5 Days Lake Nakuru-Masai Mara Safari

This 5 Days Lake Nakuru–Masai Mara Safari : will take you to the famous Masai Mara National Reserve located in the southwestern Kenya on the border with Tanzania and showcases big families of elephants, buffaloes, lions, and hippos among many more. In Masai Mara National Reserve, you are almost guaranteed to see the Big 5the leopards, cheetah, hyenas, giraffe, impala, wildebeest, topi, baboons, warthogs, buffalo, zebra, elephants, and of course hippos and crocodiles in the Mara River. Most of the Masai Mara is made up of hilly grassland which is fed by plentiful rain, especially during the wet months between November and June. The areas bordering the Mara River are forested and are home to over several hundred of bird species. The tour will conclude with Lake Nakuru national park famous for its huge flocks of flamingos that enjoy the alkaline waters of this shallow soda lake. Other than a million flamingos and many more species of birds, the park is also home to white rhino, warthog, giraffe, hippo, ostrich, and lion.

Activities 

  • Game drives

 

Summary

Day 1: Arrival in Nairobi-Transfer to the Hotel

Day 2: Nairobi – Transfer to Lake Nakuru National Park

Day 3: Transfer to Masai Mara National Reserve

Day 4: Full Day Game drives – Masai Mara

Day 5:  Transfer to Nairobi

 

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Nairobi-Transfer to the Hotel

You will be picked by one of our representatives from Ssemambo Tours & Travel who will transfer you to your hotel where you will spend your night.

Accommodation

  • Decasa Hotel
  • (Mid-range Hotel in Nairobi city)

Meals & Drinks

  • Breakfast
  • Bottled Drinking water 

Day 2: Nairobi-Transfer to Lake Nakuru National Park (Approx.5hrs)

 

After your morning breakfast, you will transfer to Lake Nakuru National ParkYou will enjoy short photographic stop overs on your way and proceed to Lake Nakuru past Naivasha, Gilgil and Elmenteita areas arriving during lunch time hours. Later in the afternoon you will enjoy game drives in the park and along the shores of the Alkaline Lake. While here, look out for endangered white Rhinos and Rothschild’s Giraffes, popular pink necked lesser Flamingos may be spotted here seasonally. Other wildlife found here include zebras, spotted hyenas, lions, buffaloes, elands, water bucks and several bird species. Dinner and Overnight stay at lodge.

Accommodation

  • Flamingo Hill Tented Camp
  • (Mid-range Camp)

Meals & Drinks

  • Breakfast
  • Bottled Drinking water 

Day 3: Transfer to Masai Mara National Reserve (Approx. 5hours Drive)

After an early breakfast, you will depart for the famous Masai Mara National Reserve arriving at your lodge in time for lunch. Later in the afternoon, you will go for your game drive in the search for the big 5 and several other game and bird species that whole afternoon. Dinner and overnight stay at the lodge. Masai Mara reserve is situated in the Rift Valley with Tanzania’s Serengeti Plains running along its southern end.  The park showcases big families of elephants, buffaloes, lions, and hippos among many more. The areas bordering the Mara River are forested and are home to over several hundred bird species. Home to the great migration in the months of July-October when two million Wildebeest make their way northwards from Serengeti in Tanzania. 

Accommodation

  • Rhino tourist camp
  • (Budget lodge located just outside the park)

Meals & Drinks

  • Breakfast
  • Bottled Drinking water 

Day 4: Full Day Game drives-Masai Mara 

Today you will have a full day of game drives ahead. Before sunrise you will try to spot different predators that might have made a kill last night. You will return for breakfast at the camp while the sun rises over the game reserveYou can decide to take a packed lunch for a full day game drives or come back at the camp for a hot lunch. The secret on sighting a lot of animals is to do different game drives on different time and areas for the highest success rate. Dinner and overnight stay at the lodge.

Accommodation

  • Rhino tourist camp
  • (Budget lodge located just outside the park)

Meals & Drinks

  • Breakfast
  • Bottled Drinking water 

Day 5:  Transfer to Nairobi 

You will go on early morning game drive after which you start the journey back to Nairobi. On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel or the airport for your flight out of Nairobi.

                                                             End of the Tour

Included

  • All Park entry fees
  • Game drives
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation including fuel
  • All activities (included in the itinerary)
  • All accommodation (included in the itinerary)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Round trip/Airport transfer
  • Bottled Drinking water

 

Excluded

  • International flights
  • Personal items
  • Meals
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips to porters and driver/ guide
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Visit to Ethnographic museum

SAFARI TRANSPORT

Standard 4X4 Safari Vans/Land cruisers

Our standard mode of transport is by road and we use 4×4 Safari van and Land cruisers with open roof tops customized for game viewing and photography.  Each Safari van/Land cruiser comes with a professionally trained driver/guide with fuel for the whole safari. Each client is entitled to a window seat and can take up to 8-10 people. We also have very comfortable super customs which can carry up 6 people with their luggage also have small vehicles like Alphads, Harrier and much more that can carry 4-5 people.

Walking Safaris: If you enjoy a little adventure try a walking safari with a Masai guide. The best ones are outside the reserve boundaries in the Conservancies.

Cultural Tours with the Masai: Visiting a traditional Masai village is frequently included in a safari package and have an experience about the Masai.

Hot Air Ballooning: This is a popular pastime that provides an expensive but unique experience. Every lodge and camp will be able to set up a flight for you. The balloons usually fly at dawn and last about an hour. Upon landing most balloon companies offer a champagne breakfast.

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