Top things to do in Lake Naivasha

Top Choice Restaurant in Lake Naivasha

Club House

Farm-to-table sustainable cuisine is more exciting when there are giraffes and hippos to spy on in the distance. The signature eatery at Sanctuary Farm is relaxed but stylish, with tables strewn over a wooden verand…
Top Choice International in Lake Naivasha

Ranch House Bistro

Opened in 2014, Ranch House Bistro is easily the best of the lakeside eating options. The food is expertly prepared and ranges across pizzas from the clay oven to pulled-pork varieties and exquisite desserts. The se…
Top Choice Museum in Lake Naivasha

Elsamere

Stippled with sisal, yellow fever trees and candelabra euphorbia, this is the former home of the late Joy Adamson of Born Free fame. She bought the house in 1967 with her husband George and did much of her painting,…
Top Choice Wildlife Reserve in Lake Naivasha

Crescent Island

This private island sanctuary can be reached by boat, or by driving across the narrow, swampy causeway from Sanctuary Farm. It's one of the few places in the Rift Valley where you can walk among giraffes, zebras, wa…
Top Choice Indian in Lake Naivasha

Lazybones

Camp Carnelley's hip restaurant is popular with NGO workers and other Nairobians at weekends. Grab one of the gorgeous low-slung sofas, or pull up a chair around the roaring fireplace. Co-owner Chrisi's creative men…
Buffet in Lake Naivasha

Lake Naivasha Country Club

The country club is a bit of an institution in these parts, and is the place to be seen having lunch. The daily buffet here is very good, served inside the somewhat stiff dining room or outside on the lush green law…
Food in Lake Naivasha

Farm Shop

This is the place to come for locally produced foods, from home-made jams and Longonot honey to delights such as chilli chocolate cashew butter. Although it's aimed mostly at expats with room in their larder, it's a…
Arts & Crafts in Lake Naivasha

Fired Earth

You'll be welcomed by Obadiah and other male potters at this simple, friendly workshop. Watch the spinning kiln and browse the small store, where there's a range of lamps, bowls, cups and mosaic coasters for sale. P…
Arts & Crafts in Lake Naivasha

Elmenteita Weavers

This tiny cooperative turns out beautiful rugs, throws and bags, and does a nice line in wooden souvenirs – including cute salt and pepper pots. Most things in the store are handmade by the two friendly weavers on t…
Wildlife Reserve in Lake Naivasha

Crater Lake Game Sanctuary

Surrounding a beautiful volcanic crater lake fringed with acacias, this small sanctuary has many trails, including one for hikers along the steep but diminutive crater rim. The jade-green crater lake is held in high…