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About Lake Naivasha

Lake Naivasha is situated in Kenya. Lake Naivasha budget travel is ideal for bird watchers and nature lovers alike.

Lake Naivasha Budget Travel

Below is a list of Lake Naivasha's top activities, click on the link to view all details and tours.

Crescent Island Wildlife Sanctuary, Elsamere, Hells Gate National Park

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Lake Naivasha airports include the following:
•Jomo Kenyatta Nairobi International Airport


Over 400 birds have been recorded on the lake including Long-tailed and Great Cormorants, along with Black Herons, Grey-backed fiscal, Black-lored Babbler, Lovebirds, Fish Eagles and Pied Kingfishers.


The conservation issues surrounding Naivasha are complex, with the effects of human pressures superimposed on a naturally variable system. The lake has seen dramatic ecological changes through the effects of introduced species.


Lake Naivasha malaria medication includes the following:
•Mefloquine (Lariam)
•Atovaquone/proguanil (Malarone)


Lake Naivasha money and banking info includes:
•There are no banks or ATMs in the lake area, so be prepared and bring local currency
•Some lodges and camps accept credit cards, but not all the time


Lake Naivasha plant life includes beautiful papyrus and water lily fringes. The lake shores were previously dense with Riparian vegetation, grazing pastures and agriculture lands have destroyed much of this vegetation however, but the lake area is still very green and lush.

Safety Tips

•Do not swim in the water - hippos and crocodiles can sometimes be found, as well as bilharzia
•Lake Naivasha is generally very safe to visit, with no dangerous game
•The crime rate is very low, however it is best to keep valuables out of sight to prevent temptation
•Avoid travelling alone to and from the park, and in remote areas travel in convoy during daylight

Travel Books

Lake Naivasha recommended travel books include:
•Kenya: Lonely Planet Country Guide by Matthew Firestone
•The Rough Guide to Kenya by Richard Trillo, Daniel Jacobs, and Nana Luckham
•Birds of Kenya and Northern Tanzania by Dale A. Zimmerman, Donald A. Turner, David J. Pearson, and Ian Willis
•Kenya Globetrotter Travel Guide by Dave Richards and Val Richards
•The East African Great Lakes: Limnology, Palaeolimnology and Biodiversity by Eric O. Odada and Daniel O. Olago


Lake Naivasha wildlife is fairly sparse, however the Crater Lake Game Sanctuary lies nearby, and offers a range of game to be seen - many orphaned or rescued animals can be found in this sanctuary as well as the beautiful Hell's Gate National Park. The freshwater lake is also home to a number of fish, including recently reintroduced sport fish.


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