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Lake Naivasha Walking with Animals Day Trip From Nairobi

Lake Naivasha full day trip safari from Nairobi takes you to Lake Naivasha the second largest freshwater lake in Kenya which is approximately 100 Kilometers from Nairobi and a 2 hour drive away.Lake Naivasha is located north west of Nairobi, outside the town of Naivasha. It is part of the Great Rift Valley. Lake Naivasha full day trip safari departs Nairobi after breakfast and the journey takes you northwest of the city of Nairobi to the Great Rift Valley Floor.Along the way you make a special stop at a viewpoint to enjoy views of the Great Rift Valley Escarpment. Once in Lake Naivasha we proceed to Elsamere Lodge; the original home of Joy Adams of Born Free fame for high tea.Elsamere lodge or Camp is a haven for lovers of nature, set in Acacia forest on the banks of Lake Naivasha in Kenya’s Rift Valley. It is the former home of the late Joy Adamson who, together with her husband George Adamson, became world famous for their pioneering conservation work and relationship with the lioness Elsa, as told in her best selling book and subsequent film, ‘Born Free’ and she did much of her writing at Elsamere up until her murder in 1980.Her relationship with Elsa the lioness who she raised from a young cub and later successfully released back into the wild. After the visit we proceed for lunch at one of the lodges located on the shores of Lake Naivasha. Early afternoon we take a boat ride on Lake Naivasha.This is a beautiful freshwater lake, fringed by thick papyrus is almost 13 km's across, but its waters are shallow with an average depth of five metres. The waters of the lake draw a great range of game to these shores.Giraffes wander among the acacia, Buffalo wallow in the swamps and Colobus monkeys call from the treetops while the Lakes large hippo populations sleep the day out in the shallows.Our next discovery takes us to Crescent Island Conservancy. The terrain is flat, making it easy for walkers of all abilities to enjoy themselves. There is a lot of easy to see game e.g. giraffes, waterbucks, elands, wildebeests, zebras and impalas. It 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.A number of mammals can be seen grazing in the surrounding lake environs, such as zebra, impala, buffalo, giraffe, Kongoni and, at night, hippos. We return back to Nairobi in the evening.

$240 Multi-day & Extended Tours

1 Night 2 Days Lake Naivasha,Hells Gate, Lake Nakuru Tour From Nairobi

Enjoy private guided tour from Nairobi, explore the Lake Nakuru, Hell's Gate and Lake Naivasha, spot animals on morning and afternoon game drives, and see birds and hippos . Hell's Gate National Park is known as the only park where you can drive, walk and do some cycling  within the Park then spice up your excursion with a boat ride in Lake Naivasha. .This can be either private or joining trip Day 1: Nairobi to Lake Nakuru National Park You will be met at your Nairobi city hotel by our safari driver guide who will drive northwest to Lake Nakuru. There will be a short stop at a viewing point to have a look at the Great Rift Valley from an elevated position. Your journey will continue to Lake Nakuru, arriving in time for a pre-lunch game drive. Lake Nakuru National Park is home to Giraffes, Waterbucks, Black and White Rhinos, Buffalo, Lions and Leopards, among other wildlife. On the shores of the lake there are thousands of Flamingos who feed on the algae. Lunch will be at the Lake Nakuru Lodge, Sarova Lion Hill Lodge or similar (own expense). There will be an afternoon game drive around Lake Nakuru and the forest nearby. Dinner and Accommodation at Fishermans Camp Lake Naivasha Day 2: Hell’s Gate & Lake Naivasha Arrive at the gate of Hell's Gate around mid morning, start biking tour for 2 hours within hell's gate, some people will opt to drive which is also allowed.  Animals seen here include Bushbucks, Dikdiks, Giraffes, Gazelles, Gnus, Hartebeests, Impalas, Klipspringers, Buffaloes, Hyraxes, Zebras, Hyenas, Jackals, Mongooses, Baboons, Monkeys and Porcupines amongst others.  The park has historically been an important home for the rare lammergeyer vultures. From 11am, visit the gorges for 1 hour, capture beautiful panoramas of the gorge's small thin depressions of land mass where you can walk underneath.  Around 12pm return the bike at the gate, on the way visit the Maasai community. Then at 1pm for Lunch Naivasha Fishermans camp(own expense). At 2pm, enjoy a relaxing boat ride on Lake Naivasha where you can see some of the local wildlife which includes hippos, buffalo, fish eagles, pelicans and much more for 1 hour. End of the tour drive back to Nairobi arriving around 6pm

$1250 Multi-day & Extended Tours

5days: Hell's Gate, Lake Naivasha, Lake Nakuru & Masai Mara Luxury Lodge Safari

Day1: Pick Up. : Nairobi- Lake Nakuru National ParkOur driver will pick you up from the airport then depart by road to Lake Nakuru National Park. You will reach Nakuru before noon. You will proceed to the park for the days game drives with packed lunch. You will be confronted with one of the worlds greatest ornithological spectacle as well as an abundance of wildlife within this small park. You will get a chance to spot the White rhino, the lion, the Hyaena, baboons, waterbucks among other wildlife. Dinner and overnight at Lake Nakuru Lodge/Sopa Lodge/Similar on Full board.  Day 2: Lake Nakuru National Park-Lake NaivashaYou will have an early breakfast then depart to Lake Naivasha.You will arrive at Lake Naivasha in time for Lunch. Freshen up, then relax at your Lodge or proceed for a boat ride or a visit to the Crescent Island or Crater Lake . You may opt for a visit to the Hell Gate National Park or go for a horse ride. Dinner and overnight Sopa Resort/Fish Eagle Inn/Similar on Full Board  Day 3: Lake Naivasha-Masai Mara.After breakfast you will depart Lake Naivasha for Masai Mara. Enjoy the plains enroute. You will arrive at your lodge in Masai Mara in time for Lunch. Freshen up after lunch and proceed for an evening game drive. Dinner and overnight at Masai Mara Sopa Lodge/Similar on Full board  Day 4 : Masai Mara National ReserveYou will spend the day viewing game in the Mara where all the Big Five as well as a variety of antelopes and lesser kudu may be observed. The big cats, lions are found in large prides everywhere.Cheetahs and leopards are harder to spot but are still fairly common. Other common animals include Maasai giraffes, baboons, Warthogs, bat-eared foxes, grey jackals, and matriarchal clans of spotted Hyenas. You also have an option of visiting the Maasai Village or a balloon Safari at an extra cost. Dinner and Overnights at Masai Mara Sopa Lodge/Similar on Full board  Day 5: Masai Mara- NairobiAfter breakfast depart the Masai Mara for Nairobi. Stop for panoramic views of the Great Rift Valley en-route. Arrive in Nairobi in the afternoon. Drop off to your Nairobi Hotel or transfer to the airport in time for your flight back home.

$290 Multi-day & Extended Tours

2-day Tour: Lake Nakuru, Lake Naivasha and Hell's Gate

Day 1: Nairobi - Lake Naivasha, Crescent Island, Hell's Gate (L, D)Early morning departure from Nairobi (normal departure time is 08:00am) and proceed to Lake Naivasha which is only 1,5 hrs drive (90 km). On the way to the lake you will have short stop at Great Rift Valley view point for pistures. On arrival to Naivasha at 10am a boat trip can be organized for a chance to spot hippos and the Kingfisher bird. You will have the option, either to do just a boat ride which usually takes 1 hr or combine this ride with the walking tour on Crescent Island which takes another 1 hr. Note gratuities are given to the boat drivers when you visit the lake.  Check in to the lodge and lunch at 12:30. We proceed to Hell's Gate National Park at 15:00. In this park you will have the option of doing a trekking tour or a cycling tour which is a more adventurous way of exploring the park. If not, you are allowed to drive inside the park in your safari minibus which has an open rooftop. Hell's Gate is home to giraffe, warthog, zebra, buffalo, gazelle and many birds. You will explore the gorge area where you will leave the vehicle (or bicycle) at the parking lot and go on foot to have a guided tour / hiking of the scenic and ancient gorges and caves which make up the park history. After some tiresome hours of hiking and exploration, you may opt to visit the natural hot spa located within the park before you exit and drive back to your lodge for overnight at 18:00. Day 2: Lake Nakuru - Nairobi (B,)After early breakfast, you will depart from the hotel at 07:00am and  driven to Lake Nakuru for game drives. Animals and birds that are easy to spot include flamingo, pelican, stork, white rhino, buffalo, giraffe, warthog and others. You will also visit the scenic observation hill or baboon cliff where you will see the lake from the view point. After the game drives, you will exit from the park at 13:00hrs for your lunch at Nakuru Town and then drive back to Nairobi arriving by 5pm. On arrival to Nairobi, you are transferred back to your location within the city.

$1238 Cultural & Theme Tours

7 day safari to Maasai Mara, Nakuru, Naivasha and Amboseli

Day 1: Nairobi to MaraAt 8 o'clock you will be picked up from your hotel or residency within Nairobi CBD and commence the drive to  Mara via the great rift valley view point where you will have a breathtaking view of the floor of the rift valley. Lunch will be picnic on the way. In the afternoon after you check in depart for a game viewing drive in the Mara Reserve. Return back to the camp for dinner at lenchada Tourist Camp. Day 2: Full Day Game Drive in Masai Mara ReserveSpend the full day exploring  Mara in search of the Big Five. You will have picnic lunches in the Reserve as you scale the Mara beauty sited at the banks of Mara river. Optional: In the evening, Visit the  Maasai village for a Maasai cultural tour at USD10. Learn about the Masai community and interact with the local Maasai people. A overnight at the Masai village can be organized upon request. A balloon safari at USD 380 per person can be organized early morning on this day then proceed with the normal program. It is in the Mara that perhaps the most spectacular event of the natural world takes place: the great migration.Day 3: Depart Maasai Mara to NakuruEarly morning game drive in Mara Reserve followed by breakfast. Thereafter commence the drive to Nakuru.Overnight at Lanet Mat fam.Day 4: Nakuru to NaivashaEarly breakfast and depart by 7am to straight to the park. Its a small park with magnificent, rare white rhinos which form part of the Big five animals. There is also a possibility to see the pink flamingos . The game drive lasts 3 hours, after which you depart for Naivasha.to Naivasha to arrive in time for lunch at hotel Taphe. After lunch, you will go to hell's gate for biking safari. if you are too tired you will be driven in the park with a car.You will later go for an hour boat ride on Lake Naivasha for bird watching and hippo viewing.You will be dropped at Taphe hotel for overnight stay.  PART TWO:This is a private safari as no groups go to Amboseli National park.Day 5: Naivasha - AmboseliPick up from the hotel in the morning drive to Amboseli national park which is famous for its scenery with a backdrop of snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro, which dominates the landscape, and open plains. check in in time for lunch ,at Kibo Safari lodge have lunch and a short rest.  Afternoon game drive in search of its popular residents like the well known predators and their opponents like the Zebra, Wildebeest, Giraffe, Hippo with a view of Mt Kilimanjaro.Day 6: Amboseli Full day Day 7: Amboseli - Nairobi Early morning game drive later return to your lodge for Breakfast.check out with a short game drive en-route and drive to Nairobi. drop off to your hotel or residency within Nairobi CBD. 

$1562 Multi-day & Extended Tours

7-day Safari of Lake Nakuru and Maasai Mara from Nairobi

Day 1 Pickup at your hotel or residency within Nairobi CBD. Start the safari to Amboseli National Park, and arrive at Kibo Safari Lodge( www.kibosafaricamp.com) in time for lunch. Check-in, eat lunch, and spend time relaxing before starting the evening game drive at 4 p.m. Complete the drive at 6 p.m. and eat dinner at the lodge.  Day 2 Begin your half-day game drive after breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Then, eat a picnic lunch in the park at noon, and return to the lodge at 2 p.m. Spend the afternoon relaxing in the pool or getting an optional massage (own expense). Optional evening game drive. Day 3Early breakfast at 7 a.m., then check out and take a morning game drive en route out of the park. Arrive in Nairobi at around lunch time and eat lunch in the city. Head to Lake Naivasha to arrive around 3 p.m. Check-in to a hotel accommodation on the shores of Lake Naivasha.  Take an evening boat ride in Lake Naivasha at 5 p.m. to see the animals on the shores of the lake, including opportunities for hippo viewing and bird watching. Eat dinner at Fish Eagle Resort (fisheagleinn.co.ke/) Day 4Eat breakfast at 7 a.m. Drive to Lake Nakuru National Park, an hour from Naivasha, at 8 a.m. Start a full-day game drive with a picnic lunch in the park at 1 p.m. Dinner and overnight stay at Lanet MatFam Resort.(www.lanetmatfamresort.co.ke/) Day 5Eat breakfast at the hotel at 7 a.m., and depart early in the morning for Maasai Mara National park at 7:30 a.m. Eat lunch on the way at a traveler motel in Narok Town at 12 p.m. Arrive in the afternoon. Check-in to the tented camps. This is not ground camping; the tents are big and luxurious with a bed, toilet, and bathroom inside. We either use Lenchada Tourist Camp (www.lenchadatouristcamp.com/) Take an evening game drive for 2 hours starting at 4 p.m., then eat dinner at the accommodation. Day 6 Eat breakfast at 7 a.m., then take a full-day game drive to the Mara River, the site of the great wildebeest migration. Eat a picnic lunch in the park at 1 p.m., and then visit a Maasai village to learn about their culture. Eat dinner and relax at a restaurant.  Day 7Take an early morning game drive to catch the early game for 1 hour at 6:30 a.m. Return to the accommodation for breakfast at 8 a.m., and then begin the drive back to Nairobi at 9 a.m. Arrive around 4 p.m. Drop off at your hotel or residency within Nairobi CBD.