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Lake Naivasha 1 Day Trip Safari from Nairobi visits the original home of Joy Adams of Born Free – Elsamere and Crescent Island Game Conservancy for a Walking Safari.
Enjoy a fantastic experience on a boat ride on the calm waters of Lake Naivasha and a foot safari on Crescent Island Game Conservancy. Lunch is served at one of the lodges located on the shores of Lake Naivasha.
Lake Naivasha 1 Day Trip Safari from Nairobi takes you to Lake Naivasha the second largest freshwater lake in Kenya which is approximately 100 km’ss from Nairobi – a 2 hour drive away.
The Lake is located north west of Nairobi, outside the town of Naivasha. It is part of the Great Rift Valley.
Lake Naivasha 1 Day Trip Safari Itinerary
0800 Hours: Lake Naivasha 1 Day Trip Safari from Nairobi departs by road and the journey takes you northwest of the city of Nairobi to the Great Rift Valley Floor. Along the way you make a special stop at a viewpoint to enjoy views of the Great Rift Valley Escarpment.
1000 Hours: Once in Lake Naivasha we proceed to Elsamere Lodge; the original home of Joy Adams of Born Free fame for high tea. Elsamere lodge or Camp is a haven for lovers of nature, set in Acacia forest on the banks of Lake Naivasha in Kenya’s Rift Valley.
It is the former home of the late Joy Adamson who, together with her husband George Adamson, became world famous for their pioneering conservation work and relationship with the lioness Elsa, as told in her best selling book and subsequent film, ‘Born Free’ and she did much of her writing at Elsamere up until her murder in 1980. Her relationship with Elsa the lioness who she raised from a young cub and later successfully released back into the wild.
1200 Hours: After the visit we proceed for lunch at one of the lodges located on the shores of Lake Naivasha.
1400 Hours: Early afternoon we take a boat ride on Lake Naivasha. This is a beautiful freshwater lake, fringed by thick papyrus is almost 13 km’s across, but its waters are shallow with an average depth of five metres. The waters of the lake draw a great range of game to these shores. The lake has a lot of hippos, which you can easily spot from the island. Among the resident birds are fish eagles, ospreys, lily-trotters, black crakes and a variety of herons. Hippos also live in the lake.
1500 Hours: Our next discovery takes us to Crescent Island Conservancy. The terrain is flat, making it easy for walkers of all abilities to enjoy themselves. There is a lot of easy to see game e.g. giraffes, waterbucks, elands, wildebeests, zebras and impalas. It is also a heaven for birds with +200 species recorded.
Giraffes wander among the acacia, Buffalo wallow in the swamps and Colobus monkeys call from the treetops while the Lakes large hippo populations sleep the day out in the shallows. A number of mammals can be seen grazing in the surrounding lake environs, such as zebra, impala, buffalo, giraffe, Kongoni and, at night, hippos.
1700 Hours: We return back to Nairobi in the evening.
Lake Naivasha 1 Day Trip Safari Prices
Lake Naivasha 1-Day Trip Safari Rates include:
Bottle water on Safari + Boat Ride in Lake Naivasha + Entrance fee to Crescent Island Conservancy + Lunch at one of the lodges on Lake Naivasha + Round Trip Transportation from Nairobi to Lake Naivasha + Entrance fee to Joy Adamson video, Special Tea’s and visit to the Museum & Professional English speaking driver guides. All are experts in African wildlife, culture, and tour guiding, many of who speak other European languages
|Price Per Person
|Children Aged 8 to 12 Years
|1st January 2023
|31st December 2023
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* Departs daily at 0800 Hours from your hotel or city Residence
Lake Naivasha 1-Day Trip Safari Rates Exclude:
* Minimum of 1 person required
* Tips or gratuity, drinks; travelers insurance; laundry, communication charges, visas
* International airfares and airport taxes; meals, sightseeing not included in the package; optional activities
* Personal expenses such as transfers to/from the airport (supplement airport transfer cost applies for tours starting from the airport)