10days Mount Elgon Special

In Mt Elgon major attraction is a series of four caves: Kitum, Makingeni, Chepnyalil and Ngwarisha, all of which are explorable. Kitum is the largest, extending horizontally for 200m into the heart of the mountain. The caves are favorite gathering places for elephants.

Every night, long convoys venture deep into the caves to feed on the salt rich deposits. This phenomenon has earned them the title "underground elephants”. Mount Elgon also offers excellent climbing and walking opportunities. No special equipment for hiking is required and the park management provides guides. The highest peak on the Kenyan side is Koitobos (4,200m). It is accessed through beautiful moorlands and springs that can be seen along the way. The Park is criss-crossed by four rivers, leading to Lake Turkana: the Nzoia, Suam, Kerio and Turkwell. Sport fishing is possible in the Suam River. There are no lodges in the park, but there are three campsites and a picnic site. Three short nature trails lead to Kitum Cave, Makingeni cave and the Elephant Bluff.

Day 1: Nairobi- Lake Bogoria:

After breakfast we start our safari to Lake Baringo.

Day 2: Lake Bogoria – Mt. Elgon:

Early breakfast followed by a visit to lake Bogoria, which is adorned with natures rare gifts, thermal springs and geysers, thousands of flamingoes, different species of water fowls but fishless. Dinner and overnight in Mt. Elgon Bandas /campsite.

Day 3: Mt. Elgon:

After breakfast embark on a nature walk. With a chance of seeing animal and plant species and also finding an ideal site for a picnic lunch. Mt. Elgon is the 4th highest in East Africa after mount kilimanjaro, Kenya and Ruwenzories. The park shares it’s borders with Uganda. The vegetating ranges from wet forests to alpine moorland and supports Columbus monkeys, elephants, buffalo and several species of antelope, which are prey for the secretive leopard. Dinner and overnight at Mt. Elgon Bandas /campsite.

Day 4: Mt. Elgon – Kakamega Forest:

Early breakfast and depart to Kakamega where your driver takes you over the Tugen hills, through the beautiful Kerio Valley and Sirikwa plateau in to the Kakamega Forest reserve which is a superb slab of virgin tropical rainforest in the heart of an intensively cultivated agricultural area. This forest is a home to a huge variety of birds and animals and is well worth the minimal effort required to get to it. Dinner and overnight in the campsite or in Kakamega Golf club

Day 5: Kakamega Forest – Kisumu:

Depart Kakamega forest for Kisumu on the shores of Lake Victoria. On arrival proceed to the impala sanctuary and to dunga known as the hippo point. It’s also worth visiting the Kisumu museum whose displays are well presented and wide ranging in their variety. Dinner and overnight at a hotel / campsite.

Day 6: Kisumu – Rusinga Island:

After breakfast, drive via Ahero to Katito with picnic lunch enroute. Proceed on via Sondu, Oyugis and on to Kisii with a brief stop to watch the Kisii soapstone carves at work. Via Rongo, Homa bay, Mbita and across the causeway to Rusinga Island on Lake Victoria. Your stay in Kenya is only complete with a visit to this paradise island located within the second highest fresh water lake in the world and the source of river Nile. The lake borders Kenya and Uganda. Dinner and overnight at Rusinga Island Lodge/ campsite.

Day 7: Rusinga Island: After breakfast, spend a full day having fun and exploring, try your hand at fishing at Takawiri, or take a boat ride on the lake. For bird lovers enjoy the sight of fish eagles perch atop trees like sentries then suddenly swoop down for fish on the lakes surface, a fantastic “bird action” photo-to opportunity. Dinner and overnight at Rusinga Island Lodge / Campsite.

Day 8: Rusinga Island – Kericho:

After breakfast, drive via Kisii to Kericho Tea hotel with picnic lunch enroute and may be for a stop to buy soapstone souvenir carvings. Arrive at Tea Hotel in the afternoon and relax in the hotels lush gardens taking in the magnificent view of Tea farms stretching for miles all around you. Dinner and overnight at Kericho Tea Hotel / Campsite.

Day 9: Kericho – Nakuru:

After breakfast, depart for Lake Nakuru National Park arriving in time for lunch. Proceed on an afternoon game drive in this park that has a fantastic array of bird life including thousands of flamingos, white pelicans and the mara bou stork, all water birds that breed in the lakes alkaline waters. You may spot white rhino and the rare Rothschild’s giraffe that has 5 horns instead of the usual three and clear instead of spotted shanks (legs). A visit to the baboon cliff offers a scenic panorama of the lake below, surrounded by a vast tract of euphorbia and acacia forest. Makalia falls within the park are additional attraction. Dinner and overnight at a lodge/ campsite.

Day 10: Nakuru – Nairobi :

After breakfast, proceed on a morning game drive and after depart the park for Nairobi through the floor of the Great Rift Valley and with stops to view Lake Elementaita, Lake Naivasha, Mt. Longonot and also a stop at the rift valley viewpoint. Arrival Nairobi by mid afternoon.

In our tour packages we provide the following: transport in our customized safari vehicle, experience  tour guides for safaris, entry fees as per the itinerary, accommodations as per the program, tent for two (2) people ,3 meals a day for vegetarian and nun vegetarians.

Our clients provide the following: sleeping bag (available for hire), personal spending money, towels, drinks ie soda, beer, cigarette, toilet paper for campers, torch (sport light), personal insurance cover but we can assist in arranging, insect repellant