Lake Nakuru – Eldoret, Kenya
From Nakuru we continue northwest, through the highlands, towards the town of Eldoret which is en route to the Ugandan frontier. We will cross from the Southern to the Northern hemisphere, over the Equator where we spend some time learning about the significance of the crossing. We stop to rest and give photographers a chance to capture this beautiful part of their trip. We then head to Eldoret, the town’s name originates from the Maasai word Eldore meaning ‘stony river’ inspired by the stony bed of the nearby Sosiani River. The town is the 5th largest in Kenya with the fastest growing population of approximately 194,000.
We stay outside of town in a unique area created on hilly forest tribal land, once home to members of the ancient Sirikwa tribe. Preserved on the site are excavations with stone sides, commonly called Sirikwa holes, which are believed to have been roofed and occupied by the inhabitants of a bygone age.
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