Boat Safari on Lake Naivasha


The Great Rift Valley Safari

Boating on Lake Naivasha

We offer boat safaris on Lake Naivasha to our guests. Lake Naivasha, at over 6,000 feet, is the highest lake in the Rift Valley and one of its most beautiful. Fringed by papyrus and with the extinct Mount Longonot as a backdrop, this is a wonderful place to watch and photograph birds. Over 400 species of birds have been seen in the Rift Valley, and Lake Naivasha, Lake Nakuru and Hells Gate all offer great bird viewing opportunities.

At Loldia House we have a resident ornithologist and you can enjoy this wonderful bird life by boat around Lake Naivasha, and on game drives.

From boat trips on the lake you can get close to Cormorants drying their wings, Pink Backed Pelicans, Herons, colourful Kingfishers and Fish Eagles.

Other birds seen around the lake include the Goliath Heron, Jacana, Great White Egret, White Fronted Bee-eater and the Saddle- billed Stork. Lake Nakuru is surrounded by Acacia woodland and open grassland, and millions of Greater and Lesser Flamingoes fringe the lake in shades of pink.

Booking information

Please note that boat trips are not available from directly in front of the house when there is alot of water hyacinth blocking the entrance to the lake or when lake levels are very low. If you wish to boat and we are unable to offer this from directly in front of the house we will, where possible try to arrange this for you elsewhere on the lake.  A walk on a private island game sanctuary can also be arranged on request.

Booking fee

The entrance fee varies depending upon the time of year, our manager will be happy to advise you of the current rates.