Sanctuary Farm Lake Naivasha 3 Days 2 Nights Tour: Sanctuary Farm is a 500 acre dairy farm on the shores of Lake Naivasha which belongs to Francis Erskine who also breeds and trains race horses.

The Sanctuary farm is carpeted in Acacia trees and leads down to the Lake.

There is an abundance of wildlife including giraffe, wildebeest, impala, zebra, Thompson and Grants Gazelle, Dik dik, Hippo and buffalo as well as an extraordinarily concentrated variety of birdlife.

The Sanctuary Farm borders Lake Naivasha and offers horse riding, cycling, bird watching and wonderful walks in among zebra, wildebeest and even giraffe.


Sanctuary Farm Naivasha guided walk: a gourmet lunch on the verandah of The Club House Cafe and then a boat ride where you will see hippo, (python if you are lucky) and a myriad of birdlife with expert guides.

Back to The Club House Cafe for afternoon tea, homemade biscuits and cake before heading back to your hotel in Nairobi

Boat Rides: A boat ride is an opportunity to get closer to rafts of hippo, watch fish eagles darting for fish and experience the lake from the water.

Crater Lake: Is a tiny jade green Crater Lake. There are many trails including one for hikers along the steep but diminutive crater rim 40 km from Sanctuary farm on a rough road.

Aberdare National Park: Visitors can indulge in trout fishing, walking, picnics and bird watching – there are over 250 species.

An hour’s drive on good tarmac to begin with and then on rather bad murram road thereafter.

Crescent island: Crescent Island is a stunning location within walking distance of the farm elevated with magnificent 360* views across the lake.

Crescent Island is linked to Sanctuary Farm by a causeway. No vehicles are permitted on the island and walks are guided.

Mt Longonot National Park: A trail runs from the park entrance up to the crater rim and continues in a loop encircling the crater.

The whole tour is 8-9km long but quite steep so the round trip takes around five hours hiking. Mt Longonot National Park is 20 minutes drive from the farm on a good tarmac road which then turns into a dirt road.

Golf at the Great Rift Valley Lodge: Voted the leading golf resort in Kenya. 40 km away from the farm on a rough road.

Hells Gate National Park: A small national park known for its volcanic scenery. There is a dramatic little gorge which is great fun to scramble down and follow the stream from the splashing hot springs.

One can rock climb, cycle, ride, walk and drive in the park. Rock climbing instructors and ropes etc can be organized at the gate as can the hire of bicycles.

Nakuru National Park: Is best known for its myriads of fuchsia pink flamingoes nesting along the shores of the alkaline lake and feeding on the abundant algae which thrive in the warm waters.

Also of interest is the Rothschild giraffe, black and white rhino, lion, cheetah and leopard are also often seen within the park. An hour’s drive on good tarmac road.

Tennis, Swimming, Gym and Spa: Are available at Sopa Lodge 5 km away and Enashipai 5km away.


Day 1:Nairobi To Hell’s Gate National Park – Lake Naivasha

0800 Hours: Depart from Nairobi heading north stopping for spectacular views over the Great Rift Valley. On the way you will see Mt Longonot, Lake Naivasha and road-side markets.

Pass around the southern end of the lake, past the flower farms to the entrance of Hell’s Gate National Park.

1000 Hours: Soon after you enter the park the impressive landscape unfolds before you – a semi-arid world with sheer rugged cliffs, open plains and deep concealed gorges.

There are many activities you can do in Hell’s Gate including, walking, cycling, rock climbing, bird watching and trekking through the gorge amongst the geysers – the choice is yours.

1400 Hours: Depart the park and drive to Sanctuary Farm for lunch. Mid-afternoon relax at your accommodation on Lake Naivasha.

Accommodation Options:
Luxury Accommodation:
 Sanctuary Farm Naivasha

Meal Plan: {Lunch & Dinner}

Day 2: Lake Naivasha – Sanctuary Farm –Lake Oloidien Naivasha – Lake Naivasha

0800 Hours: After breakfast at Sanctuary Farm, you meet your horse-riding guides who will give you a safety briefing and get you kitted-up ready to mount your horse.

On horseback, you will explore Sanctuary Farm and enjoy riding amongst the wild game including giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, impala and gazelle.

There are no predators in the areas, and because the horses and wildlife live together, you can have close wildlife encounters while riding.

This horse-riding safari is suitable for experienced riders or those with minimal or no riding experience.

The guides and horses are well trained, and you will receive a brief training before your safari on the basics of controlling your horse. Basically, you will only go at a pace that you feel comfortable.

1300 Hours: Enjoy lunch before heading along to Lake Olodian for an hour-long boat ride where you can view flamingos, hippo, African Fish eagle and other birdlife.

1700 Hours: Return to accommodation for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options:
Luxury Accommodation:
 Sanctuary Farm Naivasha

Meal Plan: {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 3: Lake Naivasha – Mt Longonot – Nairobi

0700 Hours: Rise early, and depart the Naivasha for Mt Longonot.

0800 Hours: At the main gate of Mount Longonot National Park, you begin the hike up the dormant volcano, rising over 630 meters to the rim of the crater at 2776 meters above sea level.

The walk is very steep and craggy in parts and a trek encircling the rim and back to the gate is around nine kilometers.

From the rim, there are spectacular views into the crater as well as the surrounding landscape taking in the Great Rift Valley, Lake Naivasha, open plains, towns and small villages.

The crater floor is carpeted by a forest of trees which is home to all sorts of wildlife including zebra, giraffe, buffalo and hartebeest.

1300 Hours: From Mount Longonot, drive around 1.5 hours back to Nairobi.

Meal Plan: {Breakfast}



* This tour departs daily and also private departures are available

Sanctuary Farm Lake Naivasha 3 Days 2 Nights Tour Rates Includes:

* Mineral water during tour
* All meals included while on safari
* Professional experienced driver guide
* Guaranteed window seating with open top
* Safari vehicles carry cold drinks and mineral water
* Visit Hells Gate and Mount Longonot National Park
* Accommodations at Lake Naivasha Sanctuary Farm

Sanctuary Farm Lake Naivasha 3 Days 2 Nights Tour Rates Do Not Include:

* International Airfare
* Accommodation in Nairobi
* Cost of obtaining passport and visas
* All applicable Game Park entrance fees
* Gratuity for your professional driver guide
* Sundowner bush cocktails and bush dinner
* Gratuity for Porterage/ waiters at hotels, camps and airports
* Personal expenses such as transfers to/ from the airport (supplement airport transfer cost applies for tours starting from the airport)
* Personal expenses such traveling insurance, excess baggage fee, communication charges that include, laundry, emails, faxes and phone calls beverages including luxury champagne, luxury spirits, beer, wines during meals or meals not indicated in the itinerary