7 Day Kenya Safari Baringo Nakuru Naivasha & Masai Mara

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7 Day Kenya Safari Baringo Nakuru Naivasha & Masai Mara | 2 Nights Lake Baringo, 1 Night Lake Nakuru, 1 Night Lake Naivasha & 2 Nights Masai Mara | 7 Days Kenya Safaris

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This is a 7-day wildlife vacation that takes you to the Great Rift Valley Lakes – Baringo, Bogoria, Nakuru and Lake Nakuru. These scenic soda lakes are important bird sanctuaries for Kenya and the sheer number of birds is awe-inspiring. We then head south via the Rift Valley to Kenya’s premier National Reserve – Masai Mara.

The tour begins with a road trip to Lake Baringo, a well-known bird sanctuary. Lake Baringo is the most northerly of Kenya’s small Great Rift Valley lakes; creased with papyrus and well-developed acacia forest.

Hippos, crocodiles and monitor lizards are effortlessly seen from the shore, as is a magnificent display of water birds. This is Kenya’s bird watching centre with over 1200 different bird species native to the country and more than 450 sighted here – a bird watcher’s haven.

We then drive 30 km south to the spectacular Lake Bogoria, with its natural hot springs and geysers as the main attractions. The lake has been called ‘the new home of the flamingo’ hosting a migratory population of up to two million of these pink birds at certain times.

It is the high salt and mineral content of this scenic soda lake that attracts the huge numbers of flamingos, making the lake a visual delight. We then proceed to the Lake Nakuru National Park, an important wildlife sanctuary covering 180 km².

This compact game park is home to giraffes, warthogs, waterbuck, buffaloes, reedbucks, and the occasional leopard. White and black rhinos were introduced to the park some years ago and white rhino can be spotted at the southern end.

Lake Nakuru has also retained its reputation as an ornithologist’s delight, with more than 400 species of bird found here. Bird species include the Great White Pelican, African Spoonbill, Yellow-billed Stork, Lesser and Greater Flamingo, and Long-crested Eagle.

Next, we overland to papyrus-fringed Lake Naivasha. With over 400 species of bird, this freshwater lake is a birding Paradise. 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.

We visit Crescent island- a private sanctuary, where you can walk beneath yellow-barked acacias (yellow fever trees) in search of giraffes, wildebeest, impala, dik-diks, Thompson’s & grant’s gazelles, elands, waterbucks, and countless bird species. An optional boat ride on the lake reveals many waterbird species and schools of Hippos.

We then head south via the Rift Valley to Kenya’s premier National Reserve – Masai Mara. We will spend our days in search of the abundant Wildlife that makes the Masai Mara Reserve one of the top game parks in Africa.

We keep an eye out for the big cats that are particularly common in this beautiful game reserve, and if we are lucky, we will get to witness the Wildebeest Migration – a wildlife event like no other.

This scenic, wildlife and birding adventure of the Rift Valley Lakes & Masai Mara Safari ends upon arrival back in Nairobi.

Safari Itinerary in Summary

Day 1: Nairobi – Drive to Lake Baringo National Park
Day 2: Discover Lake Baringo National Park
Day 3: Lake Baringo  – Visit Lake Bogoria – Drive to Lake Nakuru National Park
Day 4: Lake Nakuru  –  Drive to Lake Naivasha
Day 5: Lake Naivasha – Drive to Masai Mara Game Reserve
Day 6: Explore Masai Mara Game Reserve
Day 7: Masai Mara – Drive to Nairobi

Safari Itinerary in Detail

Day 1: Nairobi – Drive to Lake Baringo National Park

After breakfast, depart by road to the Great Rift Valley, with Mt Longonot in the background. Stopping periodically to marvel at the plunging escarpments, volcanic mountains, and pristine lakes

Arrive at Lake Baringo in time for lunch followed by a relaxed afternoon to be enjoyed swimming at the pool and later in the evening we have an optional boat ride in the lake to visit the Islands, hot water geysers, see hippos and crocodiles.

Overnight Accommodation: Samatian Island Lodge or Island Camp Baringo
Meal Plan {Lunch & Dinner}


Day 2: Discover Lake Baringo

The lake has several small islands, the largest being Ol Kokwe Island. Lake Baringo, a freshwater Rift Valley lake, famous for its magnificent bird life. Enjoy interesting and informative bird walks.

Lake Baringo is well known for two of its waters’ residents–Hippo and Crocodile. Hippos are seen in the lake on boat trips, and at Lakeside lodges and camps.

Overnight Accommodation: Samatian Island Lodge or Island Camp Baringo
Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}


Day 3: Lake Baringo – Drive to Lake Nakuru National Park

After breakfast, a 30 km drive south brings us to the spectacular Lake Bogoria, with its natural hot springs and geysers as the main attractions. The lake has been called ‘the new home of the flamingo’ hosting a migratory population of up to two million of these pink birds at certain times.

It is the high salt and mineral content of this scenic soda lake that attracts the huge numbers of flamingos, making the lake a visual delight. Our journey continues to the Lake Nakuru National Park, an important wildlife sanctuary covering 180 km².

This compact game park is home to giraffes, warthogs, waterbuck, buffaloes, reedbucks, lion, and the occasional leopard. White and black rhinos were introduced to the park some years ago and white rhino can be spotted at the southern end.

Lake Nakuru has also retained its reputation as an ornithologist’s delight, with more than 400 species of bird found here. Bird species include the Great White Pelican, African Spoonbill, Yellow-billed Stork, Lesser and Greater Flamingo, and Long-crested Eagle.

Overnight Accommodation: Sarova Lion Hill Lodge or Lake Nakuru Lodge
Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}


Day 4: Lake Nakuru –  Drive to Lake Naivasha

Next, we overland to papyrus-fringed Lake Naivasha. With over 400 species of bird, this freshwater lake is a birding Paradise. 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.

Lake Naivasha lies in the Great Rift Valley and the name derives from the local Masai name Nai’posha, meaning “rough water” because of the sudden storms which can arise.

After lunch, we visit Crescent island- a private sanctuary, where you can walk beneath yellow-barked acacias (yellow fever trees) in search of giraffes, wildebeest, impala, dik-diks, Thompson’s and grant’s gazelles, elands, waterbucks, and countless bird species.

Oh, and there are some rather gigantic pythons too! We are allowed to walk with the animals since all were introduced during the filming of Out of Africa. An optional boat ride on the lake reveals many waterbird species and schools of Hippos.

Overnight Accommodation: Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge or Lake Naivasha Simba Lodge
Meals: {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}


Day 5: Lake Naivasha – Drive to Masai Mara Game Reserve

After a leisure breakfast at Naivasha Sopa Lodge, depart overland to the Masai Mara Game Reserve-jewel of Kenya’s Game Park. The Masai Mara is 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. After lunch, explore the Reserve on a late evening ‘Spice’ game drive.

No matter how much you have thought about Africa, this is more than you expected—the big five-Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Rhino, and Cape buffalo are in abundance.

Overnight Accommodation: Mara Sopa Lodge or Mara Simba Lodge

Meals: {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}


Day 6: Explore Masai Mara Game Reserve

We explore the Masai Mara on game viewing drives. We venture into the world-famous Masai Mara on morning and afternoon game drives, when the chances of seeing animals are best.

Wherever you go in the vast Masai Mara you will see a frequent amount of wildlife such as Masai giraffe, baboons, warthogs, bat eared foxes, grey jackals, spotted hyena, topis, impala, hartebeests, wildebeest.

Elephants, buffaloes, zebras and hippos are also found in great numbers. It is also common to see lions either basking after a heavy meal, or surveying the plains for their next meal. Cheetahs and leopards are harder to spot but reasonably common.

The ultimate action here is, without doubt, the annual wildebeest exodus, the Great Migration, in July and August when millions of these grass eaters move north from the Serengeti in search of lusher grass before turning south again in October.

Hot-air balloon trips are an entirely outstanding way of seeing the savannah plains teeming with wildlife. These Masai Mara balloon trips can be arranged at an extra cost.

Overnight Accommodation: Mara Sopa Lodge or Mara Simba Lodge
Meals: {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}


Day 7: Masai Mara – Drive to Nairobi

Breakfast and one last look at the Mara before we head back to Nairobi by road. We check into our hotel and enjoy a few hours of relaxation by the pool or perhaps revisit a favorite shop or two.

After dinner, we proceed to the airport knowing that this has been a journey to remember for the rest of our lives.

Meals: {Breakfast}

7 Day Kenya Safari Baringo Nakuru Naivasha & Masai Mara Prices

 7 Day Kenya Safari Baringo Nakuru Naivasha & Masai Mara Prices Include;

Game drives + All meals included while on safari + All applicable Game Park entrance fees + Guaranteed window seating with an open-top + Safari vehicles carry cold drinks and mineral water + Guaranteed departures for two or more passengers booking this safari + Finest accommodations in Lake Baringo, Lake Nakuru, Lake Naivasha & Masai Mara + Round trip transport from Nairobi to Lake Baringo, Lake Nakuru, Lake Naivasha & Masai Mara & Professional Safari Driver Guide

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 7 Day Kenya Safari Baringo Nakuru Naivasha & Masai Mara Prices Exclude;

* International Airfare
* Accommodation 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 500 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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