' HIGHEST OF THE RIFT VALLEY LAKES '
THE LAKE NAIVASHA CONSERVATION
Lake Naivasha is the highest of the Rift Valley Lakes in the Great Rift Valley stretch standing at an altitude of 1880 meters above the sea level and situated 90 kilometers from Kenya’s capital Nairobi. It is the second largest freshwater lake in Kenya and is unusual that it has no known outlet, normally a requirement for a freshwater lake. The dense vegetation in the edge of the lake supports a thriving bird population – the area has a list of over 350 species. The lake draws a great range of game to these shores. Giraffes wander among the acacia, buffaloes wallow in the swamps, colobus monkeys swing in the treetops while the lake hippos sleep the day out in the shallows. Walking is permitted making it ideal for hiking, biking, and rock climbing. Boat trips on the lake are widely available making it a great way to spend an afternoon or morning.