Across Western Kenya

Across Western Kenya

8 Days



Across Western Kenya

8 Days Starting in Kisumu, Kenya and ending in Nairobi, Kenya

Visiting: Kisumu, Kisumu City, Dunga Beach, Kisumu Museum, Equator Line, Kenya Wildlife Impala Park, Kakamega Forest National Reserve, Mount Elgon National Park, Saiwa Swamp National park, Eldoret, Lake Nakuru National park, Lake Elementaita, Lake Elmenteita, Maasai Mara Truth Safaris, Nairobi

Tour operator:

Oluokos Signature

Recommended For:

18-30 somethings, 50 plus, Couples

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

2 - 36

Age range:


Special diets catered:


Tour operated in:

4WD, Hiking, Sightseeing, Walking

Private Available:

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$2788 (USD) Operator discount: $430 WINTER SALE @ Tourhub Discount: $80 -15%

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Tour Overview

Western tourism circuit is one of the fascinating parts of Kenya endowed with diverse natural attractions ranging from the beautiful landscape to the wildlife and history and very scenic sites, which continues to attract many tourists who would love to, explore this least seen destination. Some of the highlights covered in this itinerary include;  Lake Victoria, Kakamega Forest Reserve, and Kenya’s second highest peak of Mount Elgon National Park without missing a visit to Kenya’s smallest park, the Saiwa Swamp for its rare aquatic antelope. From this virgin part of Kenya, we’ll still make our way to the most spectacular Masai Mara.  If this visit happens during the migration time, this-worldly known game reserve for the mass migration of wildebeest alongside other wildlife will amazingly crown your holiday experience.


  • Kisumu, Lake Victoria, Kakamega Forest, Mount Elgon, Lake Elmentaita and Masai Mara

Places You'll See

Across Western Kenya

Across Western Kenya

Across Western Kenya

Across Western Kenya

Across Western Kenya

Across Western Kenya


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Day 1 : Kisumu City

Kisumu, Kisumu City, Dunga Beach, Kisumu Museum, Equator Line, Kenya Wildlife Impala Park

Accommodation Name:

Best Western Hotel

Meals Included:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Your warm welcome in Kisumu city, also known as port Florence Kenya’s third-largest city with the third biggest metropolis. It is also the headquarters of Nyanza province. Over the past years, Kisumu city has transformed itself from a mere fishing port to a throbbing business and a tourism hub in the great lakes region.

After breakfast, we will unmask the hidden face of Kisumu. By undertaking a well-curated excursion, we will enable us to see the attractions of amazing Kenya’s only lakeside city. We will begin by visiting the museum where ethnographic exhibits and a display of the dominant Luo tribe, musical instruments and their traditional culture stands out prominently. Kisumu Museum is considered by many to be one of Kenya’s finest collections of artifacts.

We will then proceed to Kisumu Impala Wildlife Sanctuary for a leisurely walk. While here, a harem of impalas enjoy this grazing ground with zebras and hippopotamus that live in the lake. Spread over an area of less than 1sq km, this wildlife sanctuary acts as a holding point for problematic animals like baboons, hyenas, and leopards, which can be seen at a close range.

From the Impala Park, we’ll drive for lunch at Dunga beach followed by a boat ride to get a first-hand experience of the second largest freshwater body in the world, Lake Victoria. After the boat ride, we’ll visit the Dunga Ecotourism boardwalk in the swamp where you can experience some birdlife especially the biome restricted and the papyrus endemics of Lake Victoria. We will later visit the fishing village where you will encounter the local anglers and fishmongers.

From the lakeside, we’ll drive to the imaginary line that splits the earth into the Northern and Southern hemispheres. Maseno, the lush institutional center is located northwest of Kisumu and at an altitude of 1503 meters above sea level. We will be here for some photos and enjoy the scenic backdrop of the rugged volcanic hills of the Kavirondo Rift Valley system. With the equator cutting across Kenya almost in the middle, the sun is directly overhead at noon on the two equinoxes in March and September 21st.

For your information, the most intriguing fact is that areas located on the Earth’s equator have the fastest sunrises and sunsets. Therefore, it’s worth noting that the time it takes the sun to set and rise at the equator point is the fastest on Earth hence the transition from day to night which surprisingly, takes only a few minutes. From the equator point, we’ll drive back and settle down for dinner and overnight at the Best Western Hotel.

Day 2 : Kisumu - Kakamega Forest

Kakamega Forest National Reserve



Accommodation Name:

Kakamega Golf Hotel

Meals Included:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After an early breakfast, you will depart Kisumu and drive to Kakamega forest about 65 km away. This is a wide tract of the equatorial rainforest with different birds, butterflies, trees, and monkeys. Species. A leisurely walk through the forest will reward us with some of the best opportunities of seeing the birds and the primates and the magnificent Isiukhu waterfalls. We will spend the night in Kakamega town.

Day 3 : Kakamega Forest - Mount Elgon

Mount Elgon National Park


Hotel, Kapkuro Bandas

Meals Included:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This morning, we will have an early breakfast then leave Kakamega Forest for a drive to Endebes and further to Mount Elgon National Park. At the gate, a community guide for a 9 km walk through the lush forest cover will accompany us as we enjoy the serenity of the forest. There is a possibility of meeting elephants, buffaloes among other forest animals, etc at Kitum Caves that usually search for a salt lick. We will enjoy a picnic lunch at one of the attraction sites before we drive to the Endebes bluff if the weather permits. After the day’s engagement, we will drive back to the lodge for dinner and the night.

Day 4 : Mount Elgon - Saiwa Swamp - Eldoret

Mount Elgon National Park, Saiwa Swamp National park, Eldoret


Hotel, Boma Inn Hotel

Meals Included:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, we will depart Mount Elgon early enough as we head to Saiwa Swamp. This is Kenya’s smallest national park and it will be a good moment to stroll and appreciate the beauty of nature at the raised observation points alongside the walking deck. The park is home to Sitatunga, the rare swamp antelope. We will enjoy a picnic lunch in the park thereafter walking out for a continued drive to Eldoret for dinner and the night at the Boma Inn Hotel.

Day 5 : Elodeoret - Lake Nakuru/Lake Elmentaita

Lake Nakuru National park, Lake Elementaita


Lodge, Pelican Lodge

Meals Included:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We will leave Eldoret and travel to Lake Nakuru National park arriving in good time for lunch. Lake Nakuru National Park is spectacular. Formerly, it used to be a blazing sea of deep pink flamingos – millions of them if the timing permits! Their intense fuchsias burst against Lake Nakuru’s deep blue alkaline waters. Quite simply… it has until some few years ago been the most brilliant show of birdlife on earth.
Alongside a little number of flamingos, other birdlife namely, pelicans, cormorants, kingfishers, ostriches, storks as well as herons and eagles happily call this park home.
Apart from birds, this special park offers stunning wildlife viewing opportunities. The park is known for hosting some endangered but beautiful species. You’re sure to see rare Rothschild Giraffe along with White Rhino, especially along the lakeshore. The park is also a sanctuary for one of Kenya’s largest populations of Black Rhino.
Other wildlife to be seen here are zebra, hippo, olive baboon, vervet and colobus monkeys, waterbuck, and hyena. Other big safari wildlife to be on the lookout for includes lion, cheetah, leopard, and buffalo.
We will later leave the park for yet another soda lake in its neighborhood, Lake Elementaita. We shall arrive here for dinner and the night.

Day 6 : Lake Elementaita - Masai Mara National Reserve

Lake Elmenteita, Maasai Mara Truth Safaris


Mara Leisure Camp

Meals Included:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Traveling to the premier Masai Mara National Reserve through the Rift Valley will be a memorable journey. Our arrival will be in good time for lunch before heading out for an afternoon safari through vast, acacia-dotted plains, driving past throngs of elands, impalas, zebra, and giraffes; and keep an eye out for lions, elephants, and the rest of the African “big five.” In the evening, relax at the camp and enjoy the scenic sounds of the night at the Mara Leisure Camp.

Day 7 : Full Day In Masai Mara

Maasai Mara Truth Safaris


Camp, Mara Laisure Camp

Meals Included:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, we depart for a whole day game drive in the reserve. No trip to Kenya would be complete without this traditional experience. Spanning approximately 3,000 square km, the Masai Mara National Reserve and Greater Mara Concession Areas form the northern section of one of the most astounding animal migrations on the planet. While the region has become busier and busier over the last decade or so, a visit to this stunning area is still well worthwhile. Often seen as in its prime when the migratory herds arrive, from July to November, a visit out of season can be just as rewarding, and that’s the reason the BBC has based themselves here for the last decade or so.
What makes Masai Mara one of the world’s top safari destinations is its abundance of big cats – cheetahs, leopards, and lions – as well as the two million wildebeest, Thomson’s gazelles, and zebra that migrate annually across the vast grasslands in search of water. Watching elephants and giraffes grazing, photographing zebras and wildebeest, and with a little luck, you'll even spot animals feasting on a recent kill. Drive back to the camp for dinner and the night at the Mara Leisure Camp.

Day 8 : Masai Mara National Reserve - Nairobi

Maasai Mara Truth Safaris, Nairobi

Meals Included:

Breakfast, Lunch

Depart the Masai Mara Game Reserve after breakfast and drive to Nairobi arriving in the afternoon to mark the end of your wildlife safari.

What's Included

  • 1 bottle of Mineral Water per person per day

    Please bring a reusable bottle from home. This goes a long way to saving our environment from littering

  • Accommodation

  • Accommodation

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

  • Entrance Fees

  • Free Wi-Fi at Accommodation

    Subject to availability

  • Fully Guided

  • Game Drives on Safari

  • Local Taxes

  • Meals – Full Board

What's Not Included

  • All Domestic Transportation (including internal flights)

  • Country Entry Visas

  • Drinks with Meals

  • Drinks with Meals

  • Drinks with Meals

  • International Travel

  • Tipping and Gratuities

Optional Extras

  • Balloon Safari

    Balloon flight safaris in the Masai Mara Game Reserve


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  • Are vaccinations required for this tour?


  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?


  • Are all the relevant entry visa’s included in the price of the tour?


  • Are flights included in this tour?


  • Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?


  • Will passengers from another country be participating in the tour?

    It's a private tour

  • Is free Wi-Fi available in the accommodation used?


  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    Travellin During COVID-19 It’s worth being reminded that COVID-19 has affected many businesses since its outbreak in the year 2019. As we plan for our next trips and start to recover from the pandemic, it’s important to do so safely and with as little stress as possible. All travellers have questions and concerns about post-COVID travel, and at Oluokos Signature, we share the same concerns with y

  • Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?


  • What happens if a group doesn’t make its minimum required number of passengers?

    We depart with a minimum of two

  • Will I know the names and details of all the accommodation before I depart?

    No please

  • Are all entrance fees included in the price?


  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?


  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    Travelling During COVID-19

  • Can you assist with pre or post tour accommodation?


  • Do you require a visa for this holiday?


  • What is the tipping policy?


  • What is the fitness level required to do this tour?


  • What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?

    3 stars and above

  • Is there a limit to luggage that can be brought on the tour?


  • Is the tour coach air conditioned?


  • What is the maximum group size?


  • Is there a supplement for solo travellers?


  • What currencies are required for this tour?

    Ksh and USD

  • Company Instant Book


  • What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

    You can change your date and push it forward by months or even by one year

  • Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    No, please. You need to join at the beginning

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    We only pair single travelers who know each other very and are not strangers

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    Please check the provided link for more details

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes, please. We have handpicked accommodation facilities that only confirm our standards in accordance with the global tourism trends and regulations.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    We have been in the market for mover 10 years

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    We are yet to get any though we are signatories of several environmental policies at the global level. We are trusting that we will be accredited in the near future

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    You will receive a tour dossier that contains all the important details that you need to know in advance.

  • Am I contributing to any charity by booking the tour?

    Yes. Your booking with us goes a long way to the host communities and in benefiting our environment

Reviews from Travellers on this Tour

Nia Sean Gibson  



Our guide Joseph was the best. He showed us all animals, big and small. Knew every species of bird. A conservationist at heart. We told him where we wanted to go and our budget and he planned it all for us. We always felt very safe. I am from the UK, I taught in Kenya for a while and went on a few different safaris. This was definitely the best tour operator. I went with him several times. Recommend to all my friends travelling to Kenya!

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Dates & Availability

Tuesday - Tuesday

Dec 19, 2023 - Dec 26, 2023
$3298 $2788 (USD)

Operator discount: $430 (USD)

WINTER SALE @ Tourhub Discount: $80 (USD)

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    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of oluokos signature charges.

    Up to 60 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 30 days before tour starts: Forfeit 50% of booking price.

    At 15 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

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