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Lake Naivasha day tour including the crescent island

4.2 (9)
Naivasha, KE
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Lake Naivasha day tour including the crescent island

4.2 (9)
Naivasha, KE
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Experience the beauty of Lake Naivasha on this thrilling full day tour that includes a visit to the stunning Crescent Island Game Park. Departing from Nairobi, you'll journey through the Great Rift Valley with the opportunity to stop and admire the scenic views along the way. Once at Crescent Island, you'll have the chance to walk amongst a variety of animals, including herds of wildebeest, waterbuck, zebra, and gazelle. With abundant birdlife and stunning landscapes, this park is a hidden gem that will leave you in awe. The tour also includes a boat ride on Lake Naivasha, where you'll have the opportunity to explore the island from the water before returning to dry land. Don't miss the chance to experience the wonders of Lake Naivasha and the incredible Crescent Island Game Park.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Not Included
  • 10 hours
  • Suitable for 1-7 Participants
  • Private Tour, Small Group Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Walk with animals on Crescent Island
  • Abundant bird life on Lake Naivasha
  • Opportunity to see herds of wildlife
  • Boat ride on Lake Naivasha
  • Beautiful views of the Great Rift Valley
  • Bottled water
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
  • Boat ride
  • Entrance fee to crescent island 30usd per adult and 15 usd per child

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Introduction

Are you ready for an unforgettable adventure? Join us on the Lake Naivasha day tour including the crescent island and immerse yourself in the stunning beauty of Kenya's Great Rift Valley. This full-day tour is the perfect way to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and discover the hidden treasures of Lake Naivasha.

What to expect?

During this tour, you can expect to be amazed by the breathtaking scenery and abundant wildlife that the crescent island has to offer. Take a guided walk through the private and secure island, accompanied by experienced guides who will unveil its secrets. Prepare to be enchanted by the diverse birdlife, from graceful pelicans to majestic fish-eagles. You can also spot herds of wildebeests, waterbucks, zebras, and gazelles roaming freely across the island. But that's not all! Keep your eyes peeled for hippos grazing under the acacia trees or resting in the crystal-clear water. And if you're lucky, you might even witness the incredible sight of giraffes giving birth, with three generations gracefully walking side by side.

Who is this for?

This tour is a must for nature lovers and adventure seekers of all ages and backgrounds. Whether you're a wildlife enthusiast, a bird watcher, or simply looking to escape the city and reconnect with nature, the Lake Naivasha day tour including the crescent island is tailor-made for you. Families, couples, solo travelers, and groups are all welcome to join this extraordinary experience.

Why book this?

Embark on this tour and dive into the heart of Kenya's natural wonders. Lake Naivasha's crescent island is a hidden gem, often referred to as Naivasha's best-kept secret. Unlike other parks, this island is not fenced, allowing wildlife from the mainland to freely roam and thrive in their natural habitat. The knowledgeable guides will share fascinating insights and stories about the animals, enhancing your understanding and appreciation of their existence. Whether it's capturing stunning photographs, immersing yourself in the tranquility of the surroundings, or creating unforgettable memories, this tour promises a unique and unforgettable experience.

Good to know

To make the most of your experience, you'll take a boat ride from Lake Naivasha to the crescent island and back. This allows you to enjoy the serene beauty of the lake while being transported to the island. The duration of the tour is approximately 600 minutes, ensuring ample time to explore and immerse yourself in the wonders of the crescent island and its wildlife. Remember to bring your camera, comfortable walking shoes, and sunscreen for a day filled with exceptional sights and adventure.

Reviews

Travelers who have embarked on the Lake Naivasha day tour including the crescent island are overwhelmed by the beauty and tranquility they encountered. They describe the experience as an absolute paradise, with abundant wildlife and breathtaking scenery. Reviews often highlight the knowledgeable and friendly guides who provide an informative and captivating tour. Visitors are particularly enchanted by the close encounters with giraffes and the opportunity to witness hippos in their natural habitat. Many reviewers express their gratitude for this hidden gem and are eager to recommend the tour to others seeking an unforgettable wildlife experience in Kenya.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

  • Mobile

Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Lake Naivasha

Lake Naivasha full day tour departs Nairobi after breakfast and the journey takes you Northwest of the city of Nairobi to the Great Rift Valley Floor. Along the way you make a special stop at a viewpoint to enjoy views of the Great Rift Valley Escarpment. There is just one “Crescent Island Game Park”. Located on Lake Naivasha, Kenya in the Great Rift Valley. It is simply one of the most beautiful parks in Kenya, often called Naivasha’s best kept secret. It is private, secure and patrolled by guides who can accompany anyone who wishes a for guided walk. The shores host abundant bird life especially huge numbers of pelicans, cormorants and fish-eagles with their haunting cry. There are more animals per acre than any other Kenyan Park, hence many film companies have been to the Island to film the herds of Wildebeests, Waterbuck, Zebra and Gazelle. We are not fenced to allow the wildlife on the mainland to come in as they lose their habitat to development and the ever increasing population. Hippo graze all over us at night then sleep under the acacia or rest in the water by day. The giraffe who were born on the island return to give birth; sometimes you see three generations at a time.

Admission Not Included

Crescent Island Game Park

Lake Naivasha full day tour departs Nairobi after breakfast and the journey takes you Northwest of the city of Nairobi to the Great Rift Valley Floor. Along the way you make a special stop at a viewpoint to enjoy views of the Great Rift Valley Escarpment. There is just one “Crescent Island Game Park”. Located on Lake Naivasha, Kenya in the Great Rift Valley. It is simply one of the most beautiful parks in Kenya, often called Naivasha’s best kept secret. It is private, secure and patrolled by guides who can accompany anyone who wishes a for guided walk. The shores host abundant bird life especially huge numbers of pelicans, cormorants and fish-eagles with their haunting cry. There are more animals per acre than any other Kenyan Park, hence many film companies have been to the Island to film the herds of Wildebeests, Waterbuck, Zebra and Gazelle. We are not fenced to allow the wildlife on the mainland to come in as they lose their habitat to development and the ever increasing population. Hippo graze all over us at night then sleep under the acacia or rest in the water by day. The giraffe who were born on the island return to give birth; sometimes you see three generations at a time.

Admission Not Included

Lake Naivasha

you will take a boat ride through the lake to crescent island and after the park tour you take a boat from the island to the dry land

Admission Not Included

Reviews

(9)

4.2 (9)

Olivier_R

A beautiful day you can walk with girafe,zébras ,gazelle, hippopotamus snake… accompagnied by a ranger what a pleasure

JonathanL5133

Visiting Lake Naivasha was an option offered by our tour guide while we were on the way to Masai Mara. We did it at Lake Naivasha Resort and had a group discount. First of all, we took a 6-seats boat to Crescent Island for a walking safari. We could get really close to the animals, like kangaroos, zebras, …. Since there was no predator in the island (according to the guides), it was a peaceful haven for them. Then we saw fish eagle hunting on our way back. It is an worthy-to-go option!

Melva_M

Simon was my tour guide - he was amazing! Simon explained the Great Rift Valley to me, while I took in the absolutely amazing views! He took great pictures of me and I really appreciated it. While driving to Lake Naivasha, he shared so much information with me about Kenya, her people, their history and the land! He's very knowledgeable. I was able to see baboons along the road and he answered every question I asked. Upon arriving at Lake Naivasha, he handed me over to Captain Martin! He took me on Lake Naivasha and he was amazing! He shared so much knowledge about the many different bird species! He was able to get an eagle to grab a fish off the water! I saw some hippos in the water! I spotted monkeys, zebras, giraffes, and several other animals while taking a relaxing boat ride! I had the oppportunity to visit Crescent Island but I chose not to because I really enjoyed being on the water with Martin! This tour is worth taking! If you want to experience Lake Naivasha, you have to book this tour with Simon!

Heather_F

I had a great time on this day trip. Lake Naivasha is a very nice peaceful lake away from the city, and Crescent Island is FULL of beautiful wild animals that you can just walk right up to in some cases. I had a blast exploring the island all by myself with the animals after getting dropped off via boat. It was the closest I’ve been to zebras and giraffes (100% wild, just hanging out in nature!). Truly a one-of-a-kind experience, maybe even more memorable than the safari I did in Nairobi National Park. I am so glad I went! Be aware though, that the Viator tour price is ONLY for the ride to Lake Naivasha from Nairobi and back. Once you get there you have to pay for the boat (I paid 4,500 Kenya shillings for the boat), and then pay again on Crescent Island to explore and see everything you came there to see (I paid another 3,500). I personally thought it was worth it because I had such a great day. Happy travels!

Annette_H

Stunning, stunning, stunning! Stand humbled as you gaze over the Rift Valley, float on Lake Nivasha watching the Kingfishers and other birds, then, oh wow - walk among the animals.....

Carolina_S

I had a fantastic day! The whole experience is great. Wonderful landscaping and you get to be so close to the animals. Be aware that you do have to pay entry fees that are not included, but it is clear when you are booking it. The star of the day is Victor, the driver. He is a warm and funny person. I would repeat any time. Thank you!

Nerica C

The best thing about this trip is the driver name Simon. He is a real genuine human being. The owner of this company is a real rip off for one they did not inform me that on top of the 140 usd there was a 30 usd for the island plus another 30 usd to go view the animals. So this trip is actually 210 usd Be careful when purchasing this trip. There are far more better trips that are cheaper.

Srikanta P

Naivasha is a 90 minute journey from Nairobi City.Most tourist come here withina hotel package inclusive of this tour. If you have not booked any trip, still not to worry. You can hire a taxi and reach here. You can book a boat locally. For a 3 hour trip, you can pay around 30 US Dollars and enjoy the beautiful nature. varieties of Bird species, Hippos playing inside water. Enjoy the scenic beauties here.

Evelyn H

<p>This was a great day out especially as a solo traveler and my driver Nelson Nyamai was excellent . The trip took me down the Rift Valley escarpment to the valley and out to Lake Naishava where we braved the rain and had a coffee and then I had a hour long boat ride around the lake where I saw a huge amount of wild life including Hippos and Sea Kites fishing. The we headed up to the Thermal area of the Elsa National park and spent the afternoon there doing an hour long guided walk through the river bed and then up to the Thermal Power plant and generally enjoying the countryside and the wild life which was just on the side of the road. On the way home we stopped at the Naishava Mall for lunch and then home via the main highway into Nairobi. All in all we were away about 12 hours and he stopped any time I wanted to take photos . The next day as a private arrangement he took me to the Buma Cultural Centre and I had a wonderful afternoon seeing part of Nairobi which I would have not known about. I would highly recommend this day trip - If you are going to Kenya , spend an extra few days in Nairobi and use this service to sights see around the area. Nelson gave me such a positive time in Nairobi I would love visit again at some stage and would certainly recommend him as a guide. I also used the Viator service for my airport transfers which I think is essential in a city like Nairobi and also highly recommend one of the walking tours of the city that are offered.</p>
Collected by Evendo, Tripadvisor & Viator
2024-04-15 10:45