Crescent Island Game Park
Crescent Island Game Park
4.5
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • liamzi
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates141 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Crescent Island walk is a good experience
    Crescent island walk is a must do when you are in Naivasha. You can get very close to zebras , water bucks, impalas , Giraffes and many other animals . Basically it’s a walk, so you need good walking shoes, and it’s not tiring as weather is always on your side with lot of tree shades. I enjoyed every step of my walk and managed to take some nice pics also . The boat ride to Crescent island is also nice . It’s worth 30 USD. You are spending at the counter.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 6, 2023
  • GlobetrottingSwede
    Paris, France3,934 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great walking safari
    Excellent way to see animals up close: water buck, zebra, giraffe, impala. The guide will tell you the story about how they got there and how they wonder back and forth to the mainland. Great walking safari
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 1, 2023
  • tommy t
    London, United Kingdom55 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful place with passionate staff
    We took the 10/15 min boat ride there and walked around seeing the giraffes, water bucks, antelopes, zebras et. The guide (Faith) was so knowledgeable, that me and my mother were in awe of her passion and the amount of information she gave us about the animals and surrounding area. This is a wonderful project and I think that we need more and more game parks where people who love wildlife and the environment can thrive.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 5, 2023
  • MaryAnnDorset
    Dorchester, United Kingdom358 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Walking Safari
    We had the boat trip on our safari itinerary and not realising we could visit the island. At the last minute we decided we would enjoy a walk around to stretch our legs and enjoy the animals. During the boat trip we saw lots of hippos, water buck and plenty of birds, including a Fish Eagle. When we landed on the Island our guide was Issac. We were very lucky as Issac was not only a great wealth of information but also very handy with a phone and took some brilliant photos and videos of us with the animals. To see the zebra, giraffes, impalas, wildebeest so close was fantastic, and the added thrill of baby zebra and giraffes made it incredibly special. A very nice couple of hours spent on Lake Naivasha.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 12, 2023
  • LovesPhotoOps
    Hoover, Alabama1,133 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    See wildlife from on foot
    We were with a tour group and had taken a lake tour with Lake Naivasha Crescent Camp. Our jon boats pulled up on the shore of Crescent Island, which is a privately owned game sanctuary. There was no dock there so we had to scramble out of the boats, but we were met by guides who helped us disembark and led our group around the island. There are no predators on the island, so they allow visitors to walk among the wildlife on foot (although of course don’t get too close!). We saw impala; defassa waterbuck; Burchell's zebra (subspecies of plains zebra); blue wildebeest; crowned plover; Maasai giraffe. Everybody was getting their photos made with grazing animals behind them. We spent about an hour and a half on the island.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written November 15, 2023
  • Zoé J
    19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing
    We didnot know what to expect and it was a great surprise. We saw some zebras and girafes (and a new born) less than 10 meters away from us. We also saw some antelopes, eagles and monkeys. The island is nice and the guide took his time to show us lots of stuffs and for us to take pictures. Highly recommand this walk !
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 10, 2024
  • Rachel Jesudas J
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great visit to crescent island
    It was lovely trip out on the island. Our guide Ryan was excellent. He was very attentive and gave us a lot of information and we got to see alot of the wildlife. We saw giraffes, water bucks, osterich, zebras, gazelles, impalas, hippos, wilder beast and so much more. Beautiful birds and great views of the lake and the mountains. I would definitely recommend the visit.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 17, 2024
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anita346
London, UK20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
Crescent Island is totally worth the visit. Lots of animals on a small patch of land, you literally walk among giraffes. Amazing experience.
If you decide to do Hell’s Gate (less good than the Crescent island), don’t waste time doing it by bike (around 3h and we are sporty). Do it by car - you can always stop and walk out of the car when you spot animals. Gorge is closed but you still need to hire a local (on top of the park fee) to accompany you on a short walk (between $20 and $40 depending on the length), totally not worth it. The Pride Mountain is nowhere near what you see in the Lion King. Allegedly the tip has fallen down…Rip-off.
Written November 23, 2022
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andy6999
Dona Paula, India480 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
After completing our game drives in Masai Mara and Lake Nakuru, the third stop was Lake Naivasha. Only this time it was a boat ride to Crescent Island where we got to spend time with animals within close proximity.
It can get very hot so please wear a cap, stock up on water and be liberal with the sun screen. The boat man encouraged us to feed fish to the eagles inhabiting the trees along the island. He later showed us a group of Hippos frolicking in the water and in no time, we were on the island and ready for the hike.
We clicked lots of pictures of Zebras, Giraffes, wildebeests and deer as they roamed the island without any fear of the multitude of tourists trespassing their territory.
Lovely experience
Written April 5, 2021
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Parisienne_70
Paris, France347 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
Amazing walk in the wild life in a beautiful and amazing environment. Just like Paradise !
We spend an afternoon walking in the Island with a guide coming with boats from the lake. Children and adults were completely charmed by the beauty of Crescent Island !
Written February 19, 2020
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NMtraveller2013
Milton Keynes, UK50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Friends
Guide Mwema - Crescent Island is lovely but the experience went up to another whole level with Resident Guide Mwema. He had us spellbound throughout. We were a multi generational group who've been in many national parks but Mwema managed to catch and sustain our interest throughout. Make sure to book his time!
Written April 17, 2022
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CTingle
Dubai, United Arab Emirates46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
We stayed one night at Lake Naivasha prior to short safari in the Masai Mara, which included a boat safari which took us to Crescent Island where we had a walking tour by a fantastically friendly and knowledgeable guide (but I can't remember his name!). This was possibly the best 90 minutes of our stay in Kenya as we learnt so much. I had no idea that Out of Africa, for a start, was filmed almost in entirely here! The variety of animals and birds we saw here was stupendous. Can't recommend enough!
Written October 8, 2022
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James .K. Mwarania
Nairobi Region, Kenya3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
If you're looking for an adventure-filled day out, then the Naivasha Island Game Park is the perfect choice. Located in the southern part of Kenya, the park is a nature-lover's paradise. With plenty of wildlife and stunning scenery, this is one of the best places to go when you're in the area. The park is open all year round, with admission fees starting at $5 per person. There is also a variety of activities available, including game drives, boat rides, nature walks, bird watching, and more. The game park also offers a range of accommodation options, from camping to luxury lodges. The route to the park is relatively straightforward. From the nearby town of Naivasha, you will need to take the A104 road and then turn onto the B90 toward the park. Once you arrive, you can park your car and explore the park on foot or by car. The park has plenty of activities for all ages. You can take a game drive to spot some of the local wildlife, including zebras, giraffes, and wildebeests. You can also take a boat ride to explore the lake and observe hippos, crocodiles, and other wildlife.
Written April 30, 2023
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Orna L
Lehavim, Israel204 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Family
It is a nice tour and the guys was very interesting. There aren't any animals you can't see elsewhere, but it is nice to be able to walk around them. The fact that some of the animals were brought there for a movie makes me uncomfortable especially Adobe now they cannot leave, although our guide told us that now the water level is going down and the animals will be able to get back to main land in few month.
The boat ride to and from the island was also very nice.
Written October 13, 2022
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Chris H
27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
This was a fantastic hidden gem. It was a lovely boat ride with tons of different beautiful bird sightings, and HIPPOs. We were lucky to see many out of the water with babies. The true highlight was the amazing “island”. Our guide was Faith and she was excellent. We learned so much about each animal and their behaviors. She was so great at spotting things and so patient as we asked questions and took tons of pics. I couldn’t believe we were walking free with these magnificent wild animals. She took us off path to get as close as the animals would allow and was safe. If you are a nature and animal lover this is NOT to be missed.
Written December 2, 2022
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Chocolate74
London, UK629 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Family
A wonderful trip, firstly boat ride to island with plenty hippo sightings and then island itself. When you arrive, hire a guide for 20$.adds a lot of value to your trip. It was so nice to walk with the animals.
Written February 26, 2023
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MaryAnnDorset
Dorchester, UK358 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
We had the boat trip on our safari itinerary and not realising we could visit the island. At the last minute we decided we would enjoy a walk around to stretch our legs and enjoy the animals. During the boat trip we saw lots of hippos, water buck and plenty of birds, including a Fish Eagle. When we landed on the Island our guide was Issac. We were very lucky as Issac was not only a great wealth of information but also very handy with a phone and took some brilliant photos and videos of us with the animals. To see the zebra, giraffes, impalas, wildebeest so close was fantastic, and the added thrill of baby zebra and giraffes made it incredibly special. A very nice couple of hours spent on Lake Naivasha.
Written September 12, 2023
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