Skip to content

Lake Nakuru & Lake Naivasha 2019

In July 2019 I visited Lake Nakuru National Park and Lake Naivasha, Kenya.
Lake Nakuru is one of the Rift Valley soda lakes at an elevation of 1,754 m (5,755 ft) above sea level. It lies to the south of Nakuru, in the rift valley of Kenya and is protected by Lake Nakuru National Park.
Nakuru means “Dust or Dusty Place” in the Maasai language. 
The lake’s abundance of algae used to attract a vast quantity of flamingos that famously lined the shore. 

Lake Naivasha is a freshwater lake in Kenya, outside the town of Naivasha in Nakuru County, which lies north west of Nairobi. It is part of the Great Rift Valley. The name derives from the local Maasai name Nai’posha, meaning “rough water” because of the sudden storms which can arise.
The lake is home to a variety of types of wildlife including over 400 different species of bird and a sizeable population of hippos.