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One of the freshwater lakes that dot Kenya's Great Rift Valley, the large but relatively shallow Lake Naivasha is a sanctuary for a diverse range of wildlife, from hippos and zebras to over 400 species of birds, including the majestic African Fish Eagle.

The southern part of the lake is flanked by the Hell's Gate National Park, known for its remarkable geothermal activity and unique wildlife.

It's a popular spot for boat tours, including to the Crescent Island sanctuary on the lake's eastern side. For something a little different try a cycling safari in Hell's Gate National Park.

Safari in Kenya

Kenya's best safari reserves and camps

Kenya is the original home of the safari and it’s still one of the finest safari destinations on the continent. I've been travelling to Kenya for decades, as a travel journalist and guidebook author writing about safari, conservation and life among the Maasai tribes. The main thing I've learned: there's so much more to Kenya than the mainstream safari industry of luxury camps, the Masai Mara, and the famed 'Big Five' beasts (so named because they were the prize targets of early-20th century hunters) more

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