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Nakuru – Naivasha & Masai Mara Safari

5 Days/ 4 Nights Lake Nakuru – Lake Naivasha – Masai Mara Safari is for the discerning traveler with a night at Lake Naivasha, another at Lake Nakuru and 2 Nights in the Masai Mara Game Reserve. Game drives (shared) are in open-top safari vehicles, with experienced Masai safari guides, to look for the Big Cats in the park

5 Days/ 4 Nights Lake Nakuru – Lake Naivsaha – Masai Mara Safari is for the discerning traveler with a night at Lake Naivasha, another at Lake Nakuru and 2 Nights in the Masai Mara Game Reserve.  

Our 5 days/ 4 Nights safari begins with Lake Nakuru National Park dominated by a gentle undulating terrain with open bush and woodlands, typical of the dry rift valley vegetation. Twenty seven percent (27%) of the park is composed of the Lake Nakuru waters.  

The park was declared a rhino sanctuary in 1983. The Rhino stocking programme which ensued received white rhinos from South Africa. Currently the sanctuary has approximately 45 black and 31 white Rhino. 

Lake Naivasha and its surrounds are rich in natural bounty, and the fertile soils and water supply have made this one of Kenya’s prime agricultural regions. Much of the lake is surrounded by forests of the yellow barked Acacia Xanthophlea, known as the yellow fever tree.  

These forests abound with bird life, and Naivasha is known as a world class birding destination. The waters of the lake draw a great range of game to these shores. Giraffes wander among the acacia, Buffalo wallow in the swamps and Colobus monkeys call from the treetops while the Lakes large hippo populations sleep the day out in the shallows. 

Our next destination is to the Masai Mara Game Reserve; the site of one of the most spectacular phenomenon of the natural world -The Great Annual Wildebeest Migration. Fêted as one of the “New Seven Wonders of the World”, this cross border event, is one of the last great migrations, and a unique world heritage. The Mara is Kenya’s most famous and finest game sanctuary.

 In the months of June and July each year, the wildebeests in their troops arrive at the Kenyan border, ready to cross the steep banks of the broad and fast flowing Mara River. This crossing is truly the greatest episode of the entire migration. Hot on their heels are the predators of the savannah –lion, cheetah, wild dog, jackal, hyena and vultures.  

The banks of the Mara River provide one of the best vantage points to witness the drama. The Mara also offers wildlife in such variety and abundance that it is difficult to believe: over 450 species of animals have been recorded here. You will most likely see the Big Five- lion, rhino, buffalo, leopard, and elephant. Not to mention numerous plain animals.

Itinerary

Day 1: Nairobi – Lake Nakuru National Park

This morning we depart Nairobi by road and proceed to Lake Nakuru Park, regarded by avid birders’ as the greatest World ornithological spectacle on the Earth.  

The Park is famous for its millions of pink flamingoes lining on the lake shore, arriving mid morning at Lake Nakuru for a game drive enroute before checking-in at your lodge for Lunch. A spectacular afternoon game run is planned.  

The park is a Sanctuary to the Black Rhino, White Rhino and the Rothschild Giraffe. Bird life include common species like the lesser and Greater Flamingoes, African fish Eagle, Tawny Eagle, Green Wood Hoopoes, Cliff Chat, Great White and Pink Backed Pelicans plus other intra- African Migrants. 

Overnight at Lake Nakuru Lodge or Sarova Lion hill Lodge

Meal Plan {Lunch & Dinner}

Day 2: Lake Nakuru National Park – Lake Naivasha

We drive through bucolic countryside to Lake Naivasha. Our destination is Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge/ Lake Naivasha Simba Lodge or Lake Naivasha country club. We arrive in time for lunch at our lodge by the lake and early afternoon, we take an optional boat ride. Alternatively, a nature walk at Crescent Island is an excellent way to see wild animals while on foot.  

The Island is a private game sanctuary, which is home to zebra, wildebeest, gazelle, Vervet monkeys, hares, genet cats, waterbuck and giraffe. Or you may wish to lounge by the pool admiring the view of zebras, Giraffes and waterbuck just outside the fence.

Overnight at Lake Naivasha Simba Lodge or Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge

Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 3: Lake Naivasha – Masai Mara Game Reserve

Depart Lake Naivasha for Masai Mara Game Reservejewel of Kenya’s Game Park. This enormous Reserve actually part of the vast Serengeti plains is famously known for its spectacular great wildebeest migration and is a true home of the big five-Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Rhino and Cape Buffalo.  

Upon arrival, lunch will follow. After lunch, explore the reserve on a late evening game drive. In the evening, we relax around the camp/lodge fire before an excellent dinner. 

Overnight at Siana Springs Tented Camp or Sarova Mara Tented Camp or Mara Serena Lodge

Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 4: Explore Masai Mara Game Reserve

The Masai Mara is one of the greatest wildernesses of the world. Morning and afternoon ‘ ‘ game drives are planned. Large mammals are varied, abundant and easy to see. Residents among the Parks mammals are; Masai Giraffe, Buffalo, Impala, Zebra, Topi, both the Thomson’s and Grant’s Gazelles. Hot Air Balloon rides are available on this day at an additional cost.

Overnight at Siana Springs Tented Camp or Sarova Mara Tented Camp or Mara Serena Lodge

Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 5: Masai Mara Game Reserve – Nairobi

Begin today with a complete English breakfast at your lodge, followed by game drive enroute to Nairobi. The balance of the day is at leisure for last minute assisted shopping and sightseeing.

Meal Plan {Breakfast}

5 Days/ 4 Nights Lake Nakuru – Lake Naivasha – Masai Mara Safari Rates Include:

* Extensive Game drives
* Pre–tour itinerary document

* All meals included while on safari

* All applicable Game Park entrance fees

* Guaranteed window seating with open top

* Safari vehicles carry cold drinks and mineral water

* Guaranteed departures for two or more passengers booking this safari

* Finest accommodations in Lake Nakuru, Lake Naivasha & Masai Mara Game Reserve

* Round trip transport from Nairobi to Lake Nakuru, Lake Naivasha & Masai Mara Game Reserve

5 Days/ 4 Nights Lake Nakuru – Lake Naivasha – Masai Mara Safari Rates 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

* Membership in Flying Doctors Society – Emergency air rescue

* 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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