This is a safari to the world famous Bird Sanctuaries of the Great Rift Valley (Lake Nakuru), then South over the Mau Escarpment to Kenya’s greatest concentration of game – the Masai Mara. The Mara reserve is 1510 sq km of incredible wide-open landscapes and fertile riverine woodland following the looping meanders of the Mara and Talek rivers with a mass of amazing wildlife whilst Kenya’s rift valley escarpments offer some of the most breath taking views.
Day 1: Lake Nakuru National Park
We depart our office in the early morning and drive down the Escarpment to the floor of the Great Rift Valley, to Lake Nakuru National Park arriving in time for lunch. The park covers 180 sq km and is home to warthogs, waterbuck, buffaloes, reedbucks, and the occasional leopard. White and black rhinos were introduced to the park some years ago and the park has also retained its reputation as an ornithologists’ delight with more than 400 species of bird found here. Overnight at a lodge.
Day 2: Masai Mara
We head south to Narok; towards the expansive Masai Mara Reserve. We stop for lunch at the lodge (or luxury tented camp) followed by an afternoon game drive to experience the Mara Magic, returning for a sun downer and dinner in the evening.
Wherever you go in the Mara you will see a frequent amount of wildlife such as Masai giraffe, baboons, warthogs, bat eared foxes, grey jackals, spotted hyena, topis, impala, hartebeests, wildebeest. Elephants, buffaloes, zebras and hippos also exist in great numbers. It is also common to see lions either basking after a heavy meal, or surveying the plains for their next meal. Cheetahs and leopards are harder to spot but are still reasonably common.
Day 3 : Masai Mara
The day is spent exploring the reserve through morning and afternoon game drives. You may opt to do additional activities offered at the lodges as well.
The ultimate action here is without doubt the annual wildebeest exodus in July and August when millions of these grass eaters move north from the Serengeti in search of lusher grass before turning south again in October.
Balloon trips are an entirely outstanding way of seeing the savannah plains and the wildlife after which you come back down for a beautiful champagne breakfast. These trips can be arranged at our office upon booking.
Day 4 : Nairobi
After breakfast we return to Nairobi in time for lunch on your own arrangement.
Tour Cost: US$ 1015 Per person sharing. Single room supplement: US$ 170
Tour Cost Includes:
-Guarantee price/guarantee safari on confirmation
-Transport on safari in a comfortable safari van equipped for game viewing, photography and touring
-Full board accommodation whilst on safari -Meal plan as described, B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner
-Accommodation in double/triple room
-All park entrance fees to include government taxes
-Service of an English speaking professional driver/guide
-All game drives as detailed in the itinerary
-Bottled water whilst on safari
-Start and end in Nairobi.
Tour cost excludes:
-Items of a personal nature
-Any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary