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.

Explore below our range of Lake Naivasha safaris and discover a Lake Naivasha safari today!

Kenya Cheetah Safari

This week long safari will hit many of the major highlights in Kenya including the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Lake Naivasha and plenty of time in the Mara to enjoy the...

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Gorillas & Kenya Safari

Combine the majestic Mountain Gorillas with a safari visiting Kenya’s top parks. Start with the Gorillas of Uganda before taking in the wonderful wildlife of the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, the...

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East Africa Camping

This safari endeavors to combine the highlights of both Kenya and Tanzania whilst camping. We concentrate on the internationally acclaimed Game Parks that are known to be “the home of...

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Kiboko Safari

Showcasing a selection of Kenya and Tanzania’s most famous national parks, this safari includes visits to Ol Pejata, Naivasha and the Masai Mara in Kenya. Continuing with the Mara –...

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Gorillas & Game Safari

Showcasing a selection of Kenya and Tanzania’s most famous national parks, this safari includes visits to Ol Pejata, Naivasha and the Masai Mara in Kenya. Continuing with the Mara –...

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Kenya Safari Travel Guide

A safari in Kenya is one of, if not the greatest type of outdoor adventure holiday that you could ever go on. For those who have never been to Kenya before, you must be wondering what all the fuss is about?

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