Kenya is one of the great destinations for lovers
of wildlife. One drawback to the traditional safari, however, is that
visitors to the great game parks are confined to vehicles. There are
often, of course, good reasons for this; but it is also possible to
enjoy some of the parks on foot. Our itinerary does just that, allowing
you to enjoy some of Africa's finest wildlife in safety but with the
sense of freedom and participation that being on foot confers. In
the company of a knowledgeable local guide, and with a vehicle waiting
at the end of the day to convey you to your comfortable accommodation
for overnight, this is perhaps one of the great travelling experiences.
Arrival at the airport at night and reception. Transfer from the
airport to the Safari Park hotel in Nairobi.
Day 2: Crater Lake. O/N Crater Lake Camp
breakfast there is the briefing by the guide about the program.
By 9.00 a.m. we leave Nairobi via Nakuru road to the Rift valley.
The Nairobi - Nakuru road is on a contour along the rim of the Rift
valley and on viewpoints we will be able to see our whole route
for the next days. Our destination is Crater Lake a lesser lake
in the Rift Valley but a place where nature is at its best. We start
our walk from the lodge of the sanctuary. We then do a circular
trek on the top of the crater from where we see the lake from various
angles. Our first count of African game should start here as this
sanctuary is home to Giraffes, Black and White Colobus Monkeys,
Zorillas, Aardvarks, Leopards and a range of Gazelles. We will also
get a close view of the many birds that are found here. Today's
program should be taken as lightly as possible so that clients can
be able to wear off the jet lag.
Accommodation is in the luxury-tented camp of Crater Lake. Each tent is furnished with a giant four-poster bed, and an en suite bathroom with hot shower.
up for breakfast with the sun giving a wonderful effect over the
Lake. An early morning here should not be missed by anyone with
an eye for birds since the lake boasts a wide variety of water birds.
After breakfast we do a short transfer to the gate of the park.
This is a unique park where walking is done in the middle of wildlife.
Giraffes, zebras, warthogs and many types of gazelles are found
here. The first part of this walk is done in typical flat African
savannah in a volcanic area with huge rock boundaries. There are
acacia trees all over and this is where to look for the giraffe
as they mainly feed on them. A picnic lunch provided by the Crater
Lake Tented Camp will be at the Rangers post. The last part of the
walk is done in the Hell's Gate Gorge by descending into a steep
canyon with running water from geysers and wild vegetation. The
climax of the day is in walking in the Side Gorge where the rocks
have split to leave only a walking path. We climb back to the rangers
post for transfer back to the Crater Lake Camp through the geo-thermal
plant of Ol Karia.
Day 3 & 4: Longonot Crater. O/N Crater Lake Camp
rising will ensure that one gets another magical display of the
water birds. After breakfast we do a transfer by bus to Longonot
National Park. This is an extinct crater in the rift Valley. The
first part of today's trekking is a steep climb of 550m from 2220m
to 2770m. We are encouraged along the climb by the herds of zebras,
giraffes and gazelles. The chance should not be lost to observe
the birds that are also found here in a wide variety. This takes
us to the rim of the crater, the highest point in the Rift Valley
and it rewards with a wide view of the crater, which is full of
monkeys and soaring eagles.
part of today's trek is around the rim of the crater. This is a
solid 3 hrs walk with the picnic on a scenic spot, the highest point
on the rim. On completing the circuit we descend to the park gate.
A bus transfer to Naivasha town for a well deserved drink in the
best known pub of the area, "La Belle Inn". Here we can
see how the "urban" African town goes through life. We
then drive back to the hotel.
5: To Masai Mara. O/N Siana Springs Tented Camp.
take a break from walking to put all our attention to watching wildlife.
To see the best of Kenyan wildlife Masai Mara is the place to be.
Elephants, rhinos, giraffes, buffaloes, gazelles and all the big
cats are found here. So, after breakfast we start our journey passing
through Narok Town; a colorful Masai town. Our game viewing does
not actually start at the park gate. We will be able to see many
animals along the way grazing side by side with the Masai livestock.
We reach the Siana Tented Camp, our home for the next three days,
in time for lunch. The camp is situated in the heart of the private
Siana Ranch, which is on the eastern edge of Masai Mara Park. The
plains here are filled with game and there is the advantage of being
away from the crowds in the main Mara Park.Day
6 & 7: Masai Mara. O/N Siana Springs Tented Camp.
are our cultural and activity days in Masai Mara. We do a morning
game drive through the park and visit a Masai manyatta (= homestead).
Here we will see how the typical Masais live. An afternoon game
drive makes the day complete. On day 7 we do a morning and an afternoon
Day 8: Towards Lake Elementaita. O/N
Lake Elementaita Lodge.
breakfast we transfer to Lake Elementaita, which we reach by lunch
time. A free afternoon is spent in the lodge.
9: Lake Elementaita. O/N Lake Elementaita Lodge.
may not have the big name of Lake Nakuru but its scenic beauty is
unmatched. We walk up to the shores of the alkaline lake. From there
we proceed up to the hot springs and into the Kokopey Hills surrounding
the lake. We walk mainly in open savannah land and occasionally
we will stop for a chat with a Masai herdsman. The gentle sloping
hills give a good panorama .The walk should be for 3 hrs after which
we go back to the Lodge in time for lunch. After noon is spent in
10: Transfer to Nairobi.
breakfast transfer to Nairobi in time for lunch at the Carnivore
Restaurant, which is well known for its barbecued game meats. Giraffe,
Zebra, Gazelles, Crocodile and Ostrich are absolute delicacies.
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