Highlights and attractions of Lake Naivasha
The lake is just one and a half hour’s drive from Nairobi and is makes a popular weekend destination for local city dwellers. Backed by papyrus trees and 13 kilometres in length, Naivasha is relatively shallow, at a depth of just five metres but it is largely dependent on rainfall and the dimensions of the lake can therefore vary according to climate changes. In the morning the lake is generally calmer, with afternoon winds often creating higher waves.
Ornithologists often come to Naivasha for the incredible variety of fish-eating birds that the lake attracts and you are likely to see fish eagles, herons, kingfishers, ospreys and black crakes amongst others. Around the edge of the lake you can observe some of the mammals that emerge at daybreak to graze.
Hippos laze in the waters, reedbuck, impala, gazelle, zebra, duiker and waterbuck all also graze freely.