Best places to visit in Kenya: Our pick #5
Lake Naivasha is a beautiful freshwater lake, unlike many in the region, which are soda lakes. It is the highest of the Rift Valley Lakes, although reasonably shallow, with the depth varying dependent upon rainfall. The lake itself is not technically a national park, as most of the land around it is privately owned. Only 100 km from Nairobi, Lake Naivasha has become a popular recreational area for Kenyans; with a yacht club and private cruisers and fshing boats. Naivasha is a birdwatchers dream with over 450 species in the area. The water also attracts wildlife, with giraffe, colobus monkeys, hippos and buffalo most commonly spotted.