Day Hell's Gate & Lake Naivasha
Day 1: Nairobi - Hells Gate - Lake Naivasha
Depart Nairobi and head north towards the Rift Valley
town of Naivasha. On route we will stop for views across
the great Rift Valley, Mt Longonot and Lake Naivasha.
We pass through Naivasha town and drive around the southern
end of the lake, past the flower farms to the entrance
of Hells Gate National Park.
after you enter the park the impressive landscape unfolds
before you, and you are transported to a dramatic, semi-arid
world, with sheer rugged cliffs, open plains and deep
concealed gorges. There are many activities you can
do within Hells Gate including walking, cycling,
rock climbing, bird watching and trekking through the
lower gorge amongst the geysers the choice is
yours. Picnic lunch in the park.
afternoon we depart Hells Gate for Fishermans
camp on the shore of Lake Naivasha, for a well-earned
hot shower, dinner and overnight camping.
2: Lake Naivasha - Crater Lake - Elsemere - Nairobi
After breakfast, enjoy an early morning boat ride on
Lake Naivasha. You will be able to look out for the
hundreds of bird species as well as the hippos (which
you may have heard at camp last night!).
to Crater Lake Conservancy Area where you will walk
to the rim of the beautiful volcanic crater for views
down to the emerald-green crater lake. In recent times,
flamingo populations have boomed, having migrated from
Lake Nakuru to take up residence here. After picnic
lunch, with your guide you can walk through the conservancy
area trekking after plains animals including giraffe,
eland and antelope, while admiring the various species
of birds and plants.
afternoon we will proceed to Elsemere, home to the late
Joy and George Adamson, of Born Free fame. This is now
a conservation centre and museum where you will be able
to watch a video about the Adamsons and their conservancy
work, before enjoying afternoon tea in their beautiful
gardens. And dont worry, you wont be alone
you may have the pleasure of the company of a
family of black and white colobus monkeys, as well as
a variety of birds who also have a sweet tooth!
Late afternoon, return to Nairobi.
transport to/from Nairobi, park entry fees, campsite
fees, camping equipment, meals while on safari, bike
personal insurance, visas, sleeping bag, items of a
personal nature, sodas and alcohol. Rock climbing costs
only approx 500-1000/- per person, paid locally.