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Lake Naivasha

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Naivasha Road | Nakuru County, Kenya
+254 720 650869
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed November 23, 2014

We took a boat trip along the lake. We both love animals and nature, and we definitely saw plenty of those! As you float along the lake, peace strikes you. The only noise you hear are the birds. The lake is gigantic and filled with...More

5  Thank Marianne V
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed January 14, 2013

We were brought by our guide to a Lake Naivasha boat tour. We paid $200 for our group of seven and boarded a low, small boat (really, a canoe) with an outboard engine. I was excited for this experience, but that turned to concern as...More

8  Thank Ken G
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lake Naivasha is the only fresh water lake on the floor of the rift valley, and just 1.hr 30 minutes northwest of Nairobi city. the Mt Longonot national reserve, the hells gate national reserves Karaindusi are some of the natural attractions within reach and the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our visit to Lake Naivasha was arranged by our tour director Agoi Hosking of Affable Tours and Safaris. This was a totally enjoyable outing, with a trip to the place where Out Of Africa was filmed. Some of the best Giraffe viewing on the trip.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for a boat ride on our way to Lake Nakuru from Masai Mara. We thought the boat ride was included in our itinerary but when we arrived we were Told to pay 6,000ksh/$60 for the hour. We Reluctantly paid this and really...More

Thank lea_d87
Reviewed October 5, 2018

My partner and I visited Lake Naivasha on the way to the Masai Mara. It was a great place to stop and we did the water safari. Cot 1000 shillings for 1 hour. We saw flamingos, water buffalo, giraffes, zebra and the fish eagle. It...More

Thank Topman4
Reviewed October 4, 2018

Got really close to nature in our small boat. Paul our skipper was very knowledgeable about all the different bird species we were lucky to see. Saw many hippos and giraffes, spectacular. An one will never forget the cries of the fish eagles. Wonderful hour...More

Thank Colleen S
Reviewed September 27, 2018

We visited Lake Naivasha in September. While it's a beautiful, calm and relaxing place to be with plenty of birds and hippos, it may not be a must visit if wildlife is your primary interest, especially if you have less than a week for game...More

Thank simantit1
Reviewed September 26, 2018

We had an interesting boat safari at Lake Naivasha. As my wife and I were the only passengers, we had unobstructed view. We saw many birds, such as pelicans, cormorants, eagles, kingfishers and Egyptian geese. There were also a number of hippos. We also saw...More

1  Thank PerryTan
Reviewed September 23, 2018

Nice to have visited this lake and to go on the boat. I great way to break up the long drives. My friends and I had a guided tour for 45 min. We bought and threw some fish for eagles to catch, which was a...More

2  Thank Nitika M
Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

The boat ride and the scenery around is beautiful.The boat ride is aprox 45 mins.groups of hoppis are seen in the lake and also different types of Bird. Worth visiting if your are in Nairobi!

Thank Binita D
Reviewed September 2, 2018

NIce place to visit through a "water safari". Several animal species visible there. As ethologist, my main issue, and the only reason why I graded it as "poor", was the fact that the boat driver went way too close to hyppos. One of them was...More

1  Thank Laura B
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January 21, 2018|
Response from AmlG26 | Reviewed this property |
‫20 $ one person‬
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January 21, 2018|
Response from lovelynnc2017 | Reviewed this property |
It was about $20-$25 per person if I remember correctly. There may be a discount in groups - do ask them at the ticket office
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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