Overview:

Maasai Mara is probably Kenya’s number one tourist destination it holds spectacular scenery as well as vast amounts of bird and wildlife. The Reserve is famous for it’s huge herds of Wildebeest and Zebra which migrate through Maasai Mara from the Serengeti around June-October each year. However aside from abundant birdlife the Maasai Mara is a Big 5 National Reserve meaning it has Lion, Leopard, Buffalo, Elephant and Black Rhino which permanently reside here.

Lake Naivasha, fringed by thick papyrus is almost 13 km's across, but its waters are shallow with an average depth of five meters. The waters of the lake draw a great range of game to these shores. Visit the Crescent Island. There is just one “Crescent Island Game Park”. It is simply one of the most beautiful parks in Kenya, often called Naivasha’s best kept secret.

Lake Nakuru is a 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.

Itinerary:

Nairobi-Masai Mara :

Depart Nairobi for a journey south along the floor of the great rift valley then past Narok climb the western wall entering Hemingway's country "Serengeti plans" . Arrive in time for lunch. Afternoon enjoy a game drive in this famous reserve.

Masai Mara:

Full day at this famous reserve searching for wild game with an option to enjoy a balloon safari. 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. Return to the lodge in the evening. Dinner and overnight at the lodge/camp.

Mara – Lake Naivasha :

Early morning game drive. Breakfast at the lodge. Depart for Lake Naivasha to arrive in time for lunch. 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 meters. The waters of the lake draw a great range of game to these shores. Visit the Crescent Island. There is just one “Crescent Island Game Park”. It is simply one of the most beautiful parks in Kenya, often called Naivasha’s best kept secret. It is private, secure and patrolled by Guides who can accompany anyone who wishes for guided walk. Surrounded by water, it is actually a peninsular. Dinner and overnight at Lodge.

Lake Naivasha - Nakuru:

Breakfast at the Lodge. Depart for Lake Nakuru to arrive in time for lunch. Afternoon enjoy a game drive in this beautiful park. 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.Breakfast at the lodge. Depart for Nairobi. A stop is provided at the Great Rift Valley View Point. Arrive in the afternoon and drop off at the airport for final departure.