Early in the morning, depart Nairobi and travel south toward the Ngong Hills (made famous by Karen Blixen’s novel Out of Africa).
Before crossing the escarpment, we stop at Kona Baridi Viewpoint for pictures and a panorama of the Great Rift Valley.
We halt at the Olorgesailie Prehistoric Site in the middle of the morning after descending over the Ngong Hills and heading south into a semi-arid terrain.
We move on to Lake Magadi after taking a guided tour of the location and learning about the area’s former residents. through the Magadi Soda factory and through the village of Magadi. We enter the Lake Magadi reserve area before moving on to the hot springs, where we stop for lunch and, if the weather is not too hot, wade in the hot, alkaline water springs and sit in the water to relax. Your skin feels so soft and smooth afterward, but as soon as it dries, you turn a chalky white color. For a cultural encounter, we meet a local Masai guide and Masai people who often swim in the lake. Return to Nairobi in the afternoon.