Mt Longonot Climbing 1 Day Hike | Mount Longonot Day Trip
Mt Longonot 1 day hiking trip is a full day excursion from Nairobi to climb the closest mountain to Nairobi. Mt Longonot day hike is a fun event where you climb to the crater rim and around the crater and back to the gate. The full Longonot mountain hike lasts for 3-4 hours and it is 12km long from gate to around the crater rim and back to the gate.
Your Mt Longonot 1 day hike starts from Nairobi at 7:00am with a stop at the Great Rift Valley view point. Look into the valley below to see Mt Suswa and mt Longonot and the plumes of geysers and hot springs at the Hellsgate geothermal power station. Longonot is close to Nairobi and its only 87km out to the North West and on the Great Rift Valley floor. This makes it easy therefore to do a 1 day longonot climb.
Mt Longonot is a Stratovolcano which last erupted in the 1860 although it still spews some fumes inside the crater. The crater is full of ever green small trees and a vertical wall drops vertically into the crater at point reaching a height of 500m from the crater rim to the bottom of the crater. The highest peak of mt Longonot stands at 2776m above sea level. From here you can see the whole of Nairobi city and great view into the crater below.
On arrival at the gate, we will pay our entry fees and proceed on to start the hike. The Mt Longonot 1 day hiking is medium difficulty and is only 3.1km from gate to rim of the crater. There are animals to be found on the sides of the mountain and the savannah below including buffalos, leopards, gazelles and giraffes. The mountain park is a very popular 1 day hiking place from Nairobi.
We will reach the peak at around midday and enjoy the view of the crater and the lands beyond including Nairobi and the close by lake Naivasha. A quick picnic lunch will help us regain our strength and a glass of juice to rehydrate our bodies from hours of toil and sweat.
After the picnic lunch, we will clamber down with grudgingly with our knees complaining on end. Climbing down a mountain is always the hardest part as you are fighting against gravity and are already tired. You reach the gate at 2:30pm exit to drive back to Nairobi.
You will be dropped back in your hotel at 1700 hrs in time to have a shower and a rest.
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Nairobi National Park Birdwatching 1 Day Birding Trip
Nairobi national park birdwatching trip starts early at 0600hrs with a pick up from your hotel. Birding in Nairobi park is rich with new finds and some very scenic places. The Nairobi game park birdwatching trips are private and can also depart at any time from your Nairobi hotel.
Nairobi national park is home to over 400 species of birds including some 22 migratory birds. The park is a 117 sq km area which has birds in three different habitats including a dry forest to the west, a riverine forest to the southwest and savannah grassland towards the south of the park. All the birds in these three areas are different depending on the food they eat.
A game drive will go through all these areas and the driver guide will make stops to identify the birds on the trees and ground. The bird guide comes with a pair of binoculars and a guide book to help with identification of the birds.
Some of the birds of interest in Nairobi national park include the Abyssinian thrush, Corncrake, Fischer's lovebird, Grey-crowned crane, Hartlaub's bustard, Jackson's widowbird, Kori bustard, Lappet-faced vulture, Lesser kestrel, Martial eagle, Pallid harrier, Secretary bird, Sharpe's long claw (NE), Sooty falcon, White-bellied bustard, White-headed vulture among others.
Nairobi national park birding tour ends at 1130 hrs but can be extended on request. You can also do a full day birding in the park exploring in depth and it’s possible to identify over 100 birds in a day if you are good at it. Picnic lunch is included if doing a full day birdwatching trip in the park.
After the tour you will be dropped back to your hotel after a great day observing east African birds in Nairobi national park.
End of Tour
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1 Day Mt Kenya Hiking Trip | Nairobi 1 Day Hikes
Hiking: Mt Kenya 1 Day hiking is a great hike safari from Nairobi to climb the mountain in 1 day. The 1 day hike on Mt Kenya starts from Nairobi at 0500hrs to make it on good time. Mt Kenya 1 day hiking trip is all inclusive of park fees, transport, and mountain guide services.
The driver guide will pick you up from your hotel at 0500hrs. Make sure that you arrange with your hotel to make you some early breakfast to carry with you. The tour will start heading north towards Mt Kenya National Park.
Mt Kenya is the second highest mountain in Africa standing at 5199m above sea level and its has the most intriguing peaks. The mountain has three main peaks which can be seen covered in some ice. The mountain is surrounded by a thick rain forest made of indigenous trees like the Podo, oak and camphor.
The rain forest is home to leopards, elephants, buffalos, Melanistic cats, giant forest hogs, and hundreds of birds species. You will be able to see some of these animals as you climb up. This is added value to your Mt Kenya 1 day climb tour.
Mt Kenya national park is located some 175km north of Nairobi and it’s a great early morning drive to this park. You will arrive at the Sirimon gate and pay the park fees. The vehicle will drive up the paved mountain road to the first camp called the old Moses camp. It is from here that your hike will start.
You will walk through the dense rain forest on small tracks towards the moorland for a distance of 1,200m passing the Mackinder valley and reaching the observation point.
Once you get to the moorland, there are no trees but grass, groundsel and lobelia and the view to the peaks Nelion, Lenana and Batian are very clear.
You will walk up to where you can physically take it in a single day. Enjoy your picnic lunch as you view the peaks and take pictures here. This is the climax of the Mt Kenya national park hiking day trip.
You will start your descent after lunch for 1.5hrs to the Old Moses camp where your driver will be waiting to drive you back to Nairobi.
You are dropped off in Nairobi hotel after a full day hike on Mt Kenya national park.
End of Mt Kenya 1 Day Hiking Trip
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Nakuru day Trip: Lake Nakuru national park day tour is a 1 day trip to Nakuru to view the flamingos and other birds and animals in this park. The Nakuru national park is located some 160 km north west of Nairobi on the great rift valley floor and it is one of the soda lake on the rift. Nakuru national park was started in 1961 as a bird sanctuary and only afterwards as a rhino and Rothschild giraffe sanctuary.
Lake Nakuru National Park Day Trip Attractions
Lake Nakuru Park is 188 sqkm in size and includes the lake, the acacia forest and the Savannah and the mountain areas. The park is a very popular destination for birdwatching from Nairobi due to its vast numbers of birds. The lake is home to over 2 million flamingos when their food is in plenty. The lake is rich in blue green algae which the flamingos feed on. There are also more than 400 species of birds in lake Nakuru.
Lake Nakuru is also known for easy sightings of lions, leopards, rhinos, buffalos, cheetahs, leopards, gazelles, hippos, giraffes, baboons, hyenas and many other animals. The park is a popular urban park similar to Nairobi national park and is great for a full day game drive tour.
Lake Nakuru National Park Day Tour Itinerary
Lake Nakuru one day trip is offered as a joining in or a private tour and is an all inclusive of park fees, transport, guides services, picnic lunch and bottled water. The tour starts early from Nairobi and returns late. The itinerary is similar to this one below:-
6:00am: Depart Nairobi for Lake Nakuru with a stop at the Great Rift Valley view point to look into the valley below
9:00am: Arrive at Lake Nakuru and start your game drive in the park to see the animals
11:00am: Visit the Makalia falls and baboon cliff for picture opportunities in the Nakuru park 1 day trip.
1:00pm: Enjoy a picnic lunch at the airstrip
2:00pm: Continue with a game drive in the park.
3:00pm: Start your drive back to Nairobi
6:00pm: Drop off in your Nairobi hotel after a great Nakuru national park day safari.
End of Tour
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Nairobi Airport Transfers | JKIA Transfer to Nairobi Hotel |Cars| Distance | Rates | Prices |Air Conditioned
Nairobi airport Transfers: Transfer from Nairobi JKIA airport to hotels in Nairobi city is done in saloon, vans or executive 4x4 SUVs depending on comfort required. We offer airport to hotel and hotel to airport transfers in Nairobi and from the Nairobi airport to Thika, Kiambu, Nakuru, Naivasha and even Kisumu and Eldoret. We offer airport to hotels transfers to nairobi hotels such as Safari park hotel, Eka Hotel, Intercontinental Hotel, Nairobi safari club, Hilton Hotel, Best Western Hotel, Crowne plaza, Villa Rosa Kempinski Hotel,Tribe Hotel, Radisson Blu Hotel,The Sankara Hotel, Fairmount The Norfolk Hotel, Jacaranda Hotel, Fairview Hotel, Southern Sun Mayfair Hotel, Safari Park, Windsor Golf Club, Boma Hotel, Panari Hotel, Ole Sereni Hotel, Serena Hotel.
We also offer short Day Trips to Nairobi national park, Sheldrick elephant Orphanage, Giraffe centre, Karen Blixen Museum, National Museum, Bomas of Kenya, city tour etc
Private Saloon/Sedan Car (1-3 Pax) Airport Transfers (Toyota: Premio, Axio, Belta etc)
Our saloon cars are clean, new and air-conditioned to give you maximum comfort on your trip from the JKIA airport terminal to your hotel reception area. Our drivers are professional and well trained in customer service and are courteous and not too chatty. Our pool of saloon cars are suitable to 1 to three passengers and are cheaper than other options.
We can organize to have our driver at the arrival terminal waiting for you even on one hour notice. Our drivers will have your name written on a placard and its therefore easy to locate your ride once you exit the arrival terminal. See below chart for our transfer rates for saloon cars.
Private 6-9 Seater Van Airport Transfers (Toyota: Voxy, Noah, Alphard)
We have a variety of comfortable 7 seater vans that we sue for transfers of larger groups from the airport and for people that need alittle more leg room than offered by a saloon car. The vans have very comfortable leg space when you can stretch after your long flight and relax from the jet lag. The vans have sliding side doors which are automatically operated by the driver and saves you the hassle of opening and locking the door.
The vans are air-conditioned and very comfortable for the ride from JKIA airport to the hotel which can sometimes take longer than an hour in heavy traffic. Our vans are also suitable for you if you have lots of luggage as there is enough room for that too.
We also offer you our vans for a short game drive in Nairobi national park and to do other brief Nairobi city tours during your stay in Nairobi. Once you reserve the van, you will have it exclusively to yourself (ves) since we don’t offer joining transfers from the airport.
Private Executive JKIA Airport to Nairobi Hotel Transfers 4x4 SUV (Toyota Prado, V8,)
We also offer luxury 4x4 JKIA Nairobi airports to Hotel transfers in high end new and all air-conditioned transfers. We can organize for VIP security and escort entourage chase cars as well. Our range of luxury SUVs are all new and come with all the extras you will need for the Nairobi international airport transfer.
Our SUVs drivers are also trained in VIP security and defensive driving and are equally professional. The drivers will make you feel welcome and go out of their way to help in all issues that you may need to do at the airport on arrival or before your departure flight.
We offer a timely, safe and smooth airport transfers to Nairobi hotels. All our drivers are trained on strict time keeping and will be there waiting for you 10-15 minutes before arrival.
Nairobi JKIA Airport Transfer Rates
___Type of Car______________________________________Cost_________________
1. Saloon/Sedan Car [1-3 persons]
(Airport to CBD Hotels) Usd 30 per Car load
2. Van [6-9 persons]
(Airport to CBD Hotels) Usd 60 per Car Load
3. Executive 4x4 [1-3 persons]
Luxury airport transfers Usd 80 per Car Load
(Airport to CBD Hotels)
4. Bus [25-29 Seater]
Ideal for 10-25 passengers. Groups,
Companies or People Attending Usd 100 per Car Load
Conferences and Seminars.
(from Airport to City Hotels)
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Nairobi airport tours: Best 13 Nairobi airport tour packages are short layover trips to parks and attractions near and around Nairobi city. These are places to go to on a short 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10 hours of layover at Nairobi airport or transit safari tours when connecting through Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. You can go for tours to places like Nairobi national park, Sheldrick elephant orphanage, Bomas of Kenya, Nairobi safari walk, Karen Blixen museum, national museum of Kenya, hells gate hiking, Mt Longonot day hike, lake Naivasha boat ride, Lake Nakuru full day trip, Amboseli one day tour.
1. Nairobi National Park Day 4 hr Game Drive Trip
Nairobi national park gate is just 4km from the airport and it makes for a great way to sneak in and out of the park in between your flights to and from JKIA Nairobi airport. The national park is located right in the boundary of Nairobi city taking 117sqkm area which is electric fenced on one side facing the town. Nairobi park has 4 of the big five animals including Lions, Leopards, Rhinos and buffalos. It does not however have any elephants due to its small size.
A game drive in Nairobi national park takes 4hrs and can be done at any time of day but mornings and late evenings are best when the sun is not too hot. The animals do feel the heat too and they hide under shades of trees and forest making it impossible for you to see them. The park entry fee is Usd 43 for non residents and Kshs 430 for citizens. A packaged tour costs anywhere from Usd 90 for a group of four and a little more if less people take the tour.
2. Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage
The Sheldrick elephant orphanage is a rescue center for orphaned or abandoned baby elephants located just 10km from the airport. The elephant orphanage is actually part of Nairobi national park but located on the western side of the park while the airport borders the park to the east. The Nairobi elephant orphanage is a great place where you can touch the baby elephants, adopt one or even get a one on one time with your adopted baby.
The public lecture at the Sheldrick Nairobi elephant orphanage takes place between 11:00am to 12:00pm where they will tell you about each of the babies life history and circumstances of its rescue. A visit to Sheldrick elephant orphanage costs Usd 70pp in a group of 2 people.
3. Giraffe Centre
The giraffe centre is located in the Karen neighborhood and it’s a sanctuary for the endangered Rothschild giraffe. The giraffe centre is managed by the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife (AFEW) whose mission is to offer conservation education to the public and more so to school kids.
At the giraffe centre you will be able to feed the giraffes with pellets that are provided to you from a high platform such that you are face to face with them. You can take some memorable pictures hugging a giraffe here.
4. Nairobi Safari Walk
The Nairobi safari walk is zoo with a high board walk and animals in bigger enclosures and is located just next to the park. The safari walk’s board walk runs along some animal enclosures and goes down to the river and back up. It is a great place to have leisure walks around the animal pens and there is also a small forest where you can do some bird watching.
The Nairobi safari walk is located just at the main park entrance and can be combined with a game drive to the national park. The Nairobi safari walk costs Usd 80pp in a group of 2 and discounts are offered for larger groups.
5. The Nairobi Animal Orphanage
The Nairobi animal orphanage is basically a zoo located next to the national park’s entrance. The orphanage houses many animals including lions, leopard, cheetah, hyenas, ostrich, giraffe, zeedonk, buffalos, monkeys among many other assortments of animals.
The animal orphanage is a great place to visit after a tour of the national park to enhance your experience. A visit to the animal orphanage alone costs Usd 80pp in a group of 2.
6. The Karen Blixen Museum
The Karen Blixen museum is the former home of author of the book Out of Africa which was later acted into an award winning movie by the same name. The house is a walk through the Lady Karen’s life in Kenya during the colonial era where she had started a coffee farm that eventually failed and she returned home to write the nostalgic movies about Africa.
The house is complete with the original furniture, furnishings and pictures, trophies and clothing used in the colonial era hunting expeditions. A visit here costs Usd 80pp in a group of 2 persons.
7. The National Museum of Kenya
The national museum is a huge collection of Kenyan artifacts including animal, birds, people, clothing, weapons, tools, archeological findings and it also has a snake park. The national museum is located right inside the CBD and its easy to access. It takes you at least an hour and a half to walk through all the sections and see the collections.
The cost of a visit to the national museum of Kenya is Usd 60pp in a group of two people.
8. Lake Naivasha Day Trip
Lake Naivasha is one of the great rift valley lakes and it is a great place to go and do bird watching or go for a walking safari on crescent island or visit the crater lake to see the bird life there and the beautiful sights.
Lake Naivasha offers boat rides to the lake to see the hippos and birds in the lake or to go to Crescent Island. A day trip to Lake Naivasha including a boat ride, lunch and a visit to Crescent Island costs Usd 130per person in a group of 2.
9. Lake Nakuru National Park
Lake Nakuru is another Great Rift Valley lake which is alkaline in nature. The lake is home to millions of flamingos and over 600 species of birds. The park is located some 160km north west of Nairobi right on the floor of the Great Rift Valley.
The park is a 177 sqkm area which completed electric fenced and is home to hundreds of thousands of animals including rhinos, hippos, lions, giraffes, buffalos, baboons, cheetahs, leopards, zebra, impalas, klipspringer rock antelope and many others.
A day trip to Lake Nakuru takes a whole day and includes a 5hr game drive, packed lunch, transport in a safari minivan and bottled drinking water. The cost of a full day Nakuru national park day trip is Usd 240 per person in a group of 2 persons.
10. Hellsgate National Park
If there is a park with dramatic landscape in Kenya, it is the Hellsgate national park. The landscape is so varied that it was picked for the acting of both movies of the “Lion King”. Hellsgate has red colored cliff faces interspersed with deep beautifully gorges that seem to swallow you into the bowels of hell.
There are high inselbergs and rock ators that rock climbers cherish. The park also has active hot geysers and springs that have been tapped for geothermal electricity and some for a spa pool. Hells gate is popular for hiking day trips from Nairobi and it also offers bicycle riding in the park as you watch giraffes, buffalo and gazelles. Hells gate day hike is Usd 170 per person in a group of 2.
11. Mt Longonot National Park Day Hike
Mt Longonot is another rift valley mountain where you can hike up to the crater rim and look into the crater. The hike is 10 km long and the mountain is 1780 m at its peak. The mountain is a strato volcano that last erupted in the 1800s but it still emits smoke on the southern side of the mountain showing some volcanic activity.
A one day hike on Mt Longonot is offered as a full day hike and is sometimes combined with a visit to the lake Naivasha which is very close by. The Mt Longonot 1 day hike from Nairobi is of medium difficulty but the slopes can be quite steep at some locations. The cost of a Mt Longonot day hike is Usd 150per person in a group of 2 persons.
12. Amboseli National Park Day Trip
Amboseli national park is a 390 sqkm park located some 230km south west of Nairobi on the Tanzanian border with Kenya and just below Africa’s highest mountain- Mt Kilimanjaro at 5895m asl. The Amboseli is popular for its great views of kili and the thousands of elephants you will see here. The park also has a wide array of other animals that makes a for a very rich amboseli game drive.
Amboseli game drive trip is offered as a full day excursion from Nairobi and you can take it if you arrive very early in Nairobi and you have a late night flight out on the same day. The day tour starts from Nairobi as early as 5am or 6am and returns by 7:00pm. It is worth the drive if only to see the highest mountain in Africa. The cost for an Amboseli 1 day trip is Usd 190 per person in a group of four.
13. Mt Kenya 1 Day Hiking Trip
Mt Kenya national park is located some 138km north of Nairobi in central parts of Kenya. Mt Kenya is the second highest mountain in Africa standing at 5199m asl. The mountain has three peaks namely Lenana, Batian and Nelion. The peaks are very clearly visible from the moorland /mountain region where the rain forest ends and groundsels, lobelia and grass takes over in a bog and mud terrain.
The Mt Kenya one day hike tour from Nairobi starts as early as 5:00am or 6:00am and you will be driven up to 3300m at Old Moses. You will then walk about 1,000m to reach the moorland and take clear pictures of the peaks before returning back to old Moses where the car will be waiting to take you down through the gate and back to Nairobi. The cost of a Mt Kenya 1 day trip is Usd 190 per person in a group of 2.
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Day Trip: Nairobi national park day trips are half day tours to Nairobi park for game drive from any of Nairobi hotels for Game drives, bird watching, photography tours, walking safari, safari walk, sightseeing and big five safaris near Nairobi city. The Nairobi national park is just 7km from the city centre and takes 15 minutes even in traffic. The park is 117sqkm of protected area to the southwest of Nairobi. It lies within the city boundaries is very popular with Nairobi airport hotel layover guests.
What Animals Are Seen In Nairobi National Park?
Nairobi national park has many animals including lions, rhinos, hippos, crocodiles, giraffes, buffalos, leopards, gazelles, hyenas, baboons, zebras, wildebeests, hartebeests, sykes monkeys, impalas and many others. The parks most favorite animals are the lions which are nowadays very easy to see as well as the rhinos which can be seen close to the roads at times.
A Nairobi national park game drive lasts for 4 hours since it’s a relatively small park which means you can see all these animals and get back to your hotel in time for an afternoon meeting or flight from JKIA Nairobi international airport. The Nairobi park game drive can also be offered in the afternoon from 3.00pm to 6:30pm and may be combined with a dinner at the carnivore restaurant.
Which Birds Can You See In Nairobi National Park Birdwatching Trip?
The park is also a popular birdwatching destination from Nairobi with over 400 species of birds, about which 22 are migratory and are only seen at certain seasons. The birds in Nairobi national park include the tawny eagle, the fish eagle, African crested crane, vultures, go away bird, Madagascar bee eater, wagtails, shrikes, hammerkorps, blacksmith plover, Egyptian geese, sacred ibis, Hadada ibis, goliath heron, grey heron, great white pelicans, storks, ox pecker, egrets among many others.
Bird watching day trips in Nairobi national park are offered with a professional driver guide who come with binoculars and guide books to help with identifying the birds. A bird trip in Nairobi park can last for 6-7 hours or a full day and you may need to make arrangements for packed lunch.
Which Are The Landmarks To See In Nairobi National Park?
The most popular landmarks in Nairobi national park include the ivory burning monument where tons of ivory have been previously burnt to protest the world trade in ivory. The kingfisher picnic site is a great place to have your lunch or a barberque. The observation point is a vantage highpoint where you can go and watch the park from a high ground.
The other landmarks in Nairobi national park include the morkoyiet valley which is very dramatic and there is also a view point and picnic site to enjoy the view below. The Mbagathi river and the athi and hyena dams are other places where you can see crocodiles and hippos and are scenic as well.
Nairobi National Park Game Drive Itinerary
5:50am: Pick up from your hotel in the city for start of the tour.
6:30am: Enter into the park and start your game drive to see the lions, leopards, rhinos, buffalos etc
10:00am: Continue with your game drive and visit some of the landmarks like dams, river, view point.
11:00am: Exit the park after more than 4 hours of game drive.
11:30am: Drop off at your city hotel after the tour. End of tour.
You may choose to combine this tour with a visit to the Sheldrick elephant orphanage, animal orphanage, giraffe centre, Nairobi safari walk or the Karen Blixen or lunch or dinner at the carnivore restaurant.
Cost of Nairobi national park half day trip: Usd 90pp in a group of 4 persons
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1 Day Trip: Amboseli national park day trip is a full day tour to Amboseli park from one of the Nairobi hotels. The Amboseli 1 day trip includes viewing Mt Kilimanjaro and the many elephants in the park including photographic tours, walking safari, game drive, game viewing, bird watching, balloon safaris, camping tours and much more.
Viewing Mt Kilimanjaro from Amboseli National Park
Mt Kilimanjaro is located just next to the border of the Amboseli national park. The best views of the mount Kilimanjaro are seen from the Kenyan side inside Amboseli. Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa standing at 5895m above sea level. It’s the best view you can get with the mountain with its snow covered peak Kibo standing tall and mighty over everything else in the park.
The best photos you can take of wildlife grazing in the foreground with the ice peak of Kilimanjaro showing in the background. This is the iconic picture of an authentic African safari from the times of hemmingways to now. You will start seeing the mountain peak from miles away and right inside the park before it disappears into the clouds by midday. This is the biggest reason that many people visit Amboseli on a 1 day trip from Nairobi.
Elephants Viewing In Amboseli National Park
Amboseli is known for its large herds of elephants that can be seen roaming the areas around the swamps where there is ever green grass. The elephants of Amboseli are estimated to be more than 1500 in number and have been studied by Cynthia Moss, a renowned scientist for more than 40 years. The elephants are used to vehicles and will come too close your car you can actually see their amber coloured eyes and their small eye lashes.
There are hundreds f other key animals to see in Amboseli including lions, cheetahs, elephants, leopards, buffalos, giraffes, wildebeests, gazelles, hyenas, baboons, zebras, impalas, jackals and many more. The park is also home to more than 400 species of birds.
Physical features of Amboseli Lake Amboseli, Swamps and Ponds, Observation Hill
Amboseli is also known for the wet weather Lake Amboseli which only has water during rainy seasons and is dry in the hot season. The lake Amboseli is locates to the North West edge of the park and collect water from the hilly north borders of Amboseli. This is a large expanse of salty white sand flats that make mirages of simmering water at the horizons that keeps animals mesmerized for hours looking for the elusive water.
Amboseli is kept alive by the all season swamps and ponds that are fed from underground rivers flowing from the melted ice caps of Kilimanjaro. The swamps, ponds and the water grass and reeds in these waters is always green and keeps the animals fed even in times of drought.
The observation hill is located in the middle of the park and the park management had built some sheds at the top where people have their picnic lunches while watching the hippos swimming in the large dam below. It’s such a panoramic view of the park.
Amboseli National Park Day Trip Itinerary
5:00am: Pick up from your Nairobi hotel by our driver guide
9:00am: Arrival at the Amboseli national park and start viewing the mountain and the many elephants here
11:00am: Further game drive looking for the cheetahs and lions in the park
1:00pm: Enjoy a picnic lunch at the observation hill while watching the hippos, elephants and antelopes in the pond
2:00pm: One more game drive in the park as you exit for Nairobi.
3:00pm: Exit the park with enroute game drive.
Cost of Amboseli 1 day trip: Usd 190 in a group of 4 persons
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Day Trips: Nairobi One (1) day trips are full day tours from Nairobi city from one of Nairobi hotels to view Kilimanjaro, Masai mara, Amboseli, lake Nakuru, lake Naivasha, mt Kenya, Hellsgate, Nairobi park, Daphne Sheldrick elephant orphanage, giraffe centre, karen blixen among others. Nairobi 1 day trips are offered as private or joining in shared group safaris or even as solo game drives. These are the top 3 nairobi day trips to take while on a layover or if you have an extra day in the city.
1. Amboseli National park Day Trip
Amboseli national park day trip is one of the most popular full day tours from nairobi city. The one day trip to amboseli is popular since many people visiting nairobi would wish to see the highest peak in africa which is mt kilimanjaro only 215km south west of nairobi city. Mt Kilimanjaro is located inside Tanzania and borders amboseli to the Kenyan side. The best views of this mountain are seen from the Kenyan side. A one day amboseli national park day tour itinerary is as below:
Amboseli National Park 1 (one) Day Trip Itinerary
5:00am: Pick up from your nairobi hotel by our driver guide
9:00am: Arrival at the amboseli national park and start viewing the mountain and the many elephants here
11:00am: Further game drive looking for the cheetahs and lions in the park
1:00pm: Enjoy a picnic lunch at the observation hill while watching the hippos, elephants and antelopes in the pond
2:00pm: One more game drive in the park as you exit for nairobi.
3:00pm: Exit the park with enroute game drive.
Cost of Amboseli 1 day trip: Usd 190 in a group of 4 persons
2. Lake Nakuru National Park Day Trip
Lake nakuru is an alkaline rift valley lake which is located in a park by the same name. The lake nakuru 1 day trip is a favorite with bird watching groups interested in seeing the millions of flamingos. The lake is home to more than 600 species of birds including lions, leopards, cheetahs, buffalos, hyenas, zebra, gazelles, hippos, giraffes, rhinos and many other wildlife. Lake nakuru national park is a 177sqkm and is fully fenced. The park is 160km north west of nairobi and right inside the great rift valley. It is easy to reach from nairobi and the roads are paved all the way. A lake nakuru one day trip itinerary looks like the one below:
Lake Nakuru National Park 1 (one) Day Trip Itinerary
6:00am: Depart Nairobi for lake nakuru passing through the great rift valley.
6:30am: Make a scheduled stop on the estern escarpment of the Rift valley to look into the valley below.
9:00am: Arrive in nakuru national park and start your game drive around the lake and the acacia forest.
11:00am: Visit the makalia water falls and the baboon cliff to have a panoramic view of the park.
1:00pm: Have a packed lunch at the airstrip or the makalia falls
2:00pm: Continue with an afternoon game drive as you exit the park
3:00pm: Exit the park for a drive back to nairobi after watching all the birds flamingos, and animals
3. Mt Kenya National Park 1 Day Hiking Trip
Mt Kenya national park is located some 175km north of Nairobi in Central Kenya. The mountain is the second highest in Africa standing at 5199m above sea level. It has three peaks Nelion, Batian and Lenana which are visible on a clear day. The mountain is very popular with day trips where you can go in a day and climb up to 4200m to have the greatest views of the peaks close up. A hiking day trip to mt Kenya starts early and you will have a guide to climb with. The vehicle actually drives up to Old Moses camp (3300m) on Sirimon route or up to the met station (3050m)on Naro moru route. You only have to walk about 1200m past the rainforest to get to the alpine region which is plain with clear views of the peaks. A one day hiking in mt Kenya itinerary looks like the one below:
Mt Kenya 1 Day Hike Itinerary
5:00am: Depart Nairobi for mt Kenya with breakfast enroute
8:00am: Arrive at the Sirimon gate and enter into the park. The vehicle will drive you to the Old Moses camp
10:00am: Start your hike from Old Moses through the rain forest and into the alpine /moorland region
11:00am: Enjoy the views of the peaks from the observation point or proceed on to Mackinders valley
1:00pm: Enjoy a lunch at the picnic site on the moorland
2:00pm: Take lots of photos and start the descent back to old moses camp where the car is waiting for you.
4:00pm: Drive back to the Sirimon gate and out of the park heading back to Nairobi after a great 5hr -6hr trek
7:00pm: Arrive back in Nairobi and check back in to your hotel.
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