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  • From Nairobi: Lakes Nakuru & Naivasha National Park Day Tour

    1. From Nairobi: Lakes Nakuru & Naivasha National Park Day Tour

    Your adventure begins at 6:00 AM with pickup in Nairobi. From there you'll head straight to Lake Nakuru National Park. The Lake is renowned as a bird sanctuary with over 400 bird species at times. There can be up to two million greater and lesser flamingoes and tens of thousands of other birds at Lake Nakuru. As a result the park is referred to as the "Birds' Paradise". The National Park is also a rhino sanctuary with excellent wildlife viewing. You'll enjoy wildlife viewing as soon as you enter the park gates, and when it's time for lunch, you'll stop at the lodge where you can purchase a meal at a local restaurant.  After lunch, continue to enjoy wildlife viewing on the drive out of the park. You'll leave the park at approximately 3:00 PM and head to Lake Naivasha for an optional 1-hour boat ride. If you'd like to include the boat ride, be sure to select the correct option when making...

    We had a fantastic day out in nature and saw some amazing animals. Our guide was very knowledgeable and helpful. We had an issue with out vouchers on entry to the park which caused a delay by around half an hour waiting in the Jeep. It didn’t overshadow our enjoyment of the day though and I would recommend this trip to others who want to see as much wildlife as possible in a tour not too far from Nairobi.

  • Nairobi: Private 5-Day Masai Mara, Nakuru, and Naivasha Tour

    2. Nairobi: Private 5-Day Masai Mara, Nakuru, and Naivasha Tour

    Discover Kenya's premiere wildlife destinations on a 5-day tour from Nairobi and have the chance to see the famous Big 5 animals. Take several guided game drives around Masai Mara and Lake Nakuru, cycle around Hell's Gate, and spot hippos on Lake Naivasha. Day 1: Nairobi to Masai Mara After pickup at your accommodation in Nairobi, commence your drive to Masai Mara via the Great Rift Valley viewpoint and marvel at the breathtaking panorama of the valley. Arrive in time for lunch, then depart on a game viewing drive in the Masai Mara National Reserve after check-in. Return back to camp for a delicious buffet dinner. Day 2: Masai Mara Spend a day exploring the Masai Mara National Reserve in search of the Big 5 game animals. Between July and November, catch sight of the great migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra from Tanzania, a spectacular annu...

  • Crescent Island Naivasha Day Tour from Nairobi

    3. Crescent Island Naivasha Day Tour from Nairobi

    Start your day of adventure at your accommodation in Nairobi. After a short meet and greet with your friendly and professional driver, you will set-off for Crescent Island, stopping at the Great Rift Valley viewpoint along the way for some amazing holiday pictures.  Here, a speedboat will be waiting for you to ferry you to the Island. Along the way, you will be able to witness thousands of Birds, animals grazing by the banks of the lake and the snoring heads of huge hippopotamus. You will be accompanied for the duration of this trip with a knowledgeable guide who will you lead you through the vegetation. After your 30-minute animal watching spectacle, you will arrive at the island and enjoy a welcoming from your friendly guides. You will be lead through the island and shown an abundance of animals and vegetation. From the top of the hill, there is a 360-degree view across the Lake from ...

  • Nairobi: Nakuru National Park and Lake Naivasha Day Tour

    4. Nairobi: Nakuru National Park and Lake Naivasha Day Tour

    After meeting your guide in the lobby of your hotel at 6:00am, start your journey to Nakuru National Park. While en route, stop at the Great Rift Valley view point where you will attain magnificent views of the escarpments. After a beautiful drive you will arrive at Lake Nakuru by 9:00am. Lake Nakuru National Park is the only park where you are guaranteed to see rhinos in their natural habitat. On the way to the park, enjoy a stop at the Great Rift Valley view point to see the volcano below. Upon your arrival, start the 3-hour game drive with your guide. Break for lunch at a local restaurant at Lake Nakuru Lodge (own cost). After lunch, continue to explore the park with your guide as you head towards Lake Naivasha. Leaving the park at approximately 3:00pm you will swap your car for a boat ride on Lake Naivasha.  While on the boat ride, enjoy bird watching, eagle feeding, and hippo vie...

    This was my second trip to Lake Nakuru and Naivasha with GetYourGuide. I decided to do this trip again in June 2021 and was not disappointed. I was picked up from my hotel at 6am by the guide Nathan, who was very punctual. The Game drive started at 10am and lasted 3 hours at Lake Nakuru, where I saw many different animals such as zebras, cape buffalo, white and black rhinos, impalas, baboons, pelicans, many flamingos, warthogs, waterbucks, spoonbills, giraffes, fish eagles and a new hippo in the area. After lunch we went to Lake Naivasha where I took an afternoon boat ride. During the boat ride I saw hippos, fishermen, fish eagles fishing, pelicans, cormorans, kingfishers, egrets, ibis and many animals such as zebras, impalas on Crescent island from the movie Out of Africa. I strongly recommend the this trip and the guide Nathan from Perfect Wilderness Tours and Safari!

  • From Nairobi: Lake Naivasha & Crescent Island Walking Safari

    5. From Nairobi: Lake Naivasha & Crescent Island Walking Safari

    The day begins with early morning pickup from your hotel in Nairobi and heads to Lake Naivasha. During the drive, stop at the impressive Rift Valley to admire the vista and take photos from a stunning viewpoint. Arrive at the lake and enjoy a 1-hour speed boat ride to Crescent Island, with plenty of wildlife to see along the way. The boat drops you off on the island, where your friendly guides are waiting to welcome you. Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime safari walking tour through the park, which has more animals per acre than any other in Kenya. In the company of your trained guides, get up close to wild animals and feel immersed in the magic of Africa. A highlight of the tour is the abundance of sleepy hippos lazing under the acacia trees after a night of busy grazing. Other animals at the park include zebras, giraffes, buffaloes, and more. At the end of an unforgettable adventure, hop...

  • Lake Naivasha & Hell's Gate Day Tour Admission Fees Included

    6. Lake Naivasha & Hell's Gate Day Tour Admission Fees Included

    To begin your tour, you will be picked up from your Nairobi hotel, or the airport at no extra cost. Then, drive to Hell's Gate National Park for an amazing day trip. Enjoy watching the local wildlife by either walking or riding a bike in the Park. This is one of the few national parks where hiking is allowed. The Park has amazing features including deep gorges, red colored cliffs, rock towers, hot springs, and geysers. This day tip offers visitors the chance to go game viewing by bicycle. Ride around the Park surrounded by hordes of wild animals like buffalo, giraffes, zebra, and impala. Later, after lunch, you will go to Lake Naivasha to have a boat ride before coming back to Nairobi.

    Isaiah is a pleasant guide and good driver. The park is fenominal. There are no words.

  • Nairobi to Lake Naivasha Day Tour with Crescent Island

    7. Nairobi to Lake Naivasha Day Tour with Crescent Island

    7:00 is the departure time from your Nairobi hotel to the Lake Naivasha. On the way you will see the Great Rift Valley and spectacular part views of the corridor of the Rift Valley in Kenya. Once there, you will also take a boat trip to Crescent Island for about 1 hour, then come back in time for buffet lunch at Elsamere Gardens. Watch the Joy Adamson story, a 40-minute video about Joy Adamson work, their experience with the lioness Elsa and the consequent release of the movie Born Free. Visit the museum, which houses memorabilia from the movie Born Free, Joys prints of tribal paintings and other books they wrote translated to different languages, photographs and some of the awards they won for their conservation efforts. Enjoy High Tea, a tea or coffee with variety of cakes and biscuits, before departing for Nairobi. Please note that the boat ride will depend on the tides at the time....

  • Nairobi: Full-Day Mount Longonot Hike with Boat Tour

    8. Nairobi: Full-Day Mount Longonot Hike with Boat Tour

    Your adventure begins with pickup you from your Nairobi hotel/residence at 6:00AM. After driving for approximately 1 hour, you will begin the ascent at 6,000 feet. Like all good uphill hikes it will lull you into a sense of false security with a slow gentle rise to the first peak. This will give you the chance to get your lungs and limbs freed up for the second section, which is the best section. At the end of each section there is a rest point where you can prepare yourself for the next part of your journey. You will have started early to avoid the heat of the sun, but by the time you reach the end of the second section you will have generated plenty of your own heat. This hike is not an easy hike, but is achievable by people of average fitness. Your guide will accompany you all the way to the top. The whole tour is only about 8–9 kilometers long but very steep, so that the round-trip...

  • From Nairobi: 4-Day Masai Mara Park and Lake Naivasha Safari

    9. From Nairobi: 4-Day Masai Mara Park and Lake Naivasha Safari

    Day 1: Nairobi Area - Masai Mara National Reserve Meals: Lunch and dinner Be picked up at your accommodation and travel through the Great Rift Valley. Pass the extinct volcano of Mount Longonot en route to Masai Mara Game Reserve. Arrive at Masai Mara Game Reserve for lunch as well as check-in. Enjoy free time to relax until 4:00 PM, when you’ll meet to go on an evening game drive. There’s the chance that you’ll see the Big Five, which are lions, elephants, rhinos, buffalo, and leopards. Spot herds of wildebeests, zebras, gazelles, impalas, Masai giraffes, and other kinds of African wildlife in this fascinating wildlife paradise. After the night game watching, you’ll head to Ilkeliani Camp, where you’ll have dinner and spend the night. Day 2: Masai Mara National Reserve Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner Spend the day viewing wildlife in Masa...

  • Nairobi: 8-Day Best-of-Kenya Wildlife Safari

    10. Nairobi: 8-Day Best-of-Kenya Wildlife Safari

    Day 1: Nairobi to Amboseli National Park You will be collected from your Nairobi hotel or Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) at 7:00AM, from where you will travel via the Nairobi-Mombasa highway. Your scenic drive will be through the expansive savannah plains, dotted with local homesteads and colorful Maasai tribesmen and their cattle. In the afternoon, a game drive is scheduled, and that evening your accommodation will be in the Amboseli Kibo Safari Camp or similar. Day 2: Full Day at Amboseli National Park Your second day will be a day of game viewing drives, scenery viewing, and relaxation. Throughout the day, your time will be spent at Amboseli with maximum game viewing drives, spotting game and taking in the scenery as you travel. Your accommodation that evening will once more be at the Amboseli Kibo Safari Camp or similar. Day ...

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What people are saying about Lake Naivasha

Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 7 reviews

This was my second trip to Lake Nakuru and Naivasha with GetYourGuide. I decided to do this trip again in June 2021 and was not disappointed. I was picked up from my hotel at 6am by the guide Nathan, who was very punctual. The Game drive started at 10am and lasted 3 hours at Lake Nakuru, where I saw many different animals such as zebras, cape buffalo, white and black rhinos, impalas, baboons, pelicans, many flamingos, warthogs, waterbucks, spoonbills, giraffes, fish eagles and a new hippo in the area. After lunch we went to Lake Naivasha where I took an afternoon boat ride. During the boat ride I saw hippos, fishermen, fish eagles fishing, pelicans, cormorans, kingfishers, egrets, ibis and many animals such as zebras, impalas on Crescent island from the movie Out of Africa. I strongly recommend the this trip and the guide Nathan from Perfect Wilderness Tours and Safari!

Very nice excursion with George who is a very good guide, well organized and very pleasant. I recommend.

Isaiah is a pleasant guide and good driver. The park is fenominal. There are no words.

all as in the description. very professional and very kind guide and taxi driver

Great 1 day trip

Lake Naivasha, boat trip, Cresent Island and Elsemere were wonderful to visit.