Why to visit Lake Naivasha, Kenya?
Lake Naivasha is a sweet water lake, just outside the little town of Naivasha in Nakuru County. It’s part of the Great Rift Valley. It was our first stop in Kenya, after having landed in Nairobi. It took us about 3 hours to get there. Crescent Camp Lake Naivasha offered us great accommodation, wonderful lunch, dinner as well as breakfast the next morning.
After having enjoyed a great lunch and rested a little bit in our room, we took a boot safari on the lake. We immediately saw the majestic marabou storks up in the trees, rotten by the water. Pretty creepy scene. After only about 5 to 10 minutes on the water we saw our first hippo. So cute – their ears sticking out of the water. But we kept our distance, as we soon learnt that they are very territorial and dangerous.
The boat brought us up to Crescent Island, where we had our first walking safari in between the different species of wildlife. No predators here (at least not during the day). There are some hyenas apparently, but typically they only show up at night. Walking amongst incredible creatures like giraffe, zebra, impala, Thomson gazelle, waterbuck and wildebeest is really an amazing experience.
Upon the boat tour back to the camp, a fish eagle was hunting. Our guide had some treats with him, throwing it into the water, for the eagle to pick it up. We had to be quick, but were able to capture it on camera – yeeeah!