2 Days Hell's Gate and Lake Elementaita Safari
The two full days of outdoor activities 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 Hells Gate, 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. For the second day is for exploring Lake Elementaita which attracts many flamingos and it’s 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 Masai communities believe that it can cure many diseases such as AIDS. 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.
Day 1: Nairobi-Hell's Gate.
You will be picked up from you hotel or the airport by our representative then drive southwards to the Hell's Gate with stop over at the View Point. From the View Point, Hell’s Gate National Park lies 1 km 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 Hollywood movie “Tomb Raider II 2003” featuring Anjelina Jolie. The park is equipped with basic campsites and a Masai tribe’s rich culture education center. Hiking, cycling and jogging is 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.
Day 2: Explore Lake Elementaita-Nairobi.
After breakfast 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 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 shall have a chance to spot the zebra, gazelle, eland and families of warthog grazing by the shores .At the safari, you shall be dropped off at your hotel.
Cost per person is 200 usd.