When To Visit Lake Naivasha National Park : Lake Naivasha is the youngest national park in the Kenya, which was established in 1995.  In addition, it is considered the smallest national parks in the country, which covers a total surface area that covers a total surface area of about 140 square kilometers.  This Kenya national park is a cool destination to travel to while planning to go on an adventurous safari while in the country. This national park is famously known to be a seasonal waterbody whereby its waters are always seen to dry up more especially during the dry season. More so, within Lake Naivasha national park, there are so many attractions which always lead many people to travel from all over different parts of the world to see and some of these include; many stunning waterbodies such as; Lake Oleidien and Lake Sonachi and other unique physical features such as; Mount Longonot which happened to have erupted during 1860s and it has a large crater rim on the top standing at elevated area of about 2776 meters being surrounded by dense and thick forests with many stippled tree species such as yellow fever, thick papyrus among others. this national park is also a home to avariety numbers of different bird species which make a total number of over 350 that tourists can always sight see and some of these birds include; flamingoes, African fish eagles, palearctic duck, the African spoonbill, Gonolek, the red-knobbed coot among others.  and exploring more through the national park gives you chances to sight see at many wildlife species such as; giraffes, hippos, buffalos, zebras, bush bucks and many others.

Best time to visit Lake Naivasha National park.

Tourists planning on visiting in Lake Naivasha National park on their safari should consider travelling there during the dry season, which is between months of July to September and from mid- December to February. However, they can as well travel at any time of the year but this is considered the best time because during this period there happens to be fewer rainfalls, which lead individuals to continue their daily programmes without any destruction’s. More so, exploring through this national park gives you opportunities to engage in so many interesting activities, which include the following below;

Wildlife viewing.

When To Visit Lake Naivasha National Park

Lake Naivasha  is a home to around 100 wildlife species that are stay in the park as their natural habitat and some of these species include; hippos, giraffes, wildebeests, zebras, waterbucks, monkeys, buffalo, giant gazelles, and many others. In addition, there are the fresh water fish species such as; tilapia, crayfish, black bass. More so, there are fish-eating birds such as; pelicans, king fishers, fish eagles among others.

Horseback Riding.

Horseback riding is one of the exciting activities done from this national park because it helps you tour around many different parts  where you get to capture classic views of many wildlife species while they are moving from one place to another while searching for food. However, they are always accompanied with park guides and rangers whose role is to lead them through different trails and to ensure the safety of both tourists and the animals in order to avoid harm.

Boat cruise.

Embarking on the launch trips on boats is one of the best ways to enjoy your safari as you create beautiful memories while on water. In addition, while on water, they are advised to keep their tones of their voices low and ensure the balancing of the boat in order to avoid any kind of accidents. More so, they are always able to spot at some mammal animals in water like; hippos and other animals along the shores as they drink water to quench their thirst such as; zebras, giraffes and many others. Bird lovers can also get opportunities to see many bird species in the sky.


Tourists can also opt to go hiking which is best done on Mount Longonot and this activity always goes for about 2-4 hours depending on one’s hiking skills. However, hiking is only best for individuals who are physically fit and are in good health conditions whereby they are free from diseases like; pressure, conical heart problems among others due to the fact that this activity always tends to be tiring because it requires a lot of energy and determination for one to hike up to the top of the mountain.

Apart from the above mentioned, tourists should know that there are many more activities that they can do while in Lake Naivasha national park such as; guided nature walks, bird watching, community visits and cultural encounters. More so, they also combine on this safari as they decide to other neighbouring places outside the park such as; they can visit Maasai Mara national park, Hell’s gate national park, Lake Nakuru national park and many others.

Therefore, contact our trusted tour operators in case of more information of when one should visit through the National park and Book with our tours and travel companies such as; Focus East Africa tours who offer the best tour packages while on your Kenya safari in Lake Naivasha National park.


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