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Naivasha is a city in Kenya.

Get in[edit]

A matutu from Nairobi to Naivasha takes around 2 hours and cost about $3. A matutu from Nakuru to Naivasha takes about 1.5 hour and cost about $3 as well.

Get around[edit]

Get a bike. It's the best way to see the sights near Lake Naivasha.

To go into town center, hitch a ride or take a matutu for less than $.50

See[edit][add listing]

  • Lake Naivasha, outside the town.

Do[edit][add listing]

Rent a bike for $5 - $8 per day and bike to the Flamingo Lake (7km each way) and the V

Visit Hell's Gate National Park - You can walk next to the animals. Biking only (and walking even more) bears some difficulties. See Hell's Gate National Park for further information.

Climb Mount Longonot

Visit Crescent Island

Take a boat ride on Lake Naivasha. You will most likely encounter Hippos

Contact Timmy if you want to organize trips around the area or Masai Mara. He hangs out at Fisherman's camp - +254 723 904129

Contact James if you visit Hell's gate National Park, he's a bike guide there - +254 713 250356

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Eat[edit][add listing]

A simple dish of fried fish and some cabbage/spinache with a 330ml coke cost about $2.50. Just visit the local restaurant (they call restaurants 'hotels'

Drink[edit][add listing]

Most of the campsites have bars. Fisherman's camp has an annual music festival in February.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Fish Eagle Inn
  • Fisherman's Camp, 254 202 139 922, 254 726 870 590, [1]. Fisherman's Camp is a campsite situated on the shores of Lake Naivasha (meaning 'rippling waters' in Masai). A fully equipped cottage and 4 Bandas (Kenya's equivalent to small challets) are also available. The site also has its own bar and restaurant. Don't get the burger. (phone +254 5 050 462 for bookings). GPS -0.827368,36.334671.  edit
  • Carnelleys Camp, South Lake Road, P.O. Box 9 Sulmac, Kenya, +254 50 2030088, [2]. Similar to Fisherman's Camp is Carnelleys Camp. It is also conveniently located right next to it. GPS -0.828586, 36.337025 (-0.828586,36.337025) edit
  • Triple Eden Resort, Mai Mahiu Road, +254-708-915-770, [3]. Their Lake Naivasha resort accommodation offers rooms equipped with balcony and television. Some of its facilities and services are bar, restaurant, parking, gift shop, outdoor dining area, swimming pool, designated smoking rooms, laundry service, dry cleaning, room service and safari guides. Rates start at KES 4,400.00.  edit


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