What to do and see in Naivasha, Rift Valley Province: The Best Places and Tips

Naivasha is a market town in Nakuru County, Kenya, lying north west of Nairobi.

1. Hell's Gate National Park

Lake Road South | South of Lake Naivasha, Naivasha 20117, Kenya Nature & Parks, National Parks
Excellent
57%
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32%
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4.5 based on 724 reviews

Hell's Gate National Park

Reviewed By Wasili Kenya S - Nairobi, KenyaNairobi, Kenya

Day trip to Hell

We organised a day trip Safari to the hells' gate national park.here if you are physically fit you will either ride the bike for 8 kilometres down to the gorge and 8 back.you have the option to climb the Fischer's tower or do the walk to the gorge where y

2. Crescent Island Game Park

Naivasha Bottom Road, Naivasha 20117, Kenya Nature & Parks, Nature & Wildlife Areas
Excellent
53%
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4.5 based on 326 reviews

Crescent Island Game Park

Reviewed By JohanKieft - Nairobi, KenyaNairobi, Kenya

great, saw many anials. beautifull lake view and affordable

did the boat safari was very nice. saw most of the animals, loads of birds more than worth it incl the pelicans

3. Lake Oloidien

Naivasha, Kenya Nature & Parks, Bodies of Water
Excellent
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4.5 based on 126 reviews

Lake Oloidien

Reviewed By rosakn - Nairobi, KenyaNairobi, Kenya

Bird Watchers Paradise

We took a one hour boat ride on the lake. The kids enjoyed seeing the hippos bobbing their heads in and out of the water. My husband who loves birds sighted about 20 different ones in that hour. I remember the pelicans, herons, Egyptian geese and of cours

4. Crater Lake Game Sanctuary

Crater Lake, Naivasha 20117, Kenya Nature & Parks, Nature & Wildlife Areas
Excellent
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4 based on 86 reviews

Crater Lake Game Sanctuary

Reviewed By rose4718 - Washington DC, District of ColumbiaWashington DC, District of Columbia

A pretty hike but most animals were elusive

The drive which takes you past Lake Naivasha is very rough for last couple miles. It looks like road was partly washed out. Its a very bumpy ride all along Lake Naivasha. you see some Giraffes, warthogs, and Cape Buffalo and zebras in the brush but there

5. Lake Naivasha

Naivasha, Kenya Nature & Parks, Bodies of Water
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4.5 based on 10 reviews

Lake Naivasha

Reviewed By PathwaysafarisKenya - Malindi, KenyaMalindi, Kenya

Fantastic Boat ride on Lake Naivasha

Always opt for a boat ride at Lake Naivasha Crescent Island, famous for the movies,'Out of Africa, Born Free' among others. Various wildlife brought to the majestic Island in 1980s, explore the lake and see hippos, Giraffes, Water-buck, Zebras and variety

6. Enashipai Maa Museum

Moi South Lake Road Naivasha | Enashipai Resort and Spa, Naivasha 20117, Kenya Museums, History Museums, Specialty Museums
Excellent
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4.5 based on 6 reviews

Enashipai Maa Museum

Take a tour of the first privately registered museum in Kenya and discover why the Maasai people continue to fascinate millions across the world. Experienced curators spent over 6 years visiting the communities to put together a real authentic museum just for you.

Reviewed By davidkagwi2016 - Nairobi, KenyaNairobi, Kenya

Visit

I waited for over 20 mons for guide to appear. Had to pay extra for museum which to me is a rip off already as a hotel guest. Guide was knowledgeable and friendly. Learnt alot.Good place for families and couples. Video at end was thrilling.

7. Life Beads Kenya

Naivasha 20117, Kenya Shopping, Gift & Specialty Shops
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4 based on 10 reviews

Life Beads Kenya

Reviewed By danvagabundo - London, United KingdomLondon, United Kingdom

Beautiful handicraft workshop & shop

Life Beads Kenya helps marginalised local women and former street boys, by giving them handicraft and production skills - creating income and self-reliance.The shop has a nice collection of bags, jewellery and home-ware great for gifts or mementos of Keny

8. Sanctuary Horseback Safaris

South Lake Road, Naivasha 20117, Kenya Outdoor Activities, Horseback Riding Tours
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5 based on 2 reviews

Sanctuary Horseback Safaris

A horseback safari provides the ideal way to explore the Great Rift Valley up close, see plenty of giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, impala, plus various other species and birds, and enjoy the fantastic panorama of Sanctuary Farm or Hells Gate National Park. The landscape is spectacular - you will be in awe of the beauty in the areas around Lake Naivasha. Novice riders welcome!

Reviewed By DMcKK - BostonBoston

Up close and personal

We were in Nairobi on business and only had one day to ourselves. We bee-lined to Naivasha for a Horse-Back Riding Safari, and easily found Sanctuary Farm. They welcomed us to the riding stables and put us on mild mannered horses where two hours went by m

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