Activities to do in Lake Naivasha National Park : Lake Naivasha national park is one youngest national parks in Kenya, which was established in 1995, and it is considered to be among the smallest national parks compared to other game parks in the country, which covers a total surface area of about 140 square kilometers. this national park is a cool place to visit while planning a vacation because it is a cool place with a good atmosphere surrounded by stunning waterbodies such as; Lake Naivasha which is known to be a shallow and seasonal waterbody  due to the fact that its waters levels reduce most especially during the dry season.

More so, there are more fresh water bodies such as; Lake Sonachi and Lake Oloidien and this park  has  beautiful and unique physical features  like Mount Longonot which last erupted within the 1860s and it stands at a height 2776meters and it has a large crater rim on the top, thick forests, strippled trees such as yellow fever trees that form forests, thick papyrus wide range of a vegetation cover which acts a good habitat to large numbers of bird species such as; flamingos, Gonolek, the African spoonbill, African fish eagles, Palearctic duck, the red-knobbed coot and many others. More so, Lake Naivasha national park is also a home to many wildlife species that tourists can sight see while they explore through the park and some of these animals include; Zebras, hippos, giraffes, buffalos among others.

Lake Naivasha National park is a good place to visit while on a safari in Kenya because it has many attractions that lead to many tourists to travel from different parts of the world to visit the park. Therefore, such attractions include; Lake Naivasha, which is considered to be one of the top attractions in the park, mount Longonot, birds whereby this park, is a home to over 350 bird species, Crescent Island that is a private island sanctuary and Elsamere among others. more so, tourists who get tour around Lake Naivasha national park always get chances to enage in many interesting activities where they learn new experiences and some of these activities include;

Things to do in Lake Naivasha National park.

Game Viewing.

Lake Naivasha national park is a home to over 100 wildlife species which gives great opportunities to tourists touring around this national park  to be able to sight see at different animals such as; hippos, wildebeests, buffalos, zebras, giraffes, waterbucks and many others others. Therefore, game viewing in this national park is a rewarding activity that makes individuals have a successful adventurous safari while in Kenya.

Boat Cruise.

One of the best ways to explore around Lake Naivasha national park, tourists can opt to embark on boat cruise activities, which helps you to have a good experience and enjoy the beautiful breeze around the lake. While on the launch trips, tourists always get chances to see a number of mammal species such as; hippos that are usually seen while busking in the water and in the mud. More so, they spot other animals like; giraffes, zebras and many others while they drink water to quench their thirst and they are commonly spotted while lazily walking along the shores of the lake.

Horseback Riding.

Horseback riding is one of the commonly activity that is done in a few national parks in Kenya. More so, tourists who opt to participate in this activity get the best way to capture classic views of many wildlife species as they move from one place to another as they search for food. In addition, park rangers are always leading these horseback rides or park guides because they are well familiar with many parts in the park and have another major responsibility of protecting individuals and ensuring no harm happens between tourists and the animals in the park.


Hiking in Lake Naivasha national park is best done on Mount Longonot which is a good experience however, it is best for individuals who are physically fit and in a good health condition became it may be tiring. More so, hiking to mount Longonot always takes about 2-4 hours depending on your hiking skills. In addition, hiking through this mountain gives tourists chances to sight see many many wildlife species species such as; hartebeests, buffalos, zebras and many others. More so, as soon as tourists reach to the top of this mountain, individuals are blessed to capture extensive scenic views of Lake Naivasha national park.

Activities to do in Lake Naivasha National Park
Mount Longonot

When to visit Lake Naivasha National park.

For tourists who are planning to travel to Lake Naivasha national park should visit during the dry season, which is between months of July to September and from December to February. In addition, this period is considered the best because there happens to less rains and a short grass vegetation which helps individuals to capture beautiful views of all the wildlife species and the physical features in the park.

Therefore, Lake Naivasha National park is seen as a good destination to travel to while on a 3 days safari in Kenya and get opportunities to explore extensively. More so, individuals can always choose to combine their visit to Lake Naivahsa with other trips to Maasai Mara national park which is considered to be a hotspot or the best national park in the country, Lake Nakuru National park and Hell’s Gate National park which is the most easily accessible when you are from Lake Naivasha National park and many other area.

Contact our trusted tour operators in case of more information about the things that are done within the park and Book with our tours and travel companies such as; Achieve Global safaris and Focus East Africa tours who offer the best tour packages while on your safari in Lake Naivasha National park in Kenya.

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