Naivasha is a popular holiday destination, especially for residents of Nairobi who may not have the time to travel far. The main attraction of the area is, of course, Naivasha Lake, a beautiful, shallow freshwater lake surrounded by dense papyrus. The waters of the lake attract a large amount of play to the coast. Buffaloe buzzes in the swamps, while a large population of hippos lies in the rugged fields. Giraffes go through acacia, while the monobas are swinging from the green roofs.
Naivasha is the perfect safari destination for birds. Among the inhabitants are birds like eagles, ospreys, water lilies, blacks; a great variety of herons, swallows, eagles, hawks, vultures, sparrows, hornbills, night glasses and many others. In fact, up to 300 bird species have been recorded. Naivasha is equipped with accommodation facilities that suit every pocket – from luxury lodges to affordable camps and camping. The facilities are along the Moi South Lake Road, which is well served by the matatus, which means you will fall directly in front of your chosen location.
But if you travel publicly, work on your patience and carry a good book because the matatus will stop in Karagat for a while to wait for customers and to dispense an endless quantity of 5-liter cans of milk. Here, untraditionally from the crew's mattress, the drivers actually shut down their engines and get into the chat! Wherever you stay around the lake, you will find a boat ride as a relaxing way to spend the afternoon when you ride around a family of hippos who can only lazily swim with the heads of the water. You could easily dismiss them for weed. There are about 1000 hippos in Naivasha Lake, living in families.
You can explore nature and bird walks along the shores of the lake and in the natural forest surrounding the lake, where the inhabitants of water reservoirs and giraffes are interested. You can take part in game trips or walks, walks and picnics in the nearby Hell's Gate National Park. There you can enjoy attentive antelope, elegant giraffes and other common animals as well as geothermal hot springs, while energetic can go on a rock climb to get off to the Fischer's tower. The sunset over Naivasha is always amazing, with the astonishing call of the fish eagle high above it to bring the day to the ideal end.
Another attraction is Elsamere, the former home of Protectors Joy and George Adamson. The house, located in the acacia forest on the shore of the lake, provides accommodation for 15-18 people in cottages in the gardens surrounding the main house. Each cottage has a veranda and overlooks the lake. You can also choose to stay in Joy's bedroom in the main house. Elsamere is home to the largest waterfowl population in Kenya, which you can see during the morning cruise. Interesting footnote to Elsamere: The center does not have a bar, but residents are welcome to bring their own alcoholic beverages.
From your accommodation on the shores of Lake Naivasha, you can go to Longonot Mountain or visit the crater lake with its emerald green colors.