Lake Naivasha

Lake Naivasha

Just northwest of Nairobi and southeast of Lake Nakuru, Lake Naivasha is the highest lake in the Great Rift Valley and offers a fantastic place to observe some of the 400 different birds in the region. You can enjoy a visit to the lake from Loldia House, which which sits at the lake edge and makes a great base before your visit to the Masai Mara. Visit the lake with Loldia’s resident ornithologist for great changes of seeing and learning about these fascinating species. You will then spot various animals on game drives and river cruises, such as the hippos and different birds.

Enjoy cruises on the lake to spot cormorants, pelicans, herons, kingfishers, and eagles. The other birds include jacanas, egrets, bee-eaters, and storks. You will then see the millions of greater and lesser flamingos at the lake edges.

With a surface area of 139 km², when standing on one side of the lake you cannot even see the other. The name Naivasha is derived from a word in the Maasai language meaning rough water as sudden storms can occur on the lake.

In addition to being a great lake for tourists, this is the only economically important inland lake in Kenya with horticulture and floriculture businesses. Because it’s such a great area for these industries, the balance is starting to be thrown. Kenya supplies a lot of the flowers used by Europe and much of this industry is around the lake. There are some changes to the lake, which have started to mobilize conversation groups. For instance, the flamingos should really only visit salt lakes such as the nearby Lake Nakuru and their presence indicates some major changes.

Loldia House

On a private farm of 6,500 acres at Lake Naivasha, Loldia House features on the list as it makes a fantastic base to explore many of the above attractions while also being a fantastic destination in its own right. Enjoy comfortable accommodation and sightings of hippopotamus on the house grounds. While enjoying Loldia House, you can choose guided excursions to different lakes and Kenyan attractions, such as visiting Lake Nakuru, Lake Naivasha, visiting Hell’s Gate National Park, visiting Lake Bogoria, seeing a museum, and enjoying wildlife safaris,.

In addition to being so close to Nairobi, Loldia House has its own airstrip to the Masai Mara so its makes a great place before your African safari. Loldia House provides an experience like an early African settler where you can enjoy the pleasure of Kenyan country life. The surroundings include the dormant volcano, Mount Longonot, which makes for a fantastic view.

Enjoy your choice of accommodation, from an old family house or different cottages on the grounds. The main house is decorated in the old settler’s style and contains four en-suite double rooms. The house is then accompanied by different cottages, such as one which is ideal for honeymooners. The cottages are surrounded by flower gardens or sit on the lake shore.