During the drive, we shall be looking out for Rhino, Buffalo, Lion, Warthog, Zebra, Grants Gazelle, Baboons, Giraffe and many more… Numerable bird species including few flamingos and pelican shall be seen.
Hell’s gate is one of Kenya’s smaller national parks and can be explored on foot.
A game walk, bicycle ride or drive on your safari vehicle amid gracefully grazing gazelles, larger antelopes, Zebras and Giraffe is a memorable experience.
You have a choice to swim at the geothermal spa.
This is a luxurious tented camp on the lakeshore less than 2 hours drive from Nairobi. The final resting place of lady Diane Delamere
widely renowned as Kenya’s most romantic tented camp with thrilling night game drives with expert trackers.
After breakfast, depart from our Nairobi office driving south via the Great Rift valley enjoying the panoramic views enroute. Lunch upon arrival. Siesta time then afternoon game viewing drive. Dinner followed by night game drives.
Pre-breakfast game viewing drive followed by continental breakfast and then drive back to Nairobi expected to arrive around noon.
Depart early in the morning and drive through the Rift Valley (with lunch in Naivasha). Proceed to Hell’s Gate National Park past Fishers Tower. You will visit the Geothermal Power Plant at Ol Karia and the Hot Springs. Hell’s gate is the only park that officially allows transport by walking and bicycling. The small perimeters of the park give you a chance to see a variety of wildlife. Hereafter you’ll return back to Nairobi.
Early morning departure for Amboseli National Park arriving in time for lunch and an afternoon game drive. Mt. Kilimanjaro, which Forms a beautiful backdrop, can be seen from the park in clear weather. A variety of plains game, antelopes and birds can be seen plus the jumbo elephants and hippos which are found bathing in the swamp grounds which get their waters from the melting snows of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Leave Nairobi City -“The concrete Jungle” and drive westwards stopping at the viewpoint on the Great Rift Valley and view the Loita Plains and also from here you can see Lake Naivasha sparkling in the sun thousands of feet below. Then proceed to Lake Naivasha (and this is the highest Lake in The Rift Valley). Also Lake Naivasha is famous in the 1930’s as a staging post for Imperial Airways Flying Boat Services from Durban to London.
You can have a boat ride to the Crescent Island (Optional activity).
N.B: Crescent Island is one of the few places in all Africa where you can wander on foot among herds of zebra, wildebeest, gazelle, and giraffe, because of the absence of predators.
After breakfast, leave your Nairobi hotel for the Nairobi National Park, which is 10 km way or 15 minutes’ drive from the city Centre. 4 of the big five except the elephant can be seen and there are a variety of antelopes. The park is home to plenty of migratory game despite its small size being only 114 km2. Hippos and a few crocodiles can be seen in the river pools plus a variety of plains game and birds. You will then proceed to the Carnivore Restaurant, which is dubbed ‘the meat eaters paradise’. Various meats including game meat are served barbecued though the restaurant also has a vegetarian menu. In the afternoon you will visit the Bomas of Kenya where you will be entertained with traditional songs and dance and an acrobatic show in the main arena prior to which you will have visited the ‘Bomas’ or homesteads where the everyday lives of the 43 different ethnic groups in Kenya are depicted. Return to the city Centre in the evening.
Amboseli National Park lies within the shadow of the mighty Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain whose peak may be seen from the park in clear weather. Only nature and all her majesty could create such a back -drop to the wildlife pageant found at Amboseli. Game is seen enroute to the park, which crosses plains where the Masai tribesmen tend their cattle in an age -old tradition. Lunch is taken at a lodge within the park, followed by another game drive where lion, cheetah can be seen including elephant and hippo that are found bathing in the swamp-grounds which get their waters from Mt. Kilimanjaro. Return to Nairobi in the evening.
Lake Nakuru lies in the volcano-strewn Rift Valley, one of a chain of 8 lakes, which stretch the length of Kenya from Tanzania to Ethiopia. The 160 km drive from Nairobi passes through highland farms of the Kikuyu people before descending the escarpment into the dramatic landscape of the Rift. Lunch is taken in the Park and is followed by an extensive tour which focuses on the bewildering spectacle of a million flamingos but which also seeks out the large variety of wildlife with which the park abounds. On the tea break among the fever trees bird watchers will delight in the fantastic array of bird life. The tour ends in Nairobi in the late evening.
Thika town is 45kms from the city Centre and within the town you find the Blue Posts Hotel. The hotel was first established in 1908 as a stopover for the white settlers who farmed and lived in the central part of the country on their way out and back to the city. During the Second World War in 1939 the British Army camped on the site and built up a few bandas whose posts they were standing on were painted blue and this is where the name Blue Posts originated. Today two rivers namely Thika River and Chania River each with a natural waterfall surround the hotel popularly known as ‘Hidden Jewel of Thika’. Both rivers originate from the Aberdare Ranges though from different sources.