• Naivasha has a wide range of accommodation options to cater for all budgets. This ranges from 5 star hotels to budget hotels, self catering cottages, camp sites, guest houses and private ranches.

  • If you are looking for accommodation near the lake, there are many hotels such as Enashipai Hotel, Salewa Lodge, Lake Naivasha Country Club and Masada hotel located on the shore of Lake Naivasha along the Moi South Lake Road.

  • Several hotels are located in Naivasha town for those who wish to stay within the town. Other hotels such as Peppercorn Holiday Resort are in the outskirts of the town.

  • Cheap accommodation is available in guest houses and hotels within the town.

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About Naivasha Town

Naivasha is located about 80 Kilometers North West of Nairobi, on the shores of Lake Naivasha, along the Nairobi – Nakuru highway. Naivasha is home to the fresh water Lake Naivasha. Naivasha town, which sits on the floor of the Great Rift Valley, is a busy transit point for the movement of goods, and a popular stop for people to get refreshments as they head upcountry.

Besides its thriving floriculture industry, Naivasha is also a popular tourist destination - especially for Nairobi residents seeking to run away from the hustle of city life.

How to get to Naivasha

Naivasha is about an hour’s drive from Nairobi via Nairobi- Nakuru Highway. Other than using private means, public buses/ matatu are also available. There is also an airstrip in Naivasha and charter flights can be organized.

Amenities in Naivasha

Naivasha is a highly cosmopolitan town with all major amenities found in big cities. Most major Banks have branches in Naivasha. There are also many bars and restaurants within Naivasha town. Other facilities include salons and barber shops, supermarkets, health clinics, boutiques, insurance agencies and general stores. Taxis and buses are readily available for transport to and from different points of the town.

Conferencing in Naivasha

Naivasha has become a popular destination for corporate conferencing and team building not only due to its proximity to Nairobi but also due to the many number of hotels and lodges found in the area. A wide range of choices is availale to clients with different budgets ensuring that everyone is catered for.

Holiday Attractions in Naivasha

Lake Naivasha is a beautiful freshwater lake. Due to wind and storms that cause the Lake to become suddenly rough and produce high waves, the local Masai christened the lake Nai’posha meaning 'rough water'. Much of the lake is surrounded by forests of the yellow barked Acacia tree. These forests abound with bird lifemaking Naivasha a world class birding destination. The waters attract a variety of animals including hippos, giraffes and Colobus monkeys. The Lake is also known for fishing but subject to restrictions so as to preserve fish stock. Boat rides and a variety of water sports are available at the lake.

Things to do, in and around Lake Naivasha

There are various activities to be done in Naivasha including a visit to Crescent Island where you can walk among wild animals, a visit to Lake Elementaita, a visit to the geothermal Project in Hells Gate National Park, a visit to the Elsamere Conservation centre, boat rides on Lake Naivasha andclimbing Mount Longonot.

  • Hell’s Gate National Park
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    It’s Famous for its hot natural geysers, spectacular looming cliffs and the “Hells Gate Gorge”. The park is one of few in Kenya where walking and cycling is allowed. Visitors here may also camp at designated camp sites. Activities in this park include rock-climbing, bird and game viewing.

    Sites of particular interest include Fischer’s Tower, the Central Tower and Njorowa Gorges & Olkaria and Hobley’s which are two extinct volcanos. The wildlife here mainly includes herbivores such as buffalo, giraffe and the antelope/gazelle family. Over 100 species of bird have been recorded at Hell's Gate National Park.

  • Longonot National Park and Mount Longonot
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    Mount Longonot offers ruggedly scenic views. Especially so for those who undertake the climb up to the rim or peak of this mountain. The climb takes between 1 and 3 hours depending on one’s pace.

    The mountain, which has a vast, deep crater in its middle, was created during the formation of the Great Rift Valley. During treks, one may come across wild buffalo and baboons, among other wildlife.