5 Days Lake Nakuru/Lake Naivasha/Masai Mara
Adding to two memorable days at the game filled plains of the Masai Mara Game Reserve, this safari also takes you to Lake Nakuru National Park. Other than the bird population of different species and especially flamingos that carpet the lake in Nakuru, the park has its fair share of wildlife that include the endangered black rhino. From Lake Nakuru you will proceed to the nearby Lake Naivasha where you will enjoy a boat ride on Lake Naivasha that will take you to Crescent Island for a walking safari – one of the few places in the world where one can wander on foot amidst wild animals as there are no predators.
Day 1: Nairobi/Lake Nakuru
Depart Nairobi in the morning and drive to the floor of the Rift Valley with a brief stop at the Rift Valley viewpoint to take the most eye catching view of the Escarpment. Proceed to Lake Nakuru National Park with scenic views of both Lake Naivasha and Lake Elementaita en route, which are in the Great Rift from afar on the main highway to Nakuru. Game viewing en route , lunch at the hotel followed by an afternoon game drive. Besides the flamingos that the lake is famous for, there are approx 400 other species of birds visiting the lake. Also, many species of game can be found in the park including the introduced Rothschild giraffe, black and white rhino, water buck, reed buck, lion, buffalo, leopard, baboon and many species of plains game. Dinner and overnight at the the budget hotel.
Day 2: Lake Nakuru/Lake Naivasha
Another morning game drive in Nakuru, then depart for Naivasha arriving in Naivasha in time for lunch. Afternoon boat ride on Lake Naivasha that takes you to Crescent Island for a walking safari. This is one of the few places in the world where one can wander on foot amidst wild animals – there are no predators. Dinner and overnight in a hotel.
Day 3: Lake Naivasha/Masai Mara
Depart Naivasha after breakfast and drive further along the floor of the Rift Valley to Masai Mara Game Reserve, arriving at the campsite Masai Mara in time for lunch. Afternoon game drive as you get a feel of this vast game filled reserve. Dinner and overnight at the permanent camp.
Day 4: Masai Mara
Spend the day in Masai Mara, Kenya’s most popular game sanctuary where you will have the best opportunity of spotting the Big Five – lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino and elephant. Game drives are flexible, with the option of going out with picnic lunch boxes to spend entire day in the park, or you can choose to have an early morning and late afternoon game drives. At extra cost you may visit a local Masai village to see their nomadic lifestyle; the Masai are famous for their bravery, as they have co-existed with the animals over the years. All meals and overnight at the campsite.
Day 5: Back to Nairobi
Another morning game drive in Mara after breakfast, then drive back to Nairobi arriving approx. 16:00 hrs. Drop off at your hotel or transfer to the airport for your home bound flight. End of services.
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