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1-Day Nakuru | Naivasha Tour.

Lakes Expeditions Safari

Lake Nakuru- Lake Naivasha National Park.

Lake Nakuru and Lake Naivasha are some of the most popular attractions in Kenya. Despite one being alkaline (L. Nakuru) and the other being a freshwater lake (L. Naivasha), they have a shared history dating back to 10,000 years ago, when they were both part of the same mega-lake that upon drying up left these two iconic water bodies (along with L. Elementaita) as its remnants. Besides this common origin, they are both very different. Lake Naivasha has blue fresh waters full of fish and a huge population of hippos while the soda lake that is Lake Nakuru has green shallow waters teeming with spirulina, the Lesser flamingos' main food source. 

One-Day Tour

  • Depart from Nairobi early and head along the A104 to Nakuru. Enjoy the beautiful scenery en route as well as a brief stopover at the Viewpoint to take the magnificent vistas of the Great Rift Valley and its incredible physical features. Hand-made souvenirs may be bought here from local artisans, they regale you with myths and legends about how the Rift Valley came to be.
  • Arrive at Lake Nakuru National Park and embark on an epic game drive. Spot over 50 different mammal species including the black and white rhinos that reside in the park’s rhino sanctuary, lions, zebras, Rothschild giraffes, waterbucks and more. The park also plays host to about 450 species of birds and is a birder’s paradise.
  • After an unforgettable game drive, head for lunch in the iconic city of Nakuru at a tastefully selected restaurant.
  • Head to the nearby Lake Naivasha for a scenic boat ride to the Crescent Island Game Sanctuary. Expect to see birds in huge flocks, as well as pods of hippos floating in the water. End the day on the island with a nature walk among the Maasai giraffes, waterbucks, bushbucks, and more that reside on it.
  • Journey back to Nairobi after a day full of exploration and adventure
  • Pick up at your hotel/place of stay in Nairobi.
  • Transport and a game drive in a comfortable safari vehicle with a pop-up roof for game viewing.
  • A professional driver/guide.
  • Lunch at a scheduled restaurant.
  • Park fees to Lake Nakuru and Hell’s Gate national parks.
  • Drinking water during the trip.
  • Drop off at your hotel/place of stay in Nairobi.
  • Boat ride on Lake Naivasha + a visit to Crescent Island should you wish to visit the sanctuary.
  • Soft and alcoholic drinks.
  • Tips to the service providers.
Essential Travel Tips for Your East African Adventure

Clothing On Safari

Make sure you pack different layers of clothes. During the day temperatures may vary and wearing different layers makes it easy to quickly adapt to weather changes. Pack protective clothing against the sun and mosquitoes. Also don’t forget your swimming clothes and a poncho and/or a raincoat to stay dry during unexpected rain showers.


Sunglasses are another essential item to pack for a safari in Kenya. The sun can be pretty harsh, so protecting your eyes from the glare is necessary. We recommend packing a pair of polarized sunglasses that will reduce glare and provide 100% UV protection.


A hat is a must-have item when going on a safari in East Africa. Not only will it protect you from the harsh sun, but it will also keep your head cool and prevent mosquito bites. We recommend packing a wide-brimmed hat to provide maximum protection against the sun. A baseball cap or visor will do the trick if you don’t have a wide-brimmed hat.

Insect Repellent

Remember to pack insect repellent! Mosquitoes are everywhere in Kenya, so protecting yourself from bites is essential. Pack a strong insect repellent that contains at least 30% DEET. Apply the repellent liberally all over your body, especially in areas where mosquitoes are known to bite, such as the ankles, wrists, and neck.

Single Use Plastic

The import of plastic is banned in several countries in East Africa. When traveling, ensure you don’t carry plastic bags or other disposable plastic items. We fully support this change and recommend you bring your drinking bottle to refill with the water we provide on your safari. If you have any questions about which items are allowed in the country of arrival, do not hesitate to ask us!

Tipping on safari

Although not mandatory, tipping is an expression of your gratitude and appreciation for your guide and other staff making your safari more memorable.

Book your Safari today!

We offer safaris ranging from Budget safaris, Mid-Range & Luxury Safaris, Wildlife Photographic Safaris, Beach Vacations, as well as Mountain Climbing adventures. We also offer city excursions, hotel bookings & airport transfers. We customize itineraries to meet all the client’s requests and interests. Kairi Tours & Safaris additionally offers daily group joining safaris that can be booked by solo travelers. The company has its own fleet of safari vehicles and a budget tented camp, Rhino Tourist Camp, located in the world-famous Masai Mara National Reserve.
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