Trip highlights: This is an exciting 5 days road safari that will give you the best of Maasai Mara National Reserve to witness the annual wildebeest migration and Lake Nakuru National park, which is home to thousands of flamingos. During your safari, you will have a chance to spot plenty of wildlife varying from the big five amongst a host of other different animal species found in the plains. You will travel with a guide/driver in a private safari minivan and spend the nights in tented camps

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1: Nairobi – Maasai Mara National Reserve

In the morning, you will be met at your residence in Nairobi or at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport by our Tour Manager and driver/guide who will brief you on your safari before escorting you to your vehicle for departure to Maasai Mara National Reserve, which is commonly known for the ‘big five’. It takes about five hours to get there via Narok town. Arrive in time for lunch at your tented camp and then go for afternoon game viewing till evening.

The Maasai Mara Game Reserve is Kenya’s finest wildlife reserve. Everything about this reserve is outstanding. Maasai Mara is one of the best plains’ Game Reserve which is a haven for viewing a congregation of all sorts of animals in a five-mile radius: A pride of lions can be spotted ready to make a run for a gazelle, a cheetah and its cub taking a nap on a rock, a pair of ostriches walking the open stretches of the savannah or a gazelle giving birth. Herds of elephants wallowing at a water pool or a herd of buffaloes feeding, crocodiles down hunting the migrating wildebeest or the migrating gazelles. Other live feeding expeditions may include a herd of hyenas fighting for a hunted meal, the vulture tearing the carcasses and the giraffes galloping as they feed on top leaves of acacia trees.

Lunch, dinner and overnight at a tented Camp in the Masai Mara

Day 2 and 3: Maasai Mara National Reserve

Spend two full days within the extensive Mara Reserve looking out for the big five as well as other different wildlife species. You will enjoy packed picnic lunches to avoid disrupting game viewing. We shall also organize a cultural visit to the Maasai villages for you to get a chance to interact with the hospitable Maasai tribesmen.

Optional Hot Air Balloon Flight (US$ 450 per person extra)

In the Maasai Mara it is possible to enjoy a hot air balloon ride. These balloons take off at dawn to avoid the heat which develops as the day progresses. They drift high over grazing herds which cannot be accessed by vehicles. After approximately an hour’s flight, a gentle landing is followed by a champagne-style bush breakfast on the landing site, where pilots and passengers toast yet another memorable experience.

Lunch, dinner and overnight at a tented Camp in the Masai Mara

Day 4: Maasai Mara National Reserve – Lake Nakuru National Park

After breakfast check out of your lodge in the Mara Reserve and depart to Lake Nakuru National Park. Upon arrival, you will check in to your lodge and have lunch before departing for afternoon game viewing within the park. You will spend the afternoon enjoying game viewing and bird watching. There is a beautiful picnic site and spectacular view point at baboon cliff within the park. In the evening you will be transferred back to your lodge for overnight stay.

Dubbed ‘the greatest bird spectacle on earth due to the millions of fuchsia-pink flamingo that flock to feed on the teeming algae of its alkaline waters, Lake Nakuru is also an ornithologist’s paradise and also a sanctuary for both black and white rhino. Its pink-frosted shores and sky-mirrored waters also yield some of the most evocatively beautiful photo images in Africa. The park offers an incredible 450 different species of water, fish-eating, terrestrial and migratory birds including the pelican, fish eagle, secretary bird, heron, egret, hammerkop and grebe. Established as Kenya’s first rhino sanctuary, the park now hosts one of the largest black rhino concentrations in the country while substantial numbers of white rhino have also been introduced. You will have a fantastic view of the Lake while at the Baboon cliff, lion Hill and out of Africa Hill.

Lunch, dinner and overnight at Lake Nakuru Guest House or similar

Day 5: Lake Nakuru National Park – Nairobi – Departure

Enjoy an early morning pre-breakfast game viewing drive before returning to your lodge for breakfast. After breakfast you will check out of your lodge and return to Nairobi City arriving in the afternoon. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your residence or to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your international departure flight to your next destination.

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Cost Includes:

  •  Park Entrance Fees
  •  Accommodation in tented camps on full board basis
  • Services of an English speaking driver/guide
  • Transport in a private safari minivan with pop up roof for game viewing and photography
  • Driver allowances and park fees for vehicle and driver
  • Game drives as per the Itinerary
  • Government taxes

Package Excludes:

  • Extras at the tented camps i.e. drinks, telephone, laundry etc
  • Optional Hot Air Balloon Flight safari – $450 per person extra – subject to confirmation at the time of booking
  • Cultural visit to Maasai villages
  •  Local or international flight fees and departure taxes
  • Personal Travel Insurance
  • Tips to lodge staff or driver/guide
  • All items of personal nature e.g. telephone call bills, fax / email bills etc
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
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