Kenya Rift Valley Lakes & Masai Mara Safari
Amazing scenery, abundant wildlife and interesting cultural groups. This safari takes in Masai Mara National Park, Lakes Nakuru, Lake Baringo and Lake Bogoria
Day 1: Nairobi – Masai Mara
Having been picked up from your hotel after breakfast, depart Nairobi. Drive to the Masai Mara arriving in time for a late afternoon or early evening game drive, stopping at the Great Rift Valley view point and at Narok town for lunch, shopping and re-fuelling. Dinner and overnight at the campsite located inside the Mara Game Reserve.
Day 2: Masai Mara
Early morning Breakfast will be followed by a full day of game drives within the reserve. You will have a break at the hippo pool for your picnic lunch. At the Mara you should expect to see most of the big five namely elephant, lion and buffalo.
No guarantees but luck is essential to track the other two i.e. rhino and leopard which are very shy and elusive. A wide variety of Thomson’s gazelles, antelopes and other plains game can be seen. Scavengers like hyena and vulture are common. Return to the campsite for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 3: Masai Mara
After breakfast depart on a morning game drive in this reserve, which is essentially the northern extension of Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park. Lunch back at the camp. Leisure with excursion options of: – another game drive or a nature walk with our Masai guides and a visit to a Masai village to see their nomadic lifestyle at an extra cost payable directly to the Masai villagers. Return to the camp for dinner and overnight stay.
(There is the option of crowing the day with a Masai dance by our warriors/morans at an extra cost). This is also a day whereby you have the option of involving in a hot air-balloon safari at 05.30am again at extra cost.
Day 4: Masai Mara – Lake Nakuru
Enjoy an early morning pre-breakfast game drive. After breakfast depart the Mara region for Nakuru for dinner and overnight at the campsite, stopping for lunch en-route to Nakuru. There is the option of staying in a local budget hotel.
Day 5: Lake Baringo – Lake Bogoria
Early breakfast then proceed to Lake Baringo for an hour’s boat ride which enables you to see hippos at close range and the bird life that inhabits this Lake as over 350 species of birds have been recorded here including some that conform to a migratory pattern, as well as crocodiles and Egyptian geese which migrate all the way from western Europe. Lunch in Baringo. Dinner and overnight at a campsite/local budget Hotel..
Day 6: Lake Baringo- Bogoria-Lake Nakuru – Nairobi
After breakfast, depart your base campsite driving back to Nakuru via Lake Bogoria to view flamingos and the hot springs. Arrive at Lake Nakuru for a game drive where there are pinker flamingo’s at large, white pelicans, marabou stork and a variety of other water birds that breed in the lake’s alkaline waters. Plains game, Rothschild’s giraffe, Cape buffalo, white and black rhino, leopard and lion can also be seen. Lunch in Nakuru then depart for Nairobi, arriving in the evening.
All National parks entrance fees
All game drives
Professional fluent english-speaking driver cum guide
Comfortable transport in our safari vehicles with hatch-roofs fitted with VHF radio
All campsite fees in all the above mentioned parks
All camping equipment (except sleeping bags, which we have available for hire in Nairobi)
Two man mosquito-netted canvas tents
Africa Jungle comfortable seats
Comfortable foam mattresses 2-4 inches and ground sheets in the tents.
Three meals per day safari
Visas and travel insurance
Items of a personal nature
Items not mentioned above
Local Village visits
Hot air Balloon ride in Masai Mara