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Lake Naivasha & Masai Mara Safari

Departs from Nairobi travels to Naivasha then to Masai Mara and back to Nairobi

4 Days/ 3 Nights Lake Naivasha & Masai Mara Game Reserve Safari from Nairobi takes you to Lake Naivasha, a small beautiful fresh water lake rich in birdlife. Lake Naivasha Crescent Island – a private sanctuary visit allows you to see Zebras, Waterbucks and various Antelope species at close range. The grand finale of your 4 day Safari is to the world renowned Masai Mara National Reserve – Kenya’s finest and most outstanding wildlife sanctuary.

4 Days/ 3 Nights Lake Naivasha & Masai Mara Game Reserve Safari from Nairobi travels by road to papyrus-fringed Lake Naivasha, a cool and peaceful escape from Nairobi’s big-city bustle.

Lake Naivasha is a freshwater lake and is part of the Great Rift Valley. The name derives from the local Masai name Nai’posha, meaning “rough water” because of the sudden storms which can arise.  

The lake is home to a variety of wildlife; over 400 different species of bird have been reported. This freshwater lake is a birding paradise. There is a sizeable population of hippos in the lake.  

Along the lake’s fabled waters, we are bound to see some of the area’s more intriguing species—Hippos, Giraffes, Buffalo and even the arboreal Colobus monkey. Floriculture forms the main industry around the lake.  

Our next destination for 2 Nights is the Masai Mara Game Reserve – Kenya’s finest and most outstanding wildlife sanctuary where gentle rolling grassland ensures animals are never out of sight. The climate is gentle, rarely too hot and well spread rainfall year round.  

The sensation of the great wildebeest migration between July and October is unparalleled. The wildlife is far from being confined within the Reserve boundaries and an even larger area extends beyond the game Reserve.  

Centuries of close association with the wildlife has resulted in an almost symbiotic relationship where wildlife and Masai people live in peace with one another. 

The first sight of Masai Mara Game Reserve is breathtaking. There is nowhere else on earth to compare with this wildlife marvel. The combination of a gentle climate, scenic splendor and untold numbers of wildlife makes the Masai Mara National Reserve Kenya’s most popular inland destination. 


Day 1: Nairobi — Drive to Lake Naivasha

After breakfast at our hotel we depart by road for Lake Naivasha. Our accommodations are located right by Lake Naivasha, a fresh water lake.  

We visit Elsamere the former home of the late Joy Adamson who, together with her husband George, became world famous for their pioneering conservation work and relationship with the Lioness Elsa, as told in her best-selling book and subsequent film: Born Free.  

After lunch we take a boat ride to Crescent Island. Many different types of animals are found in the Island as we take a walk with the expert resident naturalist. Giraffes, waterbucks, wildebeest, Gazelles, Impala, Dik diks can be seen during the walk. 

We retire back at our cozy accommodations either at Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge or Similar

Meal Plan
{Lunch & Dinner}

Day 2 : Lake Naivasha — Drive to the Masai Mara Game Reserve

This morning we drive through the dramatic Great Rift Valley to the Maasai Mara National Reserve. This enormous reserve is actually part of the vast Serengeti plains famously known for its spectacular great wildebeest’s migration and is home of the Big Five: Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Buffalo and Rhino.  

Lunch at our Lodge and relax before departing for the afternoon game run. The Mara Game Reserve – one of the greatest wildernesses of the world. Large mammals are varied, and easy to see. 

Residents among the Park’s are: Masai Giraffe, Buffalo, Eland and thousand of plain game including Impala, Zebra, Topi, both Thomson’s and grants Gazelles.

Overnight at Sarova Tented Camp or Similar


Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}


Day 3: Discover Masai Mara Game Reserve

The search for great predators and perhaps even cubs continues today during extensive game runs. On the plains are enormous herds of grazing animals plus the elusive cheetah and leopard hiding amidst acacia boughs.  

During our stay we also have an optional opportunity to visit a village of the Maasai people (at an extra cost) to witness the singing and dancing that are part of their daily lives and sacred rituals. A glimpse into their homes and social structure is a poignant experience.

 Overnight at Sarova Tented Camp or Similar

Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 4: Masai Mara Game Reserve – Drive to Nairobi

Early morning tea/coffee or Hot chocolate then depart for a morning African   Safaris game drive. Breakfast will be served at the camp, depart by road to Nairobi with game viewing en-route.  

Lunch will be served at the famous Carnivore Restaurant in Nairobi (at an extra cost). After lunch, transfer to Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your international departure flight with Africa Safari memories which will last forever.  

Meal Plan {Breakfast}

 4 Days/ 3 Nights Lake Naivasha & Masai Mara Safari Includes:

* Extensive Game drives

* Pre–tour itinerary document

* All applicable Game Park entrance fees
* Guaranteed window seating with open top

* Safari vehicles carry cold drinks and mineral water

* All meals included while on safari as per the itinerary above

* Membership in Flying Doctors Society – Emergency air rescue

* Guaranteed departures for one or more passengers booking this safari

* Accommodations in Lake Naivasha and Masai Mara Game Reserve

* Round trip transport from Nairobi to Lake Naivasha and Masai Mara Game Reserve

4 Days/ 3 Nights Lake Naivasha & Masai Mara Safari Excludes:

* International Airfare

* A visit to a Masai Village

* Accommodations in Nairobi

* Cost of obtaining passport and visas

* Gratuity for your professional driver guide

* Sundowner bush cocktails and bush dinner

* Christmas, New Year and Easter Supplement

* Gratuity for Porterage/ waiters at hotels, camps and airports

* Optional Hot Air Ballooning (cost per person is 470 US Dollars), Nature walks etc

* Personal expenses such traveling insurance, excess baggage fee, communication charges that include, laundry, emails, faxes and phone calls beverages including luxury champagne, luxury spirits, beer, wines during meals or meals not indicated in the itinerary

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