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5 Things to do When You Go To Naivasha

Naivasha is popular because it has hotels and camps in almost every part of the town. There are hotels near Lake Naivasha, hotels in Naivasha Town as well as others perched around the serene Lake Elementaita.

The best part is that it’s fairly close to Nairobi Town.

When you decide to make Naivasha your destination you should definitely do these 5 things. 

1. Visit Hell’s Gate National Park


Named for the intense geothermal activity within its boundaries, the Hell’s Gate National Park is a remarkable quarter of the Great Rift Valley. Spectacular scenery including the towering cliffs, water-gouged gorges, stark rock towers, scrub clad volcanoes and belching plumes of geothermal steam make it one of the most atmospheric Parks in Africa. Hell’s Gate is an ideal venue for a day trip from Nairobi where, in addition to the bio-diversity that includes raptors, visitors can enjoy mountain biking, rock climbing and a natural spa.


2. Visit Crescent Island

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There is just one “Crescent Island Game Park”. Located on Lake Naivasha, Kenya in the Great Rift Valley. It is one of the most beautiful parks in Kenya, and is Naivasha’s best kept secret. They have guides on a first come first serve basis, for whom we do not charge, but they should be given a tip. Surrounded by water, it is it is actually a peninsular and is accessible by boat from East or West as well as by road.

3. Visit Lake Naivasha

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Lake Naivasha is one of the freshwater lakes in the Great Rift Valley. It is one of the best places to visit in Naivasha, to see the lake’s dense population of hippos and birds.

4. Visit Crater Lake Kenya


Crater Lake is just 10km from the town of Naivasha. The green coloured alkaline lake is within a game sanctuary. Enjoy game walks in this sanctuary to see birds, giraffes, zebras, buffaloes and elands.

5. Visit Lake Elementaita

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Lake Elmenteita, also spelled Elementaita, is a soda lake, in the Great Rift Valley, about 120 km northwest of Nairobi, Kenya. Nearby is the Kariandusi Museum, at an important prehistoric site where stone handaxes and cleavers were discovered in 1929 by Louis Leakey.