When travelling today, we tend to always take the shortest & easiest route to our final destinations. More often than none we simply fly there… Once you’ve checked-in and settled down in your hotel room or suite, do you often wonder about how much you missed-out on along the way? You know the scenery, the drive, the sense of adventure, the sights, the sounds, the fresh country breeze. On 11th November a group of Kenya’s leading travel writers, journalists and media teams embarked on an adventurous road-trip from Nairobi to Kisumu located on the shores of Lake Victoria (Africa’s largest fresh water lake). The trip was hosted by Kisumu’s renonwned Acacia Premier Hotel, and adding to the excitement our mode of transport was Simba Corp finest range of award winning SUV vehicles. Here’s what happened…
ROUTE: A104 via Nakuru, Kericho
DISTANCE: 337 km
TIME: 5hr 38 mins
After a sumptuous breakfast at Villa Rosa Kempinski Nairobi #TheAcaciaEscape teams jumped into their chosen SUV vehicles
Explored Nakuru town. However this is also an excellent opportunity to venture-off on a safari in Lake Nakuru National Park
Enroute the groups experienced & captured breath-taking views of Kericho’s beautiful tea farms on camera
Checked into the renowned Acacia Premier Hotel Kisumu: The Home of African Hospitality
✓ Lunch at the Aqua Pool Bar & Grill
✓ The Acacia Premier Bookers Cocktail
After a great nights’ sleep and a hearty breakfast at the hotel’s Cafe Acacia, the #TheAcaciaEscape teams visited some of Kisumu’s favourite tourist sites.
An awe-inspiring natural rock formation where legend states a Luo tribesmen named the rock after his first wife (Mikayi means first wife)
Kisumu sits on the shores of Africa’s largest fresh water lake – Lake Victoria #The Acacia Escape teams took a luxury boat ride to Ndere Island
After lunch it was time to see some wild animals including impalas. Buffalos, Giraffes, Cheetas, some of the Big Cats & several Primate species.
Sundowner Cocktails & Private Dinner
Cocktails at the Aqua Pool Bar & Grill as the sunset over the lake and eleborate interactive dining experience set-up by Acacia’s superb culinary teams.
After a truly memorable experience at the Acacia premier Kisumu, #TheAcaciaEscape teams were treated to an amazing Champagne Breakfast
Therapeutic Massages at Acacia Spa
Before returning back to Nairobi
ROUTE: B3 via Narok
DISTANCE: 357 km
TIME: 6hr 6mins