Lake Naivasha National Park
LAKE NAIVASHA NATIONAL PARK
Lake Naivasha is a beautiful freshwater lake, fringed by thick papyrus. The lake is almost 13kms across, but its waters are shallow with an average depth of five metres. Lake area varies greatly according to rainfall, with an average range between 114 and 991 sq kms. Afternoon wind and storms can cause the Lake to become suddenly rough and produce high waves. For this reason, the local Masai christened the lake Nai’posha meaning "Rough Water", which the British later misspelled as Naivasha.
Where to find Lake Naivasha National Park
Basic Facts, Attractions
Lake Naivasha is a fresh water lake in Kenya. The name derives from the local Maasai name Nai'posha, meaning "rough water" because of the sudden storms which can arise.
- Area: Has a surface area of 139 km, and is surrounded by a swamp which covers an area of 64 square km, but this can vary largely depending on rainfall. It is situated at an altitude of 1,884 meters
- Distance from Nairobi: 100 kilometers
- Over 450 species of Birds and Hot Springs