Lake Naivasha Boat Ride Tour; Lake Naivasha is one of the top Africa’s popular fresh water lakes where boat ride safari is the highlight among the activities done around the Lake. Boat ride Kenya safari is the main done activities here that permits you to see hippos, crocodiles and a great place to spot various bird species such as Fish Eagle, Herons, Jacanas, Kingfisher among others. The lake rewards with a unique set against a purple backdrop of the Eburru volcanic mountain range and lined by thick yellow barked acacia tree. Furthermore, Lake Naivasha is a home to diversity of protected hippo and the shore of the lake you can be able to spot Giraffes, zebra, waterbuck and the odd eland and wildebeest. Therefore, Lake Naivasha an exciting site for relaxation with plenty of interesting sights to enjoy.
However, the boat ride is the major done activity along Lake Naivasha and can be experienced together by the local boating guide and the boats ranges from 6 people to 20 person capacities through the most typical choice for added maneuverability of about 6 to 12 seater boats, provided with life jackets. The usual timings for boat ride is one hours. There are two sessions for fishing morning and afternoon sessions, morning session starts from 7am to 11am and afternoon session starts at 2 pm to 4pm. Note, why boat ride is avoided in the evening hours because during that time the lake gets rough
Costs for private Lake Naivasha Boat Ride Safari; The price ranges from USD 25 to USD30 per person for an hour ride based on a group size of 5 to 6 persons. The boat ride takes place at various of locations depending on the boat company location. Some of the lodges to have got their own boats and are stationed at small wooden jetty’s at the Lake shore its where boat ride starts and end.
Lake Naivasha is known for its numerous bird species with more than 400 bird species having been spotted around the Lake and the surrounding areas including ; Maccoa duck ,Northern shoveler ,Hottentot teal ,Tufted duck ,Northern pintail ,Little grebe ,Greater Flamingo ,lesser flamingo , common Quail ,Helmeted Guinea fowl ,White-browed Coucal ,Common cuckoo ,Red-chested Cuckoo, Laughing dove , Ring –necked dove , Mourning Collared –dove , Common Swift ,Horus swift ,Nyanza swift , African Swamphen ,Lesser moorhen , Black Crake , African Rail ,Striped Crake ,pied Avocet ,Black –winged stilt , Gray Crowned-Crane ,Long-toed Lapwing ,Black-bellied plover ,Whimbrel ,Black-tailed Godwit ,Ruddy Turnstone ,Ruff ,African Jacana ,Little Ringed Plover , Common Ringed plover ,Caspian plover ,wood sandpiper ,common Redshank , spotted redshank , African skimmer ,white-winged tern among others.
Furthermore, the lake is an ideal place for boating with wide open waters and amazing surrounding scenery and plenty of channel of explore. Still it’s an excellent place to view numerous birdlife and hippo up close.
On visit you can also do a guided nature walk along the shore and a good place for relaxing in a single place provided with endlessly rich sightings of sunset.
In general, Lake Naivasha is a freshwater lake found in Nakuru County in the northwest of Nairobi –Kenya. The name derives from the local Maasai name which means rough water. Moreover, the lake lies at the highest elevation of the Kenyan Rift Valley raising at 1,884 metres in a complex geological combination of volcanic rocks and sedimentary deposits. More even, the lake has an average depth of 6 metres with the deepest area being at Crescent Island at a maximum depth of 30 metres.
A trip conducted onto the Lake is more impressive and worthy a visit to the place.