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Nakuru County Cruises & boat tours

Our most recommended Nakuru County Cruises & boat tours

Nairobi: Full-Day Mount Longonot Hike with Boat Tour

1. 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.

From Nairobi: Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Center Day Tour

2. From Nairobi: Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Center Day Tour

After getting picked up from your hotel in Nairobi, head to the Giraffe Center, where you can see giraffes living in a semi-wild state. Learn about their behaviors, traits and conservation efforts. You will also get the opportunity to feed these gentle giants. Next, head to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Take a walk through the center where baby elephants wait to be fed. Watch them play in the water and gargle their milk and discover each of the elephant's personal story. Once the youngest are fed, its time to feed the 2-3-year-olds, some of whom are old enough to feed themselves. Watch as they hold their giant milk bottles in their trunks and make quick work of several gallons of milk. Your final stop before heading back to Nairobi will be the Karen blixxen Meseum Of house of Out Africa fame

From Nairobi: Hells Gate National Park Day Tour

3. From Nairobi: Hells Gate National Park Day Tour

Start your day with 7 AM pickup in Nairobi and begin your drive to Hells Gate Park. Along the way, pass the majestic Rift Valley escarpments, towering above. Experience the steamy clouds and geothermal hot pools the park is named after that make this such a unique place. Admire the cliffs, rock towers, extinct volcanoes, and breathtaking gorges throughout the park. Trek through Hells Gate Gorge, a steep, red sandstone formation, if time allows. Walk through this narrow canyon and spot the unique volcanic remnants of Fischer’s and Central Towers. Then, enjoy either a picnic lunch or your guide can suggest a nearby hotel for a hot lunch. Next, head to Lake Naivasha for a refreshing boat ride to spot some hippos. At the end of the tour, head back to Nairobi for drop-off around 7 PM.

From Nairobi: Hell's Gate National Park Day Tour & Boat Ride

4. From Nairobi: Hell's Gate National Park Day Tour & Boat Ride

Your driver / guide will pick you up at 7:00 am to begin the short (little over 2 hours) drive to Hell’s Gate Park. Along our route we’ll pass the majestic Rift Valley escarpments, towering above us. At Hells gate national park you can Drive, Hike, Bike or Climb. The experience is sensational! This park is named for the great steamy clouds and geothermal hot pools that distinguish this unusual place. You’ll marvel at Hell’s Gate National Park’s stunning cliffs, rock towers, extinct volcanoes and breathtaking gorges. Hiking and cycling are encouraged here, and we can do a bit of both. We’ll trek through Hell’s Gate Gorge, a steep, red sandstone formation cut by water and time. Walking through this narrow canyon, we’ll spot the unique volcanic remnants called Fischer’s and Central Towers. Then we’re on for lunch and there after proceed to Lake Naivasha for a refreshing boat ride. Later proceed back to Nairobi for a drop off at or around 7:00pm.

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What people are saying about Nakuru County

The elephant orphanage and giraffe centre trip was an incredible experience and not to be missed. A great opportunity to get up close to and learn more about the animals and the excellent care they receive. Our guide was friendly and informative, with great communication, and even took us to additional locations like the bead factory. Would highly recommend doing this while in Nairobi

Super day with every guide (driver, mt guide and boat guide) being extremely knowledgeable about their area. Also taken to a great spot for lunch, would recommend

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

all as in the description. very professional and very kind guide and taxi driver