1 DAY TRIP- VISIT TO LAKE NAIVASHA
Lake Naivasha. About 1.5hrs outside of central Nairobi, this area is a haven away from the chaos of the city where many 3rd and 4th generation British colonialists continue to reside. Crescent Island is a particularly nice place to visit, even if you have already done a safari. Unique because it gives you the opportunity to walk around the grounds literally alongside giraffes, zebras, wildebeest, impalas, etc.
Day 1: Nairobi – Lake Naivasha.
Leave Nairobi and drive through the Great Rift Valley escarpment, passing by the smallest Catholic Chapel built by the Italians and arrive at Lake Naivasha in good time for the great activities paraded for the day.
Afternoon at relaxation or visiting attractions.
Optional Activities in Naivasha:
- Hells gate National Reserve: The only reserve in Kenya where you can enjoy game viewing while on a Bicycle.
- Boat ride at Lake Naivasha
- Visit to Crescent Island
Places to Visit in Naivasha & Activities:
- Hell’s Gate National Park
Explore gorges, climb rocks; view wildlife includes zebras, buffalos, gazelles and hartebeests
Enjoy a nature walk and have a picnic in the park’s plains.
- Crescent Island
It’s about 15 minutes by boat away from the shores of Lake Naivasha.
Enjoy a nature walk alongside wild animals.
Animals to see here include wildebeests and giraffes.
- Lake Naivasha
A freshwater lake in the Great Rift Valley
Has a dense population of hippos and birds
Enjoy a boat ride
- Lake Oloiden
It is surrounded by flowers farms.
Lake Oloiden’s most striking feature is its flamingos.
- Crater Lake
Crater Lake is just 10km from the town of Naivasha.
The green colored alkaline lake is within a game sanctuary.
Enjoy game walks in this sanctuary to see birds, giraffes, zebras, buffaloes and elands.
- Mount Longonot
Mount Longonot is one of the attractions you see when driving into the Great Rift Valley.
This extinct volcano is part of Mount Longonot National Park.
Animals to see here include buffalos, zebras, giraffes and gazelles.
Mount Longonot is the best destination for a day hike.
- Kigio Wildlife Conservancy
This sanctuary belongs to the local community, who manage its 3,500 acres.
Animals to see include buffalos, elands, leopards, hippos, waterbucks and hyenas.
- Lake Elementaita
This soda lake is near Gilgil Town.
Lake Elementaita is a Ramsar site, and it has both greater and lesser flamingos.
- Kariandusi Pre-historic Site
Kariandusi confirms Kenya is the cradle of mankind.
The fossils found here date back to the Early Stone Age, about a million years ago.
- Ol Karia
Adjacent to this power plant is the Ol Karia Geothermal Spa, which has naturally heated water and is a great recreation spot.
The pool has water with temperatures ranging from 30oC to 40oC.