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“When you leave Africa, as the plane lifts, you feel that more than leaving a continent you’re leaving a state of mind.  Whatever awaits you at the other end of your journey will be of a different order of existence.”

~ Francesca Marciano

Lake Naivasha, Kenya

At 1884m above sea level, Lake Naivasha is the highest of the Rift Valley lakes. This beautiful freshwater lake, fringed by grassy banks and thick papyrus, extends like a vast sunlit sea. Stand on one side of it and you won’t see the other; only masses of water birds and the ears of hippos poking above the surface as they sleep the day out in the shallows. You can ride among giraffes and zebras, see buffalo wallowing in the swamps, hear Colobus monkeys calling from the tree tops and relax in the garden at Elsamere, the former home of late Born Free personality Joy Adamson. Boat trips on the lake are widely available and are a great way to spend an afternoon or morning. Sunsets are always spectacular, with the haunting call of a Fish Eagle high over the Lake bringing the day to a perfect end. Hell’s Gate National Park in nearby Naivasha, can be enjoyed with an overnight safari.

Where to stay in Naivasha?

We are able to arrange any accomodation that best suits your needs and budgets. Some of our favourites in Naivasha are

Elsamere &  Enashipai Resort & Spa

How long should you stay in Naivasha?

We recommend a 1 day visit to Lake Naivasha and then perhaps on to Lake Nakuru or Hells Gate.

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Africa changes you forever, like nowhere on Earth. Once you have been there, you will never be the same. But how do you begin to describe its magic to someone who has never felt it? How can you explain the fascination of this vast, dusty continent, whose oldest roads are elephant paths?

Brian Jackman