Nestled in the Rift valley, about one and half hours from Nairobi, Naivasha is a perfect place for a weekend getaway. We went for a day trip on a Saturday morning, welcomed by a warming sun. So, I take this opportunity to share our good memories with you . And also, to let you know more about Africa with its beautiful wilderness and the magic of traveling!
Along the way you can spot many farm roses, a lot of resort and charming hotels as Naivasha is a very popular place for a weekend getaway. From a point of view, the Rift valley is splendid and mysterious. And where a wide range of small shops offer you a various and colorful work of Kenyans arts and crafts : jewelry, sculpture, canvas, clothing, Masai market items…
We arrived at noon near the Lake Naivasha. Boats and guides are available at any time . So, we took a boat ride for one hour. Bird lovers will be happy : the Lake is packed with pelicans, African Fish eagles, ducks, herons...It was a real breathtaking expedition as we saw the enormous hippopotamus coming around, so close to our little boat.
After a few minutes of observation, we learned a lot about the lifestyle of these animals, whom are endangered. The guide took us later to a small island called “crescent land “. It’s a private park but you are allowed to wander around for a while. There you can see herds of zebras, antelopes, gnou, …
Our boat picked us up back for lunch which were fresh and delicious as usual . The lake has an abundant variety of fishes , especially Tilapia. A lot of restaurant from local ones to the resort are available around . We had enjoyed our day and we drove back towards Nairobi with a regain of energy and happiness that Mother nature has offered us gracefully ! Above all, we have learned how to be aware of our environment conservation and respect this nature.
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