Ecotourism In Kenya
FCE 667 – Kakamega Forest Ecotourism Adventures – 10 Days
Day 1 Nairobi – Rift Valley- Lake Baringo
Drive to west wards from Nairobi, down the escarpment of the Great Rift Valley to Lake Baringo via Lake Bogoria with a brief stop at the famous hot water springs that are found here – clearly showing that the work that formed the Rift continues under the surface of the earth’s crust. Dinner and overnight at a lodge close to the shores of Lake Baringo
Day 2 Lake Baringo
Full day at Lake Baringo boat riding, cultural visits to the Njemps community that live around this lake. All meals and an overnight at the lodge.
A River Bed
Day 3 Lake Baringo – Eldoret
An early start to explore the Kerio Valley Fluorspar mines and also to view the fantastic scenery from the escarpment as we proceed to the town of Eldoret where we partake of dinner and have an overnight at a lodge.
Butterfly hunting in the swamp
Day 4 Saiwa Swamp and The Hills of Cherangany
We drive after breakfast to Saiwa Swamp which is known for its sitatunga antelopes as well as other rare aquatic wildlife. We spend most of the day in outdoor activities including an exploration and trek up the Cherangany hills. In the evening we return to Eldoret for dinner and an overnight stay after an eventful day.
Day 5 Eldoret Town – Kakamega
Drive to Kakamega town and shop for fruits in the market place of this vibrant western town. Continue to the famous Kakamega Forest and learn what the local Luhya community is doing to conserve this forest which is one of that last traces of the jungle that once spanned the entire equator in Africa, from the Atlantic Ocean to the Indian Ocean. Dinner and overnight in the forest lodge.
Day 6 Kakamega Forest – Kisumu
After breakfast and drive to Kisumu, the Lake Victoria port. Visit the famous Weeping Stone en route and listen to fork lore associated with this gigantic weeping rock. Dinner and overnight in Kisumu.
Kisumu and Lake Victoria
Day 7 Kisumu
Full day in Kisumu, visit the museum, trek up Ramogi Hill on the shores of Lake Victoria and hear the history of the Luo people and the significance of this hill in their culture. Visit Kit Mikaye en route and listen to more fork lore before returning to Kisumu for another night in a hotel in the city.
Day 8 Kisumu – Takawiri Island
Take a boat to Rusinga Island, fish off Takawiri beach on Takawiri Island in Lake Victoria and spend an overnight in the beautiful cottages that are built by the Lake.
Flamingos at Lake Nakuru
Day 9 Lake Victoria – Kericho – Lake Nakuru
Drive to Kericho tea plantation and learn about how tea is grown as you walk through the green and picturesque surrounding. Continue to Lake Nakuru for game viewing in this wildlife sanctuary and an overnight stay.
Day 10 Lake Nakuru – Nairobi
Breakfast, morning game drive in Lake Nakuru Game Park and return to Nairobi in the evening.