Day Four: Rift Valley Adventure Day

Dan Mew

A slightly earlier start today as we headed out for our adventure day; first stop – Lake Nakuru National Park. It’s quite incredible to think that the entrance to this wildlife bonanza lies just 10 minutes away from the bustling Nakuru town. The park itself is enormous and it took the entire morning (4 hours) for Fred to drive us round it – but that does include stopping a lot to take in and photograph everything we saw. The route goes around the whole lake and includes an incredible viewpoint at one of the highest points from which you can see the whole park, although it feels like the whole world. We spotted impala, gazelle, buffalo, waterbuck, flamingo, cranes, stork, guinea fowl, giraffe, warthogs, baboons, monkeys, rhino, a tortoise and even a glimpse of a lioness sleeping under a tree.

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Lake Nakuru National Park

We left the park and stopped in a mall for lunch before heading to Thomson Falls via a stop off at the Equator, where we watched a demonstration and took some photos.

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At the Equator

Thomson Falls is Kenya’s highest waterfall and we made the long trek down to the bottom, its steep and occasionally you are required to negotiate some trickier sections with fallen trees or slippery dusty slopes, but it is well worth it.

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Trek down to Thomson Falls