Safaris to Lake Naivasha
About Lake Naivasha
Lake Naivasha is a freshwater lake, unlike many in the Rift Valley region which are soda lakes, and backed by purple-hued mountains with floating islands of vegetation dotting the water's surface. The lake is shallow and the area varies depending on the rainfall, ranging from 114 to 990 square kilometres. The name Naivasha is a British corruption of the original Masai name of Nai'posha, meaning 'rough water', so named for the surprisingly strong afternoon winds that can unsettle the lake's water and make it quite rough.Read More
Lake Naivasha Tours
Here are some popular itineraries that include a visit to Lake Naivasha
Lake Naivasha Hotels
If you are planning a Lake Naivasha holiday, have a look at some of the accommodation that we recommend. 'Our Rating' indicates how we feel each property rates according to normal Western hotel standards. 'Local Rating' indicates how the property is categorised/rated locally:
Elsamere Conservation Centre Lake Naivasha
Originally the home of Joy and George Adamson, the Elsamere Conservation Centre is of great historical and cultural significance. The rooms in the lodge are cosy and comfortable and all have verandahs with lake views, allowing guests to make the most of their stunning natural surroundings. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and afternoon tea are all served in the dining room. Elsamere Conservation Centre is situated on the southern shore of Lake Naivasha in Kenya's Rift Valley.
Lake Naivasha Country Club Lake Naivasha
The historic Lake Naivasha Country Club became famous in the 1930s as a staging post for a flying boat service between Durban and London. Featuring old colonial architecture typical of the period, the Country Club provides comfortable accommodation in rooms and cottages set in 12 hectares of green lawn shaded by green mature acacias and spreading fever trees. Guests can soak in the views through the large bay windows of the resident's lounge or enjoy a game of snooker in the cozy bar. The property also features a pool and spa with a variety of activities available. The hotel is on the shores of Lake Naivasha.
Lake Naivasha Simba Lodge Lake Naivasha
Set within attractive, manicured grounds on the banks of Lake Naivasha, the Simba Lodge offers an ambient stay with finely furnished guestrooms featuring wrought iron and mahogany furniture. The restaurant serves an array of tempting dishes from local cuisine to international. Watch the day pass by from the heated swimming pool or indulge in the health and beauty rooms. The lodge is situated on the banks of Lake Naivasha and is only 90 minutes away from Nairobi by road.
For all our tours and tailor-made holidays we provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels we use. The REGIONAL CATEGORY indicates the local rating of each hotel in each respective country. We have also rated each hotel using OUR CATEGORY, which will be in line with generally accepted western hotel grading standards.
Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.
Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.
Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre.
Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care.
Lavish accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!
Lake Naivasha Tailor made suggestions
Here are some of the recent tailor made itineraries we have created for our clients which include a visit to Lake Naivasha.