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Lake Naivasha

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Naivasha Road | Nakuru County, Kenya
+254 720 650869
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Naivasha Road | Nakuru County, Kenya
+254 720 650869
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We went to Lake Naivasha on way to Lake Nakuru. Were told to expect a lot of hippos and birds. Once we reached we went on a boat ride to the other end of the lake. Saw a few snouts of hippos - nothing to...More

Thank Sanjiv J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a boat trip on the lake and all along the crescent island. It was amazing, and the guide was so knowledgeable. There are tons of hippo in the water, but our highlight was the African fish eagle that swooped into the lake to...More

Thank Mark L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A visit to Lake Naivasha was not on our itinerary, but so glad we stopped. We were able to get up close to lots of hippos and a variety of birds. It was crazy to see men standing in the shallow waters fishing (apparently not...More

1  Thank CBDurf
Reviewed August 17, 2017

Hi guys, Abundant birdlife: cormorant, jacana, winding cisticola, hadada ibis, african darter, fish eagle, holy ibis, sunbirds. And of course the hippos. They leave the water at night. Roaming around your accommodation. The boattrip was not cheap. regards Schliek

Thank schliek
Reviewed August 13, 2017 via mobile

We did the boat ride to Crescent Island, which is now a peninsula. This was one of the top highlights of our trip to Kenya. I'm an avid birder & our boat guide was fantastic. He really knew the birds & got us up close...More

Thank Kylewag
Reviewed August 10, 2017 via mobile

Not knowing what to expect, I was dropped off by the lake and informed that I had to pay US$50 for a trip around the lake. Having paid the said amount, donned a life vest, I was then told to go into one of the...More

1  Thank lovelynnc2017
Reviewed August 10, 2017 via mobile

Boat ride is a must on this lake . Hippos are the primary attraction. Many either in the water or on the shore. Different birds and also you could see giraffes on the private park adjacent to the lake

Thank manosijr
Reviewed July 23, 2017 via mobile

We saw Hippos, all types of birds, people fishing, etc. It is a beautiful area and with a boat tour you get lots of local information. It's worth the trip.

Thank Jtthjones
Reviewed July 17, 2017 via mobile

Lake Naivasha is at 90 mins drive from Nairobi. It's a small lake but beautiful. Lots of hippos and birds in an around the lake. We took two boats and the ride lasted for 60 mins. Very refreshing. The boat ride and the scenery was...More

Thank aliwahab79
Reviewed July 5, 2017

Great wildlife viewing. We did a 1 hour boat ride. Saw hippos, storks, flamingos. Crescent Island, located in the lake, has lots of animals that were brought in to film Out of Africa. They were never removed after the filming ended.

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July 15, 2017|
Response from Marco H |
We had to pay 5000 shilling for the two of us. Its the price for the boat. Its for one hour
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May 7, 2017|
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Response from Amaka E | Reviewed this property |
Distance from nairobi to naivasha is roughly 73-80kms. Driving will take about 70-90mins depending on how far into naivasha / nairobi you are going
January 17, 2017|
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Response from prateek d | Reviewed this property |
Don't really know, but it totally depends on the no. Of people visiting.. you can take help of the office people at lake