One of the rift valley lakes, named from the Maasai word Nai'posha, meaning "rough water", because of the sudden storms which can arise on it.
It is a freshwater lake with a diameter of about 16 km, though mostly shallow with an average depth of 6 m. The deepest area is at Crescent Island — 30 m 2
It is said to have been part of a much larger lake that drained through Ol jorowa gorge
Today, it is fed by the Malewa and Gilgil rivers2
and there are no visible outlets, although there seems to be evidence that these are located below it.
The lake is home to a large population of birds, as well as a sizeable population of hippo.What to do there
Boating or boat safaris, bird watching, walk with animals at crescent island sanctuary, hiking.Best time to visit
Any time of the yearLocation of lake Naivasha
lake Naivasha is located in Kenya, just an our or two north west of Nairobi by vehicle.
It also is in the great rift valley, and can be seen from some spots in Hell's gate national park
and mount Longonot.How to get there
By air — using the Naivasha airstrip, though you can also get there by bus or train. Both of these have terminals in the town of Naivasha.References
1. By undeklinable from España - Naivasha lake, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=32009945 - accessed on 4 th
2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Naivasha - accessed on 4 th