1 Day Tour to Hell’s Gate
Hells Gate national park is well known for its natural hot geysers, eagle and vulture breeding grounds as well as activities by visitors in the park such as walking, cycling and rock climbing
Highlights: Hells Gate national park is well known for its natural hot geysers, eagles and vultures breeding grounds as well as activities by visitors in the park such as walking, cycling and rock climbing. There are also special locations to view such as Fischers’ Tower formerly a volcano’s plug, the central Tower and Njorowas Gorge.
The Olkaria and Hobleys’ the 2 extinct volcanoes are worth a trip as natural steam vents rise from fissures in the volcanic rock. There is also game in this park which includes the buffalo, Masai Girrafe, eland, lion, leopard and cheetah. Over 100 species of birds have been recorded. Horse riding can also be arranged.
Depart from Nairobi early morning for a journey along the the Great Rift valley to Hell’s Gate national park, located between Lake Naivasha and Longonot and Suswa volcanoes and it is an ideal venue for a weekend retreat far from the urban life of Nairobi. This day trip takes you about 90 kms North West of Nairobi to the floor of the Great Rift Valley. The park provides a variety of wildlife, unusual flora and many species of birds and is one of the only two Kenyan parks where climbing, walking and biking are allowed.
Animals seen here include Bushbucks, Dik Dik, Gazelles, Gnus, Hartebeests, Impalas, Klipspringers, Buffaloes, Hyraxes, Zebras, Hyenas, Jackals, Mongooses, Baboons, Monkeys and Porcupines amongst other animals. The park has historically been an important home for the rare lammergeyer vultures. Over 103 species of birds have been recorded in this park, including vultures, Verreaux’s Eagles. Lunch will be provided at one of the lodges or Tented Camps around the lake and then optional boat rides at Lake Naivasha. Later in the afternoon drive back to Nairobi.
Prices Toyota Land Cruiser 4*4
Lake Naivasha; Fish Eagle Inn (http://www.fisheagleinn.co.ke)
Lake Nakuru Daytrip
Day Trip to Lake Nakuru National Park
Highlight: Enjoy a full-day tour to Lake Nakuru National Park which is the home of one of the most remarkable wild birds populations in all of Africa. Get up close with the wildlife on a game viewing drive, and be on the lookout for the park’s amazing flamingos.
Picked up from your hotel or Airport in the morning at 0700hrs. Depart from the airport/hotel to Lake Nakuru National Park which is 160km away from Nairobi through The Great African Rift Valley. Arrive around 0930hrs for your game drive. Lunch at Sarova Lion Hill lodge or lake Nakuru lodge.
Lake Nakuru has earned its fame as the home of the greatest bird spectacle in the world, innumerable pink flamingos that flock to feed at its shallow warm waters. The lake is rink by “pink” due to the presence of millions of Greater and Lesser flamingoes among the wild big cats.
The 188sq km Lake Nakuru park is the only KWS-administered game park that is fully enclosed. Once just a bird sanctuary, Lake Nakuru is now the best place in Kenya to see the highly protected black and white rhino. Among other animals found in the park include lions, leopards, Egyptian geese, Waterbuck, giraffe, hyena, buffalo, baboons, velvet monkeys, gazelles.
Leave the park around 1500hrs and arrive in Nairobi 1830hrs and you are dropped at your hotel/airport. Don’t miss this opportunity to get up close with some of Kenya’s most amazing birds and other wildlife.
You could also combine this tour with dinner at the Carnivore Restaurant – http://www.tamarind.co.ke/carnivore
Departure TimeApproximately 7:00a.m
Return TimeApproximately 6:30 PM.
Dress CodeCasual. Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking shoes, hat, light jacket.
Included5 Star AccommodationBirdsEntry FeesFlamingosPersonal GuideWildlife
Not IncludedAirport TransfersBreakfastDeparture TaxesSight seeing
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