Lake Naivasha


Lake Naivasha is a freshwater lake in Kenya, which is part of the Great Rift Valley. A superb oasis to include on your safari holiday in Kenya with Evacay Africa


The name Naivasha is derived from Maasai tribe word Nai’posha which means “rough water” because of the sudden storms which can arise.


The lake is world’s famous for its amazing birdlife. Hippo, zebra, giraffe, colobus monkey, buffalo elands, impalas, waterbucks and other grazers can also be found in the shores of the lake.


Njorowa Gorge used to form the lake’s outlet, but it is now high above the lake and forms the entrance to Hell’s Gate National Park. The town of Naivasha lies on the north-east edge of the lake.


There are many luxury lodges doddered around Lake Naivasha.


Day trips are available to Hells Gate National Park which is at the north east edge of the lake and Joy Adamson’s Elsamere farm.


She is British naturalist and author of the international bestseller “Born Free”, which describes her trials and tribulations of raising a lion cub called Elsa to adulthood.


The farm house was bought in 1967 and is now a conservation centre, focusing on lake ecology and creating environmental awareness.


What you May See / Do
• Bird Watching – 400 different species of bird recorded
• Game Viewing Drives – You could see Giraffe, Black/White Rhino, Buffalo, Hippopotamus, Zebra, Grant’s Gazelle
• Guided Walking Safari
• Camping
• Photography
• Boat Riding
• Visit the nearby Hell’s Gate National Park


At Evacay Africa, we have carefully checked out & selected Lake Naivasha Lodges and Camps to make sure they fit our standards. We offer accommodations in economy, standard and luxury categories.