At 0730hrs, following your breakfast, embark on a journey to Lake Naivasha via Nairobi, making a brief stop at the Great Rift Valley viewpoint. Continue the drive to reach the Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort for check-in and lunch. The afternoon offers leisure time, followed by an evening boat ride to Crescent Island – The Park where you walk with the Animals!
Crescent Island Game Park, situated on Lake Naivasha in Kenya's Great Rift Valley, is a unique haven boasting more animals per acre than any other Kenyan Park. The island's wildlife, including herds of Wildebeest, Waterbuck, Zebra, and Gazelle, has attracted numerous film companies. The absence of fences allows mainland wildlife to join, compensating for habitat loss due to development and population growth. Experience nocturnal grazing hippos and observe giraffes returning to the island for birthing, offering glimpses of three generations at times. While Hyenas hunt at night, they are not permanent residents, and occasional sightings of pythons with prey occur. Monitored groups of Buffalo frequent the island.
From the hilltop, relish a 360-degree view across the lake, from Longonot to Hell’s Gate, Mau Escarpment, Eburu, and onto the Aberdares. A serene walk along the ridge during the golden hour before sunset, with animals grazing and the shimmering water beyond, encapsulates the essence of Africa. Conclude the day with a boat ride back to the lodge.
Overnight: Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge