Day 10: Kampala to Jinja, Uganda
Today you have the option of visiting the Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary or transferring to Jinja for a selection of adventure activities. Try white water rafting at the source of the White Nile, quad biking or volunteering at a community project. Spend the afternoon relaxing on the banks of the river or ticking off the wide variety of water birds in this area. Breakfast, lunch, dinner.
Day 11: Jinja to Nakuru, Kenya
Today you head back to Kenya, stopping for lunch and supplies en route. You overnight in Nakuru, Kenya’s 4th largest town and capital of the Rift Valley Province. Breakfast, lunch, dinner.
Day 12: Nakuru and Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya
This morning you begin your exploration of the Lake Nakuru National Park - famous for the thousands of Lesser and Greater Flamingos that flock to this soda lake’s edge. The numbers vary depending on the water level, and when it’s low, the lake almost turns pink. A truly spectacular sight.
Lake Nakuru National Park in Kenya was established as a sanctuary for Black and White Rhino, which are often seen. You spend the day searching for these pre-historic looking beasts as well as the elusive Leopard. You might encounter Buffalo, Giraffe, various antelope and the occasional Hippo along the way. Breakfast, lunch, dinner.
Day 13: Lake Nakuru National Park to Lake Naivasha, Kenya
Moving further east, you head to Lake Naivasha, home to a multitude of bird life, the most magnificent being the African Fish Eagle with his regal cry. At 1880 m, this is the highest of the Rift Valley lakes.
Time permitting, you spend the afternoon enjoying optional excursions like Elsamere (former home to Joy and George Adamson of Born Free fame), a boat ride to the Crescent Island Game Sanctuary or a bike ride around Hell’s Gate National Park. The night is spent in a lovely campsite overlooking Lake Naivasha. Breakfast, lunch, dinner.
Day 14: Lake Naivasha to Nairobi, Kenya
After breakfast, you head back to Nairobi. On arrival, you head to the Hotel Boulevard, where passengers who’ll be ending their trip here will be staying. The remaining passengers make their way to the campsite for the night. Breakfast.
Day 15: Nairobi to Arusha, Tanzania
This morning, the new passengers who’ll be joining you on the next leg of your trek will be collected. You travel south crossing the border into Tanzania at Namanga. Tonight, you stay in a lovely campsite in Meserani on the outskirts of Arusha, before heading out on your Optional Excursions to the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater. Lunch, dinner.