Details of Two Day Lake Nakuru and Hell’s Gate Tour
Combine two of Kenya’s most beautiful parks, Lake Nakuru National Park and Hell’s Gate Nationa Park with the beautiful Lake Naivasha region in this two day, one night itinerary.
This trip features a little bit of everything: a traditional game drive at Lake Nakuru, hiking and cycling in Hell’s Gate, and a boat safari at Lake Naivasha.
DAY 1 – NAIROBI – LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK – LAKE NAIVASHA
Departing from Nairobi after breakfast, you’ll make the three hour drive across to Lake Nakuru National Park.
While the park’s resident flamingos have since moved on, the park is still home to four of the Big Five (you won’t see elephants here) as well as a huge variety of bird life. Your half-day game drive in the park will showcase some of Kenya’s most beautiful terrain while you spot large herds of buffalo, families of baboons, both black and white rhinoceros, and even lazy lions and leopards.
In the afternoon, you’ll continue on to Lake Naivasha. While not a national park itself, Lake Naivasha is famous for its scenic boat safaris. You’ll spot hippos, buffalo, and a variety of water birds on your way to the Crescent Island Private Sanctuary.
Crescent Island is a chance for you to get out and walk alongside giraffes, zebras, antelopes, and more.
You’ll then overnight in one of the nearby lodges.
DAY 2 – LAKE NAIVASHA – HELL’S GATE NATIONAL PARK – NAIROBI
You’ll set off for Hell’s Gate National Park after breakfast.
Hell’s Gate is a park for the adventurous, making up for its lack of predators and big game with a variety of fun activities for the outdoors enthuiast.
You’ll take a guided cycling tour through the park’s canyons and plateaux on your way to the famous hiking gorges, where you’ll have a half-climbing, half-hiking adventure through these colourful canyons.
The more adventurous at heart will also have the opportunity to climb Fisher’s Tower.
You’ll then return to Nairobi in time for lunch.