4-Day Masai Mara and Lake Nakuru Safari

Overview

Explore the Maasai Mara National Reserve and Lake Nakuru National Park while packing in their top highlights during this 4-day tour from Nairobi. Go deep into the African plains and set out on daily game drives across the parks. Watch for the animals that emerge at dusk; see hippos and crocodiles along the banks of the Mara River; and keep your eyes peeled for lions, leopards, buffalo, and even baboons. Three nights of accommodations, round-trip transport, and national park fees are all included.

  • 4-day safari from Nairobi
  • Excellent value for money
  • All necessary equipment included

What To Expect

Day 1 : Nairobi – Masai Mara

Pick up from your place in Nairobi at 08:00am (you are briefed on your pick up time once you confirm where you are staying in the city) then be transferred to meet the group and later depart to Masai Mara Game Reserve at 8:30am via the view-point of the western Great Rift Valley and Narok town for lunch. Your journey deepens into the Masai plains, arriving at around 2:30pm for check-in at the camp / lodge. You will start the first introduction game drive in the afternoon tracking various animal species and birds which inhabit here. Your guide will spot wildlife and give you a close up look and details of their behavior and way of life. Back to the camp / lodge at 06:30pm for hot shower, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation based on tour option chosen at time of booking. Meal plan: L, D

Day 2 : Masai Mara

Your day starts with the breakfast at the camp/lodge and by 8am you’ll leave with picnic lunches for extensive game drive. Today you will see all the Big 5 (lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino and elephant). The reserve is the best park for game in Kenya as it has an extensive road and track network which allows for close range viewing and photography. A game drive to Mara river which is point of Migration and point to spot the crocodiles and hippopotamus is always emphasized by our guides. Break for your picnic lunch at 1pm. Game drive will continue till 3pm, get out of the park for 2 hours optional activities such as a visit to Maasai Village (gratuities are given to maasai).

Dinner and overnight at the camp / lodge. Accommodation based on tour option chosen at time of booking. Meal plan: B, L, D

Day 3: Masai Mara – Lake Nakuru

Early morning pre-breakfast game drive to track the wildcats as they hunt and kill very early in the morning. At 8:30am back to the camp / lodge for full breakfast, later proceed to Lake Nakuru with lunch en-route arriving in the afternoon for check-in and your rest. In case you booked the option with the hotel inside the park, you will have the introduction game drive at Lake Nakuru while we drive for check-in.

Dinner and overnight. Accommodation based on tour option chosen at time of booking. Meal plan: B, L, D

Day 4: Lake Nakuru – Nairobi

After the breakfast you will enjoy the full game drive in Lake Nakuru N.P. and feast your eyes with sightings of flamingos, often referred to as the “Pink Lake”. Other animals that can be sighted in the park including the Rothschild’s Giraffe, Black and White Rhino, Waterbuck, Reedbuck, Lion, Buffalo, Leopard, Baboon and several other species of plains game. After the lunch we will proceed to Nairobi and arrive back at around 5pm where you can be dropped off at your hotel or Nairobi accommodation.

Meal plan: B, L

Inclusions & Exclusions

 Inclusions

  • Pick up at your hotel / accommodation in Nairobi (08:00am on Day 1)
  • Transport in a safari-modified minivan, pop-up roof, fully equipped, each person near the window
  • 1 liter of bottled water per person per day in a vehicle
  • Professional English-speaking driver, guide
  • All safari game-drives as per itinerary
  • 3-night accommodation in a lodge-room or tent. The tents are big enough with beds, linens and shower inside
  • Meals (B=breakfast, L=lunch or lunch-box, D=dinner)
  • Air rescue by AMREF
  • Drop off at your hotel / accommodation in Nairobi (17:00 on Day 4)

Exclusions

  • Alcohol drinks, beverages (available to purchase)
  • Cultural visits to Maasai villages (15 USD p/p)

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