is a more convenient option, especially if you’re traveling with a group or carrying luggage.
  3. By Air: If you’re short on time or prefer to avoid the road trip, you can take a domestic flight from Nairobi’s Wilson Airport to Naivasha’s airstrip. The flight takes about 30 minutes.
  4. By Tour Operator: Many tour operators in Nairobi offer day trips and overnight stays in Naivasha. This is a convenient option, especially if you’re new to the area and would like a guide.
  5. Boat Safaris – Take a boat safari on the lake and spot a variety of wildlife, including hippos, crocodiles, and an array of bird species, such as pelicans, kingfishers, and cormorants.


  1. Boat Safaris – Take a boat safari on the lake and spot a variety of wildlife, including hippos, crocodiles, and an array of bird species, such as pelicans, kingfishers, and cormorants.
  2. Crescent Island Game Sanctuary – Take a walk or bike ride around the island and see wildlife up close, such as giraffes, zebras, and wildebeests.
  3. Hell’s Gate National Park – Enjoy hiking, rock climbing, and cycling in the scenic park, which is also home to wildlife, including baboons and hyenas.
  4. Crater Lake Game Sanctuary – Visit this beautiful park and enjoy walking around the crater, where you can spot wildlife like zebras, gazelles, and giraffes.
  5. Bird Watching – Lake Naivasha is home to over 400 species of birds, including African fish eagles, herons, and the endangered great crested grebe.
  6. Fishing – Fishing for tilapia and other fish is a popular activity on the lake.
  7. Lake Oloiden – Visit the nearby lake, which is known for its pink flamingos and stunning scenery.
  8. Mount Longonot – Climb the dormant volcano and enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding area.
  9. Elsamere Conservation Centre – Learn about wildlife conservation efforts and the history of the area at this conservation center.
  10. Geothermal Spa – Relax and rejuvenate in the hot springs located near Lake Naivasha.


The Desert Museum

The Desert Museum in Loiyangalani is ready in opposition to the backdrop of the stunning Lake Turkana, additionally called the Jade Sea for its close to magical colors.

The museum is devoted to instructing vacationers approximately the particular cultures of the indigenous tribes of the Turkana region. Artefacts encompass conventional gadgets utilized by the humans residing off this harsh, however stunning land.

The series truly makes a speciality of their weaponry and searching equipment and thrilling facts forums may be discovered in the course of this superbly designed structure.

The Desert Museum

What to do there

Learn greater approximately the history, life-style and way of life of those 8 tribes. In addition, to neighborhood folklore and topography of the region close by. Or pass camping, looking for souvenirs, cultural excursions to close by villages, go to the beaches, rock portray sites, pass fishing, swimming and boating. Or go to the region for the Turkana festival, held annually.


Striped skunks, a jackrabbit, frogs, snakes and lizards are featured. View bobcats, a grey fox, and an ocelot in herbal settings. See a river otter, beavers, bighorn sheep, fishes and aquatic invertebrates. This massive free-flight aviary capabilities a number of species local to the Sonoran Desert region.

Wildlife animals in the desert

How to get there

By car, plane or boat for other parts of the lake. There is an all-weather airstrip in the town of Loiyangalani, from where you can rent a car or take other transportation to the museum. You can also get to Loiyangalani. by bus. 


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