Overview – Lake Naivasha National Park

Lake Naivasha National Park is a picturesque national park located in Kenya, renowned for its stunning landscapes and abundant wildlife. Situated around Lake Naivasha in the Great Rift Valley, the park covers an area of approximately 159 square kilometers (61 square miles). It offers visitors a diverse range of natural attractions and activities.

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Wildlife & Animals – Lake Naivasha National Park

The park's main highlight is Lake Naivasha itself, a freshwater lake that attracts a thriving population of hippos. Watching these magnificent creatures from the shore or during a boat ride is a popular activity. The lake is also a haven for numerous bird species, making it a paradise for birdwatching enthusiasts. African fish eagles, pelicans, cormorants, and kingfishers are just a few examples of the many avian species found here.

In addition to the lake, Lake Naivasha National Park features various ecosystems, including acacia woodlands, grassy plains, and rocky cliffs. These diverse habitats support a wide array of wildlife. Visitors have the opportunity to spot giraffes, zebras, buffalos, and antelopes roaming freely. The park is also home to predators such as lions, leopards, and hyenas, although they can be more elusive.

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The park's main highlight is Lake Naivasha itself, a freshwater lake that attracts a thriving population of hippos. 

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Birds – Lake Naivasha National Park

Numerous waterbird species, including flamingos, pelicans, cormorants, herons, and ducks, have a rich habitat in the lake. These species flourish in the wetlands that surround the lake and its nutrient-rich waters.
A wide variety of other bird species can be found in Lake Naivasha National Park in addition to waterbirds. Numerous raptors, including eagles, hawks, and buzzards, are drawn to the park's acacia woodlands and grassy plains. The recognizable African fish eagle, with its distinct call and impressive fishing abilities, may also be seen.

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