Lake Naivasha
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Lake Naivasha
As you approach Lake Naivasha from Nairobi the single track, pot-hole strewn road arches up and you are suddenly treated to the most awesome views of the Great Rift Valley billowing out below. Lake Naivasha is a popular weekend destination for Nairobians looking to escape the city for a couple of nights, and for good reason: the lake itself is beautiful in a prehistoric-looking way, with whispy, jaggedy trees jutting out from the water, hippos bathing in the midday-sun and light breaking through the tall, thick branches overhead. At the boggy waters edge, where water lilies and tropical grasses give way to the majestic lake, it’s not hard to imagine amoebas wriggling their way onto land to begin life – evolving into what would one day become the first human species to walk the planet. There’s tons to do in Naivasha – from exploring Hells Gate National Park with its gigantic gorge to horse riding and boat trips on the lake in search of hippos.
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