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pawel_hbg
Sopot, Poland9,238 contributions
400 species of birds
Sep 2021 • Couples
Lake Naivasha is a freshwater lake north west of the capital Nairobi and it is the highest of the Rift Valley lakes which is 1884m above sea level.
Lake Naivasha has many different types of wildlife with a good portion of hippos and fish including Crayfish, Tilapia, Black bass and many others. There are 400 species of birds.
Written September 17, 2021
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AURELIO L
ANDRIA ITALY1,066 contributions
nice lake but bad tours
Aug 2021
the lake by itself is nice but be carefull it happens that if you take a boat for a tour on the lake you have bad surprises,sometimes they ask you 30 dollars for each people for one hour toue
Written September 4, 2021
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jeffpags
Taunton, MA1,471 contributions
Good for bird watchers and Hippo's but otherwise lackluster
Jun 2021
We booked this as one of four locations along our 12 day safari. Originally we wanted to go here for the Hippos as we weren't sure if we'd see them otherwise. We saw them at Massai Mara and Amboseli, so seeing them here was just another hippo experience. Longer boat ride to Crescent Island but you just motored over looked and then came back. Boat tour took a hour or so. Good mix of birds but they weren't of interest to us
Written July 7, 2021
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DisneyDarwin
Spring, TX46 contributions
Great Boat Trip
Apr 2021
Lake Naivasha is a haven for birds and hippos. We took a boat tour with an expert guide who put us right on the birds, over 40 species. Plus, we got a good look at several hippos. Then we went to Crescent Island and walked up the mild hill to see giraffe, antelope, warthogs, wildebeest and more, plus grand views of the surrounding area. On top of that, the weather was perfect, so we couldn't have had a nicer trip.
Written April 26, 2021
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Maryam R
Dubai, United Arab Emirates79 contributions
Boat Ride & A walk through the park
Mar 2021
Our first stop in Kenya was Lake Naivasha. We took a boat ride to another park through the lake that was filled with astonishing Hippopotamus’. The hippos will do no harm as long as you do not get close to them. We stopped at a park in Lake Naivasha and had a walk there, we got up close with most of the wild animals there such as Impalas, Zebras, Horses, Giraffes, and Wild Beasts. Most of the animals listed are cowards and will do no harm as long as you do not threaten them. The visit is highly recommended and is one of a lifetime experience. Staff who provided the tour were extremely friendly and welcoming. All Native Kenyans are English speakers. The weather was lovely.
Written April 1, 2021
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Petitewave
Perth, Australia979 contributions
Paradise for birds and hippos
Dec 2019
We took a boating excursion on Lake Naivasha with an experienced guide. The weather was beautiful, the lake was very calm and serene. We were told there are more than 450 bird species being recorded here. We spotted numerous pelicans, yellow-billed and marabou storks, herons, cormorants, ibises, Egyptian geese, fish eagles, and many other birds we couldn’t even name. We also have the pleasure of watching a Giant King fisher catching his fish! Just wonderful.
Lake Naivasha is also one of the primary drinking holes for many animals. We were very pleased to see several large groups of hippos enjoying themselves in the water.
But the most interesting scene to us was watching the local fishmen sitting on some tree stumps & branches in the middle of the lake doing their fishing.
It’s definitely worth a visit. Strongly recommend it.
Written November 30, 2020
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Peter B
59 contributions
Boat trip
Feb 2020
After a long drive, we stopped off in a lakeside hotel and were efficiently kitted out for a trip on the water. The trip was a bit of an anti-climax in some ways. The object was to see hippos but the hotel's policy of cutting the grass and dumping it on the waterside meant that the hippos were all there just the other side of an electric fence - a bit like a zoo.
That said, the trip on the lake was very nice, we saw lots of birds and it was a cool break. As an optional extra, the boat took us to the tiny Crescent Island Reserve and this ended up becoming a highlight of the trip.
I would probably do the trip again - just don't get too excited.
Written March 7, 2020
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TanjaN
Turku, Finland17 contributions
Stunning Lake Naivasha
Feb 2020 • Family
Wow what a stunning oasis on our way to Maasai Mara!
Beautiful with all birds and hippos :)
Was a great morning for a great day.
Written March 1, 2020
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ChristinaSLacey
Nairobi, Kenya25 contributions
Beautiful and peaceful only a couple of hours from Nairobi
Feb 2020
I'm sitting on the veranda of Ajabu House, Lake Naivasha, relaxing in the most beautiful and peaceful location. The lake, on a few metres from me, is calm, with the occasional fisherman paddling past. The fish eagles screech every now and then and the green pigeons are cooing gently. Going for an early walk was very worthwhile, we saw impala leap out of the trees and away towards the huge fig trees. It is so lovely getting away from Nairobi and Ajabu House, which is actually the main house, plus two little guest cottages, is a perfect setting. It takes a little longer to get here, as it is on the North side of the lake, but now it will be difficult to leave. Nora and her team are extremely hospitable and professional. Will be sure to come back soon.
Written February 27, 2020
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Paul Wan
Hong Kong, China55 contributions
lots of birds to see, from a boat ride
Oct 2019
在我的最後一天清晨,與鳥類專家Dave Richards先生一起觀看奈瓦沙湖的鳥類生態環境真是令人驚喜和榮幸。 這麼多不同的物種,當然,非洲海鷹和翠鳥是該節目的明星。

what a pleasant surprise and a privilege to be with a bird expert Mr Dave Richards to watch the bird ecology in Lake Naivasha during my last day early morning. So many different species and of course, the African sea eagles and the kingfishers were the stars of the show.
Written February 24, 2020
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