|Kenya Ecotourism, Kenya Eco safaris and Tours|
Kenya has one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world. It’s large wildlife reserves and unique landscape has made it an extremely popular destination for Ecotourism. Kenya however has come under threat by over exploitation of it’s natural resources.
Tourism has been guilty of contributing to this mess by wasteful and intrusive practices. Hoever, with the introduction of Ecotourism, Kenya is seeing a reversal of this trend. Ecotourism attempts to give back to the country what has been taken from it. This means that travellers not only try and leave absolutely no traces of their presence, they also actively engage in promoting the culture and environment.
There are several programs where ecotourism requires travelers to learn some new skills (like making paper from dung!) or engage in community activities like visiting schools.
Ecotourism in Kenya has been a major initiative by the Kenyan government to help improve and promote what is called Sustainable Tourism, which means the ability to derive income streams from tourism without harming the environment. The development of Eco lodges has been a positive step in this direction, where the hotels and lodges attempt to minimize their impact on their surroundings.
Ecotourism in Kenya will continue to grow at a rapid pace since there is so much scope for improvement.
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ECOTOURISM IN KENYA - 13 DAYS
DAY 1 NAIROBI -LAKE NAKURU
Your drive takes you down the Rift Valley floor to lake Naivasha. Here successful Vineyards produced much of Kenya’s wine has been established. After a guided tour, have lunch consisting of local produce. (Boat ride to the Island is optional). Then proceed to lake Nakuru via Kariandusi pre-historic site and Hyrax Hill. Dinner and overnight in Nakuru.
DAY 2 LAKE NAKURU - BOGORIA -BARINGO
After breakfast do game drive in lake Nakuru in search of black and white Rhinos and other animals, take picture of millions of flamingoes. After lunch proceed to lake Bogoria, explore this lake on foot before you continue to lake Baringo for dinner and overnight.
DAY 3 BARINGO - CHERENGANI HILLS
Leave Baringo for Cherengani via Martigat where you will have dinner and overnight.
DAY 4 CHERENGANI - SAIWA SWAMP
Leave Cherengani for Saiwa swamp. Have a walk in this small park here you have a chance of seeing the water antelope Sitatunga. Have dinner and overnight at Mt Elgon.
DAY 5 MT ELGON NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast climb onto the park game drive followed by a walk to the caves Kitum , Makingeny and others. The drive continue to the end of the road where those who want to climb up can do a three hour walk to Koitobos. (Optional).
DAY 6 MT ELGON - KAKAMEGA FOREST
Leave Mt Elgon after breakfast drive via Webuye to Kakamega forest walk through the forest in the evening. Dinner and overnight.
DAY 7 KAKAMEGA - LAKE VICTORIA
After early breakfast drive to Kisumu then to Ndere Island National park via Kit Mikaye where you will have chance to walk around and climb the rocks. Boat ride will take you to the island see the crocodiles and birds then drive back to Kisumu the evening will be spent in Kisumu Museum and may be a boat ride to Dunga point (optional)
DAY 8 KISUMU- KENDU BAY- HOMA BAY
Drive Southwards via Odino falls to Kendu bay for lunch then to lake Simbi Nyaima have a walk around this lake see different types of birds, talk to local people to know much about this magical lake. Continue to Kanjira Hot springs. Then have dinner and overnight at Homa bay. The evening will be spent to look for fishermen’s catch.
DAY 9 HOMA BAY -RUSINGA - MBITA
Drive to Rusinga Island explore this Island visit historical sites e.g. Tom Mboya Mausoleum and the fighting bulls etc. in the evening continue to Mbita point for dinner and overnight .
DAY 10 MBITA - RUMA NATIONAL PARK - AWENDO
Leave Mbita in the morning to Ruma National park, game drive followed by lunch at Ndhiwa then continue to Thim Lich Ohinga then to Gogo falls. Drive to Awendo in the centre of sugarcane plantation. Dinner and overnight with game drive then later to Awendo in the centre of sugarcane plantation. Dinner and overnight at Awendo.
DAY 11 AWENDO - MAASAI MARA GAME PARK
Leave Awendo for maasai mara via Lolgorien. Short game drive followed by dinner and overnight
DAY 12 MAASAI MARA NATIONAL PARK
Full day game drive takes you to a different part of mara where you will put up in different camp or hotel / lodge.
DAY 13 MAASAI MARA NATIONAL PARK - NAIROBI
Morning game drive in search for lions, cheetahs etc. Then depart for Nairobi arriving in the evening.
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