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4 Days Lake Nakuru – Masai Mara Budget Safari

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Duration

4 Days

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Tour Type

Daily Tour

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Group Size

4 people

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Languages

English, Espanol, Francais, Mandarin

Overview

This safari takes you through the Great Rift Valley, visiting Lake Nakuru National Park with its migratory flocks of flamingos, Lake Naivasha -the most beautiful of all Rift Valley lakes, where we offer you a Free Boat Ride before proceeding to Masai Mara, renown for the great wildebeest migration, the Big Five and the Maasai Tribe.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • -Flamingos at Lake Nakuru
  • -The Great Rift Valley
  • -Free Boat Ride in Lake Naivasha
  • -The Wildlife Migration in Maasai Mara
  • -Maasai Cultural Experience

Itinerary

DAY 1: NAIROBI - LK. NAKURU-7HRS- 180 Km- 3hrs

After breakfast, drive to Lake Nakuru, one of the seven (7) Great Rift Valley Lakes. We will stop at the Great Rift Valley View Point for photos before continuing to Lake Nakuru
The Great Rift Valley has formed millions of years ago. Stretching some 5,000miles from Jordan to Mozambique, its the longest rift on Earth. In Kenya, it gave rise to many lakes that have become a habitat for diverse wildlife, one such lakes is Lake Nakuru- a soda lake.

Lunch will be served at the hotel. This afternoon we take a game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park often described as the world's biggest ornithological spectacle. This lake is famous for its flocks of over one million Greater and Lesser Flamingoes.

The abundance of these birds is due to the alkaline mineral salts in the water, which support vast blooms of the blue-green algae and diatoms on which the flamingoes feed.Lake Nakuru National Park was the first place in Kenya selected as a rhino reserve. Here is one of the few places where we can see Rothschild's giraffes. Dinner and Overnight at Golden Palace Resort OR CitiMax Hotel-Meal Plan: (Lunch & Dinner)

DAY 2: LK. NAKURU -LK. NAIVASHA-MASAI MARA- 340KM/ 6HRS

The highest of all the Rift Valley lakes, Lk. Naivasha is a beautiful shallow freshwater lake fringed by thick papyrus reeds. The waters of the lake draw great array of bird life to its shoreline.
Buffalo wallow in the swamps, whilst the large hippo population laze their days in the shallows. Giraffe wander among the acacia, whilst the Colobus monkeys swing from the green canopies above.

After breakfast, we pass by Lake Naivasha for an hour boat ride in the lake, to view pools of hippos and an array of over 150 species of birdlife that inhabits the lake.

Continue to the Masai Mara game reserve, a 1,500 sq. km slab of open Savannah dotted with acacia trees-the Kenyan section of the wildly beautiful Serengeti plains, teeming with wildlife. Being in the Mara has been described by some authorities as ‘’ being in the New York of the natural world’’

You will spend the next 02nights here to explore.

The Mara offers wildlife in such variety and abundance that it is difficult to believe: over 450 species of animals have been recorded here. You will easily see lions, rhinos, hippos, crocodiles, giraffe, wildebeests, zebras, buffalo, warthogs, hyenas, jackals, wild dogs, buffalo, leopard, many kinds of antelopes and elephant.

It is in the Mara that perhaps the most spectacular event of the natural world takes place. This is the annual migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra from the Serengeti (Tanzania) in search of water and pasture. Following on their heels are the predators of the savanna- lion, cheetah, wild dog, jackal, hyena, and vultures. Lunch will be en route at Narok Town, followed by an evening game drive to dusk. Lunch will be followed by an evening game drive from 1630hrs to dusk. Dinner and overnight at Miti Mingi Eco Camp OR Enchoro Wildlife Camp/ Similar (Subject to availability)| - Meal Plan (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

DAY 3: MASAI MARA FULL DAY

Full day game drives with picnic lunch in the bush. Today we cover a large area of the Reserve right from the Mara River and along the Migration Route, right up to the Tanzanian border.
This game reserve is Kenya's finest wildlife sanctuary. Including migrants, well over 450 species of animals have been recorded here. Although July, August, and September are the months when the Mara plains are filled with migrating wildebeest and zebra, there is also resident wildlife year-round. The famous Maasai tribesmen live within the dispersal area of the game reserve. Dinner and overnight at Miti Mingi Eco Camp OR Enchoro Wildlife Camp/ Similar (Subject to availability)| - Meal Plan (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

DAY 4: MASAI MARA-NAIROBI- 285KM / 5-6HRS

After breakfast, we will pass by a Maasai Cultural Village to learn how they live, learn to make fire, and celebrate before proceeding to Nairobi. Lunch will be en route, arrival Nairobi will be around 1630hrs. Drop off at the airport for your onward flight.

Included/Excluded

  • Arrival and departure airport transfers
  • Park entrance fees
  • The services of our knowledgeable English speaking driver /guide
  • Meals and game drives as per itinerary
  • Safari transport by 4 x 4 safari van with a roof hatch that ‘pops up’ to enable easy viewing and photography.
  • Accommodation at the specified Camps/Resort in sharing basis
  • Guaranteed window seat (Min 4Pax-Max 7Per vehicle)
  • 03 Nights on Safari on Full Board basis
  • Unlimited Bottled mineral water for the safari
  • 1 Free Boat Ride in Lake Naivasha + 1 Cultural Village Visit to Maasai Village
  • Soft drinks, juices, alcoholic and other beverages taken with lunch and dinner
  • Optional tours and Excursions/extra activates quoted separately.
  • Optional activities not outlined on the itinerary
  • Travel/flying doctors rescue services.
  • Items of a personal nature e.g. laundry, tips, and Guide/porter gratitude

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