Naivasha is a city in Kenya, 90 km northwest of Nairobi on Lake Naivasha.

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  • There are frequent matatus from Nairobi (1½ hr, Ksh 200-300)
  • The train from Nairobi takes around 4 hr leaving Nairobi at 6:30PM and Naivasha at 4:55AM.
  • The bus or matatu fare from Naivasha to Nakuru is Ksh 180 and the trip takes one hour.

Map of Naivasha

Matatus run along the Moi South Lake Rd to Kongoni (one hour, Ksh 100). You can get off for the Hell’s Gate National Park on the way.

  • Lake Naivasha is a beautiful freshwater lake with the highest elevation of the Kenyan Rift valley at 1,890 m. It’s a popular weekend getaway for Nairobians.
  • Hell’s Gate National Park, outside the town, south of Lake Naivasha.
  • Take a boat ride on Lake Naivasha to see the birds and hippos.
  • Bike through Hell’s Gate National Park and see the zebra, gazelle and warthogs.
  • Hike down and through the Ol Njorowa Gorge. You can get a local guide at the entrance to the gorge. Wear hiking shoes and be prepared to get a little muddy.
  • Dine on fresh fish from the lake.
  • Buffalo Mall, Moi S Lake Road. 9AM-9PM. many stores and a Tuskys Supermarket. (updated Oct 2015)
  • Naivas Supermarket, Blashara street. 8AM-8PM. large supermarket (updated Oct 2015)
  • Equity Bank. Has a Master Card/Visa Card ATM. (updated Oct 2015)

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