Naivasha – the disappearing lake
Broad yet shallow, Lake Naivasha lays claim to a unique history, having entirely dried up at the beginning of the 20th century, only to reappear years later, brought back to life by heavy rains. Beautiful and serene in the daytime, the lake’s waters are often whipped into dramatic waves by late afternoon thundershowers. This turbulent characteristic led to the local Maasai naming the lake Na’iposha, meaning “rough water”.
Two smaller lakes, Oloidien and the bright green crater lake of Sonachi lie nearby. The shores of the lake form part of Hell’s Gate National Park, named for its huge red cliffs and the bubbling thermal springs that they shelter.
- Home to a variety of wildlife, including families of hippo
- Over 400 species of bird found along the lake shores
- Scenic forests of yellow fever trees and lush swamps
- Explore the lake on spectacular boat trips
From $ 315
Explore one of Kenya's most prized wilderness destinations during your stay at the delightful Chui Lodge. Tucked away in the Great Rift Valley, on the 20 000 acres of the private Oserian Wildlife Sanctuary, this lodge boasts just eight, intimate ensuite cottages with fireplaces and private verandas.
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Travel through Kenya's spectacular landscapes, from classic safari country to endless tropical beaches. Explore the remote Laikipia Plateau. Discover the ample wildlife of the Masai Mara before relaxing on some of the world's best beaches near Mombasa.
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