Location: Crate Lake Game Sanctuary, Naivasha, Nakuru County
Distance from Nairobi: 135km | Appoximate Transit Time: 3 Hrs
Crater Lake Game Sanctuary, is a privately owned, maintained as a sanctuary with a small tented camp above the lake, Crate Lake Tented Camp.
Inside is a large volcanic lake, Crate Lake/ Sonachi, saline-alkalined lake tot he immediate west of Lake Naivasha.
The sanctuary houses the famous hill top grave Crater Lake Game Sanctuary is 10,000 acres and houses the famous hilltop grave where Happy Valley’s tragic heroine, Lady Diana Delamere, is buried with her last two husbands, Gilbert Colvile and Thomas Delamere.
An impressive 150 bird species have been recorded here, giraffes, zebras and other plains wildlife are also regular residents on the more-open plains surrounding the crater. Leopards, servals, caracals and aardvarks have also been spotted but are extremely elusive.
Guided nature walks for those visitng the sanctuary can be arranged for guests to enjoy a trail along the steep but diminutive crate rim. The volcano crate lake is fringed with acacias and is highly regarded by the local Maasai who believe its alkaline waters help sooth ailing cattle. Several wild animals can be spotted across the conservancy including gazelle, giraffe, zebra, eland, baboon, buffaloes and black and white colobus monkeys.
One of the best way to learn about Lake Naivasha is to take a boat ride usually operated by locals who also get to ride you to hippo hides in the lake as you learn about hippos and their behaviours.
- Stop over at the Great Rift valley view point.
- Stop over and entry into the smallest church in Kenya built by Italian prisoners of war
- Lunch (Fish & Accompaniments)
- Guided Nature trails along the crater rim and across the sanctuary
- A boat ride across Lake Naivasha can be arranged + Visit to hippo hides in lkae Naivasha
- Guided game viewing/game drive on the plains of the Sanctuary
- Fish eating at local fish eating joint
- Game drive in the sanctuaty
- Guided trails/walks
- Fish eating at a popular lake joint
- Team building, networking, fun and games for groups