Overview:

This safari visits two of the best parks in Kenya. Masai Mara which is well known for abundant wildlife throughout the year. During the months of July – October the world’s wonder of Wildebeest migration takes place every year. It also visits Lake Naivasha a fresh water lake where you take a boat ride to view the Hippos. On the floor of the Great Rift Valley, surrounded by wooded and bushy grassland, lies the beautiful Lake Nakuru National Park. Visitors can enjoy the wide ecological diversity and varied habitats that range from Lake Nakuru itself to the surrounding escarpment and picturesque ridges. Lake Nakuru National Park is ideal for bird watching, hiking, picnic and game drives.

Itinerary:

Nairobi - Maasai Mara :

Depart Nairobi for a journey along the floor of the great rift valley then past Narok climb the western wall entering Hemingway’s country ‘’Serengeti plans’’ Arrive Mara in time for lunch. Afternoon enjoy a game drive in this famous reserve. Dinner and overnight at lodge.

Day 2 & 3 : Maasai Mara

Early morning balloon safari is available as an option at USD 450 per person. The Balloon launches at 0600hrs and takes one hour. On landing you will be welcomed with a champagne bush breakfast. Full day game viewing whereby you leave the lodge after breakfast with picnic lunch.
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 leopard 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 September where the big animals and their predators are to be present in abundance during the time frame of this trip. Several species of Bee-Eater, the flying rainbow that heads the list of the Mara’s birds, occur in the reserve. As well as wildlife, the Maasai Mara is also home to many members of the colorful Maasai tribe 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. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge.

Maasai Mara - Lake Naivasha:

Early morning game drive. Breakfast at the lodge. Depart for Lake Naivasha. A stopover is provided at Narok Town to browse in the bustling, vibrant Masai markets to buy curios and handicrafts. Lunch at the hotel. Afternoon proceed for a boat ride in this fresh water lake to view the hippos. This is a beautiful freshwater lake, fringed by thick papyrus is almost 13 km's across, but its waters are shallow with an average depth of five metres. The waters of the lake draw a great range of game to these shores. Visit to crescent Island or Hell’s gate national park at an extra cost. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Lake Naivasha - Lake Nakuru:

Breakfast at the lodge. Depart for Lake Nakuru National Park. Morning game drive. Lunch at the lodge. Enjoy an afternoon game drive. This shallow Soda Lake has been famous for its flamingos but has also retained its reputation as an ornithologists’ delight with more than 400 species of bird found here. You may get out of the vehicle at the lake shore to get a closer look at the birds. The nearby cliffs offer sightings of baboons, birds of prey and scurrying hyraxes, as well as great views of the park. The national park covers 180 sq km and is home to warthogs, waterbuck, buffaloes, reedbucks, and the occasional leopard as well as white and black rhinos which were introduced to the park some years ago. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Lake Nakuru - Nairobi:

Early morning game drive. Return to the lodge for breakfast. Depart for Nairobi to arrive in the afternoon. Drop off at the airport for final departure.