Masai Mara and Lake Nakuru National Park Safari from Nairobi
4 Days/ 3 Nights Masai Mara and Lake Nakuru National Park Safari from Nairobi.The safari starts with the Masai Mara – 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 this Park 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.
Lake Nakuru National Park is 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.
Lake Nakuru was declared a rhino sanctuary in 1983. The Rhino stocking programe which ensued received white rhinos from South Africa. Currently the sanctuary has approximately 45 black and 31 white rhinoceros.
|DEPARTURE / RETURN LOCATION
|Lake Nakuru National Park, Serengeti plains, Masai Mara National Reserve, Great Rift Valley
|Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.
Safari from Nairobi to Masai Mara and Lake Nakuru National Park Price
|Park fees, government fees & taxes inclusive of 18% VAT
Professional English speaking Safari Guide/Driver.
Finest accommodation as per itinerary.
Three meals a day while on Safari.
|Personal expense such as communication charges like emails, faxes, and phone calls
Instructor, guide, driver gratuity
Drinks like sodas, water, beer and wines
Kenya Safari from Nairobi to Masai Mara and Lake Nakuru National Park Itinerary
Day 1: Nairobi – Drive to the Masai Mara Game Reserve
This morning we drive through the dramatic Great Rift Valley to the Masai 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.
Day 2: 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. Masai Mara remains the most exciting wildlife eco-system in the world.
The reserve hosts the highest concentration of wild animals per sq. km than any other park in the region. The scenic appeal of this tree studded savannah, its’ modest temperatures and diversity of wild game species makes the reserve a one stop shop for game viewing.
We shall transverse the reserve on unlimited game viewing drives in search of the big five and more species of the lesser games. Our mid-day meals will either be picnic or at camp. Dinner and overnight at your camp.
Day 3 : Masai Mara – Drive to Lake Nakuru National Park.
Today we travel to the exotic Lake Nakuru National Park located in the Great Rift Valley. After lunch an exciting game run is planned for the afternoon.
The game in this Park is plentiful and the magnificent bird watching will make a devotee out of even the most reluctant. The Park is a home to stunning flocks of lesser and Greater Flamingos, which literally turn the lakeshores in to a magnificent pink stretch.
The bird life here is world renown and over 400 bird’s species exist here, White Pelicans, Plovers, Egrets and Marabou Stork. It is also one of the very few places in Africa to see the White Rhino and rare Rothschild Giraffe.
Day 4 : Lake Nakuru – Drive to Nairobi
Our day starts with an early breakfast followed by a game drive where we can see hundreds of thousands of flamingos canopy the shallow edges of Lake Nakuru. Pelicans and hundreds of other bird species will be seen.
Possible to see includes both the black and white rhino, lions, warthogs, antelopes, baboons and many other animals. We return to the Hotel before lunch, freshen up, enjoy lunch, check-out of our lodge/camp and depart for Nairobi by road.
A leisurely scenic 2 Hour drive brings us to Nairobi, arriving late afternoon (between 1700 Hours-1800 Hours). We transfer to you to your hotel or residence.