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Lake Naivasha, Naivasha

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#4 of 20 in Nature in Rift Valley Province
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Enjoy the cool air and vast expanse of water at Lake Naivasha, a large freshwater lake surrounded by greenery and trickling out of the Njorowa Gorge. At 1,890 m (6,200 ft) above sea level, the lake stands at the highest point of the Kenyan Rift. A combination of volcanic rock and later sedimentary deposits, it supports a variety of wildlife, including a large presence of hippos and bearded vultures. Long-tailed and great cormorants, kingfishers, and pelicans gather to feed on carp, black bass, crayfish, and a variety of other fish species. PutLake Naivasha into our Naivasha driving holiday planning website and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Terrible docks to board on the uncomfortable boats. The boat takes you to see Hipos and some birds and then takes you to Crescent Island. They say you can do a walking safari there to see Zebras and.....  more
    Terrible docks to board on the uncomfortable boats. The boat takes you to see Hipos and some birds and then takes you to Crescent Island. They say you can do a walking safari there to see Zebras and.....  more »
  • We briefly visited Lake Navaisha for a boat safari on our way to the Masai Mara. What an eye opener - trully atmospheric. Highly recommend and make sure to include a trip to Crescent Island. 
    We briefly visited Lake Navaisha for a boat safari on our way to the Masai Mara. What an eye opener - trully atmospheric. Highly recommend and make sure to include a trip to Crescent Island.  more »
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  • The boat ride was a great way to experience Lake Naivasha and get a close up view of all the hippos.
  • Great boat ride with sightings of beautiful birds and hippos.

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