2-day Tour: Lake Nakuru, Lake Naivasha and Hell's Gate

2-day Tour: Lake Nakuru, Lake Naivasha and Hell's Gate
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$290
Duration: 2 days
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This is the easiest safari tour from Nairobi, because the national parks you visit are located near the capital of Kenya. You will visit 2 national parks: Lake Nakuru and Hell's Gate and have a chance to spot hippos and the Kingfisher bird at Lake Naivasha / Crescent Isalnd

Day 1: Nairobi - Lake Naivasha, Crescent Island, Hell's Gate (L, D)

Early morning departure from Nairobi (normal departure time is 08:00am) and proceed to Lake Naivasha which is only 1,5 hrs drive (90 km). On the way to the lake you will have short stop at Great Rift Valley view point for pistures. On arrival to Naivasha at 10am a boat trip can be organized for a chance to spot hippos and the Kingfisher bird. You will have the option, either to do just a boat ride which usually takes 1 hr or combine this ride with the walking tour on Crescent Island which takes another 1 hr. Note gratuities are given to the boat drivers when you visit the lake. 
Check in to the lodge and lunch at 12:30. We proceed to Hell's Gate National Park at 15:00. In this park you will have the option of doing a trekking tour or a cycling tour which is a more adventurous way of exploring the park. If not, you are allowed to drive inside the park in your safari minibus which has an open rooftop. Hell's Gate is home to giraffe, warthog, zebra, buffalo, gazelle and many birds. You will explore the gorge area where you will leave the vehicle (or bicycle) at the parking lot and go on foot to have a guided tour / hiking of the scenic and ancient gorges and caves which make up the park history. After some tiresome hours of hiking and exploration, you may opt to visit the natural hot spa located within the park before you exit and drive back to your lodge for overnight at 18:00.

Day 2: Lake Nakuru - Nairobi (B,)

After early breakfast, you will depart from the hotel at 07:00am and  driven to Lake Nakuru for game drives. Animals and birds that are easy to spot include flamingo, pelican, stork, white rhino, buffalo, giraffe, warthog and others. You will also visit the scenic observation hill or baboon cliff where you will see the lake from the view point. After the game drives, you will exit from the park at 13:00hrs for your lunch at Nakuru Town and then drive back to Nairobi arriving by 5pm. On arrival to Nairobi, you are transferred back to your location within the city.

This is the easiest safari tour from Nairobi, because the national parks you visit are located near the capital of Kenya. You will visit 2 national parks: Lake Nakuru and Hell's Gate and have a chance to spot hippos and the Kingfisher bird at Lake Naivasha / Crescent Isalnd