Crescent Island

Crescent Island

This article talks about Crescent Island. It identifies where the Island is located, fun activities to do at the Island and lays down the entrance fees to the Island.

Crescent Island is one of the Best Places to Visit in Naivasha. It is a privately owned island that covers an area of more than 200 acres.

Where is Crescent Island Located?

Crescent Island is located on Lake Naivasha. It is one of the most toured places in Nakuru County. Upon my visit last year, I had the most beautiful time in my life.

To get to Crescent Island, you need to board a boat from the main land at Karagita Beach.

On average, for a group of 8 people, it costs about KES 300 per person to get to the Island. In case you are willing to hire the boat alone, the charges are KES around 3,000.

Fun Activities to do at Crescent Island

Below is a list of all the fun activities you can engage in at Crescent Island.

Animal Viewing

Crescent Island is a good spot to view a variety of wild animals. Some of the animals that you can be able to view include the Masai Giraffe, Hippo, Bat Eared Fox, Dik Dik and Bush Buck.

Other animals include the Spotted Hyena, African Rock Python, Cape Buffalo and Defassa Waterbuck.

In case you have never seen any of the animals above, Crescent Island is a good place to start with. Below are tables that shows the entrance charges or entry fees required to access this hidden gem.


Category Entrance Fee
Adults KES 800
Children KES 400
Primary Students KES 250
Secondary Students KES 350
University Students KES 400
Teacher KES 450


Point to Note: In case a school needs a tour guide, the charges for hiring one is KES 500 per School Group.



Category Entrance Fee
Adults KES 1100
Children KES 550



Category Entrance Fee
Adults USD 33
Students USD 22
Children USD 16

 Take Pictures

Being surrounded by water makes Crescent Island offers the perfect background to take pictures.

Imagine taking pictures while Lake Naivasha reaa is serving as your background. Amazing, right ?

There are several cliff points at Lake Naivasha that offer visitors a chance to take good pictures and make memories that will last for a lifetime.


Birdwatching is another popular activity in Crescent Island. To get the best of this activity, you should carry a pair of binoculars.

Some of the birds you are likely to view at Crescent Island include; herons, fish eagles, ospreys, pelicans, black crakes and cranes.

In case you would like to get a view of these birds, Crescent Island is a good place to start with.

Birdwatching is a very therapeutic activity. It also lets you connect with nature and learn about different bird species and their behaviour.


Hiking is another fun activity that can be done at Crescent Island.

For the best hiking experience, I highly suggest you should find hiking trails that are on the edge of the Island.

Walking along the edges will give you a good hiking  experience because you will be able to get a glimpse of the scenic and natural views offered by Lake Naivasha.

For guided nature walks, you can get in touch with the administrators of Crescent Island.


Picnicking is one of the best activities you can ever do at Crescent Island. The lush green grass provide comfort while seating down while the tall trees provide ample shade room.

Going for a picnic at Crescent Island is one of the most romantic activities you can ever think of.

My last picnic at this spot was simply amazing. The sight of wild animals combined with eating some fruits while basking under the sun with my loved is one was simply phenomenal.

Enjoy Accommodation

Crescent Island is a good place to enjoy 5 star accommodation. The Airbnb’s offered here are just amazing. They are well equipped with the latest and modern equipment.

Another good thing about the accommodation rooms at Crescent Island is that they are very affordable. A night here averages a cost of about KES 3,000.

In case you want to enjoy a taste of the wilderness, you can sleep under a tent.

Ensure you seek guided advice from the administrators of Crescent Island before proceeding to sleep under your tents.


Fishing is another popular activity that can be done in Crescent Island. Lake Naivasha is a fresh water lake that is home several fish species.

In case you like to fish, Crescent Island is a good place to start with. Come along with your fishing rod. In case you do not have one, the management is going to provide one for you at an extra cost.


There is no better place to relax and meditate in Naivasha than in Crescent Island.

The calm breeze, the sound of the waters of Lake Naivasha flowing and birds chirping offer the perfect background to relax and reflect on life.

If you are looking for answers in life to questions you barely understand, Crescent Island is a good place to reflect and meditate about life.


Opening and Closing Hours at Crescent Island

Crescent Island is open on a daily basis. The official opening times are 09:00 hours while the closing times are 17:00 hours.

Crescent Island is closed early because the Hippos start to find their way back to the Island around this time. By 17:30 hours, it is very risky to walk around the Island without guides.


How to get to Crescent Island from Nairobi

Getting to Crescent Island from Nairobi is a very easy and direct process.

  • Take a matatu from Nairobi to Naivasha
  • Upon arriving at Naivasha, take a motorbike to Karagita Beach
  • Take a boat from the mainland to Crescent Island
  • Pay the Entrance fees at Crescent Island Administration Office and access the Island

Check Out

  1. Places to visit in Naivasha

  2. Top 10 places to visit in Nakuru


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