1 Day Lake Naivasha With Boat Ride

Lake Naivasha 1 Day Trip Safari from Nairobi visits the original home of Joy Adams of Born Free into 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.


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1 Day Lake Naivasha With Boat Ride

1 Day Lake Naivasha With Boat Ride

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Lake Naivasha 1 Day Trip Safari from Nairobi visits the original home of Joy Adams of Born Free into 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. 1 Day Lake Naivasha Trip Safari from Nairobi takes you to Lake Naivasha the second largest freshwater lake in Kenya which is approximately 100 km from Nairobi; a 2 hour drive away.

1 Day Lake Naivasha With Boat Ride


Morning, afternoon and late evening boat rides on Lake Naivasha are so refreshing, The panoramic view in like non other. Boat ride to the Crescent island ,part of Lake Naivasha makes it a worthy ride, with all the wildlife on the shores of the lake like the springboks, giraffes, cape buffaloes, colobus monkeys and the many birds.

Lake Naivasha is an ideal place for boating, with wide open waters, fantastic surrounding scenery and plenty of channels to explore. Boats can be hired with driver/guides from many of Naivasha’s lakeside lodges and camps. This is an excellent way to see plenty of birdlife and hippos up close.

Lake Naivasha

A walk along the shore, or even sitting and relaxing in a single place, will provide the birder with endlessly rich sightings. A trip out onto the Lake is even more impressive. The water is dotted with Pelicans, and the papyrus alive with Kingfisher, Heron, Jacanas and more, while high in the trees over the Lake you will find Africa’s largest concentration of African Fish Eagles. These mighty birds dominate the air over the Lake, their haunting cries echoing across the shores as they plunge to the surface and pull fish from the water.

Sunsets are always stunning, with the haunting call of a Fish Eagle high over the Lake bringing the day to a perfect end.

Safari Highlights:

  • Boat safari
  • Spot the Hippos
  • Guided walking safari at Crescent Island
  • Bird watching

Itinerary Details

1 Day Lake Naivasha boating and fly fishing day trip is a full day excursion in the Lake Naivasha –a beautiful rift valley fresh water lake and popular day trip getaway.

Lake Naivasha boating and fly fishing day trip starts after breakfast from your Nairobi hotel. Best Lake Naivasha Day Trip allows you to take great hippo pictures on a Lake Naivasha 1 day boating trip or a 2 days Naivasha overnight safari.

Stop over at the Great Rift Valley view point to learn how and when the Great Rift Valley system was formed.

Lake Naivasha boating & fly fishing day trip is a favorite 1 day excursion from Nairobi to go and enjoy a boat ride in this magnificent lake. Fly fishing is also a great pass time in the lake using anglers. A one day trip to Lake Naivasha can also include a walking safari on the crescent island among giraffes, zebras, gazelles and many other animals.

A boat ride on lake Naivasha takes you close up with the hippos in the water and you will be able to watch them at a close point as they rest among the reeds. There are also hundreds of birds to see in the lake including the famous fish eagle and the cormorants. The shores of the lake is littered with wildlife including buffalos, zebras, giraffes among others.

Fishing is allowed by paying a license fee per fishing rod but you are not allowed to take away the fish. Fly fishing in Lake Naivasha is a fun activity as you have a chance to hook ….large-mouth bass, blue spotted tilapia, common carp, oreochromis leucostictus, nile tilapia, red belly tilapia, guppy, barbus amphigramma. You will be angling from a small motor boat and the pilot will guide you to the fish rich areas where you are guaranteed some nice catch.

Arrival at lake Naivasha Sopa lodge and start a of your boating trip on the lake. Enjoy a 4-5 hour boating and fishing ride in the lake as you watch the hippos and thousands of bird species. Do fly fishing at the popular sites while returning the fish in the water.

Drop at the crescent island for a quick picnic packed lunch at the shores and continue with a walking around the island among the giraffes, zebras, and gazelles.

Continue with your walk around the island and return to boat by 3:00pm. Return to the Boat and head out to Elsamere conservation centre for high tea and a visit to the information centre to learn about conservation efforts of George and Joy Adamson and the ‘Born Free’ movie about Elsa the lioness.

Drive back to Nairobi and check into your hotel at 1930 hours.

End of trip

Included in the Safari Cost

  • Arrival & Departure airport transfers complementary to all our clients.
  • Transportation as per itinerary.
  • Accommodation per itinerary or similar with a request to all our clients.
  • Meals as per itinerary Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Game Drives
  • Services literate English driver/guide.
  • National park & game reserve entrance fees as per itinerary.
  • Excursions & activities as per itinerary with a request
  • Recommended Mineral Water while on safari.

Excluded in the Safari Cost

  • Visas and related costs.
  • Personal Taxes.
  • Drinks, tips, laundry, telephone calls and other items of a personal nature.
  • International flights.

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