Naivasha is a magnificent town that offers so many relaxing activities such as camping, game drives, boat rides, fishing, cycling and many more. It’s strategically located about an hour away from the Capital Nairobi making it a great choice for a quick weekend camping trip. Travelling to Naivasha does not have to be expensive. We list down 5 affordable camping sites in Naivasha, to help you plan your next adventure to Naivasha.
- Fisherman’s Camp – Probably the most famous camp and picnic site in Naivasha. Budget camping and fisherman’s are synonymous. The place offers some of the most scenic views of the lake. Hippos are often seen roaming about just outside the fenced area. There are many activities here, you can go boat riding, fishing, cycling, have bbq, bonfire e.t.c. It’s lake front location makes it a perfect camping site. The place is alive and kicking throughout the year but can get a bit cramped during public holidays. The one thing lacking here is a swimming pool.
- Crayfish Camp – Another super budget camping site with very similar offerings like Fisherman’s camp. The camp offers a wide range of fun-filled activities such as mountain biking, boating, horse riding, nature walks, indoor games and picnicking. The camp is famous for its fresh crayfish from Lake Naivasha. It’s a must try if you visit. On weekends they make have a special Nyama-Choma cookout.
- Fish Eagle Inn – If you are looking for a bargain accommodation option but don’t want to sacrifice quality, Fish Eagle Inn is your go to place. Extremely popular with local and international tourists, the well-manicured lawn makes a perfect place to pitch your tent. You can rent tents, mattresses, blankets e.t.c If you don’t feel like camping and are still looking for a budget option, they offer dormitories which are quite affordable. Crescent Island is also easily accessed from here and offers good wildlife viewing.
- Oloiden Camping Site – Prominent known as one of the finest camping sites in Naivasha, it offers a private piece of heaven away from the hustles and bustles of the city. The location next to the stunning lake, lends an indisputable sense of freedom and a matchless camping experience. Although slightly pricier than the other sites mentioned in this list, considering the sheer beauty of the place it is worth every penny.
- Hell’s Gate National Park – If you ever thought of camping out in the wild this is a great place. It is not near the lake and so if you are looking for a lake front camping site it may not be ideal. However Hell’s gate has its own unique offerings. Bike safari is what you don’t want to miss here. The park has 3 campsites. There are shelters where you can prepare meals and showers and toilets as well. Just as you enter the park you immediately come to terms with what’s on offer; people cycling along the roads, hikers looking for their next trail, other people setting up camps, rock climbers getting rearing to start. The park is just magnificent in its own way.