5 Day Kenya Safari Ol Pejeta Lake Nakuru & Maasai Mara

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Masai Mara National Reserve

This is a 5-day overland tour to three of Kenya’s most-loved safari destinations and gives you the opportunity to see coveted safari sightings in spectacular landscapes.

The tour starts in the hidden gem of Ol Pejeta Conservancy, home to rare African wild dogs, critically endangered black rhinos, and two of the world’s last remaining northern white rhinos.

Ol Pejeta sanctuary is the closest reserve to Nairobi (3.5 hours’ drive) home to all the big five games and has the highest ratio of game-to-area of any park or reserve in Kenya.

Game viewing at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy may also take the form of game walks accompanied by a resident Naturalist, game rides on horseback, camel riding, night game drives, and “bush” lunches or dinners.

The Chimpanzee Sanctuary is most informative and entertaining and should be visited while in the Game Reserve.

Continue to birder’s paradise Lake Nakuru National Park – a bird lover’s paradise, twitchers have the chance to spot some of the more than 500 recorded species, including the park’s large population of flamingos with their pretty pink plumes.

Alongside the flamingo’s the park provides sanctuary for the black and white rhinos. The Nakuru eco-system comprises the lake, surrounded by wooded areas and grasslands which support a number of Rothschild Giraffes, Zebra, Impala, Gazelle, Waterbuck, Lion, Warthog, Bushbuck, Buffalo, plus the elusive Leopard.

Next, we drive to the Masai Mara National Reserve – one of the most spectacular places for wildlife sightings in Africa, you are sure to spot big cats (lion, leopard and cheetah) and many other species in the next few days. If you’re travelling between July and November, you could be lucky enough the witness part of the Great Wildebeest Migration. 

Two nights in the Mara means you have plenty of time to spot its famous big cats – and some of the more elusive animals of the plains. Masai Mara Wildlife includes the Big Five (Lion, Elephant, Rhino, Leopard and Buffalo), cheetah, giraffe, zebra and hippopotamus, Aardvark, African hares, bat-eared fox etc.

After two nights in Masai Mara, we make our way to Nairobi, before heading home.

5 Day Kenya Safari Ol Pejeta Lake Nakuru & Maasai Mara Itinerary

Day 1: Nairobi – Drive to Sweetwaters Game Sanctuary

This morning we depart Nairobi and proceed north, driving through lush tea and coffee estates to Sweetwaters Conservancy.

Sweetwaters land, the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, and its sumptuous ranch were once the private domain of famed multi-millionaire, Adnan Kashoggi.

We visit the Chimpanzee Sanctuary, a charming haven established by the Jane Goodall Institute to provide sanctuary to orphaned chimps, and the specially protected and fenced refuge of black rhinos with its stunning forty specimens!

In fact, Sweetwaters boasts excellent game viewing with the highest ratio of game to area of any park or reserve in Kenya.

Moreover, the Sanctuary has several private waterholes and salt lick so we’ll be guaranteed unprecedented close encounters.

Whether it’s day or night game drives, camel trekking, lion tracking, al fresco dining, or relaxing by the pool, Sweetwaters is bound to delight.

Overnight Accommodation: Sweetwaters Serena Tented Camp or Porini Rhino Camp or Similar
Meal Plan {Lunch & Dinner}

Day 2: Sweetwaters/ Ol Pejeta – Drive to Lake Nakuru National Park

Depart Sweetwaters/ Ol Pejeta after breakfast for Lake Nakuru National Park, arriving at your lodge in time for lunch.

In the afternoon a ‘Spice’ game drive is planned. Besides the flamingos that Lake Nakuru is famous for, there are approximately 400 other species of birds found there.

In addition, a large variety of games can be found in the Park including the introduced Rothschild’s Giraffe, Black and White Rhino, Waterbuck, Reedbuck, Lion, Buffalo, Leopard, Baboon, and many species of plains game.

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

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

After a leisurely breakfast at your lodge, depart overland to the Masai Mara Game Reserve-jewel 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.

After lunch, explore the Reserve on a late evening ‘Spice’ game drive.

Overnight Accommodation: Mara Sopa Lodge or Mara Serena Lodge or Siana Springs Tented Camp
Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 4: Explore Masai Mara Game Reserve

The Masai Mara is one of the greatest wildernesses in the world. Morning and afternoon ‘Spice’ game drives are planned. Large mammals are varied, abundant, and easy to see.

Residents among the park’s mammals are; Masai Giraffe, Buffalo, Impala, Zebra, Topi, and both the Thomson’s and Grant’s Gazelles.

Optional hot Air Balloon rides are available on this day at an additional cost. On this final day in the Mara, you also have an opportunity to visit an authentic Masai village.

Overnight Accommodation: Mara Sopa Lodge or Mara Serena Lodge or Siana Springs Tented Camp
Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 5: Masai Mara Game Reserve – Drive to Nairobi

Begin today with an early morning ‘Spice’ game drive followed by a complete English breakfast at your lodge. Mid-morning drive to Nairobi.

The balance of the day is at leisurely for last-minute assisted shopping and sightseeing.

Meal Plan {Breakfast}

5 Day Kenya Safari Ol Pejeta Lake Nakuru & Maasai Mara Prices

5 Day Kenya Safari Ol Pejeta Lake Nakuru & Maasai Mara Include:

Extensive Game drives + Pre-tour itinerary document + All meals included while on safari + All applicable Game Park entrance fees + Safari vehicles carry cold drinks and mineral water + Guaranteed window seating with open top for easy photography + Guaranteed departures for two or more passengers booking this safari + Accommodation of your choice in Sweetwaters, Lake Nakuru & Masai Mara Game Reserve + Round trip transport from Nairobi to Sweetwaters, Lake Nakuru & Masai Mara Game Reserve & Multi-lingual Professional Safari Guide/ Driver

Dates From Dates To Price Per Person Children Aged 8 to 12 Years
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* This tour begins and ends in Nairobi – Kenya
* The safari transport is by open-top Safari mini-bus. An optional  4 x 4 Land Cruiser is available at an extra cost.
* Our 5 Day safari will take you to the slopes of Mt Kenya across the equator to Sweetwaters Game Sanctuary – the only Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Kenya. The next stop is Lake Nakuru National Park – the world’s greatest bird spectacles. And finally to Kenya’s most popular Game Reserve  The Masai Mara National Reserve.

5 Day Kenya Safari Ol Pejeta Lake Nakuru & Maasai Mara Exclude:

* International Airfare
* A visit to a Masai Village
* 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
* Nature walks, Night game drives, Camel rides, etc
* 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)
* Personal expenses such travelling insurance, excess baggage fee, communication charges that include, laundry, emails, faxes, and phone calls beverages including luxury champagne, luxury spirits, beer, and wines during meals or meals not indicated in the itinerary

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