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In the 1930s flying boats landed on Lake Naivasha en route from Durban to London. One of the two permanent lakes in the Rift Valley, the lake now provides vital water for irrigation.

The lake shores are surrounded by flower farms, old colonial houses and small villages of clay and thatch houses.

Wildlife of Lake Naivasha

White breasted cormorant at Lake NaivashaThe birdlife is beautiful and includes fish eagles, white breasted cormorants, ospreys, lily-trotters and black crakes. A number of animals can be found grazing in the lake environs, such as zebra, impala, giraffe, and hippo.

The lake is ideally situated for some relaxation at the start or end of your vacation. It is also within easy reach of Hell’s Gate National Park, where you can enjoy hiking in spectacular scenery.

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Suggested itinerary featuring Lake Naivasha

This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Lake Naivasha, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

Map of Lake Naivasha

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    Places near Lake Naivasha

    Accommodation choices for Lake Naivasha

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Lake Naivasha. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.