4 days safari visiting two of the most famous national parks in Kenya, The Maasai Mara & Lake Nakuru. The Masai Mara Game Reserve is one of the best places in Africa for wildlife viewing. Game drives are a great way to experience the park and they take place all year round. If the big cats are what you’re looking for on your Kenyan safari, you are guaranteed to spot them at the Mara.
Lake Nakuru is a rhino sanctuary, harboring a population of over 40 black and over 60 white rhinos
The park is home to warthogs, water buck, buffaloes, reed bucks, and the occasional leopard. White and black rhinos were introduced to the park some years ago and you may find white rhino at the southern end. The park has also retained its reputation as an ornithologists’ delight with more than 400 species of bird found here. You will spend four days in the Mara which is probably the most famous and most visited reserve in Kenya.
- Park fees
- All activities
- All accommodation
- A professional driver/guide
- All transportation
- All Taxes/VAT
- Roundtrip airport transfer
- Meals- as specified in the day-by-day section
- Drinking water
- International flights
- Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
- Personal items – Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.
Day 1: Nairobi/Lake Nakuru
An early morning pick up from the airport or from the hotel then drive to Lake Nakuru National Park, across the equator, southwards of Bogoria, lies the rift valleys most famous lake Nakuru. Known all over the world for its flamingoes, it’s alkaline and is recognized as being one of the natural wonders of the world. Lake Nakuru is now a rhino sanctuary, harboring a population of over 40 black and over 60 white rhinos, but the flamingos, of course, have always been the main attraction. At times there may be almost 2 million flamingos in the residence, forming a stunningly beautiful deep pink band around the edge of the lake shore. Arrive in time for lunch then have an afternoon game drive. Dinner & overnight at the hotel/lodge
Day 2: Lake Nakuru/Masai Mara
An early morning drive to Masai Mara National Reserve, it holds on as one of the few places left on earth where wildlife still lives comparatively undisturbed, in the numbers that once roamed the plains and forests of Africa. As the northern tip of the vast Serengeti ecosystem, the Mara hosts the spectacular seasonal migration of many thousands of Wildebeest, Zebras and attendant predators. Arrive in time for lunch then have an afternoon game drive. Dinner & overnight at the camp/lodge
Day 3: Masai Mara
After breakfast we have a full day dame drive, with packed lunch provided. The reserve is well known for its black-manned lion, as well as its abundant resident wildlife and its one of the few places where it’s possible to see the big five during a morning’s game drive. Many of the cheetahs are so tame they seek shelter from the hot sun under one’s vehicle and several even climb onto the roof to get better view of prospective prey.
The Mara hosts the spectacular seasonal migration of many thousands of Wildebeest, Zebras and attendant predators.
For the bird enthusiast, almost 500 species have been recorded: among these 16 species of eagle, plus many hawks and falcons, 6 species of vultures, 8 species of storks, 4 of bustard (including the Kori bustard, the world’s heaviest flying bird), and 9 species of sun birds.
Dinner & overnight at the camp/lodge
Day 4: Masai Mara/Nairobi
Morning game drive in Mara and depart late in the morning to Nairobi, arriving at about 5pm. Lunch en route.