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Lake Naivasha

The largest freshwater lake in Kenya's East African Rift Valley is called Lake Naivasha and is located around 70 km northeast of Nairobi. The good location makes this destination an ideal excursion destination or an overnight stopover during a safari.

The lake is bounded to the north by the Emburru volcano, to the south by the Olkaria volcanic complex and Mount Longonot, to the west by the rift edge of the Mau Escarpment and to the east by the Aberdare volcanic complex. The rain-rich Aberdare Mountains in particular feed this lake, which is why, in contrast to other lakes, it has a freshwater character.

The main tributaries are the Malewa and Gilgil rivers. There is no above-ground drainage, but significant groundwater flows into deeper basins are expected.

Lake Naivasha is subject to severe fluctuations in water levels due to weather conditions.

Water birds of all kinds find their paradise here. Pelicans, herons, spotted eagles, geese and ducks populate the lake.

You can book a boat tour, admire the beautiful scenery on the water and sail through groups of hippos. A very special experience!

Wildebeests and impalas graze on the banks. Private wildlife corridors allow wildlife to come to the lake to drink in the dry season.

At some places along the banks, Kenyans meet for picnics or camping. A beautifully relaxed atmosphere invites visitors to a stay at Lake Naivasha.

Enjoy a relaxing day with us in this beautiful environment!

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Camp Carnelley

Enashipai resort & Spa

Travel reports

Beatrix van der Linden
Beatrix van der Linden
2024-01-15
The safari in the Maasai Mara was from December 04.12th. until December 07.12.2023th, XNUMX fantastic! Everything worked out perfectly. The Oloshaiki Camp is wonderful and has an idyllic location right on the river. You are looked after very attentively and the food tastes great. All game drives were great. My tour guide James was great. He knows the best places for unforgettable animal observations. A special highlight was the balloon ride. I can highly recommend this safari. I experienced pure holiday happiness. Thank you thank you thank you !!!
Christian Schubert
Christian Schubert
2024-01-14
It's been a few years since we went on a safari with DM Tours, but nonetheless it was a very nice time, we felt very safe and in good hands from the first minute. The driver (ranger) was very friendly and was able to answer all of our questions. On the evening of the safari tour there was a bottle of champagne on a mountain with the backdrop of Kilimanjaro ๐Ÿฅ‚ at sunset there were tears in our eyes ๐ŸŒž๐Ÿฅฒ It was an unforgettable time. We will book a safari with DM Tours again next year. We're already looking forward to it.
Christina WePoint
Christina WePoint
2024-01-01
I had the pleasure of being able to drive the elephant tour through Tsavo East, Tsavo West, Amboseli, Naiwasha and Maasai Mara for 7 days in November. It was a 4-seater jeep with the possibility of opening the roof, a very nice and German-speaking guide (Katana), 3 very great "passengers" and a lot of wonderful moments ๐Ÿ˜€ I am still totally inspired and can recommend it without exception. The contact with the office (Nadine and Aaron) was also great and I always felt well supported and looked after. In any case, I'll repeat the tour a few more times in the next few years ๐Ÿ˜€ You can't put the impressions into words or photos, you have to experience them... Thank you very much for this wonderful time and the unforgettable moments!!
Tanja Schmid-Blessing
Tanja Schmid-Blessing
2024-01-01
We (3 adults) did a two-day safari - Tsavo East / Ashnil Aruba Lodge - in December 2023. Dreams become reality here. Our guide James was able to talk to us in German and English. He introduced us to the wildlife and answered many more questions about Kenya. Our driver George always took us safely to the best places so that we could observe giraffes, elephants, lions, zebras... up close and in peace. Thank you so much.
Petra Bastian
Petra Bastian
2023-12-24
We wish Nadine, Aaron and the entire DM Tours team a Merry Christmas. Thank you for the wonderful safari from December 2nd to 5.12.23th, XNUMX, a huge compliment to our driver Paterson, he is simply great. Thank you Aaron for the great cold Guinness, greetings from Petra and Peter from Leipzig
Ute Kemmer
Ute Kemmer
2023-12-16
For us it was an unforgettable safari. Especially because of our driver Peterson. The bosses Aaron and Nicole were very nice and even let us use their charcoal tablets. A mega tour with great support. We can only recommend it.
Franzy Gr
Franzy Gr
2023-12-01
We had a wonderful safari with an overnight stay at Ashnil Lodge. Our driver George listened to our wishes and we were able to spend a lot of time on the game drive. ๐Ÿค— We even got a bottle of ๐Ÿพ sparkling wine ๐Ÿฅ‚ at sunset ๐ŸŒ‡. It was a great experience. We would book there again. Aaron put together this tour for us according to our wishes. The accommodation was very comfortable and clean. We just needed less food and wanted to spend more time outside in the jeep. ๐Ÿ˜† The Jeep is in very good condition - clean and well maintained. Only tours for 4 or 2 people are offered, which is very pleasant. There was enough drinking water in the jeep and fancy aluminum bottles that we were allowed to keep as souvenirs.
Matthias Haschka
Matthias Haschka
2023-11-27
Four of us went on a safari with our guide for 2023 days in October 7. In this far too short week we visited the Tsavo East and West National Parks, Amboseli and the Masai Mara. Thousands of impressions have remained with us and continue to inspire us even weeks after the safari. The organization by the DM-Tours team was first-class. Starting with the punctual pick-up from the hotel by our super guide Katana, through to the lodges and the return transport by plane and private bus. Everything worked perfectly and left nothing to be desired! We were more than satisfied! The lodges Ashnil Aruba, Ol Tukai, Salewa as well as the server and Olosahki camp were simply top. They were very well maintained and clean, the staff was extremely friendly and the food was always very good. We always felt completely at home! The highlight was our guide Katana with his jeep. His driving skills on the "corrugated iron" pistes and cross-country routes are excellent and his ability to spot even the smallest wild animals parallel to the piste is incredible! His good German also made it a lot easier when explaining about the country, the people and the animals. In the 7 days and a good 2000km in the jeep, a little friendship developed! We really hope to be able to go on a tour with him again... Big compliments to Nadine, Aaron (Denis) and the whole team, who we had the opportunity to get to know in person: you're really doing a great job! Everything, even outside of the actual tour responsibility, runs courteously, smoothly and quickly - thank you very much for that too, you are absolutely recommended! Our vacation planning now includes Kenya again!! We look forward to seeing you again! Birgit and Matthias
JV
JV
2023-11-20
We already corresponded with DM Tours & Safari before our vacation and booked a safari. Everything worked out great. We received brochures and a packing list in advance, which made our preparation a lot easier. During our safari the driver explained and showed us a lot. He had spotted animals from a long distance and was able to give us a lot of information about them. At sunset there was champagne to end the day, while lions slept next door. The next day we stalked the Taita Hills area and saw even more animal species. At the end of the safari, our driver offered to visit a Masai village. We accepted the offer and it ended up being an absolute highlight. We had an unforgettable safari. Thank you very much, we will remember you.
Rita Schwenzer
Rita Schwenzer
2023-11-08
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