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  • 10 days
  • Kenya

Included and Excluded

  • Free airport pickup by our Courtesy Team
  • All park entrance fees
  • Full board accommodation on safari
  • Service of an English speaking driver guide
  • Transport based on a safari minibus with pop up roof for game viewing
  • Driver allowances and park fees for vehicle and driver
  • Game drives as per the Itinerary
  • Government taxes
  • Free farewell dinner at the famous Carnivore Restaurant
  • Extras at the lodges i.e. drinks, telephone, laundry etc.
  • International flight
  • Departure tax
  • Tips to porters and drivers

Highlights of the Tour

  • This trip that begins in Nairobi - the Kenyan Capitol, proceeds westwards descending to the floor of the Great Rift Valley viewing the panoramic scenery of the sprawling Rift floor including views of extinct volcanoes and long salty lakes. We pass Lakes Naivasha and Elementaita through to Lakes Bogoria and Baringo - excellent territory for the bird watcher! After a couple of nights at Lake Bogoria interacting with the locals, fishing, sightseeing or just lazing (after all you are on holiday!) we continue through some of the most fascinating scenery to Eldoret then on to Saiwa Swamp - wetlands that are home to the endangered Sitatunga (A web-footed antelope that thrives where there is water). The remaining part of the trip is a mixer of forest exploration (Kakamega Forest), Luo and Luhyia Folklore, boating and fishing on Lake Victoria, Interacting with local fishermen and finally game viewing in Lake Nakuru National Park as we head back to Nairobi.

Itinerary

Drive to west wards from Nairobi, down the escarpment of the Great Rift Valley to Lake Baringo via Lake Bogoria with a brief stop at the famous hot water springs that are found here - clearly showing that the work that formed the Rift continues under the surface of the earth's crust. Dinner and overnight at a lodge close to the shores of Lake Baringo

    Full day at Lake Baringo boat riding, cultural visits to the Njemps community that live around this lake. All meals and an overnight at the lodge.

      An early start to explore the Kerio Valley Fluorspar mines and also to view the fantastic scenery from the escarpment as we proceed to the town of Eldoret where we partake of dinner and have an overnight at a lodge.

        We drive after breakfast to Saiwa Swamp which is known for its Sitatunga antelopes as well as other rare aquatic wildlife. We spend most of the day in outdoor activities including an exploration and trek up the Cherangany hills. In the evening we return to Eldoret for dinner and an overnight stay after an eventful day.

          Drive to Kakamega town and shop for fruits in the market place of this vibrant western town. Continue to the famous Kakamega Forest and learn what the local Luhya community is doing to conserve this forest which is one of that last traces of the jungle that once spanned the entire equator in Africa, from the Atlantic Ocean to the Indian Ocean. Dinner and overnight in the forest lodge.

            After breakfast and drive to Kisumu, the Lake Victoria port. Visit the famous Weeping Stone en route and listen to fork lore associated with this gigantic weeping rock. Dinner and overnight in Kisumu.

              Full day in Kisumu, visit the museum, trek up Riat Hill on the shores of Lake Victoria and hear the history of the Luo people and the significance of this hill in their culture. Visit Kit Mikaye en route and listen to more fork lore before returning to Kisumu for another night in a hotel in the city.

                Take a boat to Rusinga Island, fish off Takawiri beach on Takawiri Island in Lake Victoria and spend an overnight in the beautiful cottages that are built by the Lake. The highlight On this day is the Golden Sunset on Lake Victoria as you partake of a sundowner.

                  Drive to Kericho tea plantation and learn about how tea is grown as you walk through the green and picturesque surrounding. Continue to Lake Nakuru for game viewing in this wildlife sanctuary and an overnight stay.

                    Breakfast, morning game drive in Lake Nakuru Game Park and return to Nairobi in the evening.

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