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Lake Naivasha: The best place to visit in Kenya

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Simply put, the absolute best place to visit in Kenya is Lake Naivasha and in particular, this Lake Naivasha Guesthouse which I came across a few years ago. Tucked away into the bushes and overlooking a grassy plain next to the lake, Jasmine House is the perfect hideaway and a very affordable accommodation in Naivasha.

Lake Naivasha Guesthouse

It’s true; I have an affiliation to this place in that Agnes (the owner) has asked me to help her find customers in what was a very difficult period. I was amazed by this given how cheap it was to stay in Jasmine House and the incredible location, not to mention the fact that it is absolutely the best place to visit in Kenya.

Located just five kilometres from Hells Gate National Park and close to Crater Lake National Park, Jasmine house is ideally situated to make the most from local tours in Naivasha. That being said, there is much more to explore in this area aside from the parks. Take Elsamere for example where you can learn about the Adamsons’ who raised Elsa the lion or a memorable boat trip to see hippo on the lake. Lake Naivasha is stunning and also home to the largest bird species in East Africa aswell as numerous primates including vervet and colobus monkeys.

Jasmine House | Lake Naivasha Guesthouse


And then there is the accommodation itself. Jasmine house is quiet and comfortable with two bedrooms, a lounge and nice bathroom. At the end of the day you can enjoy a sundowner on the new terrace in front of the cottage while the winding steps leading to the property ensure you maximum privacy. In terms of food, you can avail of Fishermans restaurant just 200 metres from your front door and the menu here includes everything from pizza and curry to fish and chips.

Moral of the story: You have got to stay here.

I'm an Outdoor Adventure Blogger from Dublin, Ireland. In late 2013 I began riding a bicycle across Africa and it was during this adventure when I discovered a passion for the great outdoors and the general uncertainty of life on the road. Next April, I am hiking the Pacific Crest Trail.

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