Mount Kenya Trekking

Day 1; Nairobi - Mt longonot/ Lake Naivasha.
7 AM depart to Lake Naivasha. Upon arrival, Game drive in  Mt longonot national park, visit  the crater  and animal safari. At noon you check in at  Lake Naivasha hotels/camps- Crater lake lodge, L.Naivasha country club, Burchs camp, Sawela lodge, Chui lodge, Rift valley lodge, Camp Carnelleys, Endchata campsite, Oldubai campsite, Fisherman camp, Fish Eagle Inn., Elsamare cansevation center, Eburru guet cottages, Kiboko luxury camp, L.Naivasha Sopa lodge, OR Naiburuta campsite.

you will head to have a late afternoon boat ride at the Lake Naivasha. In this ride, you will experience birdlife and hippos as they seek dinner. Later, you will head back to your hotel for dinner. During this free time, you may chill at the bonfire or you can experience the nightlife in Naivasha Town. Today’s meal plan includes lunch and dinner.
Day 2 ;Lake Naivasha - Hellsgate.


After breakfast, you will head to the Hell's Gate National Park. This is where you will leave your vehicle at the entrance and have bikes waiting for you all ready to cycle through the park. You can do rock climbing as well if you wish to. You will head on to the gorge where you will get in some awesome view. You will then cycle on up to the Geothermal Spa where you will pamper yourself with a natural, warm swimming pool.
Around midday, you will travel back to the hotel for lunch-in at the Naivasha hotels/camps;   Crater lake lodge, L.Naivasha country club, Burchs camp, Sawela lodge, Chui lodge, Rift valley lodge, Camp Carnelleys, Endchata campsite, Oldubai campsite, Fisherman camp, Fish Eagle Inn., Elsamare cansevation center, Eburru guet cottages, Kiboko luxury camp, L.Naivasha Sopa lodge, OR Naiburuta campsite.

You will then enjoy your free time in the afternoon to enjoy the hotel facilities. You will have dinner and stay overnight at the hotel. Today’s meal plan includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner.


Day 3; Lake Naivasha- Elementaita
Early morning breakfast, Drive  towards Lake Elementaita for game drive, cycling,birds viewing and other activies

Lake Elmenteita, also spelled Elementaita, is a soda lake, in the Great Rift Valley, about 120 km northwest of Nairobi, Kenya.

 

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Geography

 

 

 

Lake Elmenteita from the Nairobi-Nakuru highway

 

Elmenteita is derived from the Masaai word muteita, meaning "dust place", a reference to the dryness and dustyness of the area, especially between January and March. The town of Gilgil is near the lake. In the south-to-north sequence of Rift Valley lakes, Elmenteita is between Lake Naivasha and Lake Nakuru. The major Nairobi-Nakuru highway (A104 Road) runs along the nearby escarpment affording motorists a spectacular vista towards the lake.Today the lake is a protected area due to its birdlife fame and also it has been named as one of the heritage sites together with the Lake Nakuru and Lake Bogoria by UNESCO.

 

At the southern end of the lake are the "Kekopey" hot springs, in which the Tilapia grahami breed. Very popular for bathing, the local Maasai claim that it can cure AIDS. The reed beds nearby are fishing grounds for night herons and pelicans.

 

 

 

Lake Elmenteita, as seen from space.

 

History

 

The Lake Elmenteita area saw its first white settlement when Lord Delamere (1879-1931) established Soysambu, a 48,000-acre (190 km2) ranch, on the western side of the lake. Delamere gifted the land on the other side of the lake to his brother-in-law, the Honorable Galbraith Lowry Egerton Cole (1881-1929), part of whose "Kekopey Ranch", where he is buried, is preserved today as the Lake Elementaita Lodge.

 

Soysambu ranch is still occupied by Lord Delamere's descendants, including the controversial Thomas P. G. Cholmondeley who has been instrumental in setting up the Soysambu conservancy. The conservancy covers 2/3 of the shoreline and is home to over 12000 wild animals.

 

Lake Elmenteita has been a Ramsar site since 2005.[1]

 

Ecology

 

Over 400 bird species have been recorded in the Lake Nakuru/Lake Elmenteita basin. Elmenteita attracts visiting flamingoes, both the Greater and Lesser varieties, which feed on the lake's crustacean and insect larvae and on its suspended blue-green algae, respectively. Tilapia were introduced to the lake from Lake Magadi in 1962 and since that time the flamingo population has dwindled considerably. The tilapia attract many fish-eating birds that also feed upon the flamingo eggs and chicks. Over a million birds that formerly bred at Elmenteita are now said to have sought refuge at Lake Natron in Tanzania.

 

The lake's shores are grazed by zebra, gazelle, eland and families of warthog.

 

The lake is normally very shallow (less than 1 m deep) and bordered by trona-encrusted mudflats during the dry seasons. During the late Pleistocene and early Holocene, Lake Elmenteita was at times united with an expanded Lake Nakuru, forming a much larger dilute lake. Remnants of the former joined lake are preserved as sediments at various locations around the lake basins, including former shorelines.

 

Recently the lake level and number of flamingoes has receded as increased human activity has dried up catchment areas.[2]

 

Associated sites

 

Nearby is the Kariandusi Museum, at an important prehistoric site where stone handaxes and cleavers were discovered in 1929 by Louis Leakey.

Elmenteita Badlands is a lava flow to the south of the lake, covered in bush and including some spectacularly scenic peaks.


Overnight at Lake Elementaita lodge, Flamingo camp, or Sleeping Worrior. ( Lunch dinner and breakfast) up to the caves and at Here, you will also enjoy the amazing view of Lake Elementaita. Afterwards, you will make your way back to Nairobi after enjoying the trip! You will arrive by 7 p.m. Today’s meal plan includes breakfast and lunch.

Day 4; Elementaita - Nairobi

Early  morning  breakfast, safari photo uot 10 am, drive back to the capital Nairobi to your hotel for  lunch and relaxing.

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