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Lake Naivasha, Naivasha

#4 of 16 in Nature in Rift Valley Province
Water Body · Nature / Park
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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  • 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.....  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • Lake ride in the boat is always good. It's an hour well spent. Till now have not got boared.
  • Fabulous because we had a boat tour which finished with a walking Safari. There are no predators so it was safe for us to walk around in the bush and get close to the animals.
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