The Magnificent Lake Naivasha

Part of the Great Rift Valley Lake Naivasha is one of the truly astonishing examples of aquatic beauty. One of the most famous freshwater lakes in Kenya a country known for its amazing wildlife and jaw-droppingly gorgeous scenery. Lake Naivasha is located outside the town of Naivasha in Nakuru County which is located north-west of Nairobi. Deriving its name Nai'posha from the massai dialect meaning "rough waters" a name representative of the mighty lake. Lake Naivasha stands out in the Kenyan rift valley by having the highest elevation at a frightening 1,884 meters, moreover, its comprised of a complex yet articulate combination of volcanic rocks and sedimentary deposits. The lake is mainly fed by the Malewa and Gilgil rivers with no visible outlet it is assumed that its outlet is an underground one. Not only is the lake impressive in terms of waterly body standards as its surface area is  139 square kilometres and depth of 6M but it is also home to an extensive variety of wildlife. A safe haven to over 400 species of birds, a considerable population of hippos and a Fishing population dominated by the carp species. from an economic standpoint, Floriculture is the name of the game around lake Naivasha aside of fishing however due to the unregulated irrigation practices the river is facing a decline in its water level.

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