• Kenyan Sunset

Lake Naivasha Safari Holidays

With the highest of the Great Rift Valley lakes, Lake Naivasha National Park is just a short distance from Nairobi, Kenya's capital city, but its peaceful wild beauty make it feel poles apart. 

Paddle your boat past the papyrus-fringed shores of the freshwater lake and see giraffes peeking through the acacia, dainty impala grazing,  hippos wallowing in the swamps and a multitude of birdlife. Naivasha is particularly spectacular during golden hour – just before sunset – when you can watch the animals of Kenya come out to feed near the shimmering water from the hillcrest ridge at Crescent Island Game Sanctuary. Soak up the tranquility of nature as you watch the silent orange orb sink on the expansive African horizon.

We highly recommend you include a visit to this national park as part of your Kenya safari adventure. 

Destination Highlights
  • Elsamere Lodge
  • Crater Lake Game Sanctuary
  • Hell's Gate National Park and Aberdare National Park are nearby
  • Views of extinct volcano, Mount Longonot

Time Zone

GMT+2

Flight Time

Flight time to Nairobi is around 8.5 hours direct. Accessible from Nairobi which is served by Kenya Airways and British Airways direct from London.

Currency

Kenyan shilling (KES)

Visa Information

British citizens need to obtain a visa for Kenya.

Language

English is widely spoken

Health Information

Special vaccines are required for travel to Kenya.
  • Crater Lake Game Sanctuary

    Feel the spirit of Africa's devotion to nature lovers at Elsamere Lodge, the former home of the late Joy Adamson. Joy and her husband George became world famous for their conservation work with Elsa the lioness, who became the first ever lion raised as a cub in captivity and successfully released into the wild. Joy then wrote Born Free, which became a world-wide movie hit. The lodge is a bird watcher's paradise, with more than 200 species of birds making the area their home. An onsite museum features a small collection of Joy's paintings, artefacts, and memorabilia from the film.