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Lake Nakuru National Park: Due to some progressive natural factors like increasing water levels , the flamingo numbers have been reducing but the park itself remains stunning – one of Kenya’s finest. Great rocky escarpments tower over acacia forest, waterfalls, wooded hills and euphorbia trees dot the lake.
The few quantity of flamingos is accompanied by other birdlife – pelicans, cormorants, kingfishers, ostriches, storks as well as herons and eagles. The scene here is bountiful, busy and full of color.
You will be picked up from your Nairobi hotel, residence, or Nairobi airport.
We’ll head out in our private 4 x 4 Jeep for Lake Nakuru National Park, taking rest stops along the way to stretch and appreciate views of the Great Rift Valley.
Lake Nakuru dazzles with its birdlife but also its scenic beauty. You’ll find storks, herons, and eagles in this bountiful spot and one of Kenya’s largest populations of black rhinos.
We’ll take game and bird watching drives around the lake, through the forest and over the woodland. Look for the big predators like lion, leopard, and cheetah, but also smaller wildlife in the forests like hyena, water buck, olive baboon, and colobus monkey.
Please note that due to some progressive natural factors like increasing water levels , the flamingo numbers have been reducing but the park itself remains stunning – one of Kenya’s finest. Great rocky escarpments tower over acacia forest, waterfalls, wooded hills, and euphorbia trees dots the lake.
Following the rich topography of the park, we’ll also be on the lookout for the rare Rothschilds giraffe, gazelle, jackal, and mongoose. This is a vivid natural environment and you’ll be struck by its density and diversity.
Our first safari night will be here at Lake Nakuru, at your choice of lodge or tented camp.
The park is the perfect spot for a sunrise safari as the voluminous birdlife emerges into the new day. We’ll see the first rays of light touch the lake, bringing with them the early stirrings of the wildlife.
Then we’ll jump into our 4 x 4 Jeep for a scenic trip through the Great Rift Valley to nearby Lakes Bogoria and Baringo.
Lake Bogoria lies in a volcanic region which accounts for its natural geysers and hot springs, located along the banks of the lake. But the single greatest feature of this reserve is the spectacular flocks of bright colorful flamingos adorning its shores.
If you’d like, enjoy an optional sailing safari across the lake, slicing through this vibrant sea of pink.
Neighboring Lake Baringo is rich with algae on which its large flocks of flamingoes feed. The bird watching is unsurpassed, and you’ll be looking for nightjars, Goliath herons, and hornbills amongst its over 400 species of avian life.
Your second night will be either at Lake Bogoria or Lake Baringo depending on your choice of safari lodge or tented camp.
We’ve got a very busy day before us, so we’ll depart early for Lake Naivasha.
The Lake Naivasha area is filled with forests, extinct volcanos, waterfalls, and dramatic gorges. It’s a high-altitude, freshwater lake featuring hippos, aquatic, and birdlife.
But there’s plenty of wildlife as well – view buffalo, impala and waterbuck drawn to the lake’s shores.
We’ll lunch here and enjoy an optional sail across the lake, taking in the resident hippos.
We also offer an optional visit to nearby Hell’s Gate National Park where you can take a walking or cycling safari past the peacefully grazing wildlife.
But now it’s time for the easy drive back to Nairobi. Over our 3-day trek you’ve enjoyed many lakes, lots of wildlife and probably thousands of birds, including the always dazzling flamingoes.
We’ll arrive back in Nairobi in the early evening and drop you off at your hotel, residence, or the airport.