In the heart of Kenya’s Great Rift Valley, the scenic town of Naivasha has emerged as a global force to be reckoned with in the floriculture industry.
The ideal atmosphere and abundant natural resources, has put this small town on the international map as the sole supplier of flowers for the rest of the world.
Naivasha’s beauty lies in its stunning landscapes and natural wonders. The town is blessed with the famous Lake Naivasha, a freshwater lake, habitat to a rich array of wildlife.
Floriculture in Naivasha
Beyond its natural beauty, Naivasha’s rise as the world’s flower supplier can be attributed to its ideal climatic conditions and fertile soils.
The region is located at an altitude of around 2,000 meters above sea level, providing the ideal environment for cultivating a wide variety of flowers. The moderate temperatures, ample sunlight, and availability of water resources, creates the perfect ecosystem for floriculture.
A visit to Naivasha would be incomplete without exploring the beautiful flower farms that have transformed the town into a global floral powerhouse. These farms are a testament to the dedication and expertise of Kenyan horticulturists and have also played an important role in uplifting the local economy.
Furthermore, the flower farms in the area engage in environmentally friendly practices, utilizing water-saving technologies, natural pest control methods, and responsible waste management.
Needless to say, the industry has created numerous employment opportunities, most importantly for local communities, empowering them with skills and purchasing power.
Engaging with the local communities and partaking in cultural activities, such as handicraft workshops, and culinary experiences, adds an authentic touch to the overall Lake Naivasha experience.
A bunch of fresh roses on a random table top in Europe was probably hand picked in Naivasha less that 24 hours prior to, and another fresh bunch will probably find it’s way across the globe before the crimson red fades to pink.
If only the flowers told their own stories, they would speak of home; South Lake Naivasha, Kenya. Rudi nyumbani.