Set in the Rift Valley floor 90 kilometres northwest of Nairobi, Naivasha is a freshwater lake fringed by lush thick papyrus fever trees and unobserved by the ragged-edged of the volcanic Mount Longonot. With an average depth of 5metres, the lake area is almost 13 kms across. According to the rainfall, the area varies with a range between 114 and 991 sq km.

Naivasha completely dried up at the beginning of 20 th century, which results in the flamingos to leave the lake. A few years later, due to heavy rain the lake return to existence.

Most part of the lake is covered by yellow barked Acacia Xanthophlea, popularly known as the yellow fever tree. The surrounding of the lake is well worth exploring. It supports an attractive number of indigenous wildlife. Giraffe, large hippo lazing in the day, the call of colobus monkeys from the treetop, buffalo wallowing in the swamp and waterbuck may be seen almost everywhere on the lakeshore are just awe-inspiring. It is also one of the most rewarding destinations to witness birds in Kenya.

Eye-catching water-associated birds include African fish eagle and the great white pelican, while noisy Fischer’s and yellow-collared lovebirds are among the most decorative and common woodland species.