parks in naivasha

Crescent Island Game Sanctuary
4.0 (10) · Park
46.9 km · Naivasha, Kenya
Hell’s Gate National Park
4.4 (157) · Park
Wildlife haven popular with birdwatchers, photographers, hikers, horse-riders, cyclists & campers.
44.8 km · Naivasha, Kenya
Hell’s Gate is an ideal venue for a day trip from Nairobi where, in addition to the bio-diversity that includes raptors, visitors can enjoy mountain biking, rock climbing and a natural spa.
Spectacular scenery including the towering cliffs, water-gouged gorges, stark rock towers, scrub clad volcanoes and belching plumes of geothermal steam make it one of the most atmospheric Parks in Africa.
Named for the intense geothermal activity within its boundaries, the Hell’s Gate National Park is a remarkable quarter of the Great Rift Valley.

Key features


  • African buffalo, zebra, eland, hartebeest, Thomson’s gazelle and baboons are common. The park is also home to klipspringer antelope and Chandler’s mountain reedbuck
  • Prolific birdlife – there are over 100 species of birds in the park, including vultures, Verreaux’s Eagles, augur buzzard and swifts.


Temperature ranges from 20-300 c and rainfall from 200mm – 700 mm, Two rain seasons: Long rains – March & April & short rains – Nov/ December

What to take with you

  • Drinking water, picnic items and camping equipment if you intend to stay overnight.
  • Also useful are: binoculars, camera, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, walking boots and guidebooks
Lake Naivasha Panorama Park
4.1 (46) · Hotel
48.2 km · Naivasha, Kenya
Quiet · Cozy · Casual
Lake Naivasha Panorama Park was opened in December, 2007 after being under construction for three years. We have emerged to fill the gap that has existed in Naivasha town and its surrounding. Naivasha with its beautiful Lake Naivasha is an epicenter of tourist activities; as a result there has been a need to increase its conference and bed capacity not only to international tourists but also to its swelling number of domestic tourists.
panoramaLake Naivasha Panorama Park offers high standards accommodation with a blend of Kenyan tradition and modern sophistication on a budget. This ensures that you get pure value for your money and gives you a sense of being home away from home. We have a dedicated and very informative staff that will make you feel well attended whenever you are in need.
Lake Naivasha National Park
4.3 (249) · National Park
53.5 km · Kongoni, Kenya

Naivasha Night Life

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Pulsating with energy, glitz and glamour, the nightlife in Naivasha is an expedition into the heartland of clubs and party hot spots. The Naivasha boasts of a wide array of bars, pubs, clubs and discotheques. Continue reading Naivasha Night Life

Lake Naivasha

A short drive from Nairobi and a world away from the capital’s choked arteries is Lake Naivasha, the highest of the Rift Valley lakes (at 1884m above sea level). Hugged by grassy banks and shingled with cacti and sand olive trees, the lake extends like a vast, sunlit sea. But there’s more to this spot than the lovely blue lake. You can ride among giraffes and zebras, sip on a glass of Rift Valley red, and relax in the garden at Elsamere, the former home of late Born Free personality Joy Adamson. Most of the lake is ringed by an electric fence, so hippo attacks are rare. A greater threat is the traffic, which loops around the road at speed: take care when out walking.

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