1: Nairobi - Kisumu City
Leave Nairobi in the morning,pass 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 Sunset Hotel.
2: Kisumu City - Ndere Island National Park – Kakamega
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 along 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- Kakamega.
3: Kakamega Forest - Kisumu City
After breakfast,drive to Kakamega 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.
4: Kisumu City - Homa Bay
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.
5: Homa Bay - Rusinga Island - Mbita Point
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
6: Mbita Point - Ruma Game Park - Awendo
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.
7: Awendo - Maasai Mara Game Park
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.
8: Maasai Mara Game Park
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.
9: Maasai Mara Game Park - Nairobi
After breakfast, depart for Nairobi, enjoy your lunch en route,
arrive in Nairobi in the evening.