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Best of Western Cultural and Ecotourism Adventure (10 Days)
Day 01: Nairobi - Lake Baringo
After breakfast, pick up from your hotel and proceed to Lake Baringo with a brief stop over 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 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 at a lodge / campsite on the shores of Lake Baringo on Full Board Basis.
Day 02: Lake Bogoria – Mt. Elgon
Early breakfast followed by visit to lake Bogoria, which is adorned with natures rare gifts, thermal springs and geysers, thousands of flamingos, different species of water fowls but fishless. Visitors boil eggs at natures 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 en route proceed to Mt Elgon National Park followed by afternoon drive to the elephant caves where you will be able to walk and explore with a guide on hand to explain the caves history. Dinner and overnight in Mt. Elgon bandas / campsite on Full Board Basis.
Day 03: Mt. Elgon
After breakfast embark on a nature walk. With 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 vegetating ranges from wet forests to alpine moorland and supports Colobus monkeys, elephants buffalo and several species of antelope, which are prey for the secretive leopard. Dinner and overnight at Mt. Elgon Bandas / campsite on Full Board Basis.
Day 04: Mt. Elgon - Kakamega Forest
Early breakfast 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. 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 you to guide you around. Binoculars and we-weather gear are essential as it usually rains heavily every afternoon for a couple of hours. Dinner and overnight in the hotel or campsite on Full Board Basis.
Day 05: Kakamega forest – Kisumu
Depart Kakamega forest for Kisumu on the shores of Lake Victoria. This is the 2nd largest city in Kenya On arrival proceed to the impala sanctuary and to dunga 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 very good collection of everyday items from the various peoples of the area including agricultural implements birds and insect traps (including agricultural implements birds and insect traps (including a white ant trap), food utensils, clothing, furniture’s weapons, musical instruments, and a fairly motley collection of stuffed birds and animals including an amazing center 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 at a hotel on Full Board Basis.
Day 06: Kisumu - Rusinga Island
After breakfast, drive via Ahero to Katito with picnic lunch en route Proceed on via Sondu, Oyugis and on to Kisii with a brief stop to watch the Kisii soapstone carvers at work. Via Rongo, Homa bay, Mbita and across the causeway to Rusinga Island on Lake Victoria. Your stay in Kenya is only complete with a visit to this paradise island located within the second highest fresh water lake in the world and the source of the river Nile. The lake borders Kenya and Uganda. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge or campsite on Full Board Basis.
Day 07: Rusinga Island
After breakfast, you spend a full day having fun and exploring, try your hand at fishing at Takawiri, or take a boat ride on the lake. For bird lovers enjoy the sight of fish eagles perch atop trees like sentries then suddenly swoop down for fish on the lakes surface, a fantastic “bird action” photo – to opportunity. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge or campsite on Full Board Basis.
Day 08: Rusinga Island – Kericho
After breakfast, drive via Kisii to Kericho Tea Hotel with picnic lunch en route and may be for a stop to buy soapstone souvenir carvings. Arrive at Tea Hotel in the afternoon and relax in the hotels lush gardens taking in the magnificent view of Tea farms stretching for miles around you. Dinner and overnight at hotel on Full Board Basis.
Day 09: Kericho – Nakuru
After breakfast, depart for Lake Nakuru National Park arriving in time for lunch. Proceed on an afternoon game drive in this park of flamingoes, white pelicans and the marabou stork, all water birds that breed in the lakes alkaline waters. You may spot white rhino three and clear instead of spotted shanks (legs). A visit to the baboon cliff offers a scenic panorama o the lake below, surrounded by a vast tract of euphorbia and acacia forest. Makalia falls within the park are an addition attraction. Dinner and overnight at a lodge or budget hotel on Full Board Basis.
Day 10: Nakuru – Nairobi
After breakfast, proceed on a morning game drive and after depart the park for Nairobi through the floor of the Great Rift Valley and with stops to View Lake Elementaita, Lake Naivasha, Mt. Longonot and also a stop at the rift valley viewpoint. Arrival Nairobi by mid afternoon.
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