In just two days you’ll get to explore all the color, wildlife, and diversity of these two attractive Rift Valley lakes. Freshwater Lake Naivasha hosts hippo and other aquatic life attracted to its shores. Lake Nakuru is alkaline, drawing in bright, pink flamingoes, pelicans, kingfishers and ostriches. Making both these lake areas even more exciting are the herds of wildlife surrounding their shores – wildlife like zebra, giraffe, rhino and even lion, leopard and cheetah. This mini safari boasts a wonderful variety of animals for you to spot. Advance reservations are no problem – just call and we’ll book your tour.
Lake Nakuru Park an alkaline lake, lies in Central Kenya on the floor of the Great Rift Valley, 140km northwest of Nairobi, in Nakuru County. The ecosystem comprises the lake, surrounded by mainly wooded and bushy grasslands. The park supports a wide ecological diversity with Flamingos (Greater and Lesser) and other water birds being the major attractions of the area. The ecosystem provides for about 56 different species of mammals including the white rhino and buffaloes and a variety of terrestrial birds numbering nearly 450 species.
Lake Naivasha is a freshwater lake in Kenya, outside the town of Naivasha in Nakuru County, which lies northwest of Nairobi. It is part of the Great Rift Valley. The name derives from the local Maasai name Nai’posha, meaning “rough water” because of the sudden storms which can arise. It has quite a large population of Hippos which can be seen puffin water in the air.
07:00 hrs. – Your driver/guide will pick you up from your Nairobi hotel, residence or Nairobi airport.
We’ll head out in our roof-pop Land Cruisers for Lake Nakuru. This is a scenic drive through the sweeping farmlands of the central highlands. We’ll be passing through the dramatic towers and gorges of the Rift Valley escarpment.
Along the way, we’ll stop to stretch, refresh and enjoy these scenic vistas.
You’ll enjoy a full day of game drives over the stunning terrain of Lake Nakuru Park. This is a place of great rocky escarpments, waterfalls, forests, wooded hills and of course, the lake itself. Besides the flamingoes, you’ll be treated to flocks of storks, herons, eagles, and pelicans.
The birdlife is profuse but so is the land-based wildlife and you may see some of the larger species like rhino, buffalo and possibly lion.
Lake Nakuru is compact which only increases our chances of spotting the great variety of animals that inhabit this very diverse park.
You’ll stay overnight at your Lake Nakuru safari lodge or tented camp.
We’ll enjoy more bird and game viewing around the lake and through the environs of the park.
Then, we’re off on a short drive to Lake Naivasha.
We’ll get to experience a boat safari across the lake as we sail past hippos, birdlife, and perhaps spot grazing zebra and antelope on the shore. But also keep an eye out for buffalo, eland, impala, and occasionally… leopard.
Then, we’ll make a special trip to nearby Crescent Island Game Sanctuary – a beautiful private reserve that is filled with animals, mostly gentle grazers. The Sanctuary’s naturalist will take us on a guided walking safari to view the herds of wildebeest, waterbuck, zebra, gazelle, and more.
Then we head back to Nairobi. We should arrive back in town in the early evening and will bring you to your hotel, residence, or the airport.
We sure to make it a busy one filled with numerous sightings and fond recollections.
Thanks for joining us on this special two-lake safari.