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Lake Naivasha

Lake Naivasha

 Lake Naivasha covers an area of 139 km² and is surrounded by a swamp of 64km². Furthermore, it is located at an altitude of 1,884 meters and an average depth of 6 meters. In fact, the maximum depth is in the Crescent Island which is 30 meters deep.

In addition, it is located in the Rift Valley, (specifically in the Great rift valley lake district). Interestingly, It is believed that some 6000-13,000 years ago, Lake Naivasha was part of a much larger lake. Hence, it was part of a much larger lake that includes Lake Elementaita and Lake Nakuru. Put differently,  6000-13,000 years ago, Lake Naivasha was part of a big lake in the Great rift valley lake district.

Wildlife

The park is home to a variety of wildlife, with more than 400 bird species recorded; there is also a sizeable population of hippopotamuses. Two other smaller lakes in the vicinity of Lake Naivasha: Oloiden Lake and Sonachi Lake (a green crater lake).

Indeed, It was in Lake Naivasha that the naturalist Joy Adamson and her husband George settled down to reintroduce the lioness Elsa into her natural environment. Moreover, at an extra cost we can organize a canoe trip to Crescent Island to see giraffes, gazelles, zebras and wildebeest. Also, at dawn and sunset, your private guide can also take you on an immersive walking safari around Lake Naivasha attractions.

Lake Naivasha attractions, blends diverse elements like majestic landscapes and bird watching sanctuaries. Obviously, it affords ample opportunities to do game drives and see the other big animals like hippos. However,  do note that you won’t be seeing the big 5 animals.

All in all, Lake Naivasha has more than 400 bird species. This makes the park an ideal haven for birdwatchers. However, the most unique thing about Lake Naivasha is the fact that it has a very unique and beautiful landscapes. Accordingly, this makes the park an ideal playground for hikes and boat trips. Indeed, those fascinating landscapes and serene surroundings made it a favorite hub for European settlers.

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