The highest of the Great Rift Valley lakes is Lake Naivasha, which lies at about 1880 meters and the centre of a Lake Naivasha safari. Lakes are not normally fresh unless water can escape, but there is now no visible outlet to Lake Naivasha. The explanation is that there are underground seepages maintaining the movement of fresh water brought into the lake by the Gilgil and Malewa rivers in the north. A Lake Naivasha safari is also a birdwatchers fantasy. There are over 450 species in the immediate area including the highland escarpments, which surround the lake to the south and west.
From October to March, palaearctic migrants generously supplement the resident bird population. On a Lake Naivasha safari, pelicans and cormorants are numerically superior. The pride of place must go to the African Fish Eagle whose haunting call remains as significant to lake visitors as does the roar of a lion in the parks.
Naivasha is also a good place to see the Grey-backed fiscal. This bird replaces the Long-tailed Fiscal in areas with higher rainfall. Also to be seen in the area is the Black-lored Babbler. The Naivasha race tends to show pale tipped feathers on their heads which gives their appearance a somewhat frosty or haloed effect, and it is believed that this variation may be the result of hybridization with Northern Pied Babblers at some point in the past.
There is a sizeable population of hippos in the lake you can see on a Lake Naivasha safari.
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