Birdwatching and history around Lake Naivasha

Kenya | 3 days

Travel offer Overview

In the footsteps of the conservationists Adamson and the lion cub "Elsa" you will visit Lake Naivasha and Crescen Island. Here you will learn more about the history and can do birdwatching

Country Kenya
Accommodation Budget
Food Fullboard
Minimum number of participants 2 person



Price category


Travel type


3 days


from 715 €
Individual trip
per person



Kenia interaktive Karte
  • Nairobi

  • Lake Naivasha


Pelican at Lake Naivahsa

Detailed travel plan

  • Day 1

    Arrival am Jomo Kenyatta Airport - Welcome in Kenya

    Today you arrive at the airport in Nairobi. You have already purchased your visa online in advance and are collecting your luggage. At the exit you will be met by your driver and after a short briefing you will go to the safari camp. You will arrive there in time for lunch. In the afternoon you take a guided tour to the lake. Observe the different bird species here. Dinner and overnight in camp.

  • Day 2


    After breakfast, embark on a boat tour to Crescent Island. This is a private game reserve on the east side of Lake Naivasha. On this excursion you will get giraffes, zebras, gazelles and many species of birds in front of your lens. You will be back at camp in time for lunch. In the afternoon, visit the Born Free charity museum and learn the true story of Elsa - the little lion cub raised and released back into the wild by George and Joy Adamson. Dinner and overnight in camp.

    Do you know the story of the baby lion Elsa?
    No? Then you can expand your knowledge on this tour. The film "Born Free" ("Born Free - Queen of the Wild") changed the way many people view animals about 50 years ago. It is a true story that Joy Adamson lived through with her husband George.

    The story went something like this:
    The films are based on real events and tell the story of three lions in Kenya, whose mother was shot by George Adamson, a gamekeeper. He brings the little lions to the farm, where his wife, Joy Adamson, bottles them up. Elsa is the smallest and weakest lion cub and the special darling of his surrogate mother. The two older lions are given to a zoo when they are bigger, but Joy Adamson does not have the heart to force Elsa to live in captivity as well. She wants Elsa to be able to live in freedom.
    It's not that easy, because she has to teach Elsa how to hunt and survive in the wild. They finally succeed, and Elsa joins a pride of lions. A year later, she returns to the Adamson family with three cubs, but only for one visit.


  • Day 3

    From Lake Naivasaha back to Nairobi

    Today your journey is coming to an end. You are returning to Nairobi. The journey time is approx. 1 hour (lunch not included in the price). We will be happy to drop you off at the hotel or airport and say goodbye to you.

    Would you like to add a beach holiday to it? We would be happy to make you a suggestion - ask us!

Elsamere Conservation Center

Elsamere was home to the environmentalists Joy and George Adamson, where they took care of orphaned big cats. By now it was turned into a sanctuary with lodge. The area is still a paradise for wild animals. A small bunch of black and white Colobus monkeys lives and plays in the acacia trees. More than 260 bird species live there too. The guests of Elsamere stay in four cottages, all with patios with lake view and own bathroom. Visitors for the day are welcome too. They can visit the museum and shop and drink the best afternoon tea throughout Kenya. Elsamere offers boats for bird watching and visiting Crescent Island. 

Fluss, Sonnenstrahlen

Lake Naivasha National Park

The Lake Naivasha National Park is the highest located lake in the East African Rift and one of the few freshwater lakes. Here you can find about 300 bird species such as ibis, pelicans and cormorants, as well as giraffes, antelopes, hippos, gnus and zebras.


4x4 Safari Auto (Toyota Landcruiser) - unlimited mileage
English speaking guide
All admissions and fees
Accommodation and meals as described
1 liter of water per person per day during the safari

Flying Doctors Insurance - in the event of an accident or sudden illness, you will be picked up by the Flying Doctors at the nearest landing site and flown to a hospital in Nairobi. From then on, your international health insurance should cover the payment for the treatment.


International flight
Visa to Kenya
Tips: Recommendation: Guide: 15-20 US per day per group
Things of personal use
International travel health insurance
Travel cancellation insurance