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Itinerary: Kenya: Best of Western Circuit Safari

Kenya: Best of Western Circuit Safari

Western Kenya opens up to you in this exciting itinerary that takes you through Baringo, Mt Elgon, Kakamega, Kericho and Nakuru. A new scenery daily through Kenya's beautiful land and cultures.

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Day 1: Nairobi - Lake Baringo
After breakfast, pick up from your hotel at 0800hrs. After a short briefing proceed to Lake Baringo with a brief stopover at the Great Rift Valley viewpoint. Along the highway Mt Longonot, which is of volcanic origin and Lakes Naivasha, and Elementaita can be seen. Arrive Lake Baringo in time for lunch. After lunch proceed on a 1 hour boat ride on the island to view birds and the hippos in the waters. A visit to a local njemps village or a local snake farm can be arranged at an extra cost. Dinner and overnight at a Campsite on the shores of Lake Baringo.

Day 2: Lake Bogoria - Mt Elgon
Early breakfast followed by visit to lake Bogoria, which is adorned with natures rare gifts, thermal springs and geysers, thousands of flamingos, different species of water fowls but fishless. Visitors boil eggs at natures cost while they sit under the hardy acacia trees listening to the singing weaverbirds, buzzing bees and sometimes the cough of an agitated baboon. With lunch enroute proceed to Mt. Elgon National Park arriving in the evening.
Dinner and overnight in the campsite/budget hotel.

Day 3: Mt. Elgon
After breakfast, drive to the elephant caves where you will be able to walk and explore with a guide on hand to explain the caves history. Later embark on a nature walk. With a chance of seeing animal and plant species and also finding an ideal site for a picnic lunch. Mt. Elgon is the 4th highest in East Africa after Mt. Kilimanjaro, Kenya and the Ruwenzoris. The park shares its borders with Uganda. The vegetating ranges from wet forests to alpine moorland and supports Colobus monkeys, elephants buffalo and several species of antelope, which are prey for the secretive leopard.
Dinner and overnight at the campsite/budget hotel.

Day 4: Mt. Elgon - Kakamega forest
Early breakfast and depart for Kakamega where your drives takes you over the Tugen hills, through the beautiful Kerio valley and Sirikwa plateau in to the Kakamega forest reserve which is a superb slab of virgin tropical rainforest in the heart of an intensively cultivated agricultural area. Lunch enroute. This forest is a home to a huge variety of birds and animals and is well worth the minimal effort required to get to it. Some parts of the forest are very dense and for a greater appreciation of the flora and fauna a guide with an extensive knowledge of the trees and birds accompany you to guide you around. Binoculars and wet-weather gear are essential as it usually rains heavily every afternoon for a couple of hours.
Dinner and overnight in the campsite or in a budget hotel.

Day 5: Kakamega forest - Kisumu
Depart Kakamega forest for Kisumu on the shores of Lake Victoria. This is the 2nd largest city in Kenya. On arrival proceed to the impala sanctuary and to dunga known as the hippo point. It’s also worth visiting the Kisumu museum whose displays are well presented and wide ranging in their variety. There’s a very good collection of everyday items from the various peoples of the area including agricultural implements birds and insect traps (including a white ant trap), food utensils, clothing, furniture’s, weapons, musical instruments, and a fairly motley collection of stuffed birds and animals including an amazing centre piece of a lion riding on a wildebeest. Outside there is a traditional Luo homestead consisting of the husband’s mud and thatch house and separate houses for each wife. Also visit the bird sanctuary before exploring the big magnificent market in Kisumu town.
Dinner and overnight in a budget hotel.

Day 6: Kisumu - Rusinga Island
After breakfast, drive via Ahero to Katito with picnic lunch enroute. Proceed on via Sondu, Oyugis and on to Kisii with a brief stop to watch the Kisii soapstone carvers at work. Via Rongo, Homa bay, Mbita and across the causeway to Rusinga island on Lake Victoria. Your stay in Kenya is only complete with a visit to this paradise island located within the second highest fresh water lake in the world and the source of the river Nile. The lake borders Kenya and Uganda.
Dinner and overnight at the Campsite.

Day 7: Rusinga Island
After breakfast you spend a full day having fun and exploring, try your hand at fishing at Takawiri, or take a boat ride on the lake. For bird lovers enjoy the sight of fish eagles perch atop trees like sentries then suddenly swoop down for fish on the lakes surface, a fantastic “bird action” photo-to opportunity.
Dinner and overnight at the Campsite.

Day 8: Rusinga Island - Kericho
After breakfast, drive via Kisii to Kericho Tea hotel with picnic lunch enroute and may be for a stop to buy soapstone souvenir carvings. Arrive at Tea Hotel in the afternoon and relax in the hotels lush gardens taking in the magnificent view of Tea farms stretching for miles all around you.
Dinner and Overnight at the Campsite/budget hotel.

Day 9: Kericho - Nakuru
After breakfast, depart for Lake Nakuru National Park arriving in time for lunch. Proceed on an afternoon game drive in this park that has a fantastic array of bird life including thousands of flamingos, white pelicans and the marabou stork, all water birds that breed in the lakes alkaline waters. You may spot white rhino and the rare Rothschild’s giraffe that has 5 horns instead of the usual three and clear instead of spotted shanks (legs). A visit to the baboon cliff offers a scenic panorama of the lake below, surrounded by a vast tract of euphorbia and acacia forest. Makalia falls within the park are an additional attraction.
Dinner and overnight at the Campsite/budget hotel.

Day 10: Nakuru - Nairobi
After breakfast, proceed on a morning game drive and after depart the park for Nairobi through the floor of the Great Rift Valley and with stops to View Lake Elementaita, Lake Naivasha, Mt. Longonot and also a stop at the rift valley viewpoint.
Arrival Nairobi in the evening.

Price Includes:
• Park entrance fees
• Game drives in the various parks accompanied by our professional English-speaking driver cum guide
• transport in a comfortable safari vehicle which has a hatch-roof for easy photography
• accommodation in the campsite
• Meals while on safari

Price excludes:
• International Flights
• Water and any other drinks
• Extra activities
• Entry into the tribal villages

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