Safari Profile: A tour safari from Nairobi Hotel/Airport to Lake Nakuru National Park offers a captivating journey through the stunning landscapes of Kenya and the chance to witness diverse wildlife. Here’s what you can expect on this safari tour and the eye-catching sights along the way. The distance from Nairobi to Lake Nakuru National Park is about 164 kilometres (100 miles) and the drive may take about 2 hours, depending on traffic.
Meals: Lunch & Dinner Lake Nakuru
Departure From Nairobi: After checking out from Nairobi Hotel/Airport, begin your safari by leaving the capital city of Kenya where our driver will pick you in ou open top 4x4 wheel Landcruiser. As you leave the urban environs behind, enjoy a scenic drive towards Lake Nakuru that offers you through scenic countryside and rural landscapes. The Ngong Hills; These hills are located just outside Nairobi city and offer stunning views of the city and the surrounding countryside. As you leave the bustling city behind, you will start to witness the transformation of the landscape into the vast wilderness of Kenya.
Great Rift Valley Viewpoint: This is a massive geological formation that runs through Kenya and Tanzania. It is home to a variety of wildlife, including elephants, lions, and zebras. En route to Lake Nakuru, you will have the opportunity to stop at the Great Rift Valley Viewpoint. This iconic viewpoint offers breathtaking panoramic views of the Rift Valley, with its vast expanse of undulating hills and the stunning Lake Naivasha in the distance. Take in the beauty of the landscape and capture memorable photos.
Lunch stop: During the drive to Lake Nakuru, you may have the option to stop for lunch at a restaurant along the route. Indulge in delicious Kenyan cuisine. You can also opt for packed lunch and devour it amidst the safari, at a venue of your choice during the noon hours. Although this is optional, lunch shall always be prepared for you at the hotel in lake Nakuru National Park upon arrival.
Lake Nakuru National Park: Lake Nakuru National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the central Kenya, northwest of the country’s capital Nairobi. The Park is within the Great Rift Valley and it encompasses Lake Nakuru, one of the five soda lakes in the rift valley. On top of being a bird habitat, the park is home to over 50 mammal species that can also be seen during a visit to the park. It is famous for its large flocks of flamingos, which can number up to two million birds during the dry season. The park is also home to a variety of other wildlife, including lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos, and zebras.
In addition to its birdlife, Lake Nakuru National Park is home to a variety of wildlife. Embark on game drives through the park and keep an eye out for endangered Rothschild giraffes, buffalos, zebras, and antelope species. The park is also known for its population of both black and white rhinos, which can often be seen grazing in the open grasslands.
Makalia Falls: While exploring Lake Nakuru National Park, you may have the opportunity to visit Makalia Falls. This scenic waterfall provides a refreshing sight amidst the park's natural beauty. Take a moment to admire the cascading water and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere.
Arrival and Check-in: Arriving at Lake Nakuru National Park, you will be greeted by the shimmering waters of the lake and the picturesque surroundings. Lake Nakuru is known for its large famed pink flamingos, which create a stunning spectacle along the shorelines of the lake. Other bird species such as pelicans, herons, and cormorants are often spotted at the environs of the Lake.
Afternoon Drives: After lunch you’ll have embark on afternoon safari at Lake Nakuru which is a great way to see abundant wildlife eye catching birds and experience many more variety of adventurous activities such as:
Birdwatching: Lake Nakuru is a haven for birdwatchers, with over 400 bird species recorded in the area. Keep your binoculars ready as you explore the park, and you may spot colourful bird species such as the famous pink flamingos, Madascar pond-heron, the pallid harrier, greater spotted eagle and the grey-crested helmet-shrike.
Baboon Cliff: This popular viewpoint in lake Nakuru National Park is located on a rocky outcrop overlooking the lake, offering stunning views of the park and the surrounding area. The cliff is also home to a large troop of baboons, which are often seen sunbathing or playing on the rocks. Visit the Baboon Cliff and the Lake Nakuru Bird Sanctuary.
Lake Nakuru Bird Sanctuary: Lake Nakuru National Park is a birdwatcher's paradise. The park is home to over 400 species of birds, including flamingos, pelicans, cormorants, and kingfishers and so much more. The lake is especially popular with flamingos, which can number in the millions during the dry season.
The Baboon Cliff and the Lake Nakuru Bird Sanctuary are two of the most popular attractions in Lake Nakuru National Park. They offer stunning views of the park and the surrounding area, and they are great places to see some of the park's most iconic wildlife.
Evening Game Drives: In the evening, expect a cinematic view of the sunset at the park as you set to your hotel. The serene environment as you drive towards the lodge provides a calm and fun-filled experience. Animals are often seen rushing to their places of sleeping. Birds are seen flying low skies to their nests. You’ll also have a nice view scenery of the Lake Nakuru National Park and the swirling waters of the lake.
At the evening hours, expect to see the cinematic view of the sunset at the lakes adding flavour and fun filled experience to your safari. Evenings at the lake are always stunning with beaut.
The afternoon safaris are a great way to see the wildlife and scenery of Ol Pejeta wildlife conservancy.
Overnight & Dinner: Dinner will be served at the hotel as you set to enjoy your camping and bonfires. You’ll have an option for tented camping at Lake Nakuru and bonfires alongside as you enjoy the cool breeze of the lakes. Enjoy the breeze of the conservancy as you watch out for more night animals and birds at the camp.
Meals: Breakfast at Lake Nakuru National Park.
Breakfast and Check-out: You’ll enjoy a breakfast provided at the hotel as you check-out from the hotel. Embark on a journey that offers unique and thrilling experience through some of the Kenya’s most captivating landscapes. The journey provides with eye catching scenes and beautiful spots allowing you to have a glimpse of country’s beauty and wildlife in their natural habitats. Furthermore, expect to enjoy natural resources such as Lake Nakuru, Lake Naivasha, Hells’ Gate as you head your way to Nairobi Hotel/Airport.
Your safari adventure begins with a departure from Lake Nakuru/Lake Naivasha, bidding farewell to the beautiful lakes and their stunning surroundings as you set off on your journey towards Hell's Gate National Park. Lake Naivasha is a great place to see hippos, pelicans, and other birds.
The distance from Lake Nakuru National Park to Hells Gate National Park is about 50 Kilometres and the drive will take at least 1 hour.
The distance from Hell’s gate to Lake Naivasha is about 30 Kilometres and the drive may take about 40 minutes.
Scenic Drive: As you leave Lake Nakuru / Naivasha, you'll enjoy a scenic drive that takes you through the picturesque countryside. Marvel at the breathtaking landscapes, rolling hills, and lush vegetation that Kenya is known for. Keep an eye out for local villages, farms, and the stunning views along the way.
Hell's Gate National Park: Hell’s gate is known for its unique landscape, which includes gorges, cliffs and hot springs. It is a great place to hike, bike, and go rock climbing. The highlight of this safari tour is the visit to Hell's Gate National Park. Known for its stunning scenery and unique geological features, Hell's Gate is a unique national park that allows visitors to explore on foot or by bicycle. As you enter the park, you'll be surrounded by towering cliffs, deep gorges, and volcanic rock formations.
Walking or Cycling Safari: Once inside Hell's Gate National Park, you can choose to embark on a walking (hiking) or cycling safari. The park's flat terrain makes it ideal for both activities, and it offers a rare opportunity to get up close to wildlife on foot or bike. Keep a lookout for the park's resident wildlife, including zebras, giraffes, buffalos, and various antelope species.
Spectacular Gorges and Hot Springs: Hell's Gate National Park is also home to impressive gorges and natural hot springs. Take a walk through the narrow, towering gorges and marvel at their sheer beauty. You may even have the chance to soak in one of the park's hot springs, a rejuvenating experience that nature enthusiasts will truly appreciate.
Picnic Lunch: During your visit to Hell's Gate, you can enjoy a picnic lunch surrounded by the park's stunning scenery. Find a tranquil spot of your choice, savor a delicious meal amidst nature, and take in the sights and sounds of the park.
After your time in Hell's Gate National Park, the safari tour continues with a drive towards Nairobi Hotel/Airport. Enjoy the scenic drive back to the city, taking in the beautiful landscapes and reflecting on your unique safari experience.
Departure to Nairobi: A tour safari from Lake Naivasha/Hell’s Gate National Park to Nairobi Hotel/Airport offers an exciting blend of stunning landscapes, unique wildlife encounters, and a chance to explore a geologically significant area. From the scenic drive through the countryside, to the exploration of Hell's Gate on foot or by bike, every aspect of this safari tour is designed to create lasting memories. Immerse yourself in Kenya's natural beauty, embrace the adventure of Hell's Gate National Park, and conclude your safari journey with a seamless transition to your destination, Nairobi Hotel/Airport. After your great experience at Hells gate, you’ll prepare to depart for Nairobi hotel/Airport. The journey offers a unique eye-catching sights and promising enjoyable moments.
Drop off: Arrival at Nairobi, you will be dropped at the hotel/airport by our driver in 4x4 land cruiser taking a moment of all the safari experience and encounters at the safari experience you had, the unique birds, scenic landscapes and beautiful natural.