Lake Naivasha is a freshwater lake, lying 100 Kilometers north west of Nairobi home to a variety of types of wildlife including over 400 different species of bird and a sizeable population of hippos.
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.
Early morning departure from Nairobi to Hell's gate passing through the wall of the Great Rift Valley. Stop over at Great Rift valley view point to enjoy the magnificent views of the Great Rift Valley and photography . After 20 minutes proceed with your journey with another stop at the smallest church in Kenya, Mai Mahiu Catholic Church also called Traveler's chapel. It was built in 1942 by the Italian prisoners of war. Proceed with your journey to Hell's gate national park.
Once at the Park, you have the option of a game drive in a Safari vehicle or take bikes into the Park. Cycling in the Park is a great adventure as you get to ride the bikes for 7 Kilometers before resting at a ranger's post. After a brief stop at the rangers post you leave the bike and start a walking safari (optional) for 3 hrs. Enjoy the spectacular views of the gorge. The park provides a variety of wildlife, unusual flora and many species of birds and is the only Kenyan Park 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. Afterwards proceed to Olkaria geothermal spa for Lunch then spend the afternoon swimming in the biggest natural spa in East Africa. At 1500hrs have a game drive in the park and later check out from the park to your lodge/camp.
Dinner and overnight stay at Sawela lodge on half board
After breakfast proceed to to nearby Crescent Island Game Sanctuary – a beautiful private reserve that is filled with herds of wildebeest, waterbuck, zebra, gazelle and more. Depart from the sanctuary to the shores of Lake Naivasha for your lunch (Ugali and fresh fish from the lake).
After lunch have boat rides. Depart for Nairobi to arrive in the evening.