The Rift Valley and Lakes Safari: A 7-Day Adventure through Kenya's Scenic Wonders
Full Safari Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival in Nairobi
Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you'll be greeted by our representative and transferred to your hotel in Nairobi. Spend the rest of the day at leisure, acclimatizing to the African rhythm and preparing for your upcoming adventure.
Day 2: Nairobi to Lake Nakuru National Park
After breakfast, we'll drive to Lake Nakuru National Park, known for its vast population of flamingos and other wildlife. Enjoy a game drive and a picnic lunch, with opportunities to spot rhinos, lions, giraffes, and more.
Day 3: Exploring Lake Nakuru National Park
Spend a full day exploring the park, with morning and afternoon game drives. Witness the park's diverse wildlife and stunning landscapes, including the beautiful lake itself.
Day 4: Lake Nakuru to Lake Naivasha
After breakfast, we'll drive to Lake Naivasha, a serene freshwater lake surrounded by lush vegetation. Enjoy a boat ride on the lake, spotting hippos and a variety of bird species.
Day 5: Exploring Lake Naivasha
Spend the day at leisure, with optional activities such as bird watching, hiking, or visiting the nearby Hell's Gate National Park.
Day 6: Lake Naivasha to Lake Elementaita
We'll drive to Lake Elementaita, a soda lake that attracts thousands of flamingos. Enjoy a birdwatching walk along the lake, and relax in the serene surroundings.
Day 7: Lake Elementaita to Nairobi
After breakfast, we'll drive back to Nairobi. Depending on your flight schedule, you may have time to explore the city or visit a local market before your transfer to the airport.
- Accommodation as per itinerary
- Meals as per itinerary
- Park entrance fees
- Game drives and activities as mentioned
- Airport transfers
- International flights
- Visa fees
- Personal expenses such as drinks, tips, laundry, etc.
- Optional activities not mentioned in the itinerary
Recommendations for Activities:
- Bird Watching: The Rift Valley lakes are a haven for birdwatchers, with hundreds of species including flamingos, pelicans, and kingfishers.
- Boat Rides: Enjoy a boat ride on Lake Naivasha, where you can spot hippos and a variety of bird species.
- Hiking: Take a hike in Hell's Gate National Park near Lake Naivasha, known for its stunning landscapes and diverse wildlife.
- City Tour: If time allows, explore Nairobi's vibrant culture and history, with attractions such as the Nairobi National Museum and the Maasai Market.
What to Pack:
- Clothing: Pack lightweight, breathable clothing, as well as a jacket or sweater for cooler evenings. Don't forget a good pair of walking shoes.
- Sun Protection: Sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses are essential due to the strong African sun.
- Binoculars: These will enhance your game viewing and bird watching experience.
- Camera: To capture the stunning landscapes and wildlife you'll encounter.
- Travel Documents: Passport, visa, travel insurance, and other necessary documents.