Crescent Island Game Conservancy Tour Naivasha
Enjoy a Fantastic Experience on a boat ride on the calm waters of Lake Naivasha and a foot safari on Crescent Island game conservancy
Crescent Island Conservancy is located in Lake Naivasha the second largest fresh lake in Kenya which is approximately 100 kilometers from Nairobi and a 2 hours drive away.
Along the way you make a stopover at viewpoint to enjoy the views of the Great Rift Valley Escarpment.
Once in Lake Naivasha we proceed to Elsamere Lodge, the original home of Joy Adams of “Born Free” fame for high tea.
Elsamere Lodge or Camp is a haven for lover of Nature, set in Acacia forest on the banks of Lake Naivasha. It is the former home of the late Joy Adamson who together with her husband George Adamson, become the world famous for their pioneering conservation work and relationship with the lioness Esla, as told in her bestselling book and subsequent film “Born Free” and she did much of her writing at Elsamere up until her murder in 1980.
Her relationship with Elsa the lioness who she raised from a young cub and a later successfully released back into the wild.
After the visit, we proceed for lunch at one of the lodges located on the shores of Lake Naivasha.
Early afternoon we take a boat ride of Lake Naivasha.
This is a beautiful freshwater lake,, fringed by thick papyrus is almost 13kms across, but its waters are shallow with an average depth of five meters. The waters of the lake draw a great range of game to the shores.
Our next discovery takes us to Crescent Island Consevancy.The terrain is flat, making it easy for walkers of all abilities to enjoy themselves. There is a lot of easy to see games like Giraffes, waterbucks, Elands, wildebeests, Zebras and Impalas.
Crescent Island was created in 1988, when Lake Naivasha dropped sufficiently to allow Crescent Island become part of the mainland. On the Eastern end of the island, sailing is possible at a private boating club. The terrain is flat, making it easy for walkers of all ability to enjoy themselves.
It is also a heaven for birds with over 200 species. The lake has a lot of hippos, which you can easily spot from the island.
Among the resident birds are fish eagle, ospreys, lily-trotters, blake crakes and variety of herons. Hippos live in the lake. A number of mammals can be seen grazing in the surrounding lake environs, such as zebras, impala, buffalo, giraffe, kongoni and at night hippos.
A short boat trip from the mainland out into lake Naivasha gives you access to the unique crescent island wildlife sanctuary. There is also possibility to access it by road passing through the ” Horse Riding Complex” A wide variety of wildlife birdlife and flora life lives quite freely out there and as there are no predators to be found, quite happily as well.
Spend some time wandering around at your own pace and enjoy the peace and quiet broken only by the sounds of the islands wild inhabitants.
At only two hour’s drive from Nairobi. Lake Naivasha Crescent Island is a great place to forget the Nairobi urban life and do some sport activities such as hiking, walking, biking and game viewing and is a popular weekend retreat for the local communities.
Crescent Island Game Sanctuary is safe because they protect the shores and `if you decide to pay them a visit, they gladly provide guides free of charge to show the guest around giving them information about the island and the animals.
- One Liter of bottle water while on safari
- Boat ride on Lake Naivasha
- Driver allowance
- Entrance fees to Crescent Island Conservancy
- Services of a professional driver guide
- Any activities at the farm
- Any extras not mentioned above
- Tips & gratuities for the driver | Resort staffs