Morning, afternoon, and late evening boat ride on Lake Naivasha are so refreshing, The panoramic view in like non other. Boat ride to the Crescent island , part of Lake Naivasha makes it a worthy ride, with all the wildlife on the shores of the lake like the springboks, giraffes, cape buffaloes, colobus monkeys and the many birds.
Lake Naivasha is an ideal place for boating, with wide open waters, fantastic surrounding scenery and plenty of channels to explore. Boats can be hired with driver/guides from many of Naivasha’s lakeside lodges and camps. This is an excellent way to see plenty of birdlife and hippos up close.
- Boat safari
- Spot the Hippos
- Guided walking safari at Crescent Island
- Bird watching
1 Day Lake Naivasha boating and fly fishing day trip is a full day excursion in the Lake Naivasha –a beautiful rift valley fresh water lake and popular day trip getaway.
0730 Hours: Lake Naivasha boating and fly fishing day trip starts after breakfast from your Nairobi hotel. Best Lake Naivasha Day Trip allows you to take great hippo pictures on a Lake Naivasha 1 day boating trip or a 2 days Naivasha overnight safari.
0830 Hours: Stop over at the Great Rift Valley view point to learn how and when the Great Rift Valley system was formed.
Lake Naivasha boating & fly fishing day trip is a favorite 1 day excursion from Nairobi to go and enjoy a boat ride in this magnificent lake. Fly fishing is also a great pass time in the lake using anglers. A one day trip to Lake Naivasha can also include a walking safari on the crescent island among giraffes, zebras, gazelles and many other animals.
A boat ride on lake Naivasha takes you close up with the hippos in the water and you will be able to watch them at a close point as they rest among the reeds. There are also hundreds of birds to see in the lake including the famous fish eagle and the cormorants. The shores of the lake is littered with wildlife including buffalos, zebras, giraffes among others.
Fishing is allowed by paying a license fee per fishing rod but you are not allowed to take away the fish. Fly fishing in Lake Naivasha is a fun activity as you have a chance to hook ….large-mouth bass, blue spotted tilapia, common carp, oreochromis leucostictus, nile tilapia, red belly tilapia, guppy, barbus amphigramma. You will be angling from a small motor boat and the pilot will guide you to the fish rich areas where you are guaranteed some nice catch.
1000 Hours: Arrival at lake Naivasha Sopa lodge and start a of your boating trip on the lake. Enjoy a 4-5 hour boating and fishing ride in the lake as you watch the hippos and thousands of bird species. Do fly fishing at the popular sites while returning the fish in the water.
0130 Hours: Drop at the crescent island for a quick picnic packed lunch at the shores and continue with a walking around the island among the giraffes, zebras, and gazelles.
0230 Hours: Continue with your walk around the island and return to boat by 3:00pm. Return to the Boat and head out to Elsamere conservation centre for high tea and a visit to the information centre to learn about conservation efforts of George and Joy Adamson and the ‘Born Free’ movie about Elsa the lioness.
1730 Hours: Drive back to Nairobi and check into your hotel at 1930 hours.
End of trip