Lake Naivasha is a freshwater lake in Kenya, outside the town of Naivasha in Nakuru County, which lies north west of Nairobi. It is part of the Great Rift Valley. The name derives from the local Maasai name Nai’posha, meaning “rough water” because of the sudden storms which can arise.

Hell’s Gate National Park lies south of Lake Naivasha in Kenya, north west of Nairobi. Hell’s Gate National Park is named after a narrow break in the cliffs, once a tributary of a prehistoric lake that fed early humans in the Rift Valley.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION L. Nakuru, L. Naivasha, Hells Gate, Maasai Mara
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.

Day 1

Lake Nakuru
Depart Nairobi in the morning for Lake Nakuru arriving in time for lunch. Afternoon game drive in the park. Dinner and overnight at Sarova Lion Hill lodge.

Day 2

Lake Naivasha-Hells Gate National Park
Morning game drive at Lake Nakuru. After breakfast depart for Lake Naivasha arriving in time for lunch at Lake Naivasha country club. Afternoon at leisure (optional boat rides). Or Walk among wildlife at Hells gate or Ride a bicycle. It’s just fun. Dinner and overnight at Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge.

Day 3

Maasai Mara
Breakfast at Lake Naivasha and depart for Maasai Mara arriving in time for lunch. Afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at a Keekerok lodge or mara sarova game lodge.

Day 4

Maasai Mara
Full day in Maasai Mara. With morning and afternoon game drive. Visit to a masai culture homestead for dances and souvenirs.All meals and overnight at a Keekerok lodge or mara sarova game lodge.

Day 5

Breakfast at the lodge and depart for Nairobi to arrive by around 1400 hours.