A short guide to Lake Naivasha and the Naivasha city


Lake Naivasha is a short drive north west of Nairobi. The highest from all Rift Valley lakes.

Surrounded by olive and acacia trees, and offering many attractions, it’s a perfect weekend

getaway. What to do by the lake and in Naivasha city? This question is answered by travel

specialists from Jovago.com – Africa’s leading hotel-booking website.

The Crescent Island, source: demersgoneglobal.wordpress.com

Where to stay?

1. Kiangazi House

A luxurious lake view hotel with a marvelous pool facing the lake itself. Built in an old,

traditional style mixing wood and timber, and surrounded by lush gardens will provide you

unforgettable experience. Each room features a huge bed, an en-suite bathroom and it

simply feels like home. Free wifi is available at the hotel.

2. Lake Naivasha Panorama Park

If you are looking for a good standard for even better price, you can have it all in Lake

Naivasha Panorama Park. Featuring a spacious pool and nicely furnished rooms, hotel is a

great place for those looking for a lake view accommodation.

3. Olerai House Naivasha

Nestled within a sanctuary on the north shores of Lake Naivasha, Olerai House is a great

place for nature lovers. Each room is uniquely decorated and furniture are made of local

materials. All meals are freshly made from fruits and vegetables picked from the organic


Where to eat?

1. The Club House Cafe

Sanctuary Farm, Moi South Lake Road, Naivasha, 20117, Kenya

Known for the great location and an outstanding service restaurant, will blow your mind

with wonderful dishes. Some say it’s even worth a rip from Nairobi for food only.

2. Carnellys Restaurant

South Lake Road, Naivasha, Kenya

The restaurant located at the camp side, with a lake view and a bit of a hippie soul. Besides

good food, it offers also a lot of space for children to play around.

3. Ranch House Bistro

La Pieve, Naivasha, Kenya

The Ranch House Bistro offers tasty meals for those traveling between Naivasha and

Nairobi. The place is green, overlooking the lake and the acacia forest.

What to do?

1. Hell’s Gate National Park

Fancy horse riding or cycling? Now you can do both in Hell’s Gate National Park. The park is

rich with wildlife and offers stunning scenery. It is also equipped with campsites and

includes a Maasai Cultural Center.

2. Mount Longonot

A great place for sports lovers. Being an inactive volcano, once on top, Mount Longonot

offers unforgettable views to the green and lush crater, and some of the Great Rift Valley

lakes. Do not forget to carry proper shoes, head cover and a bottle of water with you as this

trek might be more demanding that you think.

3. Crescent Island Game Park

Naivasha’s best kept secret – that is how people tend to call Crescent Island Game Park.

Located on the Lake Naivasha and accessible only by boat, offers secure walks with wild



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