Morning flight with British Airways from London Heathrow to Nairobi.
Arrive and transfer to the group hotel.
Circular walk around Crater Lake Trekking: approx 3 hours
Morning transfer (2hrs) to the Rift Valley and to Fisherman’s camp
on the shores of Crater Lake. After lunch we warm up with a walk
around the nearby Soda Lake where we will spot a variety of
wildlife. Overnight at Fisherman’s camp. Evening meal and briefing
on the week of trekking ahead.
Lake Naivasha – Hell’s Gate National Park Trekking: approx 16km
Trek for 3km to Hell’s Gate National Park. Inside the park, walk
another 13km through typical African savannah and volcanic
terrain. We trek at an altitude of 2000 metres above sea level in a
mainly flat region. The park was established specifically for game
trails and sightings of a vast variety of wild animals and bird life.
These will undoubtedly start us off in the right mood far away from urban frenzy. Overnight in Naiburta campsite within the park.
Hell’s Gate National Park Trekking: approx 18km
We begin the day with a 3½ km walk to Hell’s Gate Gorge, for abseiling*
and then enter into a steep canyon with fast running water, geysers and
wild vegetation. Lunch is at a picnic site located above the gorge. After
lunch we continue through the rocky gorge and plenty of wild bushes
before heading back to the Naiburta camp for a second night.
* There is an alternative 1 hour walk down for those not wishing to abseil
Longonot National Park Trekking: approx 18km
Our objective today is Longonot National Park passing through the
Kedong Ranch. We will be mainly trekking through savannah with
flat to hilly terrain at an altitude of over 2000 metres above sea
level. The vast expanses around us are indeed very impressive and
should give everyone the feeling of being in the outback, with little
of our “modern life” to distract us. Overnight at camp in Longonot National Park.
A difficult trek ahead as we make our way up the extinct volcano, Mt.
Longonot. We climb some 550 metres from 2220 metres above sea level to
2770 metres. As we reach the rim of the crater we’ll stop for a group photo
while we’re briefed on the hike around the perimeter.* We hike for along the
jagged edge and peer into the volcano. From the summit there are fantastic
views of the Rift Valley and Lake Naivasha. Having experienced these
wonderful sights we descend back to our camp to relax after a very rewarding day.
* There is the option to return to camp for those not wishing to walk around the rim.
Malewa River Gorge Trekking: approx 12km
Morning transfer (2 hours) to Malewa. We are now in the middle of
Africa at its natural best sharing the area with multitudes of flowers, trees
and wildlife. We start our trek by crossing the shallow Malewa River
Gorge with its thick African bush and extraordinary sounds of animal life
all around us. After about an hour we reach our last crater pool. Transfer
to our night’s hotel accommodation in Nakuru. Tonight we celebrate with
a farewell dinner to toast our achievement.
Free time to relax in Nakuru
Late afternoon we transfer (approx 2 hours) back to Nairobi to the Jomo Kenyatta International airport.
Arrive early morning at London Heathrow