9 Days Nairobi – Naivasha – Nakuru – Kakamega – Kisumu – Masai Mara
Day 1 : Nairobi – Lake Naivasha
At 9:00 am After breakfast in your Hotel,Our drive guide will peak you and drive to the great rift valley whereby you will be given time to stop for the good photo taking of the great rift valley view point. You will arrive in lake Naivasha fisherman’s campsite or Naivasha Simba lodge for dinner and over night.After lunch leave to the lake for 1 hour boat ride to seeHippos and large varieties of Birds including the hunting activity of Fish Eagle
Fish eagle in Lake Naivasha Fish Eagle Hunting Hippo Yawning in Lake Naivasha
Day 2: Naivasha – Hell’s Gate National Park – Nairobi
After breakfast depart Lake Naivasha by road to Hell’s Gate National Park. Once at the Park, you have the option of a game drive in a Safari vehicle or take bikes into the Park. Cycling in the Park is a great adventure as you get to ride the bikes for 7 Kilometers before resting at a ranger’s post.
After a brief stop at the rangers post you leave the bike and start a walking safari. Enjoy the spectacular views of the gorge. The walking trip or safari takes 3 hours. The park provides a variety of wildlife, unusual flora and many species of birds and is one of the only two Kenyan Parks where climbing, walking and biking are allowed.
Animals seen here include Bushbucks, Dikdiks, 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. over 103 species of birds have been recorded in this park, including vultures, Verreaux’s Eagles.
After enjoying your self you bid bye bye to Hell’sgate and drive to LakeNakuru for after noon and evening game drive to see one of the largest ornithological spots, Flamingo, and a variety of wildlife not forgetting the famous white Rhino and black rhino found in this park. Dinner and overnight at Lake Nakuru Lodge/Wild life club of Kenya
Day 3 : Nakuru – Kakamega Forest
Today you will be collected and drive towards the western part of the country pass kitale town, picnic lunch is enroute. You will reach in Kakamega forest which is one of the rain forest in Kenya . Kakamega is known for its differents species of birds, trees, butterfly and the blue monkey. You will arrive at the UNDO campsite at 1500hrs then you will go for your evening walk. By 1800hrs you are suppose to be at the campsite for your overnight and dinner at Undo campsite.
Day 4 : Kakamega Forest
This day you will be doing walking adventure in the forest with the help of Kenya wildlifeofficer in the all parts of the forest in search of different species of monkeys i.e blue monkey, birds and many more. You will also have time to walk in the village and take more photos for the locals overnight at undo campsite
Day 5 : Kakamega Forest – Kisumu ( Lake Victoria )
Breakfast will be at 6.30am.You will go for morning walk in the forest at 7.30am accompanied by the ranger guide, until 10.00am. We then pack and check out. We are then driven to third biggest city in Kenya (Kisumu) Arrive at Kisumu at 12.00 approx. Kisumu is an important port city on the shore of Lake Victoria , the third biggest freshwater lake in the world. The group will have time to walk along the lake side and enjoy the local food like Nyama choma(roasted meat), kuku choma (roasted chicken), and fish choma (roasted fish) just to name a few. This area is home to the second biggest tribe in the country, the Luo. Overnight at Kisumu Hotel (BB) Approx 50kms driving
Day 6 : Kisumu – Kisii
Breakfast at approx 8.00 am, You will be driven to Alego Kogelo to see the ancestral home of U.S. President Barrack Obama lunch enroute , be driven to Kisii, the land of great coffee and tea farming. Kisii is the center of the region known as the Gusii Highlands, home of the Gusii people.the Gusii people number approx 1 million and are a Bantu speaking people. Lunch will be a pax expense bought locally en-route. You will arrive in Kisii mid afternoon in time for banking etc if required . Hotel arrival should be around 1500 hrs. KISII HOTELfor overnight and dinner . Driving approx 245kms
Day 7: Kisii – Masai Mara
You will wake up for morning breakfast, Thereafter and drive via Narok town to Maasai Mara National reserve, the land of the Maasai tribe. The proud young Maasai warrior-nomads with their plaited hair, red cloaks, and spears, challenge your curiosity. The 700-square-mile Game Reserve is the Africa of your dreams, complete with wild animals grazingamid the superb rolling landscape of gentle hills and acacia woodlands.Check in to your camp. 12.30pm lunch in the campsite. There will be time to settle in before your first game drive. 4.00pm Afternoon game drive in the reserve. Return to the lodge before dark. 7.30pm Dinner in the campsite. Overnight: Saimons campsite LDB
Day 8 : Masai Mara
Today there will be a possibility to take a hot air balloon ride. “Take to the skies for the ultimate Maasai Mara wildlife adventure, soaring in a hot air balloon over herds of game to the inner reaches of the Mara. You’ll ascend in the early morning, when winds are calmest. Watch as the professional crew fills the balloon with hot air. Slowly the big, colorful bag begins to bulge and take shape. Now board the traditional wicker gondola basket while the expert pilot makes final adjustments. As the pink and red fireball of the sun rises in splendor over the plains, you’re up, up and away – for the flight of a lifetime! Your balloon can soar over the most inaccessible and undisturbed parts of the Mara, with only the intermittent whisper of the balloon’s gas burners punctuating the silence of your majestic flight. Because wind and weather conditions vary, every flight is a new and different experience! From your vantage point about 50-500 feet above the reserve, you have a fantastic 360-degree bird’s-eye view as one of the most dramatic scenes in nature unfolds beneath you. Depending on the season, you might witness herds of antelope flowing like schools of fish across the plain, groups of elephants grazing undisturbed in a remote ravine, lionesses stealthily stalking a herd of grunting wildebeest, or zebras conferring in a confusion of black and white stripes and bark-like calls. After your incredible flight, it’s time to come back down to earth for breakfast. As you sip champagne and dig into a splendid breakfast of sizzling bacon, eggs, sausage, home-made breads, fresh tropical fruit and steaming cups of Kenyan coffee or tea under the clear blue sky, you might wonder what all the ordinary people are doing on this perfect African morning! Before leaving, the pilot will present you with your balloon flight certificate, and then you’ll enjoy a game drive en route back to the camp. No flight of the imagination can match this airborne experience!
Note: Comfortable clothes, a hat or visor, sunglasses, sunscreen and a light jacket or sweater are recommended. This tour will be offered at a very special price if booked together with the safari.
Otherwise: 6.00am Wake up call. Tea, coffee and cookies will be served in the campsite. 6.30am Set out for an early morning game drive in the reserve. This is usually the most po pular game viewing time. During the early hours temperatures are low, thus providing a favorable atmosphere both for the game and the viewer. Lion, Cheetah and Leopard roam the vast grasslands in search for their next meal, it may be an unsuspecting impala or even a small one like the warthog.whatever the players, the spectacle of nature unfolding is always awe inspiring! 8.30am Back at the camp, enjoy your sumptuous breakfast. 10.00am Mid morning game drive. 12.30pm lunch in the campsite then its time at leisure to relax by the Swimmi ng pool. 4.00pm Afternoon game drive. Return to the campsite before dark. 7.30pm Dinner in the campsite.
Overnight: saimons camp LDB
Day 9 : Masaai Mara – Nairobi
You will wake up in the morning breakfast and the game drive enroute outside the national park,you will arrive in Nairobi in the evening