5 Day Safari to a world famous bird sanctuary.
Maasai Mara is situated in south-west Kenya and is one of Africa’s Greatest Wildlife Reserves. Together with the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania it forms Africa’s most diverse, incredible and most spectacular eco-systems and possibly the world’s top safari big game viewing eco-system. The Masai Mara is regarded as the jewel of Kenya’s wildlife viewing areas. The annual wildebeest’s migration alone involves over 1.5 million animals arriving in July and departing in November. There is 95 species of mammals, amphibians and reptiles and over 400 birds species recorded on the reserve. Nowhere in Africa is wildlife more abundant, and it is for this reason a visitor hardly misses to see the big five (buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion, and rhino).
Lake Nakuru is one of the Rift Valley soda lakes at an elevation of 1754 m above sea level. It lies to the south of Nakuru, in the rift valley of Kenya and is protected by Lake Nakuru National Park. The lake’s abundance of algae used to attract a vast quantity of flamingos that famously lined the shore. Other birds also flourish in the area, as do warthogs, baboons and other large mammals. Eastern black rhinos and southern white rhinos have also been introduced. On the floor of the Great Rift Valley, surrounded by wooded and bushy grassland, lies the beautiful Lake Nakuru National Park.
Visitors can enjoy the wide ecological diversity and varied habitats that range from Lake Nakuru itself to the surrounding escarpment and picturesque ridges. Lake Nakuru National Park is ideal for bird watching, hiking,picnic and game drives. On our way we visit Lake Bogoria popular for its spectacular Flamingo populations, the surrounding bush and grassland is home to a number of animals. The Reserve’s herd of rare Greater Kudu make it unique and other game to view includes buffalo (rare), zebra, baboon, warthog, caracal, spotted hyena, impala, dik dik and many small mammals. Lastly we proceed to Lake Baringo – one of the two freshwater lakes in the Rift Valley in Kenya, the other being Lake Naivasha. Lake Baringo is home to hippos and crocodiles as well as an abundance of colorful birds and small reptiles. Giraffe and other grazers are also present to the north of the Lake.
Day 1: Nairobi – Maasai Mara
Pick up from your Nairobi hotel in the morning drive to Maasai Mara through the Great African Rift Valley and Narok Town. You will arrive in time for lunch. Check in at the camp/ Lodge and have lunch. Afternoon game drive through the Masai Mara National park in search of the Lion, Cheetah, Elephant, Buffalo and other members of the Big five plus other animals. Dinner and overnight at the camp/ Lodge.
Day 2: Masai Mara
After breakfast, leave to the park for the full day game drive, search for the popular residents like the well-known predators and their opponents like the Zebra, Wildebeest, Giraffe, Hippo and the dangerous Crocodiles with a visit to Mara River. Meals and overnight at the camp/ Lodge
Day 3: Maasai Mara – Lake Nakuru
After early breakfast, leave Maasai Mara for Lake Nakuru arriving in the late afternoon and check in at Lake Nakuru Lodge/a budget hotel. Proceed for evening game drive to see one of the largest ornithological spots, Flamingo, and a variety of wildlife not forgetting the famous white Rhino and black rhino found in this park. Dinner and overnight at Lake Nakuru Lodge/Wild life club of Kenya . Dinner and overnight at a budget hotel/ Lodge
Day 4: Lake Nakuru – Lake Bogoria – Lake Baringo – Lake Nakuru
After early breakfast, leave Lake Nakuru to Lake Baringo via Lake Bogoria where there is hot spring geyser inside the lake. Here you will have a good chance to boil eggs. Arrive at Lake Baringo in time for lunch and after lunch you will do a boat ride for one hour as watch large variety of birds in the lakeshore, Hippos, Crocodile, monitor lizards and other type of reptiles. Later in after noon you will start your journey back to Nakuru. Dinner and overnight at budget hotel/ Lodge.
Day 5: Lake Nakuru – Nairobi
After breakfast at your lodge/hotel leave back to your hotel in Nairobi where your tour ends
5 Days Maasai Mara-Lake Nakuru-Lake Bogoria-Lake Baringo Includes
- JKIA Airport – hotel pick up
- Accommodation and meals as per the itinerary
- Park and reserve entry fees
- Services of a driver/guide
- Drinking water
- Game drives as mentioned in the itinerary
- Allowances for a driver/guide
- Transportation by a 4wd vehicle with pop up roof for game viewing