1 day lake naivasha, hells gate and geothermal spa
Lake Naivasha is the highest and purest of all the Rift Valley Lakes at 1880 m above sea level. This area is a birdwatcher's paradise with over 450 species of recorded birds in the area. A small islet on the lake is home to a number of wildlife. Visitors can enjoy a boat ride safari as they view wildlife and birds from the tranquil lake. A private ranch (Kongoni Game Sanctuary) is located in the area which is a home to lions, leopards, cheetah and some translocated Gravys zebras. Lunch, dinner and overnight stay will be at Fish Eagle Inn or similar
Hell's Gate National Park provides a truly panoramic picnic site, camping stop over and is also an endless biodiversity which allows walking or cycling without an official KWS escort. It has spectacular scenery, despite its rather alarming name, including the towering cliffs, water gouged gorges, stark rock towers, scrub-clad volcanoes and belching plumes of a natural geothermal steam. It is a relatively small park cleft deep in the floor of the Rift Valley. In the undulating grasslands, you can walk alongside herds of buffalo, zebra, giraffe, eland and hartebeest and Thompsons Gazelle.
The park has a unique bird viewing hide which allows visitors to view and photograph the birds of prey at a close range. The hide is booked as a small fee via the warden of the park. The Fischers Tower is a high jagged volcanic plug that remained of an ancient volcano and is named after the German explorer, Gustav Fischer. According to the local Maasai tradition, the rock is the petrified figure of a chiefs daughter who turned around, against the dictates of tradition to take one last look of her village before leaving to be married. The Ol Karia Geothermal Station also lies in this park, being one of the hottest sources of natural steam in the world with an underground water temperature of 304 degrees. Dinner and overnight stay will be at Fisherman's Camp or similar.
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Program (3 minutes read)
This is a 1 day adventure whereby you will be able to enjoy the best of Kenya's scenery including the spectacular Lake Naivasha, Hell's Gate National Park and Geothermal Spa.
Early bird, Early morning. Meeting point at ZION MALL, Eldoret Kenya
Departure from Eldoret Town
Breakfast at Nakuru Town
Arrival at Hells Gate National park. Activities will include Bike Riding(optional), Game viewing, Rock Climbing(optional), photoshoots and videography. A visit to the Hells Gate Gorge where we will hike to the Devils Kitchen and Devils Bedroom
Geothermal spa, 2 hours swimming session till late evening
Arrival at Lake Naivasha, late Lunch and Boat Riding plus some exciting team building activities
Departure to Eldoret, ETA 23:00 hrs
Key Points to Note
- Lake Naivasha is part of the great Rift valley
- The freshwater lake derives its name from the Maasai name Nai’posha which means rough water because of the sudden storm which can arise.
- Lake Naivasha is fed by the perennial Malewa and Gilgil rivers. There is no visible outlet, but since the lake water is fresh it is assumed to have an underground outflow.
- It is home to a variety of wildlife including over 400 different species of bird and a huge population of hippopotamus.
- There are two smaller lakes near Lake Naivasha; Lake Oloiden and Lake Sonachi which is a green crater lake.
- Extra bottle of water
- Tour guide
- Team Building
- Professional Tour Guide
- Luxurious Tour Van
- Tips for waiter and/or driver
- Payment for optional activities