Birds and Beasts of Kenya Safari

Maasai Mara National Reserve - Lake Nakuru NP

Duration

4 days

Max People

100
Overview

Safari Details

With the splendor of the Masai Mara and the majesty of Lake Nakuru, this African safari is the perfect choice for animal and bird lovers. Famed for its population of big cats, such as

  • Lion
  • Cheetah
  • Leopard

The Masai Mara National Reserve will astound you with these, and many other animals in their natural habitat.

Lake Nakuru is one of the great lakes of the Great African Rift Valley and is home to flocks of flamingos and over four hundred other bird species. Your Kenyan safari guide will help you spot and identify some of Africa's most stunning avian species.

Your wildlife safari is a private tour that affords you flexibility. We can organize domestic flights between parks to cut down on driving time, and a stop at Lake Naivasha can be organized on the return journey to Nairobi, both at extra cost.

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 to day

Itinerary

Day 1 - Nairobi – Masai Mara National Reserve (265km, 5 to 6 hours)

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
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Included/Excluded

  • All transfers
  • All accommodation during the tour
  • All applicable government taxes, levies and park entrance fees
  • All meals and drinking water during the tour
  • Services of our professional driver guide
  • All game drives as noted in the itinerary
  • Personalized 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

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