Crescent Island is one of the few game reserves in Kenya that one can have a walking safari.
✦ The Location Of Crescent Island in Kenya
This island is located in Lake Naivasha. It was formed in the late 80s when the level of the water in the lake dropped.
✦ Why is Naivasha Popular?
Due to the close proximity to Nairobi, this has made Naivasha Town be an attractive place for weekend getaways. Besides, there are quite a number of resorts built around the lake.
✦ How to Get to Crescent Island
After taking a boat trip on Lake Naivasha, and this will give you access to this unique island.
On the boat trip which is done by the guide, he will show you the different families of hippos at a distance. The experience is a bit of nerve cracking but the guides are really experienced on how to navigate around the lake.
The lake host also different species of birds.
✦ The Walking Safari
The walking safari on this island entails walking on the island while enjoying the sight of the herds of herds of wildebeests, waterbucks, zebras, gazelles, giraffes, buffaloes where they roam freely in the wild.
Don’t worry that they will attack you. These are all herbivorous animals and they seem to be used to humans. But of course, do what the guide tells you.
There are also different types of birds and species of plants to see.
The island also has wonderful views of the surrounding Naivasha, Mt Longonot, Hells Gate and the distant peaks of the Aberdares.
✦ Some Tips
- Keep your distance from the wildlife
- Listen to your guide both on the boat and at the island
- The terrain is flat, which makes it easy to walk
- There is no restaurant on the island
- Ask for the boat trip from your hotel