Kenya’s Lakes and Mountains 10 Days
Exploration of Kenya's Lakes and Mountains with Napanda Safaris
Embark on an unforgettable 10-day adventure with Napanda Safaris, where you’ll delve into the scenic wonders of Kenya’s lakes and mountains. This carefully curated itinerary allows you to immerse yourself in the breathtaking landscapes, vibrant wildlife, and rich cultural heritage of this East African gem. From the magnificent peaks of Mount Kenya to the tranquil shores of Lake Naivasha, each day promises a new and exciting experience. Join us as we explore Kenya’s natural treasures and create memories to last a lifetime.
Upon your arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, you will be warmly greeted by our representative and transferred to Lake Naivasha, a stunning freshwater lake nestled in the Great Rift Valley. After settling into your accommodation, take a boat ride on the lake, spotting diverse bird species and perhaps even a family of hippos. Enjoy a relaxing evening by the lakeshore, taking in the peaceful ambiance.
Start the day with a visit to Hells Gate National Park, famous for its dramatic cliffs, gorges, and geothermal features. Embark on a thrilling cycling safari through the park, witnessing herds of zebras, giraffes, and antelopes roaming freely. Afterward, take a hike in the scenic gorges, where you can admire unique rock formations and hot springs. In the afternoon, return to Lake Naivasha and spend the rest of the day at your leisure.
Depart Lake Naivasha and journey to Lake Nakuru National Park, known for its abundance of flamingos and diverse wildlife. Embark on a game drive through the park, keeping an eye out for majestic rhinos, leopards, and Rothschild's giraffes. Explore the scenic viewpoints overlooking the lake, capturing stunning photographs of the picturesque landscape. In the evening, relax and unwind at your lodge within the park.
Leave Lake Nakuru National Park and travel to the enchanting Mount Kenya region, home to the second-highest peak in Africa. Enjoy the picturesque drive as you pass through lush farmlands and charming rural villages. Upon arrival, take a guided nature walk in the foothills of Mount Kenya, discovering its rich flora and fauna. Spend the evening at your lodge, savoring delicious local cuisine and gazing at the starry night sky.
Embark on a thrilling adventure to the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, a renowned wildlife sanctuary and home to a significant population of endangered species. Enjoy a game drive through the conservancy, searching for the Big Five and other remarkable wildlife. Visit the Chimpanzee Sanctuary and learn about the conservation efforts in place to protect these incredible primates. In the evening, return to your lodge and relax in the tranquil surroundings.
Depart Ol Pejeta Conservancy and head to Aberdare National Park, a captivating highland destination characterized by its misty forests and diverse ecosystems. Upon arrival, embark on an exciting game drive, where you might encounter elephants, buffalos, and various monkey species. Enjoy a unique stay at a tree lodge, offering panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes and the opportunity to spot wildlife right from your room.
Leave Aberdare National Park and make your way to Lake Bogoria, a picturesque alkaline lake famous for its hot springs and flamingo populations. Take a leisurely walk along the lake's shores, observing the flocks of pink flamingos gracefully wading in the shallows. Marvel at the geothermal geysers and steam jets, creating an otherworldly atmosphere. Conclude the day with a relaxing evening at your lodge near the lake.
Continue your journey to Lake Baringo, a tranquil freshwater lake renowned for its diverse birdlife and breathtaking scenery. Explore the lake by boat, gliding through the calm waters while spotting numerous bird species, including fish eagles and kingfishers. Visit a local Njemps village and immerse yourself in their traditional culture and way of life. Spend the night at a charming lodge overlooking the lake.
Bid farewell to Lake Baringo and embark on a scenic drive back to Nairobi. Arrive in the bustling capital city and visit the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, a renowned elephant orphanage dedicated to the conservation and rehabilitation of these gentle giants. Witness the feeding and playful interactions of the baby elephants, creating heartwarming memories. Afterward, enjoy some shopping at local markets for souvenirs and crafts. In the evening, relax at your Nairobi hotel.
After breakfast, transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your departure flight, marking the end of your incredible lakes and mountains adventure in Kenya. Depart with unforgettable memories and a deep appreciation for the natural beauty and wildlife that Kenya has to offer.
- Accommodation as specified in the itinerary
- Meals as indicated (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner)
- Transportation in a comfortable safari vehicle
- Experienced English-speaking safari guide
- Park entry fees and game drives as mentioned
- Boat rides as specified
- Cultural village visit
- Bottled water during game drives
- International flights
- Visa fees
- Travel Insurance
- Personal expenses
- Optional activities not mentioned in the itinerary
- Gratuities to guides, drivers, and hotel staff