ETS N264: 2DAYS/1 NIGHT ACTIVE SENIOR TRAVEL TO LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK
LAKE NAKURU – The Rhino Sanctuary
This is a major National Park and an important sanctuary for Rhino. Both Black and White Rhino are found here, and are often seen resting under acacias by the Lake shore.
There are huge herds of waterbuck, zebra, buffalo, the endangered Rothschild Giraffe and more. This is one of your best chances of seeing Leopard in Kenya, and there are several large prides of Lion.
Although there is great birdlife at the lake, conditions in recent years have become unfavourable for flamingos, which used to be a real attraction here. As a result, the flamingos have moved to other lakes in the Rift Valley.
Exploring beyond the lake is always rewarding and there are forests, cliffs, waterfalls and more to be found here.
Bird Watching:Lake Nakuru is an ornithologist’s paradise with over 400 recorded species of birds. Around the lake one can find flamingos, a wide range of waders including avocet, while large rafts of pelicans can also be seen sweeping the water in unison.
Visit to the Baboon Cliff: The Baboon Cliff is located on one of the highest points on the hills surrounding the lake with stunning views and a picnic site where visitors can get off and enjoy the scenery.
Distance: 167km and about a 3 hour 40 minutes drive from Nairobi.
Day 1- Nairobi – Nakuru
Depart Nairobi and drive towards the scenic Rift Valley to Lake Nakuru National Park arriving at in time for lunch. After lunch take a rest while also enjoying the facilities at Sarova Lion Hill.
The lodge excels in the freshness and quality of its food which is supported by their own vegetable and herb garden. All meals are served “al fresco” at the Flamingo Restaurant that offers spectacular views of the lush grounds, the tranquil swimming pool and the breathtaking views of the Lake.
After lunch you relax and enjoy the lodge facilities.
At 1600hrs you depart to enjoy an afternoon game viewingdrive in the park. This also takes you to the shores of the lake famous for its birdlife especially flamingos that form a pink hue across the lake when they sea levels and alkalinity permit.
View-Points – The views of the park, the Rift Valley beyond and the wildlife below are all richly enjoyed from the hilltop vantages of Baboon Cliff. It is worth mentioning though that baboons can be a nuisance as they come looking for food scraps.
Makalia Falls – A pretty waterfall at the south end of the park. This is a wonderful spot for picnicking and hiking.
Vegetation – For nature lovers, this park offers great attraction as it has over 550 plant species including yellow acacia woodlands and the largest euphorbia forest in Africa.
Experience sunset as you depart the park – this brings out a beautiful memorable scenery. Drive back to the lodge for relaxation. In the evening enjoy extravaganza of traditional dances as they also explain the cultural significance of the dances.
Dinner and overnight at Sarova Lion Hill. (L;D).
Day 2 Depart Nakuru to Nairobi
Wake up to the beautiful sunrise and the chirping birds sound as you to prepare to enjoy a healthy and delicious breakfast.
After breakfast then depart Lake Nakuru and proceed to Nairobi. You can opt to pass by Hells Gate national park as an add on.
End of Service
This safari requires a minimum of two people to depart.
- Full board accommodation whilst on safari according to the itinerary.
- Meal plan as described, B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner.
- Accommodation in double/twin room per person sharing.
- All park entrance fees
- Service of an English speaking professional driver/guide.
- Game viewing drives as detailed in the itinerary.
- Exclusive transport in a safari tour mini bus with a game viewing top up roof.
- I litre bottle of mineral water per person per day while on a road safari.
- Items of a personal nature
- * SRS stands for Single Room Supplement
- * Child refers to any child between ages (3-12)
- * Child rate is 50% of adult rate.
Booking Terms And Conditions
ELIDA TOURS & SAFARIS BOOKING TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR TOURS & SAFARIS
The Booking Terms:
A minimum of 40 % of the total cost of the tour has to be paid at the time of booking confirmation and the balance is payable at/or before the start of the safari.
Any tour and safari deposit paid shall be refunded less the cost of cancellation fees levied by hotels and administrative costs as follow.
No. of days Percentage forfeited of tour price.
More than 40 days full refund less 5% of the administration fee
14-40 days 20% of tour price
6-14 days 30% of the tour price
Less than 5 days and now show No refunds.
Please note that refunds will be done within 30 days after cancellation of the tour/safari.
Modification of tour
If you choose to modify the arrangements after the commencement of the tour i.e. change accommodation or the duration of your stay, the company shall accept no liability for any loss or additional expense and no refunds will be made.
Tour prices include:
– All expenses for drivers and vehicles appropriate for the itinerary as set out. i.e. for transfers, game drives, drivers allowances unless otherwise stated in the itinerary.
– Government hotel taxes, training levy and service charges, all park entry fees except where specifically indicated separately.
Tour price exclude:
– Personal insurance,
– Airport taxes, landing fees for charters and visas,
– Gratuities to drivers and porters (other than hotel service charge),
– Beverages (unless otherwise indicated),
– Laundry, other personal expenses of tour members (i.e. telephone calls etc),
– Any other tour services requested that do not appear in the itinerary.
Safari booking and accommodation.
– Our safari package are based on two persons sharing in a twin room tent.
– Single rooms are provided at an additional cost (single room supplement – (SRS).
– Hotels/lodges/tented camps are named as an indication of the category of accommodation and if the need arises may be reserved at same standard of hotel/lodges/tented camps. In the event that this happens we undertake to notify you of any changes to your safari accommodation in advance.
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The client is required to ensure that their passport and travel documentation is in order and that they have obtained the necessary visas for their journey.
It is a condition of booking one of our tours that the traveler is adequately insured for the full duration of the tour in respect of illness, injury, death, loss of baggage and personal items, cancellation and curtailment. The choice of insurer is the sole discretion of the client.