6:00am:- Nairobi- Great African Rift Valley
Depart Nairobi for Mt Longonot National Park going through the Kikuyu lush green highlands and then on the eastern escarpment of the rift valley system.
6:30am: – Great Rift Valley View Point
You will make a scheduled stop at the view point on the side of the escarpment to enjoy the view of the Rift valley floor from a birds eye view. The rift valley system was formed 5 million years ago and the rift runs from the red sea through Ethiopia and Kenya and Tanzania. The rift valley is an active volcanic area and has some of the most interesting features including more than 8 lakes, dormant and active volcanic mountains and hotsprings and geysers like the Olkaria geothermal wells and Lake Bogoria geysers.
You can actually see the volcanic Mt Suswa and Mt Longonot from this high place with their evergreen craters and the undulating green rift valley floor. The view from here is just amazing. Make sure to take as many photos from here as you can.
7:00am: – Mt Longonot National Park
Drop into the rift valley and arrive at the Mt Longonot national park for your Hike up to the crater. The hike requires medium physical fitness and you will climb through the gulleys that dot the sides of this mountain. You can make some rest stops at the designated places on the trek. You will get to the rim of the crater and look into the awesome crater below. If you have the strength for it, you can go round the rim of the crater.
12:00pm: – Mt. Longonot to Lake Naivasha/ Elsamere Museum
Descend from the Longonot mountain for the base at the park headquarters. Relax for some while and take on the drive to Elsamere Museum located along Lake Naivasha.
The Elsamere Museum is open between 9.00 a.m. and 6 p.m. This museum showcases a variety of things including dozens of photographs that show the lives of the Adamson and their several endeavours including rescuing the lioness Elsa. Other famous residents of the Elsamere are Pippy and Penny the cheetah and leopard respectively. The museum also shows a documentary every afternoon on the same.
Later, have an optional lunch at Elsamere Lodge ( USD 20 per person)
Later, proceed with the Boat Ride in Lake Naivasha
Go on an hour boat ride in this wonderful rift valley lake. The boat ride will take you to see the hundreds of birds in this lake including the diving African fish eagle which dives in the water to catch fish without ever missing.
4:00pm: – Drive back to Nairobi
Depart from lake Naivasha for Nairobi going through the lush kikuyu highlands and arrive back in Nairobi at 5:30pm. You will be dropped off at your Nairobi hotel.
USD 210 for one person
USD 145 per person for 2 people
USD 135 per person for 3people
USD 130 per person for 4 people
USD 125 per person for 5 people
• Entrance fees
• Professional English speaking guide/driver.
• Hotel pickup and drop-off and at an extra cost for hotels not within Nairobi city centre/westlands
• Private tour
• Walking tour
• Boat ride
• Lunch @USD 25 at the lodge
• Drinks .
What to carry:
• Extra Bottle Water
• Sport shoes
• Comfortable clothes