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Saturday, February 4, 2012

Crescent Island Game Conservancy

Crescent Island Game Sanctuary is a peninsula or island on the eastern side of Lake Naivasha. Crescent Island was created in 1988, when Lake Naivasha level dropped sufficiently to allow Crescent Island to become part of the mainland. On the eastern end of the island sailing is possible at a private boating club. The terrain is flat, making it easy for walkers of all abilities to enjoy themselves.

Among the resident birds are fish eagles, ospreys, lily-trotters, black crakes and a variety of herons among over 200 bird species. The lake has a lot of hippos, which you can easily spot from the island.
Other wildlife at Crescent Island Game Sanctuary can be seen grazing in the surrounding lake environs, such as zebra, impala, buffalo, giraffe, Kongoni and, at night, hippos.
Crescent Island Game Sanctuary

A short boat trip from the mainland out into Lake Naivasha gives you access to the unique Crescent Island Wildlife Sanctuary. There is also possibility to access it by road passing through the "Horse Riding Complex" A wide variety of wildlife, birdlife and flora lives quite freely out there and as there are no predators to be found, quite happily as well.

Spend some time wandering around at your own pace and enjoy the peace and quiet broken only by the sounds of the Islands wild inhabitants.

At only two hour's drive from Nairobi, Lake Naivasha Crescent Island is a great place to forget the Nairobi urban life and do some sport activities such as hiking, walking, biking and/or game viewing and is a popular weekend retreat for the local communities.

Accommodation at Crescent Island Game Sanctuary include Sawela Lodge and Enashipai Resort and Spa