a Fantastic Experience on a boat ride
on the calm waters of Lake Naivasha and
a foot safari on Crescent Island game
Island Conservancy is located in Lake
Naivasha the second largest fresh lake
in Kenya which is approximately 100 kilometers
from Nairobi and a 2 hours drive away.
the way you make a stop over at viewpoint
to enjoy the views of the great Rift Valley
in Lake Naivasha we proceed to Elsamere
Lodge, the original home of Joy adams
of "Born Free" fame for high
Lodge or Camp is a haven for lover of
Nature, set in Acacia forest on the banks
of Lake Naivasha. It is the former home
of the late Joy Adamson who together with
her husband George Adamson, become the
world famous for their pioneering conservation
work and relationship with the lioness
Esla, as told in her best selling book
and subsequent film " orn Free"and
she did much of her writing at Elsamere
up until her murder in 1980.
reletionship with Elsa the lioness who
she raised from a young cub and a later
successfully released back into the wild.
the visit, we proceed for lunch at one
of the lodges located on the shores of
afternoon we take a boat ride of Lake
is a beautiful freshwater lake,, fringed
by thick papyrus is almost 13kms across,
but its waters are shallow with an averange
depth of five metres.The waters of the
lake draw a great range of gameto the
next discovery take us to Crescent Island
Consevancy.The terrain is flat, making
it easy for walkers of all abilities to
enjoy themselves. There is a lot of easy
to see games like Giraffes, waterbucks,
Elands, wildbeests, Zebras and Impalas.
Island was created in 1988, when Lake
Naivasha dropped sufficiently to allow
Crescent Island become part of the mainland.
On the Eastern end of the island, sailing
is possible at a private boating club.The
terrain is flat, making it easy for walkers
of all ability to enjoy themselves.
is also a heaven for birds with over 200
species. The lake has alot of hippos,
which you can easily spot from the island.
the resident birds are fish eagle, ospreys,
lilly-trotters, blake crakes and variety
of herons.Hippos live in the lake. A number
of mammals can be seen grazing in the
surrounding lake environs, such as zebras,
impala, buffalo, giraffe, kongoni and
at night hippos.
short boat trip from the mainland out
into lake Naivasha gives you access to
the unique crescent island wildlife santuary.
Ther is also possibility to access it
by road passing through the " Horse
Riding Complex" A wide variety of
wildlife birdlife and flora life lives
quite freely out there and as there are
no predators to be found, quite happily
some time wandering around at your own
pace and enjoy the peace and quiet broken
only by the sounds of the islands wild
only two hours drive from Nairobi. Lake
Naivasha crescent island is a great place
to forget the Nairobi urban life and do
some sport activities such as hiking,
walking, biking and game viewing and is
a popular weekend retreat for the local
Island Game Santuary is safe because they
protect te shores and `if you decide to
pay them a visit, they gladly provide
guides free of charge to show the guest
around giving them information about the
island and the animals.