Majestic Great Rift Valley and Breathtaking WildlifeINQUIRE
|Destination||Accomodation||Number of Nights||Meal Plan||Planned Activities|
|Nairobi||Eco Wildebeest Camp||1||Bed & Breakfast|
|Lake Naivasha||Elsamere Lodge||2||Breakfast; Lunch: Dinner||Game drives in L. Nakuru National Park|
|Maasai Mara||Mara Elephant Springs||3||Breakfast; Lunch: Dinner||Game drives in Masai Mara Game Reserve|
Day 1 : Meet & Greet by professional driver/guide in Nairobi| Drive to L. Naivasha (ca. 2-3 hours)
Lake Nakuru is one of Kenya's two Premium Parks and is a bird lover's paradise, it is also known for its spectacular bird populations including water birds and the Black & White Rhinoceros which are the major attractions of the area. Discover the beauty of Lake Nakuru, the wonderful birdlife and diverse wildlife including lions, rhinos and large herds of buffaloes and its striking and diverse landscapes. One moment you find yourself only meters away from the lake shore, the next moment you are in dense forest amidst a troop of baboons, on a clearing you suddenly encounter rare rhinos and on top of a sheer cliff you marvel at the birds' eye perspective of the lake. Lake Elementaita area is of breathtaking beauty, also home to many rare species of animals. The alkaline lake's rocky islands are the only East African nesting site for great white pelicans, while its algae and plankton provides food for vast flocks of flamingos and a multitude of other waterfowl, many of them rare. Lake Naivasha is a beautiful freshwater lake, fringed by thick papyrus and surrounded by forests. Naivasha is also a wonderful birding destination and boat trips on the lake are a great way to spend an afternoon or morning. And, in the evening, enjoy stunning sunsets; with the haunting call of a Fish Eagle high over the lake bringing the day to a perfect end. Hell's Gate National Park was named for its pair of massive red-tinged cliffs which frame the parks active steam vents and bubbling hot springs. The park is home to a variety of wildlife and birdlife.
Day 2 : Drive to L. Naivasha (ca. 2-3 hours)
This morning you will visit the Crescent Island with picnic lunch and have a walking safari mainly amongst the Giraffes on the Island. The Island is situated on the Lake Naivasha and can be accessed either by boat from your lodge at Elsamere or from Sanctuary Farm. You have a guided day trip to the Sanctuary Farm and you can relax while watching the wildlife at the farm or engage in one of the many activities including horse riding for horse enthusiasts. Return to your lodge for Dinner and Overnight at Elsamere Lodge (L,D).
Day 3 : Drive to Nairobi (ca. 2-3 hours)
This morning, you, you will drive back to Nairobi; this takes approximately 2-3 hours – traffic dependent. You will then be transferred either to the Airport for your departure to your next destination or to a destination of your own choice within Nairobi.
LAKE NAIVASHA | Elsamere Lodge
Elsamere is stepped in history and remains a unique destination in Naivasha. Accommodation at Elsamere ensures you have a truly serene environment ideal for relaxing outside on the lawns or within the confines of your cottage or just enjoying a good read. Each cottage has an ensuite bathroom, spacious and warm interior with a verandah providing you with views of Lake Naivasha. There are 10 double rooms, all en-suite and with a private verandah, facing the lake. Each cottage is named after Joy Adamson's pets - Elsa the lioness, Penny the leopard, Pippa the cheetah and Pati the rock hyrax. Elsamere prides itself for its resident black and white Colobus monkeys, hippos, zebras and eland which frequent the centre. We have guided nature walks around the compound to see birds and wild life. Elsamere also serves as a central point from which you can visit local attractions like Nakuru National Park, Hells Gate National Park or a hike to Mount Longonot and also enjoy a boat trip on the lake Naivasha, Crater Lake is also close by and it is also a bird watcher's paradise as well!
KENYA: Straddling the equator and bisected by the rift valley, Kenya is one of the top Safari destinations where you can connect with the wild on its terms; towering mountains, deep forests, spectacular beaches, rich Masai heritage and Samburu culture, wild animals roaming freely in the parks are but just a few of the scenes bringing home the essence of wild Africa. Catch a glimpse of the stunning vast Masai Mara plains as you revel in the world famous Wildebeest migration and spend quiet days on pristine sunny beaches at the coast. A visit to Kenya is not complete without the Amboseli National Park while watching the elephants traverse the park against the backdrop of the Mt. Kilimanjaro - the perfect Hollywood picture.
Included in Price
- Game drives in a Safari vehicle with a professional driver / guide
- Use of own safari vehicle with unlimited miles.
- Park Entrance Fee (Lake Nakuru National Park; Crescent Island, Hell's Gate)
- Game drives in Lake Nakuru National Park, Crescent Island
- 2x FB Accommodation as stipulated in the above itinerary
- Day visit to Sanctuary Farm
- Visit to Hell's Gate
- 24 hour point of contact while on Safari.
Not Included in Price
- Medical Evacuation Services (This can be arranged at your request at an extra cost)
- Drinks and meals not specified above.
- Gratuities and personal expenses.
- All other activities & excursions mentioned above as optional.
- All hotels are based on availabilities at the time of booking. If a particular lodge or camp mentioned above is not available, we will book another accommodation of a similar category and standard.