(Lake Nakuru National Park, Masai Mara National Reserve)
Trip Highlights: This is an exciting 4 days lake Nakuru, Masai Mara private lodge safari into the best wildlife sanctuaries in Kenya. This trip will start upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, taking you through to lake Nakuru National park and the Maasai Mara Game Reserve, scene of the greatest spectacle of the animal kingdom and the annual migration of thousands of wildebeest. You will be able to see plenty of wildlife varying from Kenya’s big five; the lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo, and the leopard amongst a host of other different animal species. You will travel in a private minivan Safari vehicle and stay in the best lodge while on this safari on full board basis.
Day 1: Nairobi – Lake Nakuru National Park
Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be welcomed by our Tour Manager, who will brief you on your Safari and escort you to your vehicle for departure to Lake Nakuru National Park for a memorable game viewing drive and bird watching experience. You will arrive in good time for lunch at your lodge. In the afternoon, enjoy your game viewing drive till dust, then after return to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Lake Nakuru is one of the Rift Valley soda lakes. It lies to the south of Nakuru, in central Kenya and is protected by a small Lake Nakuru National Park. The lake’s abundance of algae attracts a vast quantity of flamingos that famously lines the shore. Other birds also flourish in the area, as do warthogs, baboons and other large mammals. Black and White rhinos have also been introduced.
Dinner and overnight will be at Lake Nakuru Lodge or similar
Day 2: Lake Nakuru – Maasai Mara Game Reserve
After morning breakfast, you will check out to depart to Maasai Mara Game Reserve via Narok arriving in time for check in at Mara Simba lodge and lunch. In afternoon, you will proceed for Game drive till dust. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
The Maasai Mara, now The New 7th wonder of the world and 4th preferred tourist destination in the world is a home to wildlife in such abundance and variety that it is difficult to imagine. The most spectacular event of the natural world takes place here; The annual migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra from the Serengeti (Tanzania) in search of water and pasture while being followed on their heels by the predators of the savanna; lion, cheetah, wild dog, jackal, hyena and vulture. It hosts over 450 species of animals which include lions, rhinos, hippos, crocodiles, giraffe, wildebeests, zebras, buffalo, warthogs, hyenas, jackals, wild dogs, buffalo, leopard, many kinds of antelopes and elephants.
Dinner and overnight will be at Mara Simba Lodge or similar
Spend a full day within exploring the magical Maasai Mara; you will also have a morning and an afternoon Game viewing drive, taking your packed lunch during your drive. You will also opt on taking a pre-breakfast balloon flight safari, at an extra cost, which will give you an unforgettable experience as you view animals very early in the morning from a birds’ eye view.
The wildebeests are the most dominant inhabitants of the Maasai Mara. Their numbers are estimated in millions. The great migration starts in July each year when well over one million wildebeest along with large numbers of Thompson’s gazelles, zebra and other herbivores migrate from the Serengeti plains in Tanzania to fresh pastures in the north and then back south again in October.
Optional Balloon Flight
You can opt to carry out your game viewing activity on an adventurous and unforgettable balloon flight over the spectacular Mara at an extra cost. This package includes a bush breakfast in the wild.
Dinner and overnight will be at Mara Simba lodge or similar
Day 4: Maasai Mara Game Reserve – Nairobi – Departure
A pre-breakfast morning game drives within Maasai Mara Reserve for a chance to spot more wildlife species. After morning breakfast depart to Nairobi, upon arrival you will be taken for farewell lunch at carnivore restaurant before being transferred to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to board your international flight to your next destination.
End of Safari
-Transport in a private minivan Safari vehicle with pop up roof
-Services of an English speaking tour driver/guide
-Game viewing drives and parks entrance fees as per itinerary
-All Government taxes and levies
– Full board accommodation in lodges with all meals as stipulated in the itinerary
-Hot air Balloon flight in Maasai Mara
(Price is subject to confirmation at the time of booking)
-All items of personal nature e.g. telephone call bills, fax / email bills etc.
-Tips and gratuities to lodge staff and driver/guide
-Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
-Any local or international flight and departure taxes
-Any other item not included in our itinerary