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4 Days Masai Mara – Lake Nakuru Adventure Safari

Masai Mara National Reserve | Lake Nakuru National Park

Price

$800.00

Price

$800.00

Duration

4 days

Max People

100

Masai Mara River Crossing Migration

An adventure of its kind that takes you to two of Kenya’s most popular wildlife-protected areas that is Masai Mara and Lake Nakuru. The tour gives you an opportunity to see different animal species as well as numerous species of birds. It’s a tour that can be booked throughout the year. The two parks do not disappoint, there is a lot to see at any given time of the year.

What to Expect

These 4 days Masai Mara River Crossing Migration and Lake Nakuru Safari Tour and adventure is best for all; from those looking for true Kenya family safaris that offer child-friendly activities and services, to exclusive hideaways for romantics and Honeymoon adventures to small groups of friends sharing a tour of Kenya and family celebrating a milestone anniversary. So what will you expect to see;

  • Hundreds of bird species including few flamingos, pelicans, and others
  • Rhino sanctuary, the Rothschild, Giraffe, Zebra, Warthog, Lion, Leopard and more animal species.
  • The Great Rift valley escarpment - Awesome scenery.
Tour Highlights
  • It's a 4 Days 3 Nights Masai Mara-Lake Nakuru safari from / Nairobi/Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
  • Destinations: -Masai Mara National Reserve and Lake Nakuru National Park.
  • Best Time to Visit:- All Year Round. (During the Dry season from late June to October and January to February. (these are the best wildlife viewing months). The wildebeest migration usually reaches the Masai Mara in August and remains until October when they move back to the Serengeti in Tanzania.)
  • Type of transport: - Road using a 4×4 comfortable Safari minivan or Jeep (Land Cruiser) at an added cost
  • Tour Type-Private

Trip Extensions available on request.

Day 1: Nairobi – Masai Mara National Reserve (265 km – 5 to 6 hrs)

Your pick-up will be early in the morning from Nairobi, with a briefing from your guide before departing for a drive through the Great African Rift Valley. There are opportunities to take photographs across the stunning vistas and breath-taking landscapes, such as the Suswa Ranges and Mount Longonot, throughout the trip.

Following a stop for lunch in the heart of the valley in Narok town, you’ll arrive at your accommodation inside Masai Mara Game Reserve. After a short break to settle in, you’ll get stuck into the safari tour with your first game drive through the Serengeti. Dinner will be served as you spend your first night inside the park.

Your first night on safari in Kenya includes:

  • Accommodation at your camp or lodge
  • Overnight stay inside Masai Mara Game Reserve
  • Lunch and dinner, no breakfast
  • Drinking water, other drinks are extra

Day 2: Full Day in Masai Mara National Reserve

Breakfast at your camp or lodge will be served before you head out on your full day game drive through the grasslands and rolling hills of Masai Mara Game Reserve. Home to over three million wild animals, the landscape teems with life for you to marvel at, including

  • Lions
  • Wildebeest
  • Leopards
  • Buffalo
  • Giraffes

And many more stars of the African plains that have captured the imagination of so many for so long.

A picnic style lunch is served on the banks of the Mara River, and if you’re visiting in the right season, you may just get to witness the iconic migrations of the Serengeti.

You are also provided the option of visiting a village of Masai Mara warriors. The culture of these nomads is known the world over, their courage in battle with wild animals is stuff of legend. Your visit will include a traditional welcome of singing and dancing and you will be invited to learn some of the culture and visit a home in the village. An extra fee of US$20 per person is applied for this activity.

The second night you spend in the Masai Mara includes:

  • Accommodation at your camp or lodge
  • Overnight stay inside Masai Mara Game Reserve
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Drinking water, other drinks are extra

Day 3: Masai Mara – Lake Nakuru National Park (300 km – 5 to 6 hrs)

A morning game drive comes after breakfast at your accommodation, forming part of the journey you will make to Lake Nakuru, giving you time to bid farewell to the beauty of the Masai Mara. Another picnic lunch will be served during your journey through the landscapes of Kenya, with chances to capture the scenery with your camera along the way also.

Early evening arrival at Lake Nakuru gives chance for dinner to be served and for you to understand the mega-fauna and exotic birds that will be on display the following morning.

For your third day on African safari, you have included:

  • Accommodation at your camp or lodge
  • Overnight stay inside Lake Nakuru National Park, unless noted
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Drinking water, other drinks are extra

Day 4: Lake Nakuru National Park – Nairobi (167 km – 3 to 4 hrs)

Morning rolls around with a game drive through Lake Nakuru National Park. Be ready to spot some of the most fantastic birds, including the pink flooding the lake as flocks of flamingo feed on the algae within.

Mammals also populate this stunning lake; with luck you will be able to see the rare Rothchild Giraffe, black and white rhino, waterbuck, impala, and buffalo. Your expert Kenyan tour guide will be able to help you understand the animals you see and track any that are close by.

Lunch is served by the lake, readying you for departure to Nairobi. Hotel, residence, or airport drop-off are offered at your convenience.

The final day of your wildlife safari includes:

  • No accommodation, this is the final day
  • Breakfast, lunch, no dinner
  • Drinking water, other drinks are extra

Day 5 - Full Day inside Masai Mara National Reserve

As you time exploring the Masai Mara comes to an end, spend your last complete day following the migrating wildebeest. Following breakfast, you’ll get in your safari vehicle and either go towards the same herds as the day before or choose to find new adventures and new crowds of animals.

Each day on safari is different. Even going to the same herd of wildebeest or zebra will present you new experiences. Some days will be spent grazing, other actively moving across the landscape, other still dodging predators. Your safari guide will be on hand to explain behaviors and name species as you go.

Following your next picnic lunch, you’re invited to visit a village of the Masai people. Here, you’ll be greeted with a traditional song and dance before being offered a tour around the village. Educate yourself on their customs and lifestyle and take the opportunity to go into a village home.

A usually nomadic people, the Masai villages are a unique culture that have thrived in this landscape for generations. They can offer you insight into live in this environment. As an optional extra on your safari there’s an additional fee of $25 to visit the village.

Spend your last evening in your camp or lodge and take advantage of extras available such as massages and spa treatments, ready to cross border tomorrow.

Your last full day on Kenyan safari includes:

  • Accommodation at your camp or lodge
  • Overnight stay inside Masai Mara National Reserve
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Drinking water, other drinks are extra

Day 6 - Masai Mara – Serengeti National Park (North) (350 km, 7 to 8 hours)

An early start is in order to get you across to Tanzania and into the Serengeti. Following a hearty breakfast at your camp or lodge, you’ll have one final game drive as you leave the park.

From the park, you’ll drive through the Kenyan countryside and see how normal life is away from the cities. Once you arrive at the border, you’ll have lunch at a local restaurant – your last taste of Kenyan food before stamping out of the country.

Your border crossing should be smooth and your tour guide will be on hand to help with unexpected issues. From Isebania border checkpoint, you’ll track a direct course over to the Serengeti. Your first experience of the park will be in the northern region, where you’ll have chosen your accommodation with our support.

En-route to the camp or lodge, you’ll have your first magical experience of the world-renowned Serengeti National Park. Your afternoon and evening are your own upon arrival. The trip is long so take advantage of the additional facilities, with different accommodation offering:

  • Spa treatments
  • Massages
  • Swimming pools
  • Viewing decks

Dinner will be your first taste of Tanzanian food before heading to bed to rest up, ready for more wildebeest migration the next morning.

Included in your first night of Tanzanian safari is:

  • Accommodation at your camp or lodge
  • Overnight stay inside Serengeti National Park
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Drinking water, other drinks are extra

Day 7 - Full Day inside Serengeti National Park (North)

Wake up early for your first adventure-filled day inside Serengeti National Park. After a big breakfast, make your way out on your first full game drive.

Your expert African safari guide will use their knowledge and local contacts to discover where the wildebeest are, along with:

  • Zebras
  • Gazelles
  • Gnus

And other animals who go along for the ride.

In the north of the Serengeti, where you’ll spend your first day in Tanzania, is the Kogatende River. During the mass migration seasons, it’s likely to see river crossing nearly every day. The spectacle you’ve seen so many times in nature documentaries will be in full sight, right in front of you.

Crocodiles sit in wait in the river whilst big cats stalk the crossing point, all waiting for a migrating wildebeest to make a mistake. The event is thrilling, whether there’s a major incident or not. The photos and memories you’ll take away from a river crossing will last you a lifetime of tales.

Lunch will be taken out in the wilds to get all the time you can immersed in nature. After a thrilling day, you’ll journey back to your camp or lodge for dinner and rest.

The second day of your Tanzanian safari includes:

  • Accommodation at your camp or lodge
  • Overnight stay inside Serengeti National Park
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Drinking water, other drinks are extra

Day 8 - Serengeti North – Serengeti National Park (Central)

After a hearty breakfast at the camp, we shall drive to Serengeti central, Tanzania’s oldest and most popular national park and a world heritage site.

The Serengeti is famed for its annual migration, when some six million hooves pound the open plains, as more than 200,000 zebra and 300,000 Thomson’s gazelle join the wildebeest’s trek for fresh grazing. Even when the migration is quiet, the Serengeti offers an amazing game-viewing in Africa, with great herds of buffalo, smaller groups of elephant and giraffes.

The third day of your Tanzanian safari includes:

  • Accommodation at your camp or lodge
  • Overnight stay inside Serengeti National Park
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Drinking water, other drinks are extra

Day 9 - Full Day inside Serengeti National Park (Central)

After breakfast, enjoy a full day game drive in the Serengeti National Park. The area around Lobo and the Grumeti River has good resident game throughout the year. Non-migrating game like African elephant, African buffalo, gazelle, zebra, lion, leopard and cheetah can be seen here all year round.

The game viewing is very good and you can follow game for long periods without seeing other safari vehicles – truly one of the forgotten corners of the Serengeti Plains. Magnificent riverine trees can be found along the river lines and bird life such as kingfishers and fish eagles can be found here.

Included in your forth day of your Tanzanian safari:

  • Accommodation at your camp or lodge
  • Overnight stay inside Serengeti National Park
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Drinking water, other drinks are extra

Day 10 - Serengeti National Park – Arusha (370 km, 6 to 7 hours)

After breakfast we shall bid farewell to the hotel staff and depart for Arusha en-route with a morning game drive. We shall arrive in Arusha in the afternoon, and after lunch, we shall drive you to the airport for your flight back home or your next destination.

Included in your fifth and final day of your Tanzanian safari:

  • No accommodation, this is the last day
  • Breakfast and lunch, no dinner
  • Drinking water, other drinks are extra

STANDARD

Date1 people2-3 people4-5 people6+ people
Jan 3 – Mar 31USD 1,695 per personUSD 1,150 per personUSD 950 per personUSD 885 per person
Apr 1 – Jun 15USD 1,495 per personUSD 1,025 per personUSD 825 per personUSD 760 per person
Jun 16 – 30USD 1,695 per personUSD 1,150 per personUSD 950 per personUSD 885 per person
Jul 1 – Sep 30USD 1,825 per personUSD 1,305 per personUSD 1,105 per personUSD 1,035 per person
Nov 1 – Dec 21USD 1,695 per personUSD 1,150 per personUSD 950 per personUSD 885 per person
Dec 22 – Jan 2USD 1,825 per personUSD 1,305 per personUSD 1,105 per personUSD 1,035 per person

LUXURY

Date1 people2-3 people4-5 people6+ people
Jan 3 – Mar 31USD 1,825 per personUSD 1,235 per personUSD 1,035 per personUSD 965 per person
Apr 1 – Jun 15USD 1,485 per personUSD 1,085 per personUSD 885 per personUSD 825 per person
Jun 16 – 30USD 1,825 per personUSD 1,235 per personUSD 1,035 per personUSD 965 per person
Jul 1 – Sep 30USD 2,425 per personUSD 1,555 per personUSD 1,355 per personUSD 1,285 per person
Nov 1 – Dec 21USD 1,825 per personUSD 1,235 per personUSD 1,035 per personUSD 965 per person
Dec 22 – Jan 2USD 2,425 per personUSD 1,555 per personUSD 1,355 per personUSD 1,285 per person

Included/Excluded

  • All Transfers
  • 3 Nights Quality accommodation in tented camp / hotels / lodges
  • All park entrance fees, government taxes, and levies as per the itinerary
  • All meals and drinking water during the tour
  • Insightful professional local driver/guides
  • Complimentary Mineral Drinking water
  • Personalized private service
  • Passports and visa applications and processing
  • International flights and taxes
  • Travel insurance
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Tips and Gratuity for driver/guide
  • Entrance fee for activities noted as optional
  • Hot-air balloon safari from 490$ per person / Masai Villages 80$ per person

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