Depart Nairobi in the morning, through the rift valley via nakuru with a short stop over at Merica hotel for tea or refreshments and have lunch at Kericho tea hotel. Walk in the tea plantations then drive via Lwanda Magere (the Luo warrior who was killed and turned into a stone) continue to Kisumu for dinner and overnight stay at Imperial hotel.
After breakfast drive to Kaloka beach, talk to the fishermen and the women fishmongers by the beach before taking a boat to Ndere Island national park see some game and bird life. Board the boat back to Kaloka beach. Drive via Kit- Mikaye (This rock is where Mikaye the mother of Luo tribe sheltered herself after a long journey down the Nile), have a chat with the local leaders about the history of kit mikaye, drive back to Kisumu for Lunch. Kisumu tour takes you to Impala park, Kisumu Museum, kiboko bay and Dunga beach are optional. Drive to Kakamega arriving late evening, dinner and overnight at Golf hotel- kakmega.
After breakfast, drive to Kakmega forest, full day exploration of Kakamega forest in search of birds, butterflies and animals such as debraza, colobus, blue and red tailed monkeys and olive baboons. Over 30 varieties of snakes including the deadly gaboon viper, Jamesons mamba and black mamba are found here among other animals. Great and very old indigenous trees, some are hundreds of years old. Drive to Kisumu past the weeping stone of kakamega. Visit Riat hills for panoramic view of lake victoria and Kisumu city. Dinner and overnight at Kisumu hotel.
Leave Kisumu after breakfast, drive southwards through Ahero rice plantations in Kano plains to Odino falls, view the developments around the power generating complex. Continue to Kendu bay for lunch. Proceed to Lake Simbi Nyaima for bird viewing, continue to Kanjira and Kanam hot springs onto Homa bay. Dinner and overnight stay at Homabay tourist hotel.
After breakfast, drive to Rusinga island, do a tour of the Island to the historical places including the museum (where the remains of the first man were found) by Doctor Louise Leakey, Tom Mboya Mausoleum where this accomplished nationalist cum- politician was buried after his assassination on a Nairobi street in 1969. Return to Mbita for dinner and overnight stay at Lake Victoria Safari Village.
Depart after breakfast drive through hills and meandering road to Ruma national park with a picnic lunch, do game drive then drive out to Thim Lich Ohinga onto Gogo falls then to Awendo for dinner and overnight stay at Sony Sugar company guest house.
Depart Awendo, drive through sugar plantations via Lolgorien to Maasai Mara national reserve, dinner and overnight at the lodge / campsite on the northern part of Maasai Mara.
Early pre-breakfast game drive, after breakfast with packed lunch whole day game drive to the other side of Mara to Mara Sopa lodge for dinner and overnight at lodge / campsite.
After breakfast, depart for Nairobi, enjoy your lunch enroute, arrive in Nairobi in the evening.
End of a 9 day Eco-Tourism safari Package
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.
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.
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.
DAY 7 KISUMU
Full day in Kisumu, visit the museum, trek up Riat 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 Management. The highlight on this day is the Golden Sunset on Lake Victoria as you partake of a sundowner.
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.