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Naivasha is located in Kenya
Location in Kenya
Country  Kenya
County Nakuru County
Elevation[1] 2,086 m (6,843 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Total 181,966 [2]
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Naivasha is a market town in Nakuru County, Kenya, lying north west of Nairobi.


  • Overview 1
  • Transport 2
  • See also 3
  • Notes 4
  • External links 5


The town has a total population of 181,966 (2009 census).[2]

The main industry is agriculture, especially floriculture.

Naivasha is also a popular tourist destination.

  • Naivasha Satellite map and local surroundings

External links

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  2. ^ a b,009-Census-Vol-1-Table-3-Rural-and-Urban-Populati/e7c7-w67t/1
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  4. ^ "Lake Naivasha Country Club" (wildlife, map, photos), Go2Africa, 2003, webpage: Nav.
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See also

It is located on the shore of Lake Naivasha and along the Nairobi - Nakuru highway (A104 road) and Uganda Railway. In 2015, an extension of the new standard gauge railway to this town is approved. [5]


A resort in Naivasha was the location for much of the negotiations of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement ending the Second Sudanese Civil War, commonly known as the "Naivasha Agreement".

In the late 1970s-1980s Lake Naivasha was overrun with poachers and foreign creatures introduced into the lake to provide fishing. The migratory paths along lake Naivasha were being destroyed by the local rose industry. Naturalist, Joan Root, spent the last decade of her life trying to save the lake and its wildlife.

as well as other wild animals. [4] behavior, hippopotamus, to observe birdlife and Lake Naivasha are nearby attractions. Tours also have included Mount Longonot and Longonot National Park), [3]

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