Lake Nakuru – Eldoret, Kenya
From Nakuru we continue north through the highlands towards the town of Eldoret, which is en route to the Ugandan frontier. During this journey we cross from the Southern to Northern hemisphere, over the Equator, where we spend some time learning about the significance of the crossing and then rest for a short while. We give photographers a chance to capture this beautiful part of their trip. We then head to Eldoret, the town whose name originates from the Maasai word Eldore meaning ‘stony river’, inspired by the stony bed of the nearby Sosiani River. The town is the fifth largest in Kenya with the fastest growing population of approximately 193,830. In the night, we reside outside of the town in an exclusive accommodation complete with a bar/restaurant area located in a modern day cave, accompanied by river streams, waterfalls and wooden bridges. Here, we put our feet up for the evening and enjoy a sundowner while soaking in the warmth from the central, crackling open log fire.
Trip Highlights: Equator crossing
Accommodation: Naiberi Overland camp – Camping in twin share tents with shared facilities
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Distance Covered: +/- 150kms
Approximate Driving Time: 3.5 hours