Safaris

BEST OF WESTERN CIRCUIT

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Tour Overview

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 at 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 is at a Campsite on the shores of Lake Baringo.
Day 2

Lake Bogoria - Mt Elgon

Early breakfast followed by a visit to Lake Bogoria, which is adorned with nature’s rare gifts; thermal springs and geysers, thousands of flamingos, different species of water fowls but fishless. Visitors boil eggs at nature’s 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 is in the Campsite/Budget Hotel
Day 3

Mt. Elgon

After breakfast, drive to the Elephant Caves (Kitum, Chepnyalil and Ngwarisha) 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. Here’s 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, ranging from wet forests to alpine moorland, support various animals including the Colobus monkeys, elephants buffalo and several species of antelope, which fall prey to the secretive leopard. Dinner and overnight is at the Campsite/Budget Hotel.
Day 4

Mt. Elgon - Kakamega Forest

Early breakfast and depart for Kakamega where your drives take 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 is 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’s you around. Binoculars and wet-weather gear are essential as it usually rains heavily every afternoon for a couple of hours. Dinner and overnight is 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 3rd largest City in Kenya. On arrival proceed to the Impala Sanctuary and to Dunga Beach, popularly 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 communities of the area including agricultural implements, birds and insect traps (including a white ant trap), food utensils, clothing, furniture, 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 is in a Budget Hotel.
Day 6

Kisumu - Rusinga Island

After breakfast, drive via Ahero to Katito with picnic lunch enroute. Proceed on via the towns of Sondu, Oyugis and on to Kisii with a brief stop to watch the Kisii Soapstone Carvers at work. Proceed via Rongo, Homa bay, Mbita and across the Causeway to Rusinga Island on Lake Victoria, the second largest Fresh Water Lake in the world, bordering Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda and the source of the River Nile. Your stay in Kenya is only complete with a visit to this paradise island.
Day 7

Rusinga Island

After breakfast, you spend a full day having fun and exploring the Island, trying your hand at fishing at Takawiri, or taking a boat ride on the lake. For bird lovers enjoy the sight of fish eagles perched atop trees like sentries then suddenly swoop down for fish on the lake’s surface, a fantastic “bird action” photo-to opportunity. Dinner and overnight at is the Campsite.
Day 8

Rusinga Island – Kericho

After breakfast, drive via Kisii to Kericho Town with picnic lunch enroute and a stop-at-leisure to buy soapstone souvenir carvings. Arrive at Kericho 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. Kericho is a tea-growing town whose lush evergreen farms make it look like a grand golf course giving one a feel of relaxation, serenity and peace.
Dinner and Overnight is at the 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 lake’s 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. The Makalia Falls within the Park are an additional attraction.
Dinner and overnight is at the Campsite.
Day 10

Nakuru – Nairobi

After breakfast, proceed on a morning game drive after which you depart the Park for Nairobi through the Great Rift Valley, with stopovers to view Lake Elementaita, Lake Naivasha, Mt. Longonot and the magnificent Valley Escarpment at The View Point.
Arrival in Nairobi is in the evening.

Safari Includes

Park Entrance Fees
Transport and game drives
Accommodation in Campsite
All meals (full board basis)
Driver-guide’s allowance

Safari Excludes

Drinks
Tribal Village Visits
Tips

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