Tsavo East National park
Tsavo East, like Masai Mara is a very popular Wildlife Park as is indicated by the high number of tourists coming here on safari from all over the globe. Some of the best attractions are: Large herds of elephants, lions, zebra, and other wildlife. Popular legend of Tsavo “The Man-eaters of Tsavo”
The park is a vast expanse of savanna stretching all the way from Mtito Andei, along the Mombasa-Nairobi road and south to the Tanzanian border. There are numerous rocky outcrops and ridges and part of the park, towards
the Chyulu Hills, is of relatively recent volcanic origin with lava flows and ash cones including the Shetani lava flow.
At Mzima Springs, in the North of the park, water that has filtered underground from the Chyulu Hills gushes from below a lava ridge into a
series of clear pools.
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Day 1: Nairobi – Lake Nakuru
Depart Nairobi after breakfast to Lake Nakuru via Elementaita which is on the floor of the Great Rift Valley(Recently declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site), Kenya. Set in the midst of a natural acacia forest and bushes, it is home to abundant birdlife, with the lake area boasting of over 450 species of birds.
Then proceed to L. Nakuru renowned for it’s large variety of world famous birds Lesser and Greater Flamingo which paints the shore of the lake to pink. It’s possible to see other game such as Rhino as it is also a rhino sanctuary, Waterbucks, Impala, Buffalo and Gazelle along the banks of the saline lake. Dinner and overnight at Sarova Lion Hill Lodge, Lake Nakuru Lodge.
Day 2: Lake Nakuru – Lake Bogoria
Early morning game drives at Lake Nakuru then proceed to Lake Bogoria. The saline lake with geysers hots spring almost at boiling point attracts a wide varieties of birds. Board ride can be organize as well to view more birds which inhibits the lake at an extra cost. Dinner and overnight at Lake Bogoria Resort and Spa.
Day 3: Lake Bogoria – Lake Naivasha.
Early morning game drives at Lake Bogoria National park before departing for Lake Naivasha where you’ll arrive in time for lunch. In the afternoon you’ll visit Hell’s gate National park where you can do biking, rock climbing or even visit the devils bed room at the floor of the gorge. The Natural spa is also within a short drive where you can dip yourselves in a natural spa. This is good for skin as it has therapeutic value. Dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Lake Naivasha –Nairobi
A boat ride can be organized to visit Crescent Island in the morning before departing for Nairobi. End of safari upon arrival in Nairobi where you’ll be dropped at a place of your choice.
Day 1: Depart after breakfast and head North West to Lake Baringo. On the way we make numerous stops to admire the Great Rift Valley and its varied landscapes. We arrive at Lake Baringo Country club in time for lunch. Afternoon boat ride on Lake Baringo to see the abundant birdlife as well as crocodiles and hippopotamuses.
Lake Baringo is one of the two fresh water lakes of the Gregorian Rift valley. Situated in the semi arid part of the country, this vast fresh water lake exudes the impression of calm and serenity surrounded by high mountains from afar. This serenity is sometimes broken by the bellowing of the hippos and chirping of the birds. With over four hundred species of birdlife, this lake is truly birds’ paradise for those with an ornithological appetite.
Dinner and overnight at Camp on the shores of the lake.
Day 2: We depart this morning with picnic lunch for a full day visit to Lake Bogoria National Reserve. Lake Bogoria is a shallow alkaline lake on the floor of the rift valley and is a natural abode of thousands of flamingoes. With its steaming hot springs and geysers and a variety of bird and animal species, Lake Bogoria National Reserve is a truly one of the most beautiful reserves to explore on foot. It is this park that one has the chance to see the rare Greater Kudu. On arrival we either walk or drive along the lake shores stopping to admire flamingoes, geysers and hot springs. Optional visit to the local Tugen village to get insights in the culture of this Nilotic ethnic group.
Dinner and overnight at Camp at the shores of the lake.
Day 3: Depart early after breakfast and head to Kakamega National Reserve. We pass through the scenic route on the edge of the Kerio Valley making several stops at vantage points to enjoy the magnificent views. We stop for lunch at a local restaurant in Eldoret town and later proceed to Kakamega. Kakamega National Reserve is the only true be found equatorial forest in Kenya. It forms part of the rain forest that once covered the African Continent from east to west. It is one of the unique sites reputed for its ornithological richness. This park is home to a variety of animal species including several species of primates and many indigenous plant species. The flora and fauna found here are unique to this reserve and are not to anywhere in Kenya. On arrival we check in at Rondo Retreat for dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Full day walk in the Kakamega Forest Reserve accompanied by our local guide we explore the depths of the rich rain forest and learn more about the ecology of this eco-system. Here we have high chances of seeing a large variety of bird species endemic to this region as well a diverse plant life. There is also a big chance to see various species of monkeys and butterflies.
Dinner and overnight at Rondo Retreat Centre
Day 5: Depart early for Kisumu City on the shores of Lake Victoria, the second largest lake in the World. On arrival we do a boat ride on Lake Victoria to see some of the wading birds hippos and interact with the local fishermen in their day to day activities. In the afternoon optional visit to Kisumu museum. Dinner and overnight at Milimani Resort.
Day 6: Depart early after breakfast and head for Lake Nakuru National Park. We make a brief stop at the agriculturally rich Kericho town for tour of the tea farms. We later head for Lake Nakuru National Park. This lake is famous for the Flamingoes and a host of other birds that inhabit the lake and the wooded shoreline. Game drive enroute to the lodge with high chances of seeing zebra, buffalo, gazelle, impala, water buck, hyena, leopard among others. This park is a Rhino sanctuary and both the black and white Rhino are present here. Dinner and over night at Campsite in the park.
Day 7: Early morning game drive and return to the lodge for breakfast. After breakfast depart for Nairobi. Lunch at a restaurant in Nairobi and later drop off to JKIA for flight back home.
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