Situated in central Kenya, Lake Naivasha is a fresh water lake at the highest elevation point of the Great Rift Valley (1.884meters) and covers an area of198 km2.Surrounded by swamps and forests, it constitutes a unique ecosystem and a perfect habitat for a wide number of birds and mammal species.
On the outskirts of the lake, it is possible to visit the Elsamere Museum, the house of Joy Adamson, famously known for her conservancy work and for the book Born Free. For those who would like to enjoy the unique experience of walking among giraffes, zebras, waterbucks, impalas and countless bird species, a visit to the Crescent Island in the lake is a must.
Close to the south shore of the lake you can find the Hell`s Gate National Park, the one that inspired the landscape of Lion King by its authors. This is a tiny but unique park where you are allowed to walk or cycle without a guide through the dramatic scenery, with steep cliffs, gorges, and basalt columns. The park is home to a wide variety of wildlife species.