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From Nairobi: Lakes Nakuru & Naivasha National Park Day Tour

1. From Nairobi: Lakes Nakuru & Naivasha National Park Day Tour

Your adventure begins at 6:00 AM with pickup in Nairobi. From there you'll head straight to Lake Nakuru National Park. The Lake is renowned as a bird sanctuary with over 400 bird species at times. There can be up to two million greater and lesser flamingoes and tens of thousands of other birds at Lake Nakuru. As a result the park is referred to as the "Birds' Paradise". The National Park is also a rhino sanctuary with excellent wildlife viewing. You'll enjoy wildlife viewing as soon as you enter the park gates, and when it's time for lunch, you'll stop at the lodge where you can purchase a meal at a local restaurant.  After lunch, continue to enjoy wildlife viewing on the drive out of the park. You'll leave the park at approximately 3:00 PM and head to Lake Naivasha for an optional 1-hour boat ride. If you'd like to include the boat ride, be sure to select the correct option when making your booking. On the boat ride, enjoy bird watching, eagle feeding, and hippo viewing. At the end of the boat ride, you'll head back to Nairobi for a 6:00 PM arrival.

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Nairobi: Private 5-Day Masai Mara, Nakuru, and Naivasha Tour

2. Nairobi: Private 5-Day Masai Mara, Nakuru, and Naivasha Tour

Discover Kenya's premiere wildlife destinations on a 5-day tour from Nairobi and have the chance to see the famous Big 5 animals. Take several guided game drives around Masai Mara and Lake Nakuru, cycle around Hell's Gate, and spot hippos on Lake Naivasha. Day 1: Nairobi to Masai Mara After pickup at your accommodation in Nairobi, commence your drive to Masai Mara via the Great Rift Valley viewpoint and marvel at the breathtaking panorama of the valley. Arrive in time for lunch, then depart on a game viewing drive in the Masai Mara National Reserve after check-in. Return back to camp for a delicious buffet dinner. Day 2: Masai Mara Spend a day exploring the Masai Mara National Reserve in search of the Big 5 game animals. Between July and November, catch sight of the great migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra from Tanzania, a spectacular annual event only seen in Masai Mara. Keep an eye out for the predators of the savanna — lions, cheetahs, jackals, hyenas, and vultures. Enjoy a picnic lunch in the beautiful surroundings. Day 3: Maasai Mara to Nakuru Enjoy one final early morning game drive in the reserve. Have breakfast before beginning the drive to Nakuru, where you'll arrive in the afternoon. Day 4: Nakuru to Lake Naivasha/Hell’s Gate After an early breakfast, head to Lake Nakuru National Park for a 3-hour game drive. Look out for the rare white rhinos — one of the Big 5 — and have the chance to see pink flamingos. Continue to Naivasha, where you'll arrive in time for lunch. Visit Hell's Gate National Park for a biking safari, then enjoy a 1-hour boat ride on Lake Naivasha for birdwatching and hippo viewing. If your energy levels aren't up to cycling, you can take a driving tour of the park instead. Day 5: Naivasha to Nairobi After breakfast at your accommodation, begin your return journey to Nairobi. Enjoy lunch along the way and conclude your tour with drop-off back at your hotel or at the airport.

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Lake Naivasha & Hell's Gate Day Tour Admission Fees Included

3. Lake Naivasha & Hell's Gate Day Tour Admission Fees Included

To begin your tour, you will be picked up from your Nairobi hotel, or the airport at no extra cost. Then, drive to Hell's Gate National Park for an amazing day trip. Enjoy watching the local wildlife by either walking or riding a bike in the Park. This is one of the few national parks where hiking is allowed. The Park has amazing features including deep gorges, red colored cliffs, rock towers, hot springs, and geysers. This day tip offers visitors the chance to go game viewing by bicycle. Ride around the Park surrounded by hordes of wild animals like buffalo, giraffes, zebra, and impala. Later, after lunch, you will go to Lake Naivasha to have a boat ride before coming back to Nairobi.

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Nairobi: Nakuru National Park and Lake Naivasha Day Tour

4. Nairobi: Nakuru National Park and Lake Naivasha Day Tour

After meeting your guide in the lobby of your hotel at 6:00am, start your journey to Nakuru National Park. While en route, stop at the Great Rift Valley view point where you will attain magnificent views of the escarpments. After a beautiful drive you will arrive at Lake Nakuru by 9:00am. Lake Nakuru National Park is the only park where you are guaranteed to see rhinos in their natural habitat. On the way to the park, enjoy a stop at the Great Rift Valley view point to see the volcano below. Upon your arrival, start the 3-hour game drive with your guide. Break for lunch at a local restaurant at Lake Nakuru Lodge (own cost). After lunch, continue to explore the park with your guide as you head towards Lake Naivasha. Leaving the park at approximately 3:00pm you will swap your car for a boat ride on Lake Naivasha.  While on the boat ride, enjoy bird watching, eagle feeding, and hippo viewing. After Begin the drive to Nairobi for a 6:00pm arrival and get dropped off at your hotel.

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Nairobi to Lake Naivasha Day Tour with Crescent Island

5. Nairobi to Lake Naivasha Day Tour with Crescent Island

7:00 is the departure time from your Nairobi hotel to the Lake Naivasha. On the way you will see the Great Rift Valley and spectacular part views of the corridor of the Rift Valley in Kenya. Once there, you will also take a boat trip to Crescent Island for about 1 hour, then come back in time for buffet lunch at Elsamere Gardens. Watch the Joy Adamson story, a 40-minute video about Joy Adamson work, their experience with the lioness Elsa and the consequent release of the movie Born Free. Visit the museum, which houses memorabilia from the movie Born Free, Joys prints of tribal paintings and other books they wrote translated to different languages, photographs and some of the awards they won for their conservation efforts. Enjoy High Tea, a tea or coffee with variety of cakes and biscuits, before departing for Nairobi. Please note that the boat ride will depend on the tides at the time. Please also wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes, suncreen and a hat or cap. 

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Nairobi: 8-Day Best-of-Kenya Wildlife Safari

6. Nairobi: 8-Day Best-of-Kenya Wildlife Safari

Day 1: Nairobi to Amboseli National Park You will be collected from your Nairobi hotel or Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) at 7:00AM, from where you will travel via the Nairobi-Mombasa highway. Your scenic drive will be through the expansive savannah plains, dotted with local homesteads and colorful Maasai tribesmen and their cattle. In the afternoon, a game drive is scheduled, and that evening your accommodation will be in the Amboseli Kibo Safari Camp or similar. Day 2: Full Day at Amboseli National Park Your second day will be a day of game viewing drives, scenery viewing, and relaxation. Throughout the day, your time will be spent at Amboseli with maximum game viewing drives, spotting game and taking in the scenery as you travel. Your accommodation that evening will once more be at the Amboseli Kibo Safari Camp or similar. Day 3: Amboseli to Lake Naivasha National Park In the early morning, you will go on a game viewing drive as you exit the Amboseli National Park. From there, proceed to Lake Naivasha at the floor of the Great Rift Valley. In the afternoon you will go on a boat ride, viewing exotic bird life and hippos amid the serenity of this freshwater Rift Valley Lake. Your accommodation that evening will be at the Lake Naivasha Sopa resort or similar. Day 4: Lake Naivasha to Lake Nakuru National Park Your day starts with a nature bird walk in a scenic setting at the lake shores. You will take a bicycle and cycle to the nearby Hell’s Gate National Park, where you will explore the canyon on foot whilst spotting small game. Later, a short one-hour drive will take you to the Lake Nakuru National Park, where you will stay in the Lake Nakuru lodge/Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge or similar. Day 5: Lake Nakuru to Maasai Mara National Reserve Enjoy an early bird game viewing drive as you exit the Lake Nakuru National Park. You will proceed to the Maasai Mara Game Reserve, where you will arrive in the mid afternoon. Afterwards, make your way on an afternoon game viewing drive, before spending the evening at the Masai Mara Sopa Lodge or similar. Day 6: Full Day at Maasai Mara National Reserve Day 6 will be a game viewing extravaganza. The Maasai Mara Game Reserve remains one of the most exciting wildlife eco-systems in Africa, and at the day's conclusion you will spend the evening at the Maasai Mara Sopa Lodge or similar. Day 7: Full Day at Masai Mara National Park On day 7 you will spend an extra day at the Maasai Mara, with scheduled game viewing drives. Your accommodation for the evening will be at the Masai Mara Sopa Lodge or similar. Day 8: Maasai Mara to Nairobi You will start your final day with an early pre-breakfast game viewing drive, before departing to Nairobi.

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Nairobi: Full-Day Mount Longonot Hike with Boat Tour

7. Nairobi: Full-Day Mount Longonot Hike with Boat Tour

Your adventure begins with pickup you from your Nairobi hotel/residence at 6:00AM. After driving for approximately 1 hour, you will begin the ascent at 6,000 feet. Like all good uphill hikes it will lull you into a sense of false security with a slow gentle rise to the first peak. This will give you the chance to get your lungs and limbs freed up for the second section, which is the best section. At the end of each section there is a rest point where you can prepare yourself for the next part of your journey. You will have started early to avoid the heat of the sun, but by the time you reach the end of the second section you will have generated plenty of your own heat. This hike is not an easy hike, but is achievable by people of average fitness. Your guide will accompany you all the way to the top. The whole tour is only about 8–9 kilometers long but very steep, so that the round-trip from the park gate to Longonot Peak takes around 5 hours. At the conclusion of your tour you will visit Lake Naivasha for a sunset boat ride to see hippos, before your return drive to Nairobi.

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From Nairobi: Lake Naivasha & Crescent Island Walking Safari

8. From Nairobi: Lake Naivasha & Crescent Island Walking Safari

The day begins with early morning pickup from your hotel in Nairobi and heads to Lake Naivasha. During the drive, stop at the impressive Rift Valley to admire the vista and take photos from a stunning viewpoint. Arrive at the lake and enjoy a 1-hour speed boat ride to Crescent Island, with plenty of wildlife to see along the way. The boat drops you off on the island, where your friendly guides are waiting to welcome you. Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime safari walking tour through the park, which has more animals per acre than any other in Kenya. In the company of your trained guides, get up close to wild animals and feel immersed in the magic of Africa. A highlight of the tour is the abundance of sleepy hippos lazing under the acacia trees after a night of busy grazing. Other animals at the park include zebras, giraffes, buffaloes, and more. At the end of an unforgettable adventure, hop back on the boat and sail to the pier for your hotel transfer.

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From Nairobi: 2-Day Tour Nakuru & Naivasha Lakes

9. From Nairobi: 2-Day Tour Nakuru & Naivasha Lakes

Day 1: Nairobi to Lake Nakuru National Park Meet your safari driver and guide at your hotel in Nairobi then set off northwest towards Lake Nakuru. On the way, make a short stop to view the Great Rift Valley from an elevated position. Arrive at Lake Nakuru National Park in time for a pre-lunch game drive. Look out for giraffes, waterbucks, black and white rhinos, buffalo, lions, and leopards, amongst other wildlife which calls the National Park home. On the shores of the lake, find thousands of flamingos feeding on the algae. Then, stop for lunch at Lake Nakuru Lodge, Sarova Lion Hill Lodge, or a similar location nearby. Finally, enjoy another afternoon game drive around Lake Nakuru and the forest. Dinner and accommodation will be at Fisherman's Camp Lake Naivasha. Day 2: Hell’s Gate & Lake Naivasha Arrive at the entrance to Hell's Gate around mid-morning, where you will set off on a 2-hour bike tour. There is the option to drive, for those who prefer not to bike. During the ride, have the chance to see bushbucks, dik-diks, giraffes, gazelles, gnus, hartebeests, impalas, klipspringers, buffaloes, hyraxes, zebras, hyenas, jackals, mongooses, baboons, monkeys, and porcupines. The park has historically been an important home for the rare lammergeier vultures. Visit the gorges and capture beautiful panoramas then return the bike to the entrance at around 12 PM. Along the way, visit the Masai community. Then, at 1 PM, have lunch at Naivasha Fisherman's Camp. After that, enjoy a relaxing boat ride on Lake Naivasha, where you can see some of the local wildlife including hippos, buffalo, fish eagles, pelicans. At the end of the tour, get driven back to Nairobi for around 6 PM.

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What people are saying about Lake Naivasha

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 5 reviews

This was my second trip to Lake Nakuru and Naivasha with GetYourGuide. I decided to do this trip again in June 2021 and was not disappointed. I was picked up from my hotel at 6am by the guide Nathan, who was very punctual. The Game drive started at 10am and lasted 3 hours at Lake Nakuru, where I saw many different animals such as zebras, cape buffalo, white and black rhinos, impalas, baboons, pelicans, many flamingos, warthogs, waterbucks, spoonbills, giraffes, fish eagles and a new hippo in the area. After lunch we went to Lake Naivasha where I took an afternoon boat ride. During the boat ride I saw hippos, fishermen, fish eagles fishing, pelicans, cormorans, kingfishers, egrets, ibis and many animals such as zebras, impalas on Crescent island from the movie Out of Africa. I strongly recommend the this trip and the guide Nathan from Perfect Wilderness Tours and Safari!

We thoroughly enjoyed the whole day. Lake Nakuru was beautiful and the flamingos and pelicans were impressive, in terms of their numbers and just watching their entertaining behaviours. The other animals in the reserve were an absolute bonus. tue boat ride on Lake Navaisha did not disappoint - we saw 2 different families of hippos, lots of bird life and other wildlife. Steven was an excellent driver and guide and we would love to travel with him again. I would just recommend to take snacks/food and water for the day - we chose to skip a formal lunch break so that we had more time to spend watching the wildlife - so glad that we did!

It was an unforgettable trip. The travel company is very professional and caters to the wishes of the travelers (the wishes are always preferred even if it is not on schedule) We had George as our tour guide and he was the best. We never had a tour guide with whom you felt so safe and had so much fun.

Very nice excursion with George who is a very good guide, well organized and very pleasant. I recommend.

Isaiah is a pleasant guide and good driver. The park is fenominal. There are no words.