5 Days Mara & Rift Valley Lakes

Maasai Mara and the lakes Kenya explorer

5 Days Maasai Mara & Rift Valley Lakes

Maasai Mara and the lakes Kenya explorer

Day 01: Nairobi - Lake Nakuru National Park

You will be met by our representatives followed by a short brief and depart for your Great Rift Valley safari. Stop at the escarpment View Point to have a spectacular view of the Great Rift Valley and marvel at the works of volcanic activities. We then drive down to Lake Nakuru National Park, regarded by avid birders' as the greatest World ornithological spectacle on the Earth. The Park is famous for its millions of pink flamingoes lining on the lake shore. The Park is also Sanctuary to the Black Rhino, White Rhino and the Rothschild Giraffe. Bird life include common species like the lesser and Greater Flamingoes, African fish Eagle, Tawny Eagle, Green Wood Hoopoes, Cliff Chat, Great White and Pink Backed Pelicans plus other intra- African Migrants.
Arrive in time for lunch and check in your Lodge OR you will carry picnic lunch boxes on the way at Naivasha. Proceed for an afternoon game drive in this park that has a dense population of other wildlife before returning back to Lodge/ Camp for dinner.

Day 02: Lake Nakuru - Lake Bogoria - Lake Naivasha

You will depart Lake Nakuru after breakfast and proceed south to the spectacular Lake Bogoria where the hot springs and the geysers are the main attractions. The hot springs are hot enough to boil an egg. The lake has been called the “new home of the flamingo”with a nomad population of up to 2 million birds that migrate from Lake Nakuru Park, making it one of the major attractions. You will have lunch at the Lake Bogoria Spa Resort and later an afternoon game drive in the reserve as you depart the Reserve. The reserve is home to the leopard, klipspringer and caracal as well as the wonderful greater Kudu. In fact it is one of the best places to see this mighty kudu with its spiraling horns. You drive to your Lodge/ Camp near Lake Naivasha arriving in the early evening.

Day 03: Lake Naivasha - Masai Mara

Plenty of opportunity to finally spot amazing Big 5, or from June to September witness the miracle of nature - Wildebeest Migration.

A safari in Kenya without visiting the Masai Mara to see the Big 5 will not make a complete Out of Africa safari. On this day you will depart Lake Nakuru after breakfast and travel on the floor of Rift-Valley and head to Masai Mara, the home to the great new 8th Wonder of the World. This enormous Reserve is actually part of the vast Serengeti plains and 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.
You arrive in time for lunch at the Camp/Lodge followed by a short rest. At 1600hrs, explore the Reserve on a late evening game drive and later drive back to the Lodge for dinner arranged under the African bushes and skies.

Day 04: Masai Mara Game Reserve

Full day in Masai Mara! Its also great timing for balloon safari (additional cost).

The Masai Mara is one of the greatest wildernesses of the world. You spend a whole day in the Mara starting with a very early morning and another afternoon game drive. Large mammals are varied, abundant and easy to see. Residents among the parks mammals are; Masai Giraffe, Buffalo, Impala, Zebra, Topi, both the Thomson's and Grant's Gazelles. After breakfast, you have optional activities to choose from like visiting the local Masai Village or taking a guided nature walk near your lodge or camp at some additional fee. After lunch you will enjoy another afternoon game drive in this vast Reserve.

Day 05: Masai Mara –Nairobi

It is time to say bye to the Mara. Depending on your safari program, start your day with a complete English breakfast at the camp/lodge and depart Masai Mara and head back to Nairobi in time for lunch. Farewell lunch in a Nairobi restaurant for to sample a variety of Kenyan cuisines. Later transfer to airport for your flight home can be arranged at additional cost.

What's included in this package

  • Transportation in a custom safari minibus with pop-up roof ideal for game viewing and sightseeing.
  • Services of a professionally trained and experienced English speaking driver/guide
  • Fullboard accommodation in the lodges as mentioned
  • Bottled water for use during the safari
  • Game drives and all park entry fees

What's not included in this package

  • Your International Flight transportation to and From Nairobi
  • Personal expenses like visa fees, travel/baggage insurance, laundry, beverages, tips etc.
  • Christmas, New Year and Easter supplements