2 Days 1 Night Lake Naivasha Safari Hellsgate Park Tour

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2 Days 1 Night Lake Naivasha Safari Hellsgate Park Tour from Nairobi is a short overnight trip to Lake Naivasha. Lake Naivasha is located only 100 km from Nairobi.

2 Days 1 Night Lake Naivasha Safari Hellsgate park tour from Nairobi is weekend getaway that takes you to Naivasha for game viewing and other fun activities such as cycling, walking, hiking and horseback riding.

During your short holiday, you will have a chance to visit Hell’s Gate National Park which has over 100 species of birds including vultures, Verreaux’s Eagles, augur buzzard, and swifts.

African buffalo, zebra, eland, hartebeest, Thomson’s gazelle, and baboons are also common. The park is also home to klipspringer antelope and Chanler’s mountain reedbuck.

You will travel with an experienced tour driver/ guide in a private safari vehicle and stay at a camp/ lodge. You will also visit Crescent Island Game Park a peninsular and is accessible by boat from East or West as well as by road for guided walk amongst animals.

Crescent Island has an abundance of animals including giraffe, hippo, buffalo, waterbuck, wildebeest, zebra, impala,python, mongoose, jackal etc.

2 Days 1 Night Lake Naivasha Safari Highlights | What to Do and See

Lake Naivasha boat ride: 2 hour boat ride where one could see hippos, kingfishers, fish eagles, pelicans and lots of other birds. You also get to see fish eagles dive for fish as they are fed by the boat men.

Crescent Island guided game walks: where one could see bird-life like pelicans, cormorants fish-eagles etc and wild animals like Wildebeest, Waterbuck, Zebra, Gazelle Hippos, Giraffes, Hyena, Buffalo and pythons occasionally with a kill.

Hell’s Gate National park: Explore Hell’s Gate National Park on foot or by bicycle. The park is home a variety of wildlife, unusual plant life, and over 130 species of birds.

Enjoy the dramatic scenery, with looming cliffs and gorges. Zebras, baboons, and gazelles are common sights, while more exotic cheetahs, leopards, and ostrich are occasionally encountered.

Elsamare Lodge: Elsamere is one of Kenya’s most historic homes – the former home of the late George and Joy Adamson who became world famous for their pioneering wildlife conservation work and extraordinary relationship with the lioness Elsa.

The story is told in her best-selling book and the subsequent Oscar-winning film, Born Free. It was here that Joy nurtured some of her orphaned big cats.

Naivasha Accommodation: Choose your preferred accommodation in Naivasha. Hotels in Lake Naivasha will range from 5 star to budget hotels, self catering cottages, camp sites, guest houses and private ranches.

Safari Itinerary in Summary

Day 1: Nairobi – Drive to Hell’s Gate National Park – Lake Naivasha
Day 2: Lake Naivasha Crescent Island Visit – Lunch at Elsamere Lodge – Drive to Nairobi

Safari Itinerary in Detail

Day 1: Nairobi – Drive to Hell’s Gate National Park – Lake Naivasha

0630 Hours: After breakfast depart Nairobi by road to Hell’s Gate National Park. Arrive at Hell’s Gate National Park after an hour’s drive.

Once at the Park, you have the option of taking a guided walk or cycle with a bicycle in the Park. Cycling in the Park is a great adventure as you get to ride the bikes for 7 km’s before resting at a ranger’s post.

After a brief stop at the rangers post you leave the bike and start a walking safari. Enjoy the spectacular views of the gorge.

The walking trip or safari takes 3 to 4 hours. The park provides a variety of wildlife, unusual flora and many species of birds and is one of the few two Kenyan parks where climbing, walking and biking are allowed.

Animals seen here include bushbucks, Dikdiks, Gazelles, Gnus, Hartebeests, Impalas, Klipspringers, Buffaloes, Hyraxes, Zebras, Hyenas, Jackals, Mongooses, Baboons, Monkeys and Porcupines amongst others.

The park has historically been an important home for the rare lammergeyer vultures and over 103 species of birds have been recorded including vultures, Verreaux’s Eagles.

Lunch at the lodge then spend the afternoon enjoying various activities available at the camp/ Lodge such as swimming, walking, horse riding or cycling at leisure.

Dinner and overnight at your preferred choice of accommodation

Accommodation Options
Luxury Accommodation: Lake Naivasha Enashipai Resort or Kiangazi Lodge
Mid-Range Accommodation: Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge or Lake Naivasha Simba Lodge
Budget Accommodation: Camp Carnelleys Naivasha, Cray Fish Camp

Meal Plan {Lunch & Dinner}

Day 2: Lake Naivasha Crescent Island Visit – Lunch at Elsamere Lodge – Drive to Nairobi

0900 Hours: After Breakfast visit Crescent Island Game Sanctuary – a peninsula or island on the eastern side of Lake Naivasha.  A short 30 minutes boat trip from the mainland out into Lake Naivasha gives you access to the unique Crescent Island Wildlife Sanctuary.

There is also possibility to access it by road passing through the “Horse Riding Complex”. A wide variety of wildlife, bird life and flora lives quite freely out there and as there are no predators to be found, quite happily as well.

There is a lot of easy to see game e.g. giraffes, waterbucks, elands, wildebeests, zebras and impalas. It is also a heaven for birds with + 200 species recorded.

The lake has a lot of hippos, which you can easily spot from the island. Amongst the resident birds are fish eagles, ospreys, lily-trotters, black crakes and a variety of herons. Hippos also live in the lake.

A number of mammals can be seen grazing in the surrounding lake environs, such as zebra, impala, buffalo, giraffe, Kongoni and, at night, hippos.

1200 Hours: Enjoy lunch at Elsamare Lodge and Conservation Center in Naivasha. The center was once the home of Joy and George Adamson, who devoted their lives to wildlife conservation.

The area is still a haven for wildlife, with its own small troop of black and white colobus monkeys living and playing in the acacia trees.

1500 Hours: Return to Nairobi in the evening.

Meal Plan {Breakfast & Lunch}

2 Days 1 Night Lake Naivasha Safari Hellsgate Park Tour Prices

2 Days 1 Night Lake Naivasha Safari Hellsgate Park Tour Rates Includes:

Boat rides + Mineral water during tour + 4 meals as per the itinerary + Professional English-speaking guides + 1 Night accommodation in a camp or lodge in Naivasha + All park entrance fees and activities as per the itinerary & Pickup from your hotel in Nairobi and drop-off to your hotel

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Children Aged 8 to 11 Years

1st January 2021

31st December 2021

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* Make sure you take lots of drinking water with you and some snacks
* Do not forget to take hats, sunscreen lotion, and bring some warmer cloth as it can be chilly on the water

2 Days 1 Night Lake Naivasha Safari Hellsgate Park Tour Rates Do Not Include:

* Drinks
* Laundry
* Tips or gratuity
* Travelers insurance
* Communication charges
* Horse rides or extra excursions
* Visas, international airfares and airport taxes; meals
* Sightseeing not included in the package; optional activities
* Personal expenses such as transfers to/ from the airport (supplement airport transfer cost applies for tours starting from the airport)

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