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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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Map of Lake Naivasha

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