11 Days Lake Nakuru

Day 1 : Nairobi- L.Naivasha

Depart for Lake Naivasha, which is a peaceful cool lake with over 400 species of bird, this freshwater lake is a birding Paradise, other animals include hippos, giraffes, buffalo and colobus monkey. Lake Naivasha lies in the Great Rift Valley and the name derives from the local Maasai name Nai'posha, meaning "rough water" because of the sudden storms which can arise.
After lunch we shall visit Crescent island which is a private sanctuary, where you can walk beneath yellow-barked acacias (yellow fever trees) in search of giraffes, wildebeest , impala , dikdiks, thompson’s and grant’s gazelles, elands, waterbucks and countless bird species there are also some gigantic pythons. An optional boat ride on the lake reveals many water bird species and schools of Hippos.

Accommodation at L.Naivasha Country Club

Meal plan (lunch & dinner)

Day 2: Naivasha- L.Nakuru
After breakfast visit the Hell’s Gate National Park, one of the unique reserves where one can enjoy various recreation activities such as walking or riding a bicycle amongst the animals. The landscape is  breath-taking and beautiful. Have lunch before heading further west to L. Nakuru. The Park is a home to stunning flocks of lesser and Greater Flamingos, which literally turn the lake shores 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.

Accommodation at Golden Palace Hotel or Similar 

Meal Plan (Lunch & Dinner)

Day 3: L.Nakuru- Kericho
An early morning game drive before breakfast to try to find leopard which are frequently sighted in Lake Nakuru Park and return to the lodge for breakfast. After breakfast you will take a further drive to seek out the 2 species of rhino found in the park. The black and white rhino and there afterwards returning before lunch. After lunch, drive to Kericho for dinner and night.

Accommodation at Lake Nakuru Lodge

Meal Plan: ( Lunch & Dinner)

Day 4 : Kericho- Kisumu
An early breakfast leaves us with time to walk in the tea estates and especially the renowned Tea Hotel to see leaves being picked in the center of estates surrounded by manicured lawns. After lunch, proceed to Kisumu, a town on the shores of L. Victoria which is the biggest fresh water lake in Africa and second the world.

Accommodation at Kisumu Hotel.

Meal Plan: (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 5 : Kisumu Impala Sanctuary

Early morning, visit the Kisumu Impala Sanctuary for the antelopes, ostriches and a few caged mammals. You can see Hippos in their natural habitat at a close range. Dunga beach is well known for fishing and possibility to see the rare swamp antelopes sitatunga. After lunch, take a city tour including the museum, one of the oldest markets in Kenya and slum dwelling.

Accommodation at Kisumu Hotel.

Meal Plan: (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 6: Kisumu- Kakamega
Leave Kisumu after breakfast to Kakamega forest, a remnant of the tropical rain forest once extending from east to West Africa. It is home to plants of medicinal values among others, animals and many species of birds, insects and reptiles.

Accommodation at Rondo Retreat Centre

Meal plan (lunch & dinner)

Day 7: Kakamega- Kitale
After breakfast, the tour takes us to Kitale via a breath-taking topography and sceneries. After lunch, take a walk in this small town and have a relaxed evening with early sleep after dinner in readiness for the next expectation.

Accommodation at Kitale town

Meal plan (lunch & dinner)

Day 8: Mt. Elgon Caves
Early breakfast is ensued with a drive to Endebes and further to Mt. Elgon national Park Gate. From the gate, a ranger or two will accompany the group for a 9km walk through the lush forest cover enjoying the undisturbed nature of animals and birds. There is a grand possibility of meeting elephants, buffalo and other antelopes at or from the Kitum cave for lick. Lunch is picnic and we return to Kitale town.

Accommodation at Kitale town

Meal plan (breakfast ,lunch & dinner)

Day 9: Kitale- Saiwa Swamp- Kapenguria
Early morning after breakfast, head north to saiwa swamp one of the parks to stroll and see the beauty of nature at raised observation points, meant for protection of Sitatunga, the rare swamp antelope. After lunch continue the walk and head out for Kapenguria.

Accommodation at Kapengulia town

Meal plan (lunch & dinner)

Day 10: Kapenguria- Cherangani Hills
After breakfast, our trip leads to Cherengani Hills. Explore this area and the locals will give a good account on their culture, traditions and practices relative to the hills. There is a panoramic view of the surrounding area. A lunch picnic then proceeds to Eldoret.

Accommodation at Langas lodge

Meal plan (dinner)

Day 11: Eldoret- Nairobi
After breakfast leave Eldoret for Nairobi, lunch enroute and stop at curio shops to see or buy souvenirs on the way.