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Lake Naivasha boat safari/Crescent Island/Hell’s Gate Day Tour
Out of Nairobi Day Trip
Day tour itinerary
Enjoy 3 Different Safari types in One Day
Starting from/returning to Nairobi area hotels. We’ll pick you up from your hotel for a private journey to three beautiful parks. Your full-day safari is in the comfort of a pop-top Natural world 4 x 4 Land Cruiser Jeep
Ever sailed past hippos? How about trekking amongst zebras and giraffe? Or bicycling past impalas and buffalo? On this amazing one-day tour you’ll get to do all that and more.
We will transport you to three special parks for a boat safari, guided walking safari and one of the most unique safaris in Africa, a bicycle safari!
You can’t get any closer to the wildlife than this. Imagine riding alongside a gazelle – that’s a story you’ll never forget and love to share. So, get ready for a fun, animal-filled adventure.
Hell’s Gate National Park
Your expert driver/guide will pick you up at 7:00 am to begin the short (little over 2 hours) drive to Hell’s Gate Park. Along our route we’ll pass the majestic Rift Valley escarpments, towering above us.
At Hell’s Gate National park you can Drive, Hike, Bike or Climb. The experience is sensational!
Hell’s Gate has two gates that are used by visitors – the main Elsa Gate and the Olkaria Gate. The latter also serves the Olkaria Geothermal Station that is located inside the National Park.
Our first park is named for the great steamy clouds and geothermal hot pools that distinguish this unusual place. You’ll marvel at Hell’s Gate National Park’s stunning cliffs, rock towers, extinct volcanoes and breathtaking gorges.
Hiking and cycling are encouraged here, and we’ll do a bit of both. We’ll trek through Hell’s Gate Gorge, a steep, red sandstone formation cut by water and time. Walking through this narrow canyon, we’ll spot the unique volcanic remnants called Fischer’s and Central Towers.
Amazing scenery will surround you thanks to Fischer’s Tower, the Central Tower, and the park’s gorge. Fischer’s Tower came to be as a result of volcanic activity that occurred 35 million years ago. It was later named after a German explorer named Gustav Fischer, and it is now one of the park’s many popular rock climbing sites.
And we’ll go on a cycling safari. Riding over the savannah, past towering cliffs we’ll look for giraffe, buffalo, zebra, hartebeest, gazelle and possibly hyena. What a fun way to experience the wildlife!
- Spectacular scenery including the towering cliffs, water-gouged gorges, stark rock towers, scrub clad volcanoes and belching plumes of geothermal steam make it one of the most atmospheric Parks in Africa.
- Wildlife viewing
- Raptor nesting in cliffs
- Hot springs
- The Olkaria Geothermal Station
- The Mervyn Carnelley Raptor Hide
- Tourist circuits, nature trails
- Health spa
Then we’re on to Lake Naivasha for a buffet lunch at the Naivasha Sopa Resort.
Arriving at Lake Naivasha you’ll appreciate the park’s rich contrast of forest, dormant volcanoes, spectacular gorges and, of course, the mountain lake. After lunch we’ll take a water safari and enjoy views of Hippos and the nearby wildlife grazing at the shore. Don’t be surprised to see buffalo, zebra, eland and impala look up as you sail by.
The lake and its forests also delight visitors with a rich display of birdlife. Keep an eye out for woodpeckers, cuckoos, shrikes and raptors such as hawks and the African fish eagle. The nearby papyrus swamps host jacanas, herons and kingfishers.
Crescent Island Game Sanctuary
Our final park is a private game sanctuary where we’ll take a guided walking safari. Crescent Island Sanctuary boasts more animals per acre than any other park in Kenya. You are certain to trek by diverse herds of wildlife – wildebeest, waterbuck, zebra, giraffe and gazelle amongst them.
Hippos are also known to graze all about the island and you’re sure to spot pelicans, cormorants and fish eagles as well.
The island is not fenced, and the animals are free to roam to and from the mainland… much like yourselves.
It’s been a full day – three parks, three safaris and dozens of animals. Now relax as your driver/guide escorts you on the quick trip back to Nairobi.
Your Guide. For your journey, you’ll be guided, hosted and looked after by your own experienced driver/guide.
Transportation between parks and game viewing will be in our own private Natural world 4 x 4 Land Cruiser Jeep – this vehicle is the safari standard with its higher seating and rugged all-wheel drive.
You can also opt for a our basic pop-top Safari minivan instead at a discounted rate. See below applicable discounts fro the safari minivan option.
- Atmospheric Hell’s Gate Park
- Spectacular Hell’s Gate gorge walk
- Bicycle safari past diverse wildlife
- Lake Naivasha boat safari
- Nature trails
- Varied birdlife
- Buffet lunch
- Crescent Island guided walking safari
Nairobi - Hells Gate - Crescent Island - Lake Naivasha
- Drop Off
0700hrs – Pick up from your Nairobi area hotel or residence
Drive to the Hell’s gate national park with stops at view-points to marvel at the scenic Great rift valley escarpment.
Hell’s Gate is one of Kenya’s smaller national parks, which can be explored on foot.
A game walk, bicycle ride or drive on your safari vehicle amid gracefully grazing gazelles, larger antelopes, Zebras and Giraffe is a delightful experience.
Lunch at Lake Naivasha Sopa resort.
Take a boat sailing safari to explore the Lake Naivasha as you view Hippos, exotic birds and mount Longonot on the background.
This shall be followed by a guided walking safari on the crescent Island where you will experience up close views of Buffalo, Waterbuck, Antelope, Giraffes, Zebra among others.
Later depart for Nairobi.
Arrive early evening.
Drop off at your Nairobi area hotel / residence or Nairobi airport.
What you could see/do at Lake Naivasha, Crescent Island and Hell's Gate...
- Thomson's Gazelle
- Serval Cat
- Prolific Birdlife (Up to 103 species)
- Boat ride at Lake Naivasha
- Guided walking safari at Crescent Island
- Bicycle ride & trek at Hell's Gate
Price GuidePrice is per person sharing in a private 4x4 pop up top safari Jeep
|Tour Price is Per Person
|1 person in private tour
|2 persons in private tour
|3 persons in private tour
|4 persons in private tour
|5 persons in private tour
|6 persons in private tour
|Children below 3 Years
Children between 3-12 Years
Children above 12 years and below 18 years
75% of adult rate
Tour Price Includes
- Tour in our Standard Customized Pop-top 4WD Toyota Land cruiser Jeep.
- Services of experienced English/other language speaking driver/ guide.
- Park entry permits
- Boat safari at Lake Naivasha
- Guided walking safari at Crescent Island
- Bicycle hire for hell’s gate tour
- Walking Safari
- Buffet Lunch
- Bottled drinking water in the safari vehicle
- The flying doctors medical, emergency and rescue cover.
- Pick up / drop off at Nairobi hotel or residence.
- Government taxes and local levies
Not Included In the Tour Price:
- Bottled & Soft Drinks
- Items and services of a personal nature
- Tips & Gratuities.
Basic Pop up top Minivan Discount (per person)
|2 persons in private Minivan
|4 persons in private Minivan
|6 persons in private Minivan
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