In just two days you’ll get to explore all the color, wildlife, and diversity of these two attractive Rift Valley lakes. Freshwater Lake Naivasha hosts hippo and other aquatic life attracted to its shores. Lake Nakuru is alkaline, drawing in bright, pink flamingoes, pelicans, kingfishers and ostriches. Making both these lake areas even more exciting are the herds of wildlife surrounding their shores – wildlife like zebra, giraffe, rhino and even lion, leopard and cheetah
|Departure:||Nairobi Hotel/Nairobi Airport|
Your driver/guide will pick you up from your Nairobi hotel, residence or Nairobi airport. We’ll head out in our 4 x 4 Jeep for Lake Nakuru. This is a scenic drive through the sweeping farmlands of the central highlands. We’ll be passing through the dramatic towers and gorges of the Rift Valley escarpment. Along the way, we’ll stop to stretch, refresh and enjoy these scenic vistas. You’ll enjoy a full day of game drives over the stunning terrain of Lake Nakuru Park. This is a place of great rocky escarpments, waterfalls, forests, wooded hills and of course, the lake itself. Besides the flamingoes, you’ll be treated to flocks of storks, herons, eagles, and pelicans. The birdlife is profuse but so is the land-based wildlife and you may see some of the larger species like rhino, buffalo and possibly lion. Lake Nakuru is compact which only increases our chances of spotting the great variety of animals that inhabit this very diverse park. You’ll stay overnight at your Lake Nakuru safari lodge or tented camp.
We’ll enjoy more bird and game viewing around the lake and through the environs of the park. Then, we’re off on a short drive to Lake Naivasha. We’ll get to experience a boat safari across the lake as we sail past hippos, birdlife and perhaps spot grazing zebra and antelope on the shore. But also keep an eye out for buffalo, eland, impala and occasionally… leopard. Then, we’ll take a special trip to nearby Crescent Island Game Sanctuary – a beautiful private reserve that is filled with animals, mostly gentle grazers. The Sanctuary’s naturalist will take us on a guided walking safari to view the herds of wildebeest, waterbuck, zebra, gazelle and more. Now it’s time to head back to Nairobi. We should arrive back in town toward the early evening and will bring you to your hotel, residence or the airport. Now it’s time to head back to Nairobi. We should arrive back in town toward the early evening and will bring you to your hotel, residence or the airport. Though it was a quick safari, we’re sure you’ll agree it was a busy one filled with numerous sightings and fond recollections.