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5-Day Maasai Mara / Lake Nakuru / Lake Naivasha
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5-Day Maasai Mara / Lake Nakuru / Lake Naivasha

Masai Mara, the land of breathtaking landscapes, vistas, abundant wildlife and endless plains, the reserve is home to an excellent concentration of game, over two million wildebeest, zebras makes up the famous great annual migration. Lake Nakuru is among Kenya's finest parks. Flanked by rocky escarpments, pockets of acacia forest. Naivasha attracts a variety of animals like buffalo, antelope, giraffe, warthog you will certainly catch sight of hippos lazily watching from the cooling waters.

Arrival

  • You'll be collected from the airport (or hotel).
  • Accommodation before the tour departs can be arranged for an extra cost.

Day 1: Nairobi - Maasai Mara

You will be picked-up by our guide who will take you to our office for a briefing. You will then be driven to Maasai Mara Game Reserve in our customized open-roof safari van. A brief stopover at the Great Rift Valley viewpoint will give you the chance for some great photographs. After this stop-over, you will head on to Maasai Mara through Narok town. Upon arrival you will check-in, enjoy lunch and later take off for your first afternoon game drive in this world famous reserve which forms the Northern part of Serengeti National Park. At some point during your stay you will be driven by the river to spot wildlife. This area is a photographer’s delight where, with any luck, you will be able to take amazing pictures of the hippo and crocodile in the water. The park rules allows for off-road driving which means that guests can venture onto the plains where you will see hundreds of animals. One thing is for sure, in Maasai Mara, you will experience nature in all its wild wonder.

  • Main Destination: Masai Mara Game Reserve
  • Accommodation: Manyatta Tented Camp
  • Budget tented camp located just outside of Masai Mara Game Reserve
  • Meals & Drinks: Lunch & dinner (Breakfast not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 2: Maasai Mara

After breakfast you will experience a full day game drive in the Maasai Mara; offering wonderful scenery and plenty of wildlife. It is perhaps the only region left in Kenya where a visitor may see animals in abundance that existed a century ago. Africa has a long history of capturing the imagination of travelers. It’s a continent of dramatic contrasts that gives you unforgettable and remarkable experience. The afternoon game drive will take you in search of the famous black- maned lion. During this drive you may witness a lion making a kill, or a leopard enjoying the meal he dragged up in a tree to avoid disturbance and detection. This reserve has savanna, rolling grasslands, gallery forest on the Mara River and tributaries. Soak in the abundance of untamed wilderness, fresh and natural scenery, filled with exotic wildlife! Later in the evening you will return back to camp for dinner and your overnight stay.

  • Main Destination: Masai Mara Game Reserve
  • Accommodation: Manyatta Tented Camp
  • Budget tented camp located just outside of Masai Mara Game Reserve
  • Meals & Drinks: Breakfast, Lunch & dinner (Drinks not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 3: Maasai Mara - Lake Nakuru

After breakfast you will take off on your last morning game drive in the reserve with the chance to see the “Big 5”, possibly on a hunting mission. You will view the Thompson's and Grant gazelle, topi, eland, zebra, giraffe, hippo, wildebeest, warthog, crocodile, ostrich, and over 450 birds species; including over 50 birds of prey. Drive to lake Nakuru national park with a stop over for lunch. This park was famous only as a bird sanctuary especially the lesser and greater flamingos. However, now it is home to the white rhino and Rothschild giraffe, besides the herbivores like buck and antelope. Leopard can also be seen in this park. The vegetation is of the drier type. The flat-topped acacia and the candelabra cactus are a feature of the landscape. Arrive and check in at the lodge or hotel for Lunch and afternoon game drive. Return to the Hotel for Dinner and Overnight.

  • Main Destination:Lake Nakuru national park
  • Accommodation: Lanet Matfam Resort 
  • Budget Hotel located just outside of Lake Nakuru national park 
  • Meals & Drinks: Breakfast, Lunch & dinner (Drinks not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 4: Lake Nakuru / Lake Naivasha

After breakfast, drive to the Lake Naivasha to arrive in time for lunch and afternoon optional excursions in and around Lake Naivasha. Proceed on your adventure to various attractive features and other optional activities.

Take a 1 hour boat ride to see the Hippos and different species of birds a mongst other wild game.  Lake Naivasha gives you access to the unique Crescent Island Wildlife Sanctuary. There is also possibility to access it by road passing through the "Horse Riding Complex" A wide variety of wildlife, birdlife and flora lives quite freely out there and as there are no predators to be found, quite happily as well. Crescent Island Game Sanctuary is a peninsula or island on the eastern side of Lake Naivasha. Crescent Island was created in 1988, when Lake Naivasha level dropped sufficiently to allow Crescent Island to become part of the mainland. On the eastern end of the island sailing is possible at a private boating club.

The terrain is flat, making it easy for walkers of all abilities to enjoy themselves. There is a lot of easy to see game e.g. giraffes, waterbucks, elands, wildebeests, zebras and impalas. It is also a heaven for birds with +200 species recorded. The lake has a lot of hippos, which you can easily spot from the island. Among the resident birds are fish eagles, ospreys, lily-trotters, black crakes and a variety of herons. Hippos also live in the lake. A number of mammals can be seen grazing in the surrounding lake environs, such as zebra, impala, buffalo, giraffe, Kongoni and, at night, hippos. The lake is almost 13 kms across, but its waters are shallow with an average depth of five meters. Much of the lake is surrounded by forests of the yellow barked Acacia, known as the yellow fever tree. These forests abound with bird life, the waters of the lake draw a great range of game to these shores. Giraffes wander among the acacia, Buffalo wallow in the swamps and Colobus monkeys call from the treetops while the Lakes large hippo population sleeps the day out in the shallows. 

Optional activities and excursions in Lake Naivasha
1 hour boat ride : USD 20. - Per person
2 hours walking safari on Crescent Island Sanctuary : USD 45.-per person
Walking /biking safari at Hells gate national park : USD 45.- per person.

  • Main Destination:Lake Naivasha
  • Accommodation: Camp Carnellys 
  • Budget camp located along the shores of Lake Naivasha 
  • Meals & Drinks: Breakfast, Lunch & dinner (Drinks not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 5:Lake Naivasha / Nairobi

After breakfast, spend some time at your own leisure, relaxing and absorbing the surrounding or rather take some optional activities which includes ;a Visit to Hell's Gate National Park which is characterized by diverse topography and geological scenery. This Park was named for its pair of massive red tinged cliffs framing a geothermically active interior of steam vents and bubbling springs. The park is home to a profusion of plains game and bird life. Walking is permitted, making it ideal for hiking, biking, and rock climbing. The waters of the lake draw a great range of game to these shores. Giraffes wander among the acacia, Buffalo wallow in the swamps and Colobus monkeys call from the treetops while the Lakes large hippo population sleeps the day out in the shallows. Return to the camp for dinner and overnight.

  • Main Destination: Nairobi
  • Accommodation: No accommodation (End of tour)
  • Meals & Drinks: Breakfast (Lunch & Dinner not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

End of tour

  • Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
  • You'll be dropped off at the airport (or hotel).

5 Days Masai Mara / Lake Nakuru & Lake Naivasha safari Quotes

Type / Level of Accomodation & Pricing  Price Varies depending on group size, seasons and levels of Accomodation provided   
Budget/Economy ( Basic camps) Price Per Person sharing    
No. of persons / Tourists 2 pax 3pax 4 pax 5 pax 6 pax
High season: Jan- March / Nov-Dec $745 $640 $565 $540 $505
Low Season: April - June $745 $640 $565 $540 $505
Peak Season: July-October $785 $675 $595 $570 $530
           
Mid-range accomodation 3 stars 2 pax 3 pax 4 Pax 5 pax  6 pax
High season: Jan-March/Nov-22.Dec $870 $785 $690 $675 $630
Low Season: April - June $870 $785 $690 $675 $630
Peak Season: July-October $975 $880 $780 $765 $720
           
Standard Lodge Accomodation- 4 stars 2 pax 3 pax 4 pax 5 pax 6 pax
High season:Jan March/Nov-22.Dec $1150 $1140 $970 $1000 $910
Low Season: April - June $980 $870 $800 $775 $740
Peak Season: July-October $1285 $1245 $1090 $1105 $1025

Included

  • Park fees (For non-residents)
  • All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Round-trip airport transfer on arrival and departure
  • Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinking water (On all days)

Excluded

  • International flights (From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
Package Price: $800.00 $750.00

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