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10 days in the Rift Valley, Lake Nakuru & Maasai Mara (Page 1/2)

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Join our senior walking vacations with hikes in the Crater Lake and Crescent Island sanctuaries and Hell’s Gate National Park where you'll enjoy guaranteed sightings of Giraffes, Waterbucks, Elands, Zebras and various Gazelles. In these areas you will be completely free from mass tourism, a commitment that Ontdek tries to achieve when designing walking vacations.

Travel to Lake Nakuru National Park, which is colored pink with thousands of Flamingoes. It's open grasslands are home to the White Rhino and the Rothschild’s Giraffe. The Black Rhinos are found in the forests around the lake.

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This senior walking adventure then goes to Maasai Mara, the Africa that every one dreams of. Elephants, Lions, Leopards, Cheetahs, Topis and Hippos are all calling for our attention. A walk guided by Masai Morans makes this a perfect tour in all senses. We handle all tour logistics leaving you free to enjoy your safari. See detailed itinerary below.

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Read more about our senior hiking tours in Kenya before you book your tour. Remember Kenya walking safaris take off with min 2. We can also customize an adventure vacation in Kenya to suit your specific needs, please contact us.

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Day 1. Kenya Adventure Vacation: Nairobi

Arrival at the airport at night and reception by Ontdek Kenya. Transfer from the airport to the Nairobi Safari Club or equivalent hotel in Nairobi.

Day 2. Crescent Island. O/N Lake Naivasha Sawela Lodge

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After breakfast there is the briefing by the guide about the program. By 8.30 a.m. we leave Nairobi via the Nakuru road to the Rift valley. The Nairobi - Nakuru road is on a contour along the rim of the Rift valley and on viewpoints we will be able to see our whole route for the next days.

We arrive at the Sawela Lodge, on the shore of Lake Naivasha, in time for lunch. This recently opened lodge has beautiful grounds and lawns.

In the afternoon we do our first African game viewing walk at the privately owned Crescent Island, which is a peninsula on the Eastern shore of Lake Naivasha. There is a lot of easy to see game e.g. giraffes, waterbucks, elands, zebras and impalas. It is also a heaven for birds with +200 species recorded. The walk is gentle and satisfying. We return to the lodge in time for afternoon tea. Today's program should be taken as light as possible to wear off the jet lag.

Day 3.Senior Walking Adventure Hell's Gate National Park. O/N Sawela Lodge

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We wake up for breakfast with the sun giving a wonderful effect over the lake. An early morning here should not be missed by anyone with an eye for birds since the lake boasts a wide variety of water and woodland birds.

After breakfast we do a short transfer to the Hell's Gate National Park. This is a unique park where walking is done in the middle of wildlife. Giraffes, zebras, warthogs and many types of gazelles are found here. The first part of this walk is done in typical flat African savanna in a volcanic area with huge rock boundaries. There are camphor and acacia trees all over and this is where to look for the giraffe as they mainly feed on them. A picnic lunch will be at the Rangers post.

The last part of the walk is done in the Hell's Gate Gorge by descending into a steep canyon with running water from geysers and wild vegetation. The climax of the day is in walking in the Side Gorge where the rocks have split to leave only a walking path. We climb back to the rangers post for transfer back to the lodge.

Click here for days 4 through 10 of the itinerary.

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