Lake Naivasha National Park

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Lake Naivasha National Park

Located 120 km North West of Nairobi is Lake Naivasha, a freshwater lake fringed by thick papyrus and home to wallowing hippos, boat rides and nature walks. The lake is almost 13 km across, but its waters are shallow with an average depth of five metres. Lake area varies greatly according to rainfall, with an average range between 114 and 991 sq kms. At the beginning of the 20th Century, Naivasha dried up and effectively disappeared. Thanks to heavy rains a few years later that caused the lake to reappear.

Safaris and Game Viewing in Lake Naivasha National Park

Lake Naivasha is a good place for safaris and game viewing. Much of the lake is surrounded by forests of the yellow barked Acacia Xanthophlea, known as the yellow fever tree. These forests abound with bird life, and Naivasha is known as a world class birding destination. The waters of the lake draw a great range of game to the shores. Giraffes wander in the acacia, Buffalo wallow in the swamps and Colobus monkeys call from the treetops while the Lakes large hippo population sleep the day out in the shallows.

Other Activities

  • Boat Rides

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