5 Days Classic Kenya Safari | Masai Mara and Great Rift Valley
On this safari to Kenya get lost in the superb scenery of the Great Rift Valley Lake of Nakuru, watching thousands of pink flamingos against an electric blue sky. Get to enjoy game viewing boat trip on Lake Naivasha.
Walk on the plains which host the greatest animal spectacular on the planet, the Great Migration in the fabled Masai Mara National Reserve. Retire to exclusive and elegant Kenya ,id range accommodation.
Day 1: NAIROBI – MASAI MARA
You will be met by our company representative at your hotel/airport, briefed and thereafter depart to Maasai Mara Game Reserve taking the Mai Mahiu route. You will have a brief stop at the Rift-valley viewpoint where you can take see and take picture of the Great Rift Valley Escarpment. You will arrive at Mara Sopa Lodge/Equivalent for check-in and lunch. Rest/leisure at the camp. Maasai Mara reserve is considered Kenya’s prime wildlife area. This is due to the acacia dotted plain scenery of stunning beauty where Black manned lions, cheetahs and leopards are found in abundance. Elephants, giraffes, genet cats just to mention a few Mara also hosts over 450 species of bird including the national bird of Kenya, the lilac breasted roller bird & other nocturnal birds. At around 1600 hrs you will have an evening game drive, the best time to get a glance of the predators as they crawl out of their shadows. • Meal plan: Lunch & Dinner • Accommodation: Mara Sopa Lodge/Equivalent. • Property details: 4- star Lodge, bordering the park. • Website: http://www.sopalodges.com/masai-mara-sopa-lodge/overview • Distance: Approximately 254 kilometers from Nairobi to Maasai Mara (About 5-hour drive).
Day 2: Full day in Mara
Breakfast at the camp and thereafter enjoy full-day game drives with a visit to the Mara River where you will get to see the huge crocodile as they bask on the sun and alongside them you will also find hippos as they yawn their way to the surface of the water. During the great wildebeest migration this river turns to a valley of death and only the fittest survive. Herds of wildebeests, zebras and antelopes cross the Mara River to seek greener pastures. This scene is among the 10 wonders of the world as it happens yearly. • Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner; • Accommodation: Mara Sopa Lodge/Equivalent. • Property details: 4 –Star Lodge, bordering the park. • Website: http://www.sopalodges.com/masai-mara-sopa-lodge/overview
Day 3: MAASAI MARA – LAKE NAKURU
After breakfast, depart for Lake Nakuru National Park. Arrive and proceed to have an en-route game drive time permitting as you head for Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge where you will have lunch and some rest. After some rest you enjoy an evening game drive where you will have the opportunity to visit Lake Nakuru which is considered the paradise for bird-watchers. It has become famous because of the millions of pink flamingoes that flock its shores. Lake Nakuru also is home to black rhino, waterbucks, zebras that graze on the vegetation close to the shores. • Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner • Accommodation: Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge/Equivalent (Located inside the park) • Property detail: 4-Star Lodge • Website: https://www.sopalodges.com/lake-nakuru-sopa-lodge/the-lodge • Distance: Approximately 220 kilometers from Masai Mara (About 4-hour drive).
Day 4: NAKURU - LAKE NAIVASHA
Breakfast at the camp, you will drive to Hell’s Gate the only park you are allowed to walk or moreover you may choose to have bike rides but at an extra cost(Optional). Thereafter you will be driven to Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge/Equivalent for lunch. After some rest you will have an evening game drive. There you will even have a chance to enjoy a boat ride which will give the opportunity to watch amazing birds and scenery but at an extra cost. • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner • Accommodation: Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge/Equivalent (Adjacent to the lake) • Property detail: 4-Star Lodge • Website: https://www.sopalodges.com/lake-naivasha-sopa-resort/the-resort
Day 5: Depart
After breakfast, you will have a morning game drive as you depart to Nairobi where upon arrival you will be dropped at your hotel/airport. • Distance: Approximately 95 kilometers from Naivasha to Nairobi.
Great Rift Valley Lake of Nakuru
Great Rift Valley Lake of Nakuru
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- Full board accommodation at Maasai Mara/Nakuru/Naivasha
- Transport in a pop-up roofed vehicle (Private)
- All airport transfers
- Driver’s allowances and other vehicle expenses
- 2 game drives per day or more
- Drinking water during safaris
- Park entrance fees
- Personal items
- Beers, sodas, wines & Spirits
- Balloon safari
- Visit to Masai village
- Tips and gratitude
- Accommodation in Nairobi (But it can be arranged if requested)
- Land cruiser supplement
- International/local flights