Blogs from Naivasha, Rift Valley Province, Kenya, Africa


Africa » Kenya » Rift Valley Province » Naivasha February 14th 2020

We left the lodge at 7am for another game drive around Lake Nakuru taking a packed lunch from the lodge with us. We started by going down to the lake shore where because there were fewer people the flamingos were much closer. Flamingo Bee-eater Lilac-breasted roller African hoopoe Fish eagle Spotted hyena Lions White rhinos with baby Rothschild’s giraffe Ostrich Impala Grant’s gazelles Eland Water buck Buffalo Silver-backed jackal Agama lizard Warthog Zebra Colobus monkey Baboons Vervet monkeys As there hadn’t been many flamingos at Lake Nakuru Moses drove us down to the shore of Lake Elmenteita for lunch in the hope that more of them would be there. They weren’t (just a small flock again) but it was a beautiful picnic spot just outside Oasis Camp. We then heade... read more
Flamingos from our room!
Impala fighting

Africa » Kenya » Rift Valley Province » Naivasha December 30th 2017

Hele formiddagen blev bugt på at rum på grusveje og hullede asfaltveje for at nå til Naivasha sø. Ferskvandssøen er et paradis for flodheste som opholder sig i søen hele dagen. Om aftenen kommer de op af vandet for at græsse. Det ske blandt andet lige uden for vores hotelværelse. I søen var de helt dækket af vand og man opdagede dem først når de stak hovedet op. Vi satte derfor pris på at vores bådfører viste hvor flodhestene holdt til. Som noget andet kunne vores bådføre få den hvidhovedet fiskeørn til at fange fisk som han fik af de lokale fiskere. Efter lidt piften og fremvisning af fisken blev den smidt ud i vandet hvorefter ørnen kom med høj fart og fangede fisken. Sejlture på søen var meget smuk og man fik indtryk af det ... read more

Africa » Kenya » Rift Valley Province » Naivasha June 14th 2014

14 June: Naivasha, Kenya For a while now, we had had rain most nights and each time our tent was really wet inside. It ended up that we had two holes in our tent so our guide finally said we could get a new tent at the next campsite out...thank-goodness. First full day of our optional activities after a hot breakfast of toast, beans and sausage (beans and sausage only for me). Then most of us decided to do the biking through Hell's Gate to the gorge there. A bus picked up 11 of us around nine and drove us to the entry. Here they rented us bikes that looked very old. Mine had one of the better looking seats but the bike was quite old looking with what looked like gears on it but they ... read more
Samantha and I on our bikes ready to go
Hell's Gate National Park bike ride
Hell's Gate National Park bike ride

Africa » Kenya » Rift Valley Province » Naivasha January 12th 2014

Our next stop after Lamu was, shall we say, just a bit of a splurge. We had come across the gorgeously stunning Elsa’s Kopje online months ago and after weeks of the most-sensible procrastination, we somehow managed to quell any lingering doubts and furthermore managed to justify the costs. Most people fly up to Elsa’s, but the chances of getting Jane on a little twelve seater Cessna, were every slight gust of wind feels like a catastrophic torrent of turbulence, were hovering somewhere between extremely unlikely and bugger all. Thus we chose to skip the hour long flight and hire a driver to make the seven hour drive instead. Of course, our flight from Lamu was delayed by a couple of hours which put a bit of a spanner in the works, but we eventually ... read more
Giraffes wandering past
Snorting up the dust
Grevy's Zebra

Africa » Kenya » Rift Valley Province » Naivasha August 7th 2013

After spending a month or so exploring the city of Nairobi, I was starting to get a bit anxious to see more of Kenya. Thus, Sam and I decided to venture outside of the city limits and head to Naivasha and spend a few days camping. Lake Naivasha, Mount Longonot, and Hell's Gate are only about 20-30 minutes away from each other and was a perfect spot for me to get a little more accustomed to what I considered to be a stereotypical view of Africa. Being from a Western country, I had this view of what we would consider "zoo animals" running around the outskirts of the city and for the first time in my life, that's really what I saw. Driving through America can get boring at times (I'm looking at you Kansas) and ... read more
Pitching our tent!
Central Tower

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