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Masai Mara National Reserve

This is an action packed 5-day safari to Lake Naivasha, Lake Nakuru and the famous Masai Mara National Reserve for some of the best game viewing available.

Highlights:

* Visit Lake Nakuru National Park home to black and white rhino on a full day
* Game drives in the Masai Mara National Reserve, home of the ‘Big Five’ & visit the Maasai people 
* Enjoy a boat ride on Lake Naivasha & visit Crescent Island and walk amongst wild animals such as giraffes Waterbucks, Wildebeest, Gazelles etc.

Beginning and ending in Nairobi, this popular road safari take you to Lake Naivasha located in the Great Rift Valley and only about 110 km (approximately 2 hours 30 minutes) by road from Nairobi.

While at Lake Naivasha you have the possibilities of visiting Lake Nakuru National Park – renowned as a bird sanctuary with over 400 bird species, including huge flocks of flamingos and many other water birds.

With over 450 bird species, the Lake Naivasha is a world-class destination for bird watchers.  Another optional tour while at Lake Naivasha is a visit the Crescent Island Game Sanctuary to spot animals on foot such as impalas, wildebeests, giraffes, zebras and waterbucks.

Take a guided boat safari out on the calm waters of Lake Naivasha to see animals such as hippos or visit to Hell’s Gate National ParkThe park is situated on the edge of Lake Naivasha.

Activities at Hells gate include hiking/ walking, bicycling, horse riding, rock climbing, bird watching, photography, and wildlife Viewing.

After 2 nights at Lake Naivasha, we travel to our next destination – the Masai Mara Game Reserve.  Masai Mara is the best place to see the “Big Five” animals (elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos, and buffalo) together.

The famous wildebeest migration also takes place at the Mara. Also known as Masai Mara or the Mara is home to the greatest concentration and diversity of wildlife in Kenya. Animals include zebras, antelope, Gnus, Oribis, Hyenas, Giraffes, Warthogs, Gazelles, Hartebeests, Hippos, and Crocodiles, etc.

The park has the largest concentration of African lions, including the black-maned lion. After 2 nights in Masai Mara we travel back to Nairobi where our trip comes to a close.

5 Days 4 Nights Kenya Safari Lake Naivasha Maasai Mara Itinerary

Day 1: Nairobi – Drive to Lake Naivasha

0800 Hours: After breakfast at our hotel we depart by road for Lake Naivasha. Our accommodations are located right by Lake Naivasha, a freshwater lake.

1000 Hours: 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.

1230 Hours: Lunch at our lodge/ camp.

1400 Hours:  We take a boat ride to Crescent Island. Many different types of animals are found on the Island as we take a walk with the expert resident naturalist. giraffes, waterbucks, wildebeest, gazelles, Impala, Dik disks can be seen during the walk.

1800 Hours: We retire back at our cozy accommodations in Naivasha

Accommodation Options:
Luxury Accommodation: Lake Naivasha Enashipia Resort, Kiboko Luxury Camp
Mid-Range Accommodation: Naivasha Sopa Lodge, Naivasha Simba Lodge, Sawela Lodge Naivasha
Budget Accommodation: Cray Fish Camp, Camp Carnellys, Fish Eagle Inn

Meal Plan: {Lunch & Dinner}


Day 2: Lake Naivasha – Day Trip Tour to Lake Nakuru or Hellsgate National Parks

0800 Hours: After a delicious breakfast, we travel overland to Lake Nakuru National Park for a full day game viewing experience.

Lake Nakuru National Park also offers sanctuary to huge numbers of native African animals including waterbucks, warthogs, impalas, buffalo, Rothschild giraffes, elands, endangered black rhinos, white rhinos, and, occasionally, leopards.

A large herd of hippos has a territory in the northern part of the lake, making for interesting game viewing.

1230 Hours: Lunch will be served at one of the lodges located in the game park, offering its own local specialties, served with fresh produce from the region.

Alternatively, you can visit Hell’s Gate National Park, where you can walk, run or cycle alongside Giraffe, Zebra, Gazelles, and other wildlife or you could also climb the Fischer’s Tower located in the park.

Accommodation Options:
Luxury Accommodation: Lake Naivasha Enashipia Resort, Kiboko Luxury Camp
Mid-Range Accommodation: Naivasha Sopa Lodge, Naivasha Simba Lodge, Sawela Lodge Naivasha
Budget Accommodation: Cray Fish Camp, Camp Carnellys, Fish Eagle Inn

Meal Plan: {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}


Day 3: Lake Naivasha – Drive to Masai Mara Game Reserve

0800 Hours: This morning we depart the hotel after breakfast and drive through the dramatic Great Rift Valley to the Masai Mara Game 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.

1300 Hours: Lunch at our Lodge and relax before departing for the afternoon ‘Spice” game drive.

1530 Hours: The Mara Game Reserve is one of the greatest wildernesses in the world. Large mammals are varied and easy to see.

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

1830 Hours: Return to the camp for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options:
Luxury Accommodation:
 Olare Mara Kempinski, Mahali Mzuri Safari CampOlonana Camp

Mid-Range Accommodation: Mara Serena Safari Lodge, Keekorok Lodge, Sentrim Mara Camp
Budget Accommodation: Rhino Tourist Tented Camp or Mara Acacia Camp, Mara Springs Camp

Meal Plan: {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}


Day 4: Full Day in the Masai Mara Game Reserve

Our full day in the Masai Mara Game Reserve will be spared for the search of the big cats of the Masai Mara and the spectacular view of the famous migration.

All of the “Big Five” animals (elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos, and buffalo) can be spotted here. Herds of plains zebras are found throughout the park.

Other animals include giraffes, jackals, gnus, warthogs, gazelles, hartebeests, hyenas, bat-eared foxes, Topi antelope, hippos, and crocodiles in the Mara River.

For bird lovers, the Mara birds come in every color and size. More than 400 bird species have already been recorded, including birds of prey.

You can enjoy a colorful view of birds such as vultures, ostriches, long-crested eagles, pygmy falcons, secretary birds, marabous, red-winged Schalow’s turacos many others.

Accommodation Options:
Luxury Accommodation: Olare Mara Kempinski, Mahali Mzuri Safari CampOlonana Camp
Mid-Range Accommodation: Mara Serena Safari Lodge, Keekorok Lodge, Sentrim Mara Camp
Budget Accommodation: Rhino Tourist Tented Camp or Mara Acacia Camp, Mara Springs Camp

Meal Plan: {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}


Day 5: Masai Mara Game Reserve – Drive to Nairobi

0600 Hours: If you are not participating in the hot air balloon you enjoy morning tea/ coffee or hot chocolate followed by a morning game drive.

On the plains are enormous herds of grazing animals plus the elusive Cheetah and leopard hiding amidst acacia trees.

0930 Hours: Return to the lodge/ camp for breakfast.

1000 Hours: Optional visit to an authentic Masai village (at an extra cost) to witness the singing and dancing that are part of their daily lives and sacred rituals.

1100 Hours: Depart the Mara by road back to Nairobi arriving in the late afternoon.

Meal Plan {Breakfast}

5 Days 4 Nights Kenya Safari Lake Naivasha Maasai Mara Prices

5 Days 4 Nights Kenya Safari Lake Naivasha Maasai Mara Rates Includes:

Multiple Game drives + 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 + Choice of accommodation in Lake Naivasha and Masai Mara Game Reserve + Round trip transport from Nairobi to Lake Naivasha and Masai Mara Game Reserve & Multi-lingual Professional Safari Guide/ Driver

Dates From Dates To Price Per Person Children Aged 8 to 12 Years
1st January 2021 31st December 2021   Request for rates Request for rates

Notes
Transportation is in a customized open top safari mini-van for ease of game viewing & wildlife photography. Customized open top 4 x 4 Land cruiser are available at an extra cost


5 Days 4 Nights Kenya Safari Lake Naivasha Maasai Mara Rates Do Not Include:

* 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
* Gratuity for Porterage/ waiters at hotels, camps and airports
* Personal expenses such as transfers to/ from the airport (supplement airport transfer cost applies for tours starting from the airport)
* 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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