Lake Naivasha - Kenya

Lake Naivasha is a freshwater lake in Kenya, lying north west of Nairobi, outside the town of Naivasha. It is part of the Great Rift Valley.The name derives from the local Maasai name Nai'posha, meaning "rough water" because of the sudden storms which can arise. The lake has a surface area of 139 kmĀ², and is surrounded by a swamp which covers an area of 64 square km, but this can vary largely depending on rainfall. It is situated at an altitude of 1,884 metres (6,180 feet). The lake has an average depth of 6 m (20 feet), with the deepest area being at Crescent Island, at a maximum depth of

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Date: 2008-02-05 13:32:32

There have been further ethnic clashes in the town of Naivasha in western Kenya - a popular tourist venue, famous for its spectacular lake.




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