This is a perfect safari featuring the best and most popular game parks – The Masai Mara famous for its exceptional population of lions, leopards, cheetahs and its annual migration of zebra and wildebeest which occur from July to October and Lake Nakuru national park famous for the big four and a bird’s sanctuary. 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.
Cost per person: USD 875 per person sharing VAN
Cost per person: USD 1002 per person sharing CRUISER
Day 1: Nairobi – Masai Mara
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 Parks are: Masai Giraffe, Buffalo, Eland and thousands of plain game including Impala, Zebra, Topi, both Thomson’s and grants Gazelles.
Overnight at Sentrim Mara
Day 2: Masai Mara
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 lodge.
Overnight at Sentrim Mara
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.
Overnight at Lake Nakuru Lodge
Day 4: Lake Nakuru – 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.
Safari Prices Include:
Extensive Game drives as stated in the itinerary
Pre–tour itinerary document
All meals included while on safari
All applicable Game Park entrance fees
Mineral drinking water while on safari
Guaranteed departures for two or more passengers booking this safari
Transport from and back to Nairobi in a comfortable tour van
Professional Safari Guide/ Driver.
Airport pick up and transfers
Safari Prices Excludes:
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
Christmas, New Year and Easter Supplement
Nature walks, Night game drives, boat rides, 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 470 US Dollars)
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.