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Lake Naivasha and Crescent Island Day Tour

The Crescent Island Excursion

Nairobi- Lake Naivasha- Naivasha

Lake Naivasha lies about 90 Km from Nairobi and is truly a must-visit when you're in Kenya. The lake boasts of being one of the few freshwater lakes in the Great Rift Valley and sustains the locals of Naivasha town as well as plenty of wildlife, birdlife and fish. It is a birder's paradise just 2 hours from Kenya's capital, making it a perfect destination for an excursion. The Crescent Island lies within Lake Naivasha and its unique topography has been featured in movies such as Out of Africa and The Tomb Raider. It is also home to plenty of wildlife and it offers a rare opportunity to be as close to nature as you can be, safely.

1 Day

From $ 160 P.P
  • Get picked from your hotel by 7.30am and travel to Lake Naivasha with a brief stop over at the Great Rift Valley escarpment. During the stop over, you can buy handmade souvenirs from the local artisans in the curio shops on this famous stop, and have a brief photo session.
  • Later proceed with the safari, arriving at Lake Naivasha before heading out on a boat ride directly to the Crescent Island for a guided nature walk. You can walk among wildlife such as giraffes, gazelles, water bucks and more. It is safe to do this because of the absence of predators on the island, allowing for a unique experience unlike any other.
  • Return back to the boat to continue with the boat ride on Lake Naivasha, as you see different water birds and pods of hippos.
  • Stop over for late lunch as you head back to Nairobi, before getting dropped at your hotel by 6.30pm
  • Meet, Greet and Assist services.
  • Park fees to Crescent Island.
  • Boat ride fees.
  • A professional driver/guide.
  • Transport in a comfortable safari vehicle with a pop-up roof for game viewing.
  • Drinking water while on safari.
  • Tips to service providers (Highly Recommended)
  • Other optional activities.
  • All expenses of personal nature (e.g. drinks, laundry, optional activities, souvenirs etc.)
  • Drinks and any other item not specified above.
Essential Travel Tips for Your East African Adventure

Clothing On Safari

Make sure you pack different layers of clothes. During the day temperatures may vary and wearing different layers makes it easy to quickly adapt to weather changes. Pack protective clothing against the sun and mosquitoes. Also don’t forget your swimming clothes and a poncho and/or a raincoat to stay dry during unexpected rain showers.


Sunglasses are another essential item to pack for a safari in Kenya. The sun can be pretty harsh, so protecting your eyes from the glare is necessary. We recommend packing a pair of polarized sunglasses that will reduce glare and provide 100% UV protection.


A hat is a must-have item when going on a safari in East Africa. Not only will it protect you from the harsh sun, but it will also keep your head cool and prevent mosquito bites. We recommend packing a wide-brimmed hat to provide maximum protection against the sun. A baseball cap or visor will do the trick if you don’t have a wide-brimmed hat.

Insect Repellent

Remember to pack insect repellent! Mosquitoes are everywhere in Kenya, so protecting yourself from bites is essential. Pack a strong insect repellent that contains at least 30% DEET. Apply the repellent liberally all over your body, especially in areas where mosquitoes are known to bite, such as the ankles, wrists, and neck.

Single Use Plastic

The import of plastic is banned in several countries in East Africa. When traveling, ensure you don’t carry plastic bags or other disposable plastic items. We fully support this change and recommend you bring your drinking bottle to refill with the water we provide on your safari. If you have any questions about which items are allowed in the country of arrival, do not hesitate to ask us!

Tipping on safari

Although not mandatory, tipping is an expression of your gratitude and appreciation for your guide and other staff making your safari more memorable.

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Lake Naivasha and Crescent Island Day Tour

From $160 PP
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