RIFT VALLEY AND GREAT LAKES

This 6 day safari focuses on seeing the Great Lakes of Rift Valley in Kenya, together with the kenyan forests, mountains and volcanos: the ideal trip for naturalists and landscape amateurs.

Like every other safari, PakaSafaris will assist you with a personal professional guide, exclusive use of a 4×4 vehicle and high level accomodation, for a comfortable and excellent journey.

DURATION

6 DAYS – 5 NIGHTS

ITINERARY AT A GLANCE

DAY 0: LANDING IN NAIROBI

DAY 1: NAIROBI – ABERDARE

DAY 2: ABERDARE – MOUNT KENYA NATIONAL PARK

DAY 3: MOUNT KENYA – LAKE BARINGO

DAY 4: LAKE BARINGO – LAKE BOGORIA

DAY 5: LAKE BOGORIA – HELL’S GATE/MOUNT LONGONOT

DAY 6: LAKE NAIVASHA – NAIROBI

ACTIVITIES & SERVICES INCLUDED

  • Private Toyota LandCruiser or Land Rover Defender with a pop-top roof hatch
  • Bottled water on your vehicle
  • Private professional english speaking guide
  • National Parks and concession fees
  • Full Board accomodation
  • Trekking on Mount Longonot or in Hell’s Gate gorges
  • Boat trip on Lake Naivasha and Lake Baringo
  • Walking safari in Mount Kenya National Park
  • Astronomy lesson with Celestron C 14
  • Walking safari on Crescent Island
  • Animal orphanage visit
  • Lunch in forest in Aberdare
  • Daily game drives
  • Flying doctors insurance

SERVICES EXCLUDED

  • Items of personal nature
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Visa fees (50$)
  • International flight
  • Extra lunch on the last day
  • All drinks
  • Encounter with Pokot people
  • Accomodation and meals in Nairobi
  • Visit to Nairobi attractions

DAY 0: JOMO KENYATTA AIRPORT & TRANSFER TO NAIROBI

We will leave from Nairobi for the first destination not later than 6 a.m.

If your flight lands later, it will be necessary to stay one night in Nairobi. You can use this time visiting the city and its main attractions: David Sheldrick Orphanage, Giraffe Centre and Karen Blixen Museum. Or you can just rest and refresh up after your flight.

In case you decide not to visit the city, you will meet your guide/driver in the evening, on the day before safari.

We have selected the best accomodation for you. You can choose between:

DAY 1: ABERDARE NATIONAL PARK

Abandon Kenya’s capital city and travel through an expanse of lush, jungle-like forest where you may encounter hundred-strong baboon troops or black and white colobus monkeys. This is Aberdare National Park, a breathtaking region which offers a wide range of landscapes: from the mountain peaks to their deep, crystal streams, rivers, and powerful waterfalls. You will marvel to see elephants, black rhinos and antilopes living in the rain and bamboo forests.

Lunch in the forest before to see the waterfalls.

We have selected the best accomodation for you. You can choose between:

DAY 2: MOUNT KENYA NATIONAL PARK

Leave Aberdare forests and move to Mount Kenya National Park.

This morning you will visit the Animal Orphanage, a private conservancy active in protection and conservation of orphan animals and endangered species like the beautiful bongo antilope.

You will have lunch and accomodation at the prestigious Fairmont Safari Club, originally the retreat of movie star and Club founder, William Holden. The Club’s illustrious former members have included Winston Churchill and Bing Crosby.

In the afternoon you will explore the surrounding area by walking, accompanied by a naturalist guide.

This is the accomodation we have selected for you

DAY 3: LAKE BARINGO

This morning drive to Lake Baringo. Here you will have a boat trip on the lake to see the vulcanic islands and, if you like, to encounter local tribes.

In the evening you will have an interesting astronomy lesson made with the powerful Celestron C14.

This is the accomodation we have selected for you

DAY 4: LAKE BOGORIA

Today we move to the nearby Lake Bogoria, to see millions of lesser flamingos while geysers erupt from the depths of the Earth.

Really amazing!

After lunch, you can relax or bathe in the natural thermal swimming pool, the only one in Kenya!

DAY 5: LAKE NAIVASHA

Following breakfast, you will transfer to the nearby Lake Naivasha.

Here, you will stay at Elsamere Lodge, the former holiday house of the famous conservationists George and Joy Adamson, those ones who raised Elsa the lioness. This is not a simple lodge, but also a conservation fund and a museum.

It will be wonderful to walk among old black and white photos of lions and re-kindle the memories of Born Free.

In the afternoon you can choose to do a thrilling trekking among Hell’s Gate National Park gorges or to the summit of Mount Longonot.

In the evening, zebra or giraffe groups may come to the lodge for grazing, just in front of the restaurant.

This is the accomodation we have selected for you

DAY 6: LAKE NAIVASHA AND BACK

This morning, before to come back to Nairobi, you will have a very nice experience: a boat trip on the calm waters of the lake to see hippos and fish eagles close up. After that, the boat will drop you along the shores of Crescent Island, and you will walk among zebras, giraffes and antilopes.

After that you will go back to Nairobi in time to connect with your international flight or domestic flight to the coast for a Beach Holiday: you may choose to stay at our exclusive Lions House Wellness Boutique Hotel.

PRICE

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