Crescent Island is one of the few game reserves in Kenya that can have a walking safari.
The island was formed in the late 80s when Lake Naivasha’s water level dropped. Without a doubt, this is a safari that you have to experience while in Kenya.
✦ How to Get to Crescent Island
Lake Naivasha is a freshwater lake that is located about 95 km north of Nairobi.
Its close proximity to Nairobi and easy access, have made it a hugely attractive place for weekend getaways.
There are quite a number of hotels built around the lake.
✦ Own Experience From the Crescent Island
We took a boat trip from the mainland into Lake Naivasha, and this gave us access to this unique island.
During the boat trip, we viewed different families of hippos at a very close distance.
I was a bit nervous from the presence of quite a number of hippos in the lake, but are guides are really experienced on how to navigate.
✦ What To Expect From The Island
The shores host abundant birdlife and wildlife including pelicans, herds of wildebeests, waterbucks, zebras, gazelles, giraffes, buffaloes among many others.
The only thing that was a little bit scary for us was the pythons but we never got to see one.
This park has quite a number of herds of herbivorous wild animals, different types of birds and species of plants.
The island also has wonderful views of the surrounding Naivasha, Mt Longonot, Hells Gate and the distant peaks of the Aberdares.
The terrain is flat, which makes it easy to walk and enjoy.
Another reason for you to add it to your bucket list.
✦ Some Tips
- Keep your distance from the wildlife
- Always listen to your guide
- On the eastern end of the island, you can sail at the private boat club.
- Don’t ask the guide to ride the boat into the areas where this is prohibited
Thank you for stopping by! Stay positive!
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