Rift Valley Lakes (4 days)
4 days: Rift Valley Lakes
Departs daily from Nairobi Hotels at 0830 hrs.
Be ready for collection from your hotel between 7.30 a.m. – 8.00 a.m. You drive out of Nairobi up to the top of the escarpment and enjoy the scenic views across the Great Rift Valley. The road drops gently down the side of the escarpment, with views of the lakes and dormant volcanoes and you pass by Lake Naivasha and Lake Elmenteita. You will stop at the Oasis camp at the shores of Lake Elementaita. Here you will spend 2 days with the following activites.
Hiking to natural caves and geysers
Hot water bath at a hot water geyser outlet
Educational bush and nature walks
Walks/drives/horse rides around the lake
Bird watching. The lake is home to more than 450 hundreds of birds specis
After these 2 exciting days full of adventure, depart heading to Lake Nakuru National park.
Lake Nakuru National Park is approximately 188 sq km and during years of good rains the waters of the lake cover a large part of the area. In drier times the lake does occasionally dry up and huge plumes of dust pervade the nearby township.
Due to the high concentrations of algae in the water, there can be anything up to a million flamingo, and from a distance it looks like a pink crust frosting the lakeshore.
The Park contains a great variety of wildlife; warthog and water buck graze on the lake shore, mingling with impala and other antelope. Nakuru National Park was one of the first rhino sanctuaries and rhino can be found browsing on the short grass. There are a number of lion, herds of buffalo and leopard are occasionally seen.
Lunch is taken at a lodge overlooking the lake and in mid afternoon you drive out of lodge in search of rhinos and watch the flamingos at the lake. Leave the park at around 1800hrs for an overnight in Nakuru town.
After the morning breakfast drive to the Menengai Crater for a scenic view, take great photos as you head out of Nakuru towards Nairobi. Lunch is on the way. Arrive in Nairobi in the early evening for you last night in Nairobi.