KWS03 – Rift Vally Safari

This is an 8 day safari including the day you arrive and the day you return home.

Day 01:  Nairobi – Kisumu

After an early arrival, you depart from Nairobi by air to Kisumu about 45 minutes. Proceed to Kit- Mikayi (the stone of the first wife who is believed to be the mother of Luo’s who rested here after a very long journey in search of the source of the Nile). After taking lunch drive to Rusinga Island for dinning and overnight.

Day 02:  Rusinga Island

Have a full day in Mbita visiting the site at Ligongo Hills where Dr. Mary Leakey discovered the skull of the oldest man Proconsul Africans which is found in the Kenya National Museum Nairobi. The hill also acts as the vantage Point to see on rotation how water has gone round the Island. Visit to the Tom Mboya Mausoleum, the Vibrant Politician in the History of Kenya who was gunned down in 1963 which evoked demonstrations all over the Country and was interred at their home in Kamasengre Village in Rusinga. Enjoy the mythological story of Nyama gi Ware the stones which are believed to have been bulls fighting from these different Clans. Get a ride around the Island back to Mbita in the evening, picnic lunch enroute, dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 03:  Rusinga Island

After breakfast a visit to the rock paintings at the caves. Proceed for a traditional boat rally competition followed by optional activities e.g. a walk to Gembe Hills which is in the vicinity of your accommodation and has quite a number of Birds with a very tranquil surrounding or just relax around the hotel enjoying the serenity of the facility.  Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 04:  Rusinga Island – Kakamega

After breakfast, departure to Kakamega. Stopped over at Kisumu for lunch then continued to Kakamega forest. Arrived in the evening for dinner and overnight.

Day 05:  Kakamega

Early morning, drive through the Kakamega Forest there numerous species of monkeys like the De–brazza monkey, black and white colobus monkeys, looking like country and western singers with their tasselled limbs, redtailed monkey, potto (a large nocturnal sloth like creature), bushbaby, tree pangolin and leopard. There are over 320 species of birds. After lunch entertainment by the Sukuti traditional dancers. Later in the evening have dinner and overnight.

Day 06: Kakamega – Eldoret

After breakfast, depart to Kitale via a breath-taking topography and sceneries along Kerio Valley. On arrival at Eldoret take a walk in this small town where most prominent long distance runners come from. At Eldoret tourist are entertained by the Kalenjin traditional dancers and later depart for Kericho Hotel for lunch.

Later arrive at Lake Bogoria National Reserve for an evening game drive, as well as a visit to the Hot springs and Geysers. It is also here that one has a chance to see the rare Greater Kudu Antelope among other plains game. Overnight: Lake Baringo Club

Day 07: Lake Bogoria – Nairobi

After breakfast and a brief birding at Lake Bogoria, drive to Lake Nakuru National Park arriving with an enroute game drive late morning. Lake Nakuru is the most famous of the Rift Valley’s lakes. With very attractive Yellow-barked Acacias (fever trees) and magnificent escarpments, the park has also been recognized as an International Biosphere. Lake Nakuru is well known for holding spectacular concentrations of Lesser Flamingoes and small numbers of Greater Flamingoes. Birdlife is abundant and we will hope to see; Little Grebes, Great White & Pink-backed Pelicans, Great & Long-tailed Cormorants, Little and Great Egrets, Sacred Ibis, African Spoonbill, Egyptian Goose, Cape Teal, Coqui and Hildebrandt’s Francolins, Pied Avocet, Black-winged Stilt, Kittlitz’s and Blacksmith Plovers among a great variety of other species.

Early afternoon will be spent at leisure or exploring the grounds of our lodge before embarking on our late afternoon game drive. Depart to Nairobi and arrive at 6.00 p.m. to have dinner and overnight at The Stanleys Hotel.

Day 08:  Flight home:

You will be transferred to the Nairobi Airport for your flight home.