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Lake Naivasha is a short drive northwest 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.

A short guide to Lake Naivasha and the Naivasha cityThe Crescent Island, source: demersgoneglobal.wordpress.com

Where to stay?

Kiangazi House

A luxurious lake view hotel with a fabulous pool facing the lake itself. Built in an old, traditional style mixing wood and timber, and surrounded by lush gardens will provide you the 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.

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, a hotel is a great place for those looking for a lake view accommodation.

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 garden.

Where to eat?

The Club House Cafe

Sanctuary Farm, Moi South Lake Road, Naivasha

Known for the great location and an outstanding service restaurant, will blow your mind with wonderful dishes. Some say it’s even worth a trip from Nairobi for food only.

Carnellys Restaurant

South Lake Road, Naivasha, Kenya

The restaurant located on the camp side, with a lake view and a bit of a hippie soul. Besides good food, it also offers a lot of space for children to play around.

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?

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.

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.

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 animals.

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