WESTERN KENYA TRAIL BLAZERS - 7 DAYS
1 NAIROBI - KISUMU Leave Nairobi in the morning, have lunch
at Kericho. Walk in the tea plantations then drive via Lwanda Magere (the
Luo warrior who was killed and turned into a stone) continue to Kisumu
for dinner and overnight.
2 NDERE ISLAND NATIONAL PARK - KAKAMEGA
After breakfast drive to Kaloka
beach, take a boat to Ndere Island national park see some game and bird
life. Row the boat back to Kaloka beach. Drive via Kit- Mikaye ( This
rock is where Mikaye the mother of Luo tribe sheltered herself after along
journey down the Nile) drive back to Kisumu for Lunch. I n Kisumu the
tour takes you to Impala park, Kisumu Museum and Dunga beach (optional).
Drive to Kakamega arriving late evening, dinner and overnight.
3 KAKAMEGA FOREST - KISUMU After
breakfast, full day exploration of Kakamega forest in search of birds,
butterflies and animals such as debraza, colobus, blue and red tailed
monkeys and olive baboons. Over 30 varieties of snakes including the deadly
gaboon viper, Jamesons mamba and black mamba are found here among other
animals. Great and very old indigenous trees, some are hundreds of years
old. Drive to Kisumu for dinner and overnight.
4 KISUMU - HOMA BAY Leave
Kisumu after breakfast, drive southwards through rice plantations in Kano
plains to Odino falls and after a brief stop, continue to Kendu
bay for lunch. Proceed to Simbi Nyaima for bird viewing in this
small lake, and then onwards to Kanjira and Kanam hot springs
before continuing to the small town of Homa bay for dinner and overnight.
5 HOMA BAY -RUSINGA - MBITA Drive
to Rusinga, do a tour of the Island to the historical places including
the museum (where the remains of the first man were found) by Doctor
Louise Leakey, visit Tom Mboya Mausoleum where this accomplished
nationalist cum- politician was buried. After his assassination on a Nairobi
street. Return to Mbita for dinner and overnight.
6 MBITA- RUMA NATIONAL PARK - AWENDO
Depart after breakfast, drive
through hills and meandering road to Ruma national park with a picnic
lunch do game drive then drive out to Thim Lich Ohinga onto Gogo
falls then to Awendo for dinner and overnight
7 AWENDO - NAIROBI Depart
Awendo, driving through sugar plantations to Tabaka where you can buy
kisii soapstones - for this is the home of these famous carvings. Partake
of lunch en route then proceed to Nairobi where you arrive in the late
LAKES, FORESTS AND MOUNTAIN EXTRAVAGANZA - 13 DAYS
1 NAIROBI -LAKE NAKURU Your drive
takes you down the Rift Valley floor to lake Naivasha. Here successful
Vineyards produced much of Kenya's wine has been established. After a
guided tour, have lunch consisting of local produce. (Boat ride to the
Island is optional). Then proceed to lake Nakuru via Kariandusi pre-historic
site and Hyrax Hill. Dinner and overnight in Nakuru.
2 LAKE NAKURU - BOGORIA -BARINGO
After breakfast do game drive
in lake Nakuru in search of black and white Rhinos and other animals,
take picture of millions of flamingoes. After lunch proceed to lake Bogoria,
explore this lake on foot before you continue to lake Baringo for dinner
3 BARINGO - CHERENGANI HILLS Leave
Baringo for Cherengani via Martigat where you will have dinner and overnight.
4 CHERENGANI - SAIWA SWAMP Leave
Cherengani for Saiwa swamp. Have a walk in this small park here you have
a chance of seeing the water antelope Sitatunga. Have dinner and
overnight at Mt Elgon.
5 MT ELGON NATIONAL PARK After
breakfast climb onto the park game drive followed by a walk to the caves
Kitum , Makingeny and others. The drive continue to the end of the road
where those who want to climb up can do a three hour walk to Koitobos.
6 MT ELGON - KAKAMEGA FOREST Leave
Mt Elgon after breakfast drive via Webuye to Kakamega forest walk through
the forest in the evening. Dinner and overnight.
7 KAKAMEGA - LAKE VICTORIA After
early breakfast drive to Kisumu then to Ndere Island National park
via Kit Mikaye where you will have chance to walk around and climb
the rocks. Boat ride will take you to the island see the crocodiles and
birds then drive back to Kisumu the evening will be spent in Kisumu Museum
and may be a boat ride to Dunga point (optional)
8 KISUMU- KENDU BAY- HOMA BAY Drive
Southwards via Odino falls to Kendu bay for lunch then to lake
Simbi Nyaima have a walk around this lake see different types of birds,
talk to local people to know much about this magical lake. Continue to
Kanjira Hot springs. Then have dinner and overnight at Homa bay. The evening
will be spent to look for fishermen's catch.
9 HOMA BAY -RUSINGA - MBITA Drive
to Rusinga Island explore this Island visit historical sites e.g. Tom
Mboya Mausoleum and the fighting bulls etc. in the evening continue to
Mbita point for dinner and overnight .
10 MBITA - RUMA NATIONAL PARK - AWENDO
Leave Mbita in the morning to
Ruma National park, game drive followed by lunch at Ndhiwa then
continue to Thim Lich Ohinga then to Gogo falls. Drive to
Awendo in the centre of sugarcane plantation. Dinner and overnight with
game drive then later to Awendo in the centre of sugarcane plantation.
Dinner and overnight at Awendo.
11 AWENDO - MAASAI MARA Leave
Awendo for maasai mara via Lolgorien. Short game drive followed by dinner
12 MARA Full
day game drive takes you to a different part of mara where you will
put up in different camp or hotel / lodge.
13 MARA NAIROBI Morning
game drive in search for lions, cheetahs etc. Then depart for Nairobi
arriving in the evening.