Naivasha has something for every kind of traveler and tourist.
Lake Naivasha is a fresh water lake which lies outside of Naivasha town, Nakuru county. Magical Scenes paid a visit to the lake’s shores. The lake derives its name from the Maasai name Nai’posha which means rough water because of the sudden storm which can arise.
Fun fact: At the beginning of the 20th Century, Naivasha completely dried up and effectively disappeared. The resulting open land was farmed, until heavy rains a few years later caused the lake to return to existence, swallowing up the newly established estates.
By walking on foot, you get to interact with wildlife up close. Major wildlife attractions here include buffaloes, elands, bush-bucks, zebras, giraffes and Grant’s gazelles.
The area is known as a world class birding destination a the surrounding forests are abound with bird life. The lake and its surroundings are rich in natural bounty, and the fertile soils and water supply have made this one of Kenya’s prime agricultural regions.
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A morning or afternoon boating excursion around the lake is highly recommended.
Lake Naivasha is a world away from the city’s busy and choking life It is a simple two hour drive or 15 minute flight from Nairobi. Try it out this weekend.