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Itinerary: Great Rift Valley Lakes and Rain Forest Safari

Great Rift Valley Lakes and Rain Forest Safari

Perfect for Bird Watchers - visiting the Great Rift Lakes, where thousands of pink flamingos, and other birds migrate to and hiking in the Kakamega rainforest, the only rainforest in East Africa

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Great Rift Valley Lakes and Rain Forest Safari

Day 1: Nairobi - Lake Baringo
Pick up from your hotel and drive through Limuru tea farms, descending to the floor of the Great Rift Valley with a brief stop at the viewpoint. Mt. Longonot (which is of volcanic origin) and Lake Naivasha can be seen from far. En-route to Lake Baringo. This is one of the two fresh waters lakes in the rift valley and a bird watchers paradise -it has over 460 recorded bird species and a number of hippos. Check in and lunch at Lake Baringo country club of which the rooms have plenty of information on the areas bird life or campsite. A resident ornithologist leads walks before breakfast and in the evenings. Dinner and Overnight at campsite.

Day 2: Lake Baringo
After breakfast, take a 1hour bird watching trip by boat to the island to view more birds and hippos. On the island you can organise short excursions at an extra cost to see the njemps village (local tribe) and dancing, or a local snake farm. After proceed to the nearby Lake Bogoria 1 hour away. Lake Bogoria is a shallow soda lake hosting thousands of pink flamingos, a large number of other birds and the lesser kudu. Scalding hot springs and geysers at the southern end of the lake spurt and steam their alkaline waters. The bubbling of hot springs, hundreds of singing weaverbirds and a million flamingos feeding in the bluish water presents a rare scenic beauty. Dinner and overnight at the Campsite.

Day 3: Lake Baringo - Kakamega
After breakfast, drive to Kakamega national reserve. This is the country’s only tropical rain forest and formed part of the dense rain forest that stretched from west Africa, across central Africa and in to the highland areas East and West of the great rift valley .The forest is world renowned as home to several hundred species of birds including rare snake eating birds, insects, monkeys and other mammals as well as countless exotic tree species. Dinner and overnight at the campsite.

Day 4: Kakamega Forest
After breakfast, spend a full day in the Kakamega national reserve with bird walks accompanied by game wardens and our driver / guides. Dinner and overnight at the campsite.

Day 5: Kakamega – Lake Nakuru
Drive to Lake Nakuru national park after an early breakfast arriving at the Lake Nakuru lodge in time for lunch. The park is a home to stunning flocks of lesser and greater flamingos, which literally turn the Lakeshores in to a magnificent pink stretch. The bird life here is world renown and over 400 birds’ species can be seen like, white pelicans and the marabou stork, all water birds that breed in the lakes alkaline waters. You may also spot white rhino, rare Rothschild giraffe, and other plain game.
Dinner and Overnight at the campsite.

Day 6: Lake Nakuru – Lake Naivasha
A pre breakfast bird spotting drive in the park and around the Lake before returning to the campsite for breakfast. Drive to Hells gate national park with a brief stop at the lake Elementaita viewpoint. The park is famous for its natural steaming geysers and a haven for birdwatchers. The walking/hiking in the park gives one a sense of freedom, open space and a clear view of wildlife. The cliffs are breeding grounds for vultures, verreauxs eagles, augur buzzards and thousands of swifts. Over 120 species have been recorded here. Lunch at the campsite and the afternoon is spent at leisure either to explore the rich, bird filled gardens or an optional boat ride to Crescent Island (at an extra cost). Dinner and overnight at the campsite.

Day 7: Lake Naivasha - Nairobi
After a leisurely breakfast drive back to Nairobi and drop off at your hotel or drop off at JKI Airport to catch your flight back home.

Price Includes:
All National parks entrance fees
All game drives
Professional fluent English-speaking driver/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 meals per day safari and 5 litres of bottled water, tea and coffee

Price 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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