Lake Naivasha National Park.


Lake Naivasha National Park

Lake Naivasha National Park is located in the Northeast of Nairobi city. The park was established in April 1995 and sits over an area of 140 square kilometres. Lake Naivasha National Park derives its name from Lake Naivasha; the second largest freshwater lake in Kenya and it is one of the unique features found on the Great Rift Valley. The Lake is the highest of the Rift Valley lakes at an elevation of 1,884 metres and with no viewable outlet but assumed to have an underground outflow because of its relatively fresh water.

Samburu National Reserve

Car Rental to Explore Lake Naivasha National Park?

Planning to explore Lake Naivasha National Park requires you to book a strong reliable 4×4 Land Cruiser and 4×4 Africa doesn’t recommend Safari vans to Lake Naivasha!

Self drive Kenya

Don’t miss to undertake the Kenya Safari to visit Lake Naivasha National Park to enjoy adventuring African ‘’big five’’. We do offer the best required car rental services to explore Naivasha . Check on the discounted rental deals to explore East Africa with 4×4 Africa.

  1. Walking Safaris
  2. Wildlife Watching
  3. Big five watching

Safari activities in Lake Naivasha National Park.

Though Lake Naivasha national park is a small park but offers gainful experience to the travelers. It becomes silent when one is interested in adventuring African ‘’big five’’ but has more species of wildlife, it can be booked as a combined tour by visiting hells gate national park, Lake Nakuru and Masai Mara.

Horseback riding safari

Rhino Tracking

This is one of unique activities done in a few Kenya national park. An activity that gets you closer to wildlife in the park while on the back of the horse with escorted ranger who brings you close to animals and directs you to all best game viewing areas in the park.

To someone who wishes to achieve his or her dream of hiking one of African mountain till top, Mountain Longonot is one of the great chance since does not need any experience but needs some physical fitness. The hike takes between 2 to 4 hours depending on hiker’s/travelers physical fitness. At the top you will have great aerial view of the entire Lake Naivasha national park, the mountain also offers scenic large crater on top of the mountain and at the volcano base are habitant to zebras, buffalos, giraffes, hartebeest and others.

Hike Mountain Longonot

Wildlife Watching in Kidepo

Birding Watching

Birding Uganda

The park is a home to over 400 bird species, which can  be spotted along swampy areas, acacia trees and many others. Some of sighted birds include; herons, flamingo, fish eagles, doves, marabou stork, flamingos, kingfishers, weaver mentioned but few. This is one of the best birding protected areas on Kenya safaris.


The lake contains fresh water which dominates the largest side of the park to allow boat rides mostly during the wet season. While enjoying your boat ride experience, you can be able to sight see water species of birds along the water banks.

Boat cruise

Masai Mara National Reserve

Game Viewing

Birding Uganda

Game viewing is the most done activity in here and best enjoyed early morning or full day game drives which brings out real adventure of the park. The park is a home of various species of animals which are best spotted throughout the year, though the best time is dry season when the park is out of water source. Some animals to see include waterbuck, wildebeest, giraffes, zebras among others. Game viewing can be on bike, foot, horse ride and safari vehicles.

Where does Lake Naivasha national park fit into your Kenya adventure?

The national park looks to be small inside but gifted with numerous attractions which makes your short safari quite wonderful. It has become a famous destination as transit route that differentiates between Lake Naivasha national park and Hells gate national park since they are closer to each other and both can be adventured in the same day.

Where to stay?

Naivasha National Park has some of the accommodation facilities within and those near the park. Some of these facilities include Sawela Lodge, Naivasha Sopa, Enashipai Lodges, Naivasha Crescent, Naivasha Kongoni Lodge, Kiboko Luxury Camp and others.

Luxury Lodges in south Africa

When to go? Best time to visit Lake Naivasha National Park

Lake Naivasha is a destination that you can come and visit all year round. The most ideal time, however, is between June and October. During those months it is the summer and it will be hot, but still the ideal time to visit.

How access Lake Naivasha National Park?

Nature walk in Aberdare National Park

Road access to Lake Naivasha National Park from Nairobi can be by use of a privately owned vehicle or public transport to Naivasha town and eventually to Lake Naivasha National Park.