Our Taste of Kenya safari takes you to explore Masai Mara and Lake Nakuru. Masai Mara Game Reserve as one of the most popular tourism destinations in Kenya and the entire African Continent. The reserve is located in the Great Rift Valley in primarily open grassland. Wildlife tends to be most concentrated on the reserve’s western escarpment. 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. On top of that, we explore Lake Nakuru National Park which is a shallow alkaline lake in the Rift Valley, renowned for its spectacular flamingo population as one of the world’s greatest ornithological spectacles.
Detailed safari itinerary to explore Masai Mara and Nakuru
Day 1 – Transfer from Nairobi to Explore Masai Mara and Nakuru
Pick up from Nairobi Hotel by our safari representative who will as well be your driver guide. Meet, greet and safari highlights for your adventure to explore Masai Mara and Nakuru. We drive down the escarpment via the floor of the scenic Great Rift Valley. We arrive at Masai Mara Game Reserve in time for lunch. In the evening we take our first thrilling game drive, in one of East Africa’s top safari destinations. Later return to lodge/camp for dinner and overnight stay at explore nature Mara Lodge
Day 2: Explore Masai Mara Game Reserve – Optional Hot Air Balloon safari
Full day game viewing coupled with exploring this spectacular Park. The Mara is the land of African legend; Lion are abundant throughout the park, as are the elephants, giraffes, and a variety of gazelle species and zebra. Cheetah and leopards are also regularly seen and, less commonly, rhino. The annual wildebeest migration, one of nature’s few remaining wildlife spectacles, occurs in the Mara from July to October. Several species of Bee-Eater and the flying rainbow that heads the list of the Mara’s birds are also available among hundreds of bird species. As well as wildlife, the Maasai Mara is also home to many members of the colorful Maasai tribes people who may be seen around the borders of the park – Morans (warriors) loping across the plains, young boys herding goats, or elders grouped under a tree discussing matters of the day.
Spice up your adventure to explore Masai Mara Lake Nakuru by choosing from the Optional visit to Masai Village for a cultural tour which can be arranged at extra cost of $25 per person. Also optional hot air balloon ride can be arranged this morning, then proceed with your game drive – $550 per person. Dinner & Overnight at Lodge/Camp – overnight stay at explore nature Mara Lodge
Day 3: Game Viewing in Masai Mara & Transfer to Lake Nakuru.
A last game run in the picturesque Masai Mara in the morning before breakfast. After breakfast depart for Nakuru. Lake Nakuru is a shallow alkaline lake in the Rift Valley, renowned for its spectacular flamingo population as one of the world’s greatest ornithological spectacles. Although Lake Nakuru is primarily a bird sanctuary, there are a considerable large number of animals to be seen, such as Zebras, buffalo and Gazelles. This is one of our best chances of seeing white and black Rhinos. Lake Nakuru National Park was the first place in Kenya selected as a rhino reserve. Here is one of the few places where we can also see endangered Rothschild’s Giraffes. Overnight at Flamingo Hill tented camp
Day 4: Game viewing Lake Nakuru and Transfer to Nairobi.
After breakfast, morning spent game viewing, watching and photographing birds and other big games at Lake Nakuru national park. Later check out and leave for Nairobi with a brief stopover at the Great Rift Valley for panoramic views of the escarpment. Arrive Nairobi late in the afternoon, drop at Nairobi hotel/residence
We have reached the end of our 4 day Taste of Kenya – Explore Masai Mara Lake Nakuru safari experience and we truly believe you have carried lots of unforgettable safari memories back home. Plan for late departure.