- TypePrivate ( 2 - 7 Persons) per Car
- TransportJeep or Safari Van
- AccommodationLodges or Tented Camps
- Main ActivityWildlife and Bird Watching
- Flamingo watching at Lake Nakuru, Elementaita and Bogoria
- Game drives in Lake Nakuru - Wach Rhinos and other wildlife
- Safari walks at Crescent island
- Boat Rides in Lake Naivasha
Great Rift Valley Lakes Tour – Naivasha, Nakuru, Bogoria and Elementaita
Enjoy this amazing Great Rift Valley Lakes Tour -Naivasha, Nakuru, Bogoria and Elementaitain a customized pop-up roof safari van or jeep.
Hugged by grassy banks and shingled with cacti and sand olive trees, the Rift Valley’s highest lake (at 1884m above sea level) extends like a vast, sunlit sea. But there’s more to this spot than the lovely blue lake. You can ride among giraffes and zebras, sip on a glass of Rift Valley red, look for hippos on the lake and relax in the garden at Elsamere, the former home of late Born Free personality Joy Adamson. Although it’s just a short drive from Nairobi, Lake Naivasha is a world away from the capital’s choked arteries, although it can get overrun with visitors from the capital on weekends.
Scenic Lake Nakuru is Kenya’s most popular national park. The park’s main feature is a large, shallow lake supporting great birdlife, including big flocks of pelicans and variable flocks of flamingos. The lake was once famous for its flamingos, however, since 2012, conditions have become unfavorable for these birds and most have moved to other Rift Valley lakes. The scenery of Lake Nakuru NP is breathtaking. The Rift Valley escarpment, dotted with euphorbia trees, rises up from the lakeshore. Heavy mist usually shrouds the lake and surrounding yellow fever trees in the early morning.
Lake Bogoria is backed by the bleak Siracho Escarpment, and moss-green waves roll down its rocky, barren shores. A road that becomes a rough track (and then peters out entirely) runs along the lake’s western shore, which is where flamingos gather. About halfway along the lake, hot springs and geysers spew boiling fluids from the earth’s insides. If you’re here early in the morning, you may have the place to yourself.
While the isolated wooded area at the lake’s southern end is home to rarely seen leopards, klipspringers, gazelles, caracals and buffaloes, an increase in human activity means that the extravagantly horned greater kudu is increasingly elusive. You can explore on foot or bicycle. If you’d like a guide, enquire at Loboi Gate.
Serene and framed by shaggy hills, Elmenteita is quieter and prettier than the lakes to its south, although due to its relatively open surrounds it lacks the drama or mystique that you find elsewhere. Squint and, depending on the season and time of day, you could be in Arizona or the Scottish Highlands; euphorbia, cacti and rocks stipple the higher ground, while cattle graze along the green soda shoreline. The lake is famous for its flamingos and pelicans and birdwatching in general; more than 450 species have been recorded around the lake and its hinterland. If you’re lucky, you might also spot zebras and antelope grazing on the edges.