Kenya’s second largest freshwater lake, Lake Naivasha is a Birder’s Dream! You have to see it, to believe it.
With an abundance of wildlife and birdlife alike, and being just over an hour away from Nairobi, it’s no wonder why Lake Naivasha is well-liked. A Day birding tour of this lake is the dream of every ornithologist
Lake Naivasha is one of the most productive of the Great Rift Valley lakes and at a size of 139 km², Lake Naivasha is a vital life source for not only the huge amount of wildlife but for the many people that call this beautiful lake home. The best part about the lake though, is, of course, the abundance of birds! The high productivity of the lake allows many bird species to thrive here, with over 300 species recorded. Birding in Lake Naivasha is done while walking on the shore to look for the many terrestrial bird species that call the acacia woodland home, also by doing a boat ride to see and record the water birds. Other interesting birding places within Lake Naivasha include; Eburu Forest, Hell’s Gate National Park, Lake Oloiden, Crater Lake, and Kinangop Plateau for the endemic Sharpe’s Longclaw
Key Bird Species
Popular Bird Species to be seen on this Lake Naivasha Birding Tour: Great White Pelican, Saddle-billed Stork, Goliath Heron, Giant Kingfisher, Gull-billed Tern, Black-tailed Godwit,