Flamingoes in Lake NakuruThis safari makes the most of your time with a visit to one of the most fascinating lakes of the Great Rift Valley and an ideal chance to explore and track down the ‘Big Five’ in Lake Nakuru NP. Lake Naivasha is a refreshing and peaceful haven, offering activities for any adventurer ending with an exciting day in Hell’s Gate.
Day 1- Travel from Nairobi towards Nakuru, passing through the Great Rift Valley which is one of Kenya’s most scenic drives. Once we arrive in Nakuru National Park, we will have time for an afternoon game drive in this rambling safari park.
Day 2 – We have the day to spend exploring this vast National Park, known for it’s wildlife and flocks of pink flamingoes at the shores of Lake Nakuru. As well as the big five, including an excellent chance of spotting the almost- extinct rhino, we can take a drive up Monkey Cliff for an encounter with these cheeky creatures!
Day 3 – After an early morning safari drive where we might be lucky to spot the elusive hyena, after returning to our camp for breakfast we can leave the park and stop by little known Menegai Crater for a spectacular 360 degree viewpoint. Leaving Nakuru town, we can then head to Naivasha, where we can spend the afternoon on a walking safari to look for giraffes and antelopes, or go ‘hippo hunting’ on the flamingo enthralled green crater lake. A boat ride can also find fish eagles and lovebirds in plenty, while the black and white Colobus monkeys can be spotted even from our camp site.
Day 4 – Today we can visit Hells Gate Park where we have several options; try out a bicycle game drive, discover hiking trails or do some rock climbing! Or if you prefer, you can explore another section of the park in a vehicle game drive.
Day 5 – You can finish your safari today and leave the shores of Lake Naivasha to return to Nairobi… Otherwise, nearby Mt. Logonot in Naivasha is a unique experience to climb and can finish with a pleasant overnight in cabins. If you would like to head up to the Equator and the stunning region of Mt. Kenya either today or tomorrow, we will arrive by early afternoon after a stop by the gorgeous Nyharuru Falls. From the slopes of the Mt. Kenya region, you have several capturing options from an overnight at the nearby Treetops Hotel, a camel trekking safari in the Chimpanzee Sanctuary, a nature walk to the Mau Mau Caves including a delicious fish lunch at a rustic tree house restaurant, a further Samburu safari heading North to lion territory, and of course– a thrilling Mt. Kenya trek!!