Lake Naivasha is the second largest freshwater lake in Kenya and home to an extravagance of plain game and birdlife where walks are permitted. Lake Naivasha National Park offers thrilling adventures and more than 400 species of birds have been spotted and recorded here, including African fish eagles, giraffes, zebra, buffalo, hippos slosh in the water, and eland graze around the edges of the lake. Our trained team of professionals will ensure your venture into this adventurous park is a once in a lifetime experience.

The Crater Lake Game Sanctuary of Naivasha, features a wildlife-rich nature walk trail and just south of the Lake is Hell's Gate National Park that protects a wide variety of wildlife, offering excellent climbing opportunities with two extinct volcanoes and the red cliffs of Hell's Gate Gorge and Elsamere Conservation Centre. Lake Nakuru Park is approximately 154km from Nairobi, Kenya's capital and located within the Great Rift Valley, covering nearly 140 square kilometres. Book a safari with us, we'll create an unforgettable experience in Lake Naivasha National Park for you.

Attractions & Activities | Things to do in Lake Naivasha

The top attractions in Lake Naivasha National Park are; Hell's Gate National Park, Crescent Island Game Park, Lake Naivasha, Lake Oloidien, Crater Lake Game Sanctuary, Mount Longonot and Elsamere Conservation Centre. Explore Lake Naivasha's hidden attractions with Trafeka, our support team will make sure you have unmatched experience in your safari to the park.

There are various things to do in this park, including; Game viewing and game drives, hiking, boat excursions & cruises, birding, nature walks, horse riding, fishing and recreational activities. Our recommended top 5 attractions and things to do in Lake Naivasha National Park to make your visit a complete safari include;

1. Visit the Crescent Island Game Sanctuary

The Crescent Island Game Sanctuary is a peninsula situated on the eastern side of Lake Naivasha. The private island is often referred to as ‘Lake Naivasha’s best-kept secret’ having many wildlife species. Some of the animals you will see at the island include: Impalas, Wildebeests, Giraffes, Zebras and Waterbucks, and over 200 bird species, including; herons, fish eagles, lily-trotters, and ospreys. The island is also ideal for activities such as hiking, biking, walking and weekend retreats.

2. Crater Lake Game Sanctuary

The Crater Lake has amazing jade colored waters, believed by residents to possess some healing powers. Solo walks around the parks are allowed, giving you an opportunity to have up-close interactions with the wild animals in the sanctuary. The key animals in the park include the rare white and black Colobus monkeys, giraffes, buffalos, zebras and over 150 species of birds.

3. OlKaria Geothermal Spa

Located within the Hell’s Gate National Park - 24.8km away from Lake Naivasha, The OlKaria Geothermal Spa is the biggest of its kind on the continent. The human-made Ol Karia pools are perfect for a dip, and our professional safari guides, all born and raised in Kenya, will happily take you there for this once in a lifetime experience.

4. Climb Mt. Longonot

If you are an adventure enthusiast, you'll hike up a dormant volcanic Mountain Longonot, which is only 16.1km away from the lake. The hike up the mountain is a thrilling adventure that will see you interact with animals such as the leopards, antelopes and the buffalos. A trip from Lake Naivasha to the mountain can be combined with other fun activities, all handpicked through years of experience and knowledge.

5. Bird Watching

With over 450 bird species, the lake is a world-class destination for bird watchers. Common birds in the lake include: The pink-backed pelicans, Long-tailed cormorants, Goliath heroine, Black-lored babblers, Grey-capped, warblers, Pelicans, White-fronted bee-eaters, Great white egrets, Brimstone canaries, Weavers, Owls, and the iconic fish eagles.

Accommodation: Where to stay in Lake Naivasha National Park

You'll not burden yourself looking for where to stay while at the park. Speak to us today, we are available 24/7 to help travellers make their travel more enjoyable with our concierge and personal assistance. We'll reserve you a luxury safari hotel, with other options for budget and mid-range accommodations.

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