Naivasha is a market town in Kenya’s Nakuru County, located north of Nairobi. The town has a population of 181,966 people (2009 census).
Agriculture, particularly floriculture, is the primary industry.
Much of the discussions for the Comprehensive Peace Agreement ending the Second Sudanese Civil War, sometimes known as the “Naivasha Agreement,” took place in a resort in Naivasha.
Naivasha – Info Card
|TIME ZONE :||EAT (UTC+3)|
|LANGUAGE :||English (official), Kiswahili (official), numerous indigenous languages|
|RELIGION :||Protestant 45%, Roman Catholic 33%, Muslim 10%, indigenous beliefs 10%, other 2%; note: a large majority of Kenyans are Christian, but estimates for the percentage of the population that adheres to Islam or indigenous beliefs vary widely|
|ELEVATION :||2,086 m (6,843 ft)|
|COORDINATES :||0°43′S 36°26′E|
|SEX RATIO :||• Male: 40.90
• Female: 50.10
|ETHNIC :||Kikuyu 22%, Luhya 14%, Luo 13%, Kalenjin 12%, Kamba 11%, Kisii 6%, Meru 6%, other African 15%, non-African (Asian, European, and Arab) 1%|
|AREA CODE :||20|
|POSTAL CODE :|
|DIALING CODE :||+254 20|
Tourism in Naivasha
Naivasha is a well-known tourist site as well. Longonot National Park and Mount Longonot are nearby attractions, as are Hell’s Gate National Park (the main locations for Lion King, including Pride Rock and the Gorge, are modelled after the park), and Hell’s Gate National Park (the main locations for Lion King, including Pride Rock and the Gorge, are modelled after the park). Lake Naivasha has also been visited on tours to see birds and hippopotamus activity, as well as other wild creatures.
Things to see & do in Naivasha
- Lake Naivasha is a magnificent freshwater lake located at 1,890 meters above sea level in the Kenyan Rift Valley. For Nairobi residents, it’s a favourite weekend retreat.
- Outside of town, south of Lake Naivasha, is Hell’s Gate National Park.
- See the birds and hippos on a boat excursion on Lake Naivasha.
- See zebra, gazelle, and warthogs while biking through Hell’s Gate National Park.
- Hike down the Ol Njorowa Gorge and through it. At the gorge’s entrance, you may hire a local guide. Prepare to get a bit dirty by wearing hiking shoes.
- Fresh lake fish will be served.