Why Masai Mara and Lake Nakuru?

Home to a variety of wildlife, the Masai Mara is one reserve where you can see the “Big Five” in a single morning. The Masai Mara stretches out over a flat grassy plain and is most famous for its annual migration of millions of wildebeest.

Photographic opportunities are endless. Many species of wildlife are comfortable with the game viewing vehicles and come up close for the perfect picture.

A visit to a hospitable Maasai village gives your Masai Mara safari a cultural edge. The Maasai live a traditional way of life in a “Manyatta”, living in simple mud covered straw huts. With over 500 species of bird life and open scenery the Masai Mara should definitely form part of your Kenyan safari.

Lake Nakuru is a very shallow strongly alkaline lake 39 square miles in size. It is set in a picturesque landscape of surrounding woodlands and grasslands next to the town of Nakuru. The landscape includes areas of marsh and grasslands alternating with rocky cliffs and outcrops, stretches of acacia woodland and rocky hillsides covered with forest on the eastern perimeter.

Safari highlights

DAY 1: Drive to Lake Nakuru, afternoon game drive

DAY 2: Drive to Masai Mara, afternoon game drive

DAY 3: Masai Mara, full day game drive

DAY 4: Early morning game drive, transfer to Nairobi

Itinerary

Day 1: Drive to Lake Nakuru, afternoon game drive

Depart Nairobi for Lake Nakuru Park, picnic lunch en route, followed by an afternoon game drive in this park described as the world’s birds spectacle. You will see thousands of the pink flamingos and many other types of birds. Waterbuck, buffalos, lions, and rhinos are commonly seen here.

Meals: FB

Standard Lodging: Sarova Lion Hill Lodge

Day 2: Drive to Masai Mara, afternoon game drive

Depart after breakfast and drive to the Masai Mara with picnic lunch en route. On arrival in Masai Mara, proceed on for an afternoon game drive in search the black maned lion, elephants, leopard, cheetah, buffalo and other plains game.

Meals: FB

Standard Lodging: Mara Sentrim Camp

Day 3: Masai Mara, full day game drive

Full-day game drives exploring the vast plains of the game reserve and with lunch provided by the hippo pool.

For an extra cost, you can visit a local Maasai village or enjoy a hot air balloon safari early in the morning.

The day ends back in the camp for Dinner and overnight.

Meals: FB

Standard Lodging: Mara Sentrim Camp

Day 4: Early morning game drive, transfer to Nairobi

Optional early morning game drive before breakfast, then drive back to Nairobi.

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Includes:

English speaking guide, 4WD car, accommodation, Excursions mentioned in the itinerary, VAT, Amref Insurance, water while on transit, meals mentioned in the itinerary, park entry, ranger fees

(FB=Full Board, HB=Half Board, BB=Bed and Breakfast)

Excludes:

Drinks other than the mineral water, travel insurance, visa fees, flying fares unless planned for, internet.

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