Sights in Lake Naivasha
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Surrounding a beautiful volcanic crater lake, on the western side of Lake Naivasha and north of the village of Kongoni, is the small Crater Lake Game Sanctuary, with many trails including one for hikers along the steep but diminutive crater rim. Besides the impressive 150 bird species recorded here, giraffes, zebras and other plains wildlife are also regular residents. While walking, remember that buffaloes lurk in the woods.
The tiny jade-green crater lake is held in high regard by the local Maasai, who even believe its water helps soothe ailing cattle.
The protruding rim of a collapsed volcanic crater forms this island on the eastern side of Lake Naivasha. It's now the private Crescent Island Wildlife Sanctuary, where you can walk beneath yellow barked acacias (known as yellow fever trees) in search of giraffes, Thomson's and Grant's gazelles, elands, waterbucks and countless bird species. Oh, and just to let you know, there are some rather gigantic pythons too!