Safari to Naivasha Kenya

Safari to Naivasha Kenya  : Naivasha is a large town in Nakuru County, Kenya lying 92.8km (57.7 mi) by road North West of Nairobi. The town has a total population of 198,444 in (2019 census). The main industry is agriculture especially floriculture. Naivasha is also a popular tourism safari destination. Hell’s Gate National park (the main locations for The Lion king, including Pride Rock and the Gorge, are modelled after the park), Mount Longonot National Park and Mount Longonot are nearby attractions. A safari also have included Lake Naivasha, to observe the various bird species and hippos as well as other wild animal species.

A weekend safari to Naivasha Kenya.

Hiking Mount Longonot.

A tourist who go to Naivasha for a weekend safari should have planned for hiking Mount Longonot, which is a dormant volcano might be too hard to resist, this relatively challenging hiking safari takes the guests around 4 to 5 hours of hiking.

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Hiking Mount Longonot

During your hiking you can be able to spot various animal species like the zebras, antelopes, leopards, gazelles grazing in the distance and some bird species, as this gives the great memories to a hiker, because the hike is strenuous and you must be in a good fitness and health to take on the climb.

Camping at Camp Carnelly’s Naivasha.

Camp Carnelly’s offers different accommodation options depending on your budget and the required preferences. At the same time there is a campsite where you can pitch your tent right next to the lake, where you can enjoy the wild nature of Naivasha during camping Kenya safari as you enjoy the sounds of various bird species when it is getting to morning. Carnelly’s camp is a tranquil campsite with the beautiful bushy grounds, the monkeys swing from the trees and the hippos graze on the pier. Over the years camp Carnelly’s has become one of the most famous locations on Lake Naivasha. When it gets to morning you can have your breakfast at camp Carnelly’s Lazybones Restaurant, onsite activities and activities like boating and water sports, local tours and walks, bird watching, rock climbing, fishing, cycling safari,  and many more located right beside  the camp that the tourists do enjoy during their weekend safari in Naivasha.

Boat Ride safari in Lake Naivasha.

Lake Naivasha  is one of the Africa’s most renowned fresh water lakes and a boat safari ride here, the tourists  can be able to spot the hippo and numerous bird species including the kingfisher, Fish eagle, Herons, Jacanas and many more.  Lake Naivasha itself is remarkably picturesque, set against a purple backdrop of the Eburru volcanic mountain range and lined by the thick yellow barked Acacia Xanthophlea trees, the lake is also a home to some of the animal species protected by the hippo and the shores of the lake also host small numbers of giraffe, zebra, waterbuck and the odd eland and wildebeest. A lake Naivasha Boat ride is therefore an exciting yet relaxing lake safari experience with the plenty of the interesting sights to enjoy.

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Boat Ride safari on Lake Naivasha

Exploring the Hell’s Gate national park.

The tourists can also explore Hell’s Gate national park, which is one of the Kenya’s most naturally beautiful parks, the park is not as intimidating as its name might suggest. With its volcanic landscape, Hell’s gate might put the tourists in their mind of paying a visit to another planet. The red earth, towering stone pillars and cliffs, and a sparse animal population make it something completely different to what you will find elsewhere. The guests to Hell’s gate national park can cycle its dusty road, hike its scenic canyons, and climb its towering pillars and many more. The tourists can as well take a dip at Ol Karia Geothermal Spa, which is located within Hell’s Gate national park, Ol Karia or the Olkaria is the largest geothermal spa of its kind of Africa, heated by the volcanic activity that gives Hell’s Gate its name, the man-made pools of Ol Karia are great place to soak in the warm waters and wash away the dust of the road.

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Hell’s Gate National Park

Look for flamingos at Lake Elementaita.

While Lake Bogoria is the more famous haunt for both the Greater and the Lesser Flamingos, Lake Elementaita is also a home to the vast flocks of the brightly coloured birds during the year. Depending on the conditions, Lake Elementaita can be your best chance to spot the huge crowds of the pink birds, but even when they are absent, the tourists who are bird watchers during a weekend safari to Naivasha, the Lake Elementaita is the most fantastic option for the bird watchers.

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