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Lake Nakuru Park & Lake Naivasha Day Tour

1 Day
  • English
  • Private vehicle
  • Private day tour
  • Private professional guide

Overview

Nestled within Kenya’s Great Rift Valley are two of East Africa’s most iconic gems: Lake Nakuru National Park and Lake Naivasha. Lake Nakuru, famed for its kaleidoscope of flamingos painting the shores pink, is also a sanctuary for endangered rhinos, lions, and diverse birdlife. This alkaline lake, surrounded by acacia woodlands and grasslands, offers a truly immersive African safari experience.

A short drive away is Lake Naivasha, a freshwater lake teeming with hippos and an impressive array of bird species. Its serene waters, fringed by thick papyrus, are also a haven for boat rides and fishing activities. Together, these two destinations offer a blend of wildlife, scenic beauty, and adventure, making it an unparalleled day tour for nature enthusiasts.

Tour Highlights

  • Scenic Drives: Relish the panoramic views of the Great Rift Valley, with its vast escarpments and rolling plains, as you traverse between the two lake destinations.
  • Flamingo Spectacle at Lake Nakuru: Marvel at the shimmering pink tapestry created by thousands of flamingos congregating on the shores.
  • Rhino Encounters: Experience the thrill of spotting both black and white rhinos in the expansive savannah of Lake Nakuru National Park.
  • Birdwatching Bonanza: With both lakes boasting rich avian diversity, bird enthusiasts can revel in spotting species ranging from kingfishers to African fish eagles.
  • Hippo Sightings at Lake Naivasha: Enjoy a boat ride on Lake Naivasha's calm waters, observing hippos in their natural habitat and soaking in the tranquil atmosphere.
  • Predator Prowess: Apart from the rhinos, keep an eye out for lions, leopards, and hyenas that call Lake Nakuru National Park home.

Itinerary

Begin your journey early, departing from Nairobi to maximize your day. As you drive towards the Great Rift Valley, enjoy the evolving scenery, characterized by the vast escarpments and meandering roads. As the sun rises, it casts a soft glow on the escarpments and valleys, setting the tone for a day filled with natural wonders.

The serene ambiance of Lake Naivasha welcomes you. This freshwater haven, known for its calm waters and verdant surrounds, is a stark contrast to the city’s cacophony. Board a boat and glide along Lake Naivasha. Gently gliding on the lake, you’ll witness the playful antics of hippos and hear their distinct vocalizations, all complemented by a backdrop of bird songs from the lake’s avian inhabitants.

Disembark and explore Crescent Island. Without the constraints of a vehicle, you can leisurely walk. Walking amidst free-roaming giraffes, zebras, and antelopes offers a perspective quite different from the confines of a vehicle. Their grace and proximity are a gentle reminder of the harmonious relationship we share with the wild.

Relish a sumptuous meal at one of the lakeside resorts. The fresh catch of the day is highly recommended.

Begin the scenic drive to Lake Nakuru National Park. The journey itself offers glimpses into the diverse landscapes of the Rift Valley.

Dive into the heart of this wildlife haven. The afternoon is prime time to spot rhinos, lions, and other predators. The pièce de résistance is undoubtedly the shores shimmering in pink, thanks to the throngs of flamingos that often choose to grace the lake with their presence. The park, with its myriad of habitats, promises sightings of rhinos, lions, and other majestic beasts.

Elevate your experience, quite literally. The lookout point offers a panoramic view of the park and its shimmering lake below. It’s also a great spot for some birdwatching. The setting sun, the sounds of distant wildlife, and the cool breeze make this moment truly magical.

Includes/Excludes

Includes

  • Boat Riding in Lake Naivasha
  • Entry Fee to Lake Nakuru
  • Professional Tour Guide
  • Private tour vehicle

Excludes

  • Lunch available for purchase

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Lake Nakuru Park & Lake Naivasha Day Tour