Nairobi to Masai Mara, Lake Naivasha and
Lake Nakuru Safari | Nairobi, Kenya 5 Days Safari
Masai Mara Game Reserve is perhaps most famous for its lions.
All other members of the "Big Five" can be seen while on a
safari to Masai Mara, hippopotami are found in large groups in
the Masai Mara and Talek Rivers. Cheetah are also to be found.
Lake Nakuru National Park is best known for its thousands,
sometimes millions of flamingos nesting along the shores. Also
of interest while on a safari to Lake Nakuru National park is a
sanctuary to protect Rothschild giraffes and black rhinos.
Lake Naivasha is surrounded by forests of the yellow barked
Acacia (the yellow fever tree) which abound with bird life while
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 populations sleep the day out in the shallows.
This morning we depart Nairobi by road and proceed to
Lake Nakuru Park, regarded by avid birders' as the greatest
World ornithological spectacle on the Earth. The Park is famous
for its millions of pink flamingoes lining on the lake shore,
arriving mid morning at Lake Nakuru for a game drive en–route
before checking-in at your lodge for Lunch. A spectacular
afternoon game run is planned. The park is a Sanctuary to the
Black Rhino, White Rhino and the Rothschild Giraffe. Bird life
include common species like the lesser and Greater Flamingoes,
African fish Eagle, Tawny Eagle, Green Wood Hoopoes, Cliff Chat,
Great White and Pink Backed Pelicans plus other intra- African
Migrants. Dinner and overnight at Lake Nakuru safari lodge
or a budget safari camp.
After Breakfast we drive to Lake
Naivasha. Our destination is Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge/ Lake
Naivasha Simba Lodge or Lake Naivasha country club. We arrive in
time for lunch at our lodge by the lake and early afternoon, we
take an optional boat ride. Alternatively, a nature walk at
Crescent Island is an excellent way to see wild animals while on
foot. The Island is a private game sanctuary, which is home to
zebra, wildebeest, gazelle, Vervet monkeys, hares, genet cats,
waterbuck and giraffe. Or you may wish to lounge by the pool
admiring the view of zebras, Giraffes and waterbuck just outside
the fence. Dinner and overnight at Lake Naivasha safari lodge or
in a budget safari camp.
Depart Lake Naivasha for
Masai Mara Game Reserve–jewel of Kenya's Game Park. This
enormous Reserve actually part of the vast Serengeti plains is
famously known for its spectacular great wildebeest migration
and is a true home of the big five-Lion, Elephant, Leopard,
Rhino and Cape Buffalo. Upon arrival, lunch will follow. After
lunch, explore the reserve on a late evening 'Spice' game drive.
In the evening, we relax around the camp/lodge fire before an
excellent dinner. Dinner and overnight at a Masai Mara safari
lodge or in a budget safari camp.
The Masai Mara is one of
the greatest wildernesses of the world. Morning and afternoon
'Spice' game drives are planned. Large mammals are varied,
abundant and easy to see. Residents among the Parks mammals are;
Masai Giraffe, Buffalo, Impala, Zebra, Topi, both the Thomson's
and Grant's Gazelles. Hot Air Balloon rides are available on
this day at an additional cost. Dinner and overnight at a Masai
Mara safari lodge or in a budget safari camp.
Begin today with a
complete English breakfast at your lodge, followed by ‘Spice’
game drive en–route to Nairobi. The balance of the day is at
leisure for last minute assisted shopping and sightseeing.