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This marvelous safari tour from Nairobi offers a short holiday to the Great Rift Valley lakes to enjoy the beautiful scenery, birds as well as wildlife. Safari begins with a visit to Hell's Gate National Park where you will get to enjoy various activities including game viewing, hiking, nature walking, and cycling. You'll also explore Lake Elementaita which is famous for its abundant variety of wildlife including flamingos and many grazing animals. Join this safari and enjoy your life among the African wildlife!
During this safari, you will be accommodated at a permanent tented or a budget hotel camp with hot water and clean toilets provided by Kenya Tour Budget Safari.
You will be picked up from your hotel or the airport by Kenya Tour Budget Safari's representative then drive southwards to the Hell's Gate with a stopover at the Hell's Gate View Point. From the View Point, Hell’s Gate National Park lies one kilometer south. It is a small national park with a wide variety of wildlife and beautiful scenery. This includes the Volcanic Fischer’s Tower where one may have a try at rock climbing assisted by a professional rock climber and Hell’s Gate Gorge where a visitor may walk through as a challenging but refreshing adventure.
This unique scenery was the venue for the Hollywood movie “Tomb Raider II 2003” featuring Angelina Jolie. The park is equipped with basic campsites and a Masai tribe’s rich culture education center. Hiking, cycling, and jogging are allowed in some sections. You may want to participate in the annual wheelbarrow race that is organized by The Kenya Wildlife Service to teach the local people on the importance of wildlife conservation. Animals to see are buffalo, zebra, impala, gazelle, hyena and rarely, the elusive leopard, among others. The park is also home to Olkaria geothermal power stations. Dinner and overnight stay at the camp.
After breakfast, you'll proceed to Lake Elementaita to enjoy an early morning walk / game drive in Soysambu Conservancy and along Lake Elementaita with great chances of seeing lots of water birds. You shall participate in activities like bird watching, nature walks, game viewing, and an optional swimming at the Kekopey hot springs which are believed to have curing abilities. The lake is alkaline and is one of the heritage sites in Kenya. It has over 400 bird species of greater and lesser flamingo, pelicans, and herons. You also have a chance to spot the zebra, gazelle, eland, and families of warthog grazing by the shores. After the safari, you shall be dropped off at your hotel.
Hell's Gate is the only park where visitors are allowed to walk for game viewing and adventure in Kenya. Activities at Hells Gate are game viewing, hiking, walking, and cycling.
Lake Elementaita attracts many flamingos and its shores are grazed by zebra, gazelle, eland, and families of warthog. At the southern end of the lake lie the “Kekopey” hot springs, which the Tilapia grahami breed. The springs are very popular for bathing. The local Maasai communities believe that it can cure many diseases. The reed beds nearby are fishing grounds for night herons and pelicans. The lake is home for the greater and lesser flamingos, pelican birds, herons and the tilapia fish. Lake Elementaita is a soda lake and is one of the heritage sites under UNESCO.
You will be served daily meals on this safari, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The food will be delicious and ranges from simple to gourmet. You can expect lots of fresh fruits, vegetables, and wonderful homemade soups. Chicken, lamb, beef, or pork is usually served at lunch and dinner as well as fish and vegetarian dishes. Breakfast is a buffet with lots of tropical fruits, hot and cold cereals, bacon, sausages, mushrooms, bread and pastries, and eggs to order. Lunch can be either buffet or served at the table and always starts with soup. Dinner is usually a four or five-course meal.
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