Boat Rides

Take a boat ride from our private jetty and explore the beautiful lake Naivasha, a name that means ‘moving waters’. The lake is the second highest in Africa and is home to over 1500 hippos at the last count so you are very likely to see some while you are out on the water.

The lake provides an ideal habitat for many birds and as many as 350 different species have been recorded here. Our guide will help you to spot them and name what you see. Definitely worth bringing your camera and binoculars.

Lake Nakuru Park

This national park is just an hour away from Elsamere and is a great day out. The park is home to black and white rhinos as well as cape buffalo, African wild dog, zebra, eland, waterbuck and lion.  While you can never guarantee what nature will show you Nakuru has been noted for the high number of leopard sightings, and the rare Rothschild’s giraffe. Why not take a packed lunch and enjoy a full day at the park.

Crescent Island

Crescent Island is a private island on Lake Naivasha that rose to fame after the 1985 movie “Out of Africa” that showcased the beautiful nature of Lake Naivasha and its surrounding. Another great day trip which is just an hours boat ride away.

Sheldrick Elephant Sanctuary

The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust are pioneers in the rescue and hand-raising of orphaned baby elephants and rhinos, working to reintegration them to the wild as soon as they are able to support themselves. They are in Nairobi so the journey is about two and a half hours from Elsamere but it is a wonderful project, so well worth planning a visit during your trip to spend an hour watching the animals in their care.

KenGen Geothermal Spa

This is the largest natural spa in Africa. Kenya Electricity Generating Company PLC (KenGen) own and run the site as a benefit of their work generating geothermal electricity.

The site is inside Hell’s Gate National Park (this park was purchased by the Adamsons and gifted to the Kenyan government to protect the environment for future wildlife.)

To get to the Spa you will have to pay the entry fee of the Park so it is definitely worth combining the two places on a day trip. The Journey time from Elsamere is 25 minutes.

Mount Longonot

Mount Longonot is an extinct volcano located southeast of Lake Naivasha in the Great Rift Valley. It is thought to have last erupted in the 1860s. Its name is derived from the Maasai word Oloonong’ot, meaning “mountains of many spurs” or “steep ridges”.

Packed with wildlife and stunning views just an hour from Elsamere it is well worth a visit.