DAY 1: NAIROBI CITY TOUR.
The guide will pick you from the hotel in the morning and take around the city. Nairobi city, the capital of Kenya, is the only city with a national park in it’s midst.In it and its outskirts, are several eye brow raising and interesting attractions, which include:
DAVID SHELDRICK’S ELEPHANT ORPHANAGE.
David Sheldrick’s near Nairobi national park is a rescue center for elephant calves and rhinos orphaned by poaching from all over the country. Here, they receive daily treatment from very committed staff members who literally become their surrogate mothers. Eventually when the calves are strong enough, they are moved to Tsavo, where they are carefully reintroduced into wild herds. From 11:00 am to 12;00 pm, the calves are exercised, bathed and fed with milk and at this time, the visitors are free to visit and watch.
The giraffe center started after discovering the sad plight for the Rothschild giraffe found only in the grasslands of East Africa. The effort to breed the subspecies was started by bringing two young giraffes, Daisy and Marlon, to the Lang’ata suburb, south west of Nairobi. This is where the calves were raised and a programme of breeding giraffes in captivity commenced. Thanks to this breeding, there are now over 300 species of the Rothschild giraffes safe in various Kenyan national parks. The center’s main purpose is to give both local and international visitors an opportunity to come into close contact with the world’s tallest species, the giraffe.
Mamba village, 13 km from the city, is a crocodile farm which holds over 70 Nile crocodiles, Masai ostriches, horses and tortoises. The farm has got hospitality facilities including several restaurants, where you will take your lunch.
BOMAS OF KENYA.
A rich diversity of Kenyan traditional music and dance is exhibited here. The bomas repertoire consists of over 50 dances from different ethnic communities. With live percussion, string and wind instruments, diverse, authentic and energetic dancing, bomas harambee dancers will take you on a journey through Kenya’s past and present. The bomas of Kenya has an enviable conferencing facility in a quiet and serene setting. The Utamaduni restaurant of bomas of Kenya is of its own kind! As diverse as the traditional cultures of Kenya, so are the sumptuous meals here.
DAY 2: NAIROBI – NAIVASHA.
HELL’S GATE NATIONAL PARK.
The guide will pick you up at around 7:00 am to start of the journey down the rift valley escarpments to Naivasha, with lunch en-route. On arrival, you shall be taken to the Hell’s gate national park for a nature walk as you enjoy the beautiful landscape and serene environment of the park. Named for the intense geothermal activity within its boundaries, the Hell’s Gate National Park is a remarkable quarter of the Great Rift Valley. Spectacular scenery including the towering cliffs, water-gouged gorges, stark rock towers, scrub clad volcanoes and belching plumes of geothermal steam make it one of the most atmospheric Parks in Africa. Hell’s Gate is an ideal venue for a nature walk where, in addition to the bio-diversity that includes raptors, visitors can enjoy mountain biking, rock climbing. The park inhabits the African buffalo, zebra, eland, hartebeest, Thomson’s gazelle and baboons in common. The park is also home to klipspringer antelope and Chandler’s mountain reedbuck. Hell’s gate national park is also rich in prolific birdlife – there are over 100 species of birds in the park, including vultures, Verreaux’s Eagles, augur buzzard and swifts. After the adventurous walk, you will be driven to the hotel for refreshment and relaxation purposes. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
DAY 3: NAIVASHA – LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK – NAIROBI.
A cup of coffee or tea is served at 6:45am in the morning, after which the guide picks you and depart to Lake Nakuru National Park, as you enjoy the scenic view of the great mt.Longonot and Lake Naivasha from the highway distance. Here, you will interact with the pink flamingoes at the shores of the lake. The park has got a white rhino sanctuary, cape buffalos and waterbucks at the shoreline of this lake. You will also enjoy the amazing birdlife within the sanctuary’s natural environment and view animals you missed to see in the previous game drive. After this, you will be driven to your hotel in Nairobi or airport with lunch en-route, to catch your flight to your next destination. The safari ends here.