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Address: Naivasha, Kenya
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Quiet and off the beaten track beuty spot with amazing bird life

Stayed with a large family group in a self - catering house / cottage on the lake shores. Grogeous early morning sunrises. Hippos come into the grounds to feed at night. Hundreds... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 1, 2015
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3 reviews 3 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Stayed with a large family group in a self - catering house / cottage on the lake shores. Grogeous early morning sunrises. Hippos come into the grounds to feed at night. Hundreds of pelicans and many other birds. African fish eagles spotted in the distance. Other bird sigfhtings included many yellow billed storks, hammerkop, pied kingfisher, spoonbil and a few... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

It is a small lake many Naivasha visitors may overlook but its is worth a visit especially if overnighting in nearby properties. Has hippos and can do fishing.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Hippos all day few meters away at the lake......mornings are awesome. Food menu needs upgrading.The evenings are rather cold but the day is always warm and hot and very good for a boat ride.

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Adelaide, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

No flamingos this time of year apparently, bit sad as we had ridden 14kms on bikes to see them. There wasn't much to see here this time of year.

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Nairobi Region, Kenya
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Enjoyed a walk around the lake. Full,of Hippos. Also plenty of wildlife grazing around the lake. Any visit to Naivasha deserves a walk around this lake

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Nairobi, Kenya
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The view is amazing, facilities good, look out for the mosquitoes. Utensiles, ingredients and meat can be hired at the venue and is reasonably priced.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The small edge of L.Naivasha offers the travellers a great chance to see and meet the locals in their daily business of fishing.However in most times of the year we have flamingos here wher you can see them flying around and sometimes as you do boat safari.The best thing iss the boat safari taking photos of the hippos many birdlife... More 

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Gurgaon, Haryana, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Not as big and famous as Naivasha and hence may be more beautiful...you see flamingos, hippos, Giraffe, antelope etc besides you can rent the lake side places or park your own van.. There is boat ride available as well

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Fkp
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Many animals, many birds. Mostly waterhorces/Hippos I seen at same time. Stay to see them if your passing by.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

If you want to get close to them this is the place to be, amazing. Expert locals manoeuvre you around on a decent motor boat and are very good at reversing!! Fantastic experience. Oh yes, and there are lots of birds etc too ;)

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