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Baboon Cliff (Lake Nakuru). A lion on a tree, in Lake Nakuru National Park. © Yvonne Matiba
Crescent Island (Lake Naivasha). © Mait
Masai Mara wildlife. Zebras at Maasai Mara © Paolo Cecchellero
Mara River. During the great migration over two million herbivores move heading north-west from the short grass plains to the Western Corridor of the Serengeti and its Grumeti River. The Mara river is their first real obstacle and gigantic crocodiles are waiting for the hesitant wildebeest to stumble at the crossing. The mass of grunting wildebeest remain on the Mara grasslands until October or November. Then, as the storm clouds gather in the south, the vast herds return to their breeding grounds. © Paolo Cecchellero
Lake Nakuru. Within the Lake Nakuru Park, are a number of Rothschild's giraffe, translocated for safety reasons from western Kenya © Paolo Cecchellero
Lake Nakuru. Both the black and white species of Rhinoceros are in fact gray. The white rhino name is a corruption of the Afrikaans word for wide. The wide refers to the white rhino's broad upper lip that is designed for grazing. © Paolo Cecchellero
Land Cruiser ramp for wheelchair
Renate visiting Masai Village
Giraffe Feeding Centre near Nairobi
Kay and David visiting a Masai village
Welcome and pick up by our driver/guide and transfer to your Hotel. For late evening arrivals, we will book you in to one of the airport Hotels for your. comfort and convenience.
Day 2 - Nairobi to Lake Nakuru National Park
After breakfast , your driver/guide will meet you and give you a quick briefing on what to expect for the whole trip and also for the day ahead. Your Safari then starts! Enroute, you will drive along the Eastern edge of the Great Rift Valley, and have stunning views of the extinct volcanoes and the lakes that dot the floor of the valley. The word ‘Nakuru’ means ‘place of dust’ in the Maasai dialect and the lake is a soda ash lake with very alkaline water, and is famous for its’ huge flocks of flamingoes. The National Park surrounding the Lake is Home to the largest concentration of White and Black rhinos in the Rift Valley. Arrival in the park is usually mid to late morning. Check-in, lunch, afternoon game drive and dinner are your activities for the rest of this day..
Day 3 - Lake Nakuru National Park - Lake Naivasha
Early morning game-drive at Lake Nakuru followed by breakfast at the camp/lodge - proceed to Lake Naivasha ( about 1 hour drive ). Check in at one of the lodges along the lake shore and enjoy lunch. Afternoon we have different options. You could relax and enjoy the beautiful gardens where antelope, giraffe, zebra come and graze. A boat ride on the lake where you will see lots of birdlife and hippos or a visit to Hellsgate National Park which is named after a narrow break in the cliffs. Dinner & Overnight at one of the lodges along the lake.
Day 4 - Lake Naivasha to Masai Mara Game Reserve
After breakfast depart for the Masai Mara , one of the most famous game reserves! This is quite a long drive of about 6 hours to the entrance of the park. Lunch at the camp/lodge or lunch enroute depending on the location of the camp/lodge you will choose to stay. Dinner & Overnight Masai Mara Game Reserve. The Masai Mara also known as Maasai Mara or The Mara is named in honor of the Maasai people - the ancestral inhabitants of this area. The Mara is a part of the Greater Mara Ecosystem which include several group ranches, and the Serengeti across the border to the South.
Day 5 & 6 - Masai Mara Game Reserve
Spend two full days in the Masai Mara with early morning and afternoon game-drives and lunch at the camp/lodge - alternatively spend most of the day on game-drive with a packed lunch! During July/August the annual Migration of Wildebeest takes place, this is the right time to spend two full days at the Mara - you might be lucky and view a river crossing! Enjoy the endless plains and breathtaking views, a fantastic place to see sunrise and sunsets. The Mara has an exceptional population of cheetah, leopard and lions, you can spot them the whole year around. Dinner and overnight at one of the camps/lodges at the Mara
Day 7 - Masai Mara Game Reserve - Nairobi
Departure from the Mara after breakfast - Today’s program will depend on your flight details. In case of a late departure we can add a visit to one of the tea-farms close to Nairobi for a tour and delicious home-made lunch.