Kenya Adventure Safaris
Goshawk tours offers Kenya adventure safaris whereby you can undertake a walking safari on the loita hill’s which are adjacent to the famous Masai Mara game reserve. The aberdare ranges offer an ideal hiking opportunity, the ultimate goal is to summit Ol Doinyo Le Satima which stands at 4000 meters above sea level.
Hell’s gate national park gives you the opportunity to ride a bike in the wild a midst wildlife and then take a walk in the gorges. Extra activities include swimming in geothermal pool. Hiking on Mount Logonot is a thrill for the adventurous at heart; once at the rim of the crater you can circumvent round the crater taking amazing photos of the scenery.
Cultural visit to the far north; the semi arid area of Turkana, chalbi island and the lakes is a unique adventure. Temperatures in Tulkana can rise up to 34 degrees Celsius. Interacting with the locals and learning their way of life is just a humbling experience
Contact us today and embark on a Kenya adventure safaris of your dreams which is pocket friendly without compromising services like game drives, accommodation and you will also enjoy the services of our experienced driver guides and hiking guides who have enormous knowledge on wildlife as well as different sceneries in the country.
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Parks Fact File
Mount Longonot is a stratovolcano located southeast of Lake Naivasha in the Great Rift Valley of Kenya, Africa. It is thought to have last erupted in the 1860s. Its name is derived from the Masai word oloonong’ot, meaning “mountains of many spurs” or “steep ridges”.
Mount Logonot is protected by the Kenya Wildlife Service as part of Mount Logonot 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 only about 8-9 km long but very steep, so that the round trip of park gate – Logonot Peak – park gate takes around 5 hrs hiking. The gate is around 2150 m asl and the peak at 2780 m asl but following the jagged rim involves substantially more than the 630 m vertical difference.
A forest of small trees covers the crater floor, and small steam vents are found spaced around the walls of the crater. The mountain is home to various species of wildlife, notably zebra and giraffe and buffaloes (droppings on the rim) and hartebeest. Leopards have also been reported but are extremely difficult to spot.
Mount Longonot is 60 kilometres northwest of Nairobi and may be reached from there by a tarmac road. The road was re-done by the EU and is now excellent, reducing travel time from Nairobi to around an hour. A nearby town is also named Longonot. The Logonot satellite earth station is located south of the mountain.
Logonot is a stratovolcano which contains a large 8 x 12 km caldera formed by vast eruptions of trachytic lava some 21,000 years ago. The current summit cone was developed within the earlier caldera. This cone itself is capped by an 1.8 km crater. Satellite cones and effusive lava eruptions occur on the flanks and within the caldera floor. Periodic geodetic activity recorded at Logonot in 2004-2006 demonstrated the presence of active magmatic systems beneath this volcano.
Hell’s Gate National Park is the only National Park in Kenya which visitors are free to leave their vehicle and walk in the Park. Hell’s Gate National Park is an ideal family getaway for a day trip from Nairobi or stopover en-route to Lake Nakuru or the Masai Mara, located just beyond Lake Naivasha.
Hell’s Gate National Park is famous for its natural hot geysers, eagle and vulture breeding grounds, visitors have the choice of driving, walking, camping, cycling and rock-climbing within the park. Horseback safaris can also be arranged. Hell’s Gate National Park special locations to view include: Fischer’s Tower, formerly a volcano’s plug, the Central Tower and Njorowa Gorges.
Two extinct volcanoes: Olkaria and Hobley’s are worth a trip. Natural steam vents rise from fissures in the volcanic rock. Obsidian, a striking black glassy rock formed from cooled molten lava is a feature of this landscape. Game to view includes: buffalo, Masai Giraffe, eland, Coke’s Hartebeest, lion, leopard and some cheetah.
A haven for ornithologists and rock climbers, the cliffs of Hell’s Gate are breeding grounds for vultures, Verreaux’s Eagles, augur buzzard and thousands of swifts; 103 species of bird have been recorded in the Park.
The Aberdare National park was established in 1950, it covers an area of 766 square kilometers and is 100 km north of Nairobi. The park has five entry points depending on where you are coming from, the entry points are Kiandongoro gate, queens gate, east gate, treetops gate, ark gate. The park entry fee is paid using a smart card which can be loaded at the main entry point.
The Aberdare Mountains are part of the central highlands Kenya, from north-south between Nairobi and Thomson’s falls. The mountain slopes especially on the eastern and western slopes are covered with thick forest giving way to bamboo zone on the higher levels. Deep ravines cut through the forested inclines through which hidden streams flow and waterfalls cascade down hundreds of open moorlands, broken by lichens covered rocky outcrops, hills and crags, thickets of giant heath and tussock grass.
Wildlife easily observed include the lion, leopard, african elephant, african hunting dog, giant forest hog, bushbuck, mountain reedbuck, waterbuck, cape buffalo, suni, side-striped jackal, eland, duikers olive baboon, black and white Colobus monkey, and sykes monkey. Rarer sightings include those of the golden cat and the bongo – an elusive forest antelope that lives in the bamboo forest. Animals like the eland and spotted and melanistic serval cats can be found higher up in the moorlands.
Recently a project that stated twenty one years ago by conservationist Ken Kuhle’s Rhino Ark to fence the Aberdare national park was finished successfully. In the “olden days,” elephant and other game used to migrate from the Aberdare Mountains towards Mt. Kenya and into the Rift Valley, but the population pressure of modern day Kenya has made migration all but impossible in those parts of the country, as farms and homesteads have now spread around the park, cutting it off from other areas where game is found.
The low-lying mountain range is located south of Nairobi and north east of the Masai Mara game reserve.
This area is rarely visited and as a result it is widely believed that the most traditional Maasai culture exists here. There are pockets of remote forests, wide open plains surrounded by the stunning hillsides and dotted with roaming wildlife.
This isn’t an area for viewing big game but more off a place to enjoy the scenery, walk with the local Masai and learn more about their culture and there way of life.
Lake Turkana formerly known as Lake Rudolf, is a lake in the Kenyan Rift Valley, with its far northern end crossing into Ethiopia. It is the world’s largest permanent desert lake and the world’s largest alkaline lake. The climate is hot and very dry.
The rocks of the surrounding area are predominantly volcanic. Central Island is an active volcano, emitting vapors. Outcrops and rocky shores are found on the East and South shores of the lake, while dunes, spits and flats are on the West and North, at a lower elevation.
Due to temperature, aridity and geographic inaccessibility, the lake retains its wild character. Nile crocodiles are found in great abundance on the flats. The rocky shores are home to scorpions and carpet vipers. Although the lake and its environs have been popular for expeditions of every sort under the tutelage of guides, rangers and experienced persons, they certainly must be considered hazardous for unguided tourists.
Lake Turkana National Parks are now listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Sibiloi National Park lies on the lake’s eastern shore, while Central Island National Park and South Island National Park lie in the lake. Both are known for their crocodiles.
The Lake Turkana area is regarded by many anthropologists as the cradle of humankind due to the abundance of hominid fossils.