Safaris in Kenya - Meet The People and Wildlife
Day 1: Nairobi
Arrival at the airport at and transfer to the Hotel in Nairobi.
Day 2: Lake Naivasha Country Club
After breakfast, leave Nairobi via rim the Great Rift valley. Arrive at the Lake Naivasha Country Club, our base for three days, in time for lunch. In the afternoon you will visit the Crescent Island, which is a peninsula on the Eastern shore of Lake Naivasha. There is a lot of easy to see game e.g. giraffes, waterbucks, elands, zebras and impalas. Lake Naivasaha has many species of birds recorded. Return to the Lake Naivasha Country Club for dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Hell's Gate National Park.
After breakfast we do a short transfer to the gate of the park. This is a unique park where walking is done in the middle of wildlife. Giraffes, zebras, warthogs and many types of gazelles are found here. The first part of this walk is done in typical flat African savannah in a volcanic area with huge rock boundaries. There are camphor and acacia trees all over and this is where to look for the giraffe as they mainly feed on them. A picnic lunch provided by the hotel will be at the Rangers post.
The last part of the walk is done in the Hell's Gate Gorge by descending into a steep canyon with running water from geysers and wild vegetation. The climax of the day is in walking in the Side Gorge where the rocks have split to leave only a walking path. We climb back to the rangers post for transfer back to the Lake Naivasha Country Club.
Day 4: Crater Lake.
After breakfast we do a transfer to the nearby Crater Lake Game Sanctuary. It is a lesser lake in the Rift Valley but a place where nature is at its best.
We do a walk in the sanctuary followed by a circular trek on the top of the crater from where we see the lake from various angles. Pleasant interruptions on the walks will be from giraffes, black and white Colobus monkeys, zorillas, aardvarks, leopards and a range of gazelles, all which are easily found in the sanctuary.
Day 5: Menengai Crater.
After breakfast, leave the Naivasha area and transfer Menengai Crater, still in the Rift Valley. The Menengai area is very beautiful with cliff walls and steam jets filling the crater with mist. In the afternoon we will do a nice walk in the crater where we will enjoy the beautiful contrasts of nature. Rocks that have stood the test of time, natural springs with mirror clear water, lava that reminds us that this is the Rift Valley and baboons trooping around with their babies. All
this is in an atmosphere that is completely away from mass tourism.
Dinner and overnight at Lion Hill Lodge.
Day 6: Lake Nakuru National Park.
After breakfast, visit the Lake Nakuru National Park. It's not only known for its thousands of flamingos but also for the vast herds of buffaloes, tens of rhinos and cats like leopard and lion. Of the big five only the elephant is missing. We make a game drive around the lake. We go with a picnic lunch, which we will have at the Baboon Cliff lookout point, overlooking the whole lake.
Dinner and overnight at Lion hill.
Day 7: Lake Elementaita.
Transfer to Lake Elementaita, which though it does not have the big name like Lake Nakuru, its scenic beauty is unmatched. After settling in the nice cottages we will start our walk up to the shores of the alkaline lake. From there we proceed up to the hot springs and into the Horseshoe Crater. We walk mainly in open savannah land and occasionally we will stop for a
chat with a Masai herdsman. The gentle sloping hills give a good panorama.
Dinner and overnight at Elemen Taita.
Day 8: Masai Mara
After breakfast we start our journey passing through Narok Town; a colorful Masai town. Our game viewing does not actually start at the park gate. We will be able to see many animals along the way grazing side by side with the Masai livestock.
Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Day 9/10: Masai Mara
After breakfast, morning game drive through the park and hike to a Masai manyatta (homestead). Here we will see how the typical Masais live. An afternoon game drive makes the day. Afternoon Game dirve.
Dinner an overnight at the lodge.
Day 11: Masai Mara
Full day game drive in masai mara with all meals.
Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Day 12: Nairobi
After breakfast, return to Nairobi in time for lunch. Transfer to the
airport for your flight home.