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Itinerary: Kenya Unspoilt : Lakes, Mt. Elgon, Tea Plantations

Kenya Unspoilt : Lakes, Mt. Elgon, Tea Plantations

Kenya's best of the Rift Valley combined with a abundance of wild and bird life. Take a nature walk in Mt Elgon area and relax on Rusinga Island in Lake Victoria,best for fishing and boat ride.

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Kenya Unspoilt : Lakes, Mt. Elgon, Tea Plantations

Day 01: Nairobi - Lake Baringo
After breakfast, pick up from your hotel and proceed to Lake Baringo with a brief stop over at the Great Rift Valley view point. 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 these waters. A visit to a local njemps village or a local snake farm can be arranged at an extra cost. Dinner and overnight at 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 en-route proceed to Mt. Elgon National Park followed by afternoon drive to the elephant caves where you will be able to walk and explore with an English speaking experienced guide on hand to explain the caves history.
Dinner and overnight in the campsite.

Day 3: Mt. Elgon
After breakfast 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 vegetation ranges from wet forests to alpine moor land and support Colubus Monkeys, Elephant, Buffalo and several species of Antelope, which are prey for the secretive leopard. Dinner and overnight at the campsite.

Day 4: Mt. Elgon - Kakamega forest
Early breakfast and depart for Kakamega where your drive takes you over the Tugen hills, through the beautiful Kerio valley and Sirikwa plateau into the Kakamega forest reserve which is a superb slab of virgin tropical rainforest in the heart of an intensively cultivated agricultural area. 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 fauna, flora 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.

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, weapons, musical instruments, and a fair 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’ 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 at campsite.

Day 6: Kisumu - Rusinga Island
After breakfast, drive via Ahero to Katito with picnic lunch en-route. 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 en-route and stop-over to buy soapstone souvenir carvings. Arrive at Tea Hotel in the afternoon and relax in the hotel's lush gardens taking in the magnificent view of Tea farms stretching for miles all around you. Dinner and Overnight at the Campsite.

Day 9: Kericho – Lake 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 that has 5 horns instead of the usual three and the rare Rothschild’s giraffe.
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.

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 by mid afternoon.

Includes:
National parks entrance fees
All game drives in the various parks accompanied
Services of professional fluent english-speaking driver cum guide
Comfortable transport in our safari vehicles with hatch-roofs fitted with VHF radio
All campsite fees in all the above mentioned parks
All camping equipment (except sleeping bags, which we have available for hire in Nairobi)
Two man mosquito-netted canvas tents
Africa Jungle comfortable seats
Comfortable foam mattresses 2-4 inches and ground sheets in the tents.
Three sumptuous meals whilst on safari

Excludes
International flights
Visas and travel insurance
Items of a personal nature
Items not mentioned above
Sleeping bags, which we have available for hire
Drinking Water/Alcohol
Local Village visits

We also specialise organizing safaris for large incentive groups at special rates

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