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2 Days Lake Naivasha & Lake Nakuru Park Tour

2 Days
  • English
  • Full Board
  • Private tour vehicle
  • Private tour guide
  • Private safari

Overview

Nestled within the dramatic landscapes of Kenya’s Great Rift Valley lie two of its most treasured jewels: Lake Naivasha and Lake Nakuru National Park. Embarking on a two-day journey through these destinations promises an intimate dance with nature’s rhythm. Lake Naivasha, with its serene freshwater expanse, offers a peaceful retreat. From boat rides that bring you face-to-face with hippos to walks amidst free-roaming wildlife on Crescent Island, it exemplifies tranquility and raw beauty.

Just a drive away, Lake Nakuru National Park paints a contrasting canvas – one awash with color and vibrancy. The very ground seems to blush with the hues of thousands of flamingos congregating along the shores, while the vast grasslands echo with the whispers of lions, rhinos, and other iconic African fauna. This 2-day tour offers the perfect blend of relaxation and adventure, weaving together moments of serene reflection with heart-thumping encounters in the wild.

Tour Highlights

  • Hippo Encounters on Lake Naivasha: Engage in a serene boat ride, observing hippos up close in their natural habitat and listening to their distinctive calls reverberating across the waters.
  • Crescent Island Exploration: Experience the unique thrill of walking amid free-roaming giraffes, zebras, and antelopes, providing unparalleled photo opportunities.
  • Flamingo Fiesta at Lake Nakuru: Witness the breathtaking spectacle of thousands of flamingos lining the shores, creating a mesmerizing pink panorama.
  • Rhino Spotting in Lake Nakuru National Park: Dive into the heart of the park to observe the powerful and majestic white and black rhinos roaming the plains.
  • Birdwatcher's Paradise: Both destinations are a haven for bird enthusiasts, with opportunities to spot species ranging from pelicans and kingfishers at Naivasha to rare raptors and ground birds at Nakuru.
  • Predator Pursuits: Seek out the elusive leopards, prowling lions, and sneaky hyenas that call Lake Nakuru National Park their home.
  • Rift Valley Vistas: Enjoy panoramic views of the Great Rift Valley, capturing its sprawling landscapes and iconic escarpments.
  • Sundowners by the Lakes: Relish the tranquil moments of watching the sun set over the lakes, with the skies painted in hues of orange and pink, and the distant calls of wildlife forming nature's own orchestra.

Itinerary

Day 1 Early Morning :
Travel to Lake Naivasha

Begin your journey from the bustling capital of Nairobi, heading towards the tranquil landscapes of Lake Naivasha. As urban vistas give way to the vast expanse of the Great Rift Valley, the anticipation builds.

Day 1 Mid-Morning :
Boat Ride on Lake Naivasha.

As you approach Lake Naivasha, the shimmering waters greet you, framed by lush greenery and the distant cries of birds. Delve into the heart of the lake with a serene boat ride. The calm waters provide an excellent opportunity to observe hippos up close, their snorts and splashes punctuating the silence.

After the ride, savor the flavors of local Kenyan lunch cuisine with a view of the lake. The fresh catch of the day, paired with traditional sides, promises a delightful culinary experience.

Lunch

Post-lunch, embark on a guided walk on Crescent Island. The unique experience of walking amidst free-roaming giraffes, zebras, and antelopes is nothing short of magical.

As dusk sets in, unwind with a sundowner, the orange hues of sunset reflecting on the lake’s surface. Retire for the night at a lakeside lodge, with the sounds of nature serenading you to sleep.

Dinner
Day 2 Early Morning :
Departure for Lake Nakuru

After a hearty breakfast, set forth towards Lake Nakuru National Park. The drive itself is a canvas of changing terrains and local life.

Breakfast
Day 2 Morning :
Game Drive

Delve deep into Lake Nakuru National Park. The alkaline lake, with its pink flamingo-lined shores, offers stark contrasts to the green savannahs where rhinos, lions, and other majestic beasts roam

Take a mid-day break at one of the park lodges. Enjoy a sumptuous meal, perhaps even spotting wildlife from the comfort of the dining area.

Lunch

Continue your exploration, seeking out the park’s myriad wildlife. The afternoon is especially great for bird enthusiasts, with Lake Nakuru being home to diverse avian species.

Day 2 Late Afternoon :
Baboon Cliff Lookout

Conclude your game drive at this elevated point, offering panoramic views of the park. The vast lake, dotted with flamingos, set against the backdrop of vast plains, is a sight to behold.

With a heart full of memories and a camera full of pictures, make your way back to Nairobi, marking the end of a remarkable 2-day escapade.

Includes/Excludes

Includes

  • Boat Ride in Lake Naivasha
  • Entry Fee in Lake Nakuru Park
  • Private Tour vehicle
  • Private tour guide
  • Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast in Lake Naivasha

Excludes

  • Lunch in Lake Nakuru available for purchase.

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2 Days Lake Naivasha & Lake Nakuru Park Tour