0730 Hours: Today we travel to the exotic Lake Nakuru National Park located in the Great Rift Valley, upon arrival proceed on a game-drive.
Lake Nakuru is home to many animals such as hippo, waterbuck, warthog, impala, buffalo, Rothschild giraffe, elands and both the endangered black and white rhino. Among the predators are lions and leopards, the later being seen much more frequently in recent times. Lake Nakuru National Park is also has large sized python snakes that inhabit the dense woodlands, and can often be seen crossing the roads or dangling from trees.
1300 Hours: Lunch then relax as you enjoy the spectacular view of Lake Nakuru National Park.
1500 Hours: An exciting ‘Spice’ game run is planned for the afternoon. The game in this Park is plentiful and the magnificent bird watching will make a devotee out of even the most reluctant.
The Park is a home to stunning flocks of lesser and Greater Flamingos, which literally turn the lakeshores in to a magnificent pink stretch. The bird life here is world renown and over 400 bird’s species exist here, White Pelicans, Plovers, Egrets and Marabou Stork. It is also one of the very few places in Africa to see the White Rhino and rare Rothschild Giraffe.
1830 Hours: Return to the lodge/ camp for overnight
Accommodation Options: Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge or Lake Nakuru Flamingo Hill Lodge
Meal Plan (Lunch & Dinner)
0730 Hours: We have early breakfast at the lodge and then set out for our second leg of the safari, which takes us to Lake Bogoria located inside Lake Bogoria National Reserve.
1000 Hours: We explore arrive at Lake Bogoria and walk around this spectacular lake in the heart of an arid landscape.
Lake Bogoria is an alkaline lake with geysers (hot springs) and huge flocks of flamingo and wildlife such as the greater kudu, zebra and buffalo. The soda lake attracts massive flocks of flamingos and is often carpeted in pink, due to the high concentrations of flamingoes. The western shore has hot springs and spouting geysers, spurting steam and bubbling geothermal pools. Fresh water springs at the lake edge attract an abundance of birds and wildlife.
1200 Hours: We depart Lake Bogoria and drive 50 km’s to Lake Baringo.
1300 Hours: We arrive in Lake Baringo and proceed for lunch at our lodge/ camp.
1400 Hours: We explore Lake Baringo which is famous as a bird watchers paradise, with over 450 species recorded. Lake Baringo hosts a good population of crocodiles and hippos.Lake Baringo is a freshwater lake which offers boat ride opportunities where one can see fish, birds, hippo and crocodiles. Optional cultural visits to t he Njemps people who live on the island is also available.
1800 Hours: Then return later to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
Accommodation Options: Samatian Island Camp or Lake Baringo Club
Meal Plan: (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
0800 Hours: Depart Lake Baringo after breakfast and drive past Marigat town to Nakuru. We continue by road to Lake Naivasha. The driving time from Baringo to Nakuru is approximately 2.5 hours and Nakuru to Lake Naivasha is about an hour.
1200 Hours: We arrive in time for lunch at one of the hotels by the shores of Lake Naivasha.
1400 Hours: Visit Crescent Island Game Sanctuary – a peninsula or island on the eastern side of Lake Naivasha.
A short boat trip from the mainland out into Lake Naivasha gives you access to the unique Crescent Island Wildlife Sanctuary. A wide variety of wildlife, bird life and flora lives quite freely out there and as there are no predators to be found, quite happily as well. There is a lot of easy to see game e.g. giraffes, waterbucks, elands, wildebeests, zebras and impalas.
Lake Naivasha is also a heaven for birds with + 200 species recorded. The lake has a lot of hippos, which you can easily spot from the island. Among the resident birds are fish eagles, ospreys, lily-trotters, black crakes and a variety of herons. Hippos also live in the lake.
1600 Hours: Later take leisurely drive back to Nairobi
1800 Hours: We arrive back in Nairobi and transfer you to your hotel/ residence.
Meal Plan: (Breakfast & Lunch)