2 Days 1 Night Nairobi to Lake Nakuru & Naivasha Trip
The Birdlover’s Paradise
Lake Nakuru is a large, shallow lake supporting great birdlife, including big flocks of pelicans and variable flocks of flamingos. Lake Naivasha is a beautiful freshwater lake fringed by thick papyrus. It is part of the Great Rift Valley in Kenya. 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.
Explore all the color, wildlife, and diversity of these two attractive Rift Valley lakes. The scenery is breathtaking and a memorable safari experience..
Maestro Williams CEO of Maestro Experience
Lake Nakuru National Park
The Great Rift valley escarpment – Awesome scenery
Lake Naivasha Area Attractions
Guided walking safari at Crescent Island
4×4 Pop-Top Tour Van/Landcruiser.
Pickup (From Hotel/Rendezvous)
Juice/Fruits & Bottled Water
Park Fees and Game Drives
Meal Plan (Full Board)
Drop off (to Hotel/Rendezvous)
Starting from Nairobi, we’ll pick you up at dawn in the comfort of our own 4×4 Tour Van/Landcruiser.
We’ll start early (06:00 am) on our journey to Lake Nakuru National Park
Nairobi – Lake Nakuru National Park
Meal Plan: (Lunch & Dinner)
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.
Arrival and Lunch
We’ll arrive at Lake Nakuru by 9:00am, completing the 3-hour drive. Upon your arrival, you’ll start the 3-hour game drive with your guide and part. Break for lunch at a local restaurant, Lake Nakuru Lodge.
Alternatively, you may have a pre-arranged picnic lunch in the park.
We’ll proceed to an afternoongame drive 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.
With their notable pink plumage, flamingos flock in great numbers along the shores of Lake Nakuru and it’s a special sight to witness. Experience this colorful spectacle of shimmering pink birds wading in the shallow waters of Lake Nakuru.
The scenery of Lake Nakuru National Park is breathtaking. The Rift Valley escarpment, dotted with euphorbia trees, rises up from the lakeshore. Heavy mist usually shrouds the lake and surrounding yellow fever trees in the early morning.
Dinner & Overnight
Head to the camp/lodge for dinner and overnight before dusk.
Lake Nakuru – Lake Naivasha
Meal Plan: (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
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 take 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.
Lake Naivasha – Nairobi:
Now it’s time to head back to Nairobi. We should arrive back in town toward the early evening and will bring you to your hotel, residence or the airport.
Though it was a quick safari, we’re sure you’ll agree it was a busy one filled with numerous sightings and fond recollections.
Thanks for joining us on this special two-lake safari. When you next make your safari plans, we hope you’ll think of Maestro Experience
But now it’s time to exit the park on our way back to Nairobi.