2 Day Tour Lake Nakuru, Hell' S Gate & Lake Naivasha From Nairobi

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
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  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up available from airbnb and private apartments
    Airports
    Jomo Kenyatta Intl Airport, Nairobi KenyaWilson Airport, Nairobi Kenya
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  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Enjoy private guided tour from Nairobi, explore the Lake Nakuru, Hell's Gate and Lake naivasha, spot animals on morning and afternoon game drives, and see birds and hippos . Hell's Gate National Parkis known as the only park where you can drive, walkanddo some cycling within thePark then spice up your excursion with a boat ride in Lake naivasha.This is a private tour for a minimum of 2 people.

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Day 1: Nairobi to Lake Nakuru National Park

You will be met atyour Nairobi city hotel by our safari driver guide who will drive northwest toLake Nakuru. There will bea short stop at a viewing pointto have a look at theGreat Rift Valleyfrom an elevated position. Your journey will continue toLake Nakuru, arriving in time for a pre-lunch game drive.

Lake Nakuru National Park is home toGiraffes,Waterbucks,Black and White Rhinos,Buffalo,LionsandLeopards, among other wildlife. On the shores of the lake there arethousands of Flamingos who feed on the algae.

Lunch will be at theLake Nakuru Lodge, Sarova LionHill Lodgeor similar (own expense). There will be an afternoon game drive around Lake Nakuru and the forest nearby.

Dinner and Accommodation at Fishermans Camp Lake Naivasha

Day 2: Hells Gate & Lake Naivasha

Arrive at the gate of Hell's Gate around mid morning, start biking tour for 2 hours within hell's gate, some people will opt to drive which is also allowed. Animals seen here include Bushbucks, Dikdiks, Giraffes, Gazelles, Gnus, Hartebeests, Impalas, Klipspringers, Buffaloes, Hyraxes, Zebras, Hyenas, Jackals, Mongooses, Baboons, Monkeys and Porcupines amongst others. The park has historically been an important home for the rare lammergeyer vultures.

From 11am, visit the gorges for 1 hour,capture beautiful panoramas of the gorge's small thin depressions of land mass where you can walk underneath.

Around 12pm return the bike at the gate, on the way visit the Maasai community. Then at 1pmforLunch Naivasha Fishermans camp(own expense). At 2pm, enjoy a relaxing boat ride on Lake Naivasha where you can see some of the local wildlife which includes hippos, buffalo, fish eagles, pelicans and much more for 1 hour.

End of the tour drive back to Nairobi arriving around 6pm

Inclusions

1x Breakfast

1x Dinner

1x Lunch

Accommodation included: 1 night

Accommodation Lanet Matfam Resort or similar

Bicycle Hire Charges at Hell's Gate

Private Hell's Gate Guide

Services of Experienced English speaking driver/ guide

Boat Ride

Entry/Admission - Hells Gate National Park

Exclusions

Alcoholic drinks (available for purchase)

Gratuities

First day Lunch at Lake Naivasha

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Infants must sit on laps

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Traveler Reviews

  • 29-Aug-2022

    This trip itinerary is perfectly planned. So much to see but well paced. I booked solo so that I could maximize sighting and photo ops. But the shining light of the trip was my guide Kelvin. He was amazing. Knew every bird and mammal species. Knew just where to find them. We made a great team. He was very accommodating as I kept barking - back up a little - go forward a little- turn a corner - can we find a “fill in the blank”. The result was photos I’m very proud of! Be sure to ask for kelvin when you book this trip. Also, Grace at Gracepatt was very helpful thruout. I booked 3 trips with her company. Very happy I did

  • 21-Jul-2022

    We had an amazing experience over the two days thanks to our incredible guide Benjamin. He was super knowledgeable of the local area and the history, geography and climate of Kenya in general, and supplied us with endless amounts of interesting wildlife facts. The tour itself was great as we got to see all manner of animals in their natural habitats, including hippos, flamingoes, buffalo, baboons, giraffes, zebras, rhinos (many white rhinos, and even a couple of black rhinos), and not one but three separate groups of lions!

  • 17-Apr-2022

    Great trip. Hell's Gate is a nice bike ride taking in the gorge and rocks and wildlife. Lake Nakuru features all kind of wildlife, grear scenery, flamingos and rhinos. Had a great time.

  • 13-Sep-2021

    I'm giving this a five-star review because of the quality of the guide and the sights I saw, as well as the clear and precise communications with the Gracepatt agency, but the hotel quality could easily take this down to a four star review. I took a two-day tour with driver/guide Stephen in early August. I was the only one on the trip, although I did not specify a private tour. Stephen arrived early to pick me up at my hotel. He is a fantastic guide and driver - negotiating the crazy traffic between Nairobi and Naivasha/Hell's Gate/Nakuru with calmness and determination. He speaks good English, is very knowledgeable and is an excellent conversationalist. Oh, and he's fully vaccinated and has the documentation to prove it. I was headed to the Mara and Lake Victoria after this and wanted to see a different part of Kenya closer to Nairobi. This was a perfect choice - the combination of an active bicycle trip through Hell's Gate (pst zebras and giraffes), along with a good walk up Hell's Canyon, coupled with a boat tour of Lake Naivasha to see hippos and birds, and then the game drive through Lake Nakuru National Park was a perfect intro to this part of Kenya and the Rift Valley. The guides that Gracepatt used in addition to Stephen (David at Hell's Gate and Nicholas for the Lake Naivasha boat tour) were friendly, knowledgeable and patient. The most impressive aspect of the trip, and of Stephen's service as a guide, came when he rearranged the schedule for us to do Lake Nakuru on the second day, which meant that we left early in the morning from the adjacent hotel and spent a good five hours on a game drive through the National Park. We saw rhinos, giraffes, Cape Buffalo, zebras, warthogs, Grant's gazelles, impalas, an ostrich, a huge number of flamingos on the lake shore and most impressively, right near the end, two lionesses within 75 feet of our vehicle. This was only possible because Stephen was on the radio and his phone all morning checking with other guides to verify the locations of individual animals. My only criticism of the tour was that the hotel where we stayed, Lanet Matfam, was not a great choice. The room design was awkward and a bit crowded. You had to maneuver around the sink and toilet with not much room to get to the shower, the water pressure in the shower was marginal, and the water was lukewarm. The staff at the hotel was great and it was close to the park entrance, and the grounds were pleasant and quiet, but I would have happily paid a bit more for an upgrade in room/hotel quality. Perhaps this could be an optional tour add on in the future?

  • 17-Feb-2021

    We had an amazing 2 day safari trip with Calvin. We cannot recommend him enough. He is hugely knowledgable about the wildlife and a really interesting guide. He took us to so many great spots and has an incredible eye for spotting the animals. We look forward to coming back in the future for more adventures with him!

  • 13-Feb-2020

    My wife and I took this trip in February (2020) - we were picked up promptly by Stephen, our guide and driver. Cycled through hells gate - which was a lot of fun - although a bit harder than I imagined for a couple in their 50’s - but very doable Stephen was excellent throughout the trip and very knowledgeable and friendly. The boat ride was much better than I had expected and well worth it In Nakuru we saw lots of animals especially rhino - which was a great treat. All in all an excellent package and kudos to Stephen for being a great guide!!!

  • 06-Feb-2020

    We booked a short two day trip just a half day in advance. Our guide and driver Boniface (Boni) picked us up at the hotel with a very nice 4x4 Landcruiser. Boni drove us saeftly and fast out of the crazy Nairobi traffic. We had a spectacular view over the great rift valley during the drive, and our first stop was a bike tour in Hells Gate national park. Even though it was quite hot (we arrived around lunch), we enjoyed the ride and saw a lot of animals! (Giraffe crossing the street right in front of our bikes). It is a 20km drive (Two times 10km, of that 8km in the park) in the middle of the day, can be quite hot, be aware of it. However, good bikes a good road. After we went on the boat trip on the lake Naiwasha and saw a stunning wildlife of Hippos and Birds. (Same here, you can be exposed to sun for an hour). Its a very peaceful experience and we enjoyed it a lot. The accomodation in the lodge is nice and the food was great. On the second day we enjoyed a long gamedrive in the Nakurupark, and it was the best we had! Very peacefull, lots of animals (including lions, rhinos, giraffes and buffalos) and with Boni a very good and educated driver we had a great time. Thank you very much Gracepatt Ecotours and Boniface!

  • 06-Oct-2019

    My wife and I are at the start of a month long trip into Africa and decided to do the Lake Nakuru, Hell' s Gate & Lake Naivasha tour to get acclimatised. What an excellent decision and full marks to Boni and Gracepatt. Boni did everything to accomodate us especially the walk through Hells Gate which I would recommend instead of the bikes. An abundance of wild life and enough photos to fill 10 album. Highly recommended Lake Nukuru is the highlight. Wildlife galore The Hotel was comfortable, the room was adequate although small and the food was good. Our compliments to the the staff of the hotel and a big thanks to our guide Boniface. Friendly informative and lots of fun

  • 23-Sep-2019

    Alles hat super geklappt, Steven war ein netter und guter Fahrer. Und wir haben sogar einen Löwen in Nakuru gesehen 😊