Lake Naivasha is a freshwater lake in Kenya, outside the town of Naivasha in Nakuru County, which lies northwest of Nairobi. It is part of the Great Rift Valley. The name derives from the local Maasai name Nai’posha, meaning “rough water” because of the sudden storms which can arise.
The lake is home to a variety of types of wildlife including over 400 different species of birds and a sizeable population of hippos. The fish community in the lake has been highly variable over time, influenced by changes in climate, fishing efforts, and the introduction of invasive species.
Estimated Tour Time: 4 hours.
Departure Location: Naivasha City Center or City Hotel.
CRESCENT ISLAND – The Park Where You Walk with the Animals
There is just one “Crescent Island Animal Sanctuary”. Located on Lake Naivasha, Kenya in the Great Rift Valley. It is simply one of the most beautiful parks in Kenya, often called Naivasha best-kept secret. It is private, secure and patrolled by Guides who can accompany anyone who wishes for a guided walk. Surrounded by water, it is actually peninsular and is accessible by boat from East or West as well as by road.
Begin with a boat ride at Lake Naivasha heading to crescent island. The shores host abundant birdlife especially huge numbers of pelicans, cormorants, and fish-eagles with their haunting cry. There are more animals per acre than any other Kenyan Park, hence many film companies have been to the Island to film the herds of Wildebeest, Waterbuck, Zebra, and Gazelle. We are not fenced to allow the wildlife on the mainland to come in as they lose their habitat to development and the ever-increasing population. Hippo grazes all over at night then sleeps under the acacia or rest in the water by day. The giraffe born on the Island returns to give birth; sometimes you see three generations at a time. Hyenas come here at night to hunt, however, they do not residents on the island. Many pythons live here and can be seen occasionally with a kill.
NON- RESIDENT RATE:
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***Rates valid for all year ***
- Pickup and drop-off to your Naivasha hotel/ residence.
- Shared Boat Ride
- Walking Safari at Crescent Island.
- Meals & drinks.
- Visit to Hell’s Gate.
- Overnight in Naivasha.
- Anything not mentioned.