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5 Days Nature tour itinerary for Nairobi, Masai Mara & Lake Nakuru National Park: A Peaceful Escape In The Wild

Nairobi, Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru National Park

Nature Tour
Safari Tour
Camping Tour
Masaai Mara
A Peaceful Escape in the Wild

Masai Mara-Kenya

The tour takes you to the Masai Mara, to see the greatest concentration of wildlife in Kenya and Lake Naivasha is great for bird watching and some water sports. Walk into the Crescent Island and see the unique water bird viewing.

DAY 01

Nairobi – Lake Naivasha

  • We overland to papyrus-fringed Lake Naivasha, a cool and peaceful escape from Nairobi’s big-city bustle. With over 400 species of bird, this freshwater lake is a birding Paradise. Along the lake’s fabled waters, we are bound to see some of the area’s more intriguing species—hippos, giraffes, buffalo and even the arboreal colobus monkey. Lake Naivasha lies in the Great Rift Valley and the name derives from the local Maasai name Nai’posha, meaning “rough water” because of the sudden storms which can arise.

  • After lunch we visit Crescent island — a private sanctuary, where you can walk beneath yellow-barked acacias (yellow fever trees) in search of giraffes, wildebeest , impala , dikdiks, thompson’s and Grant's gazelles, elands, waterbucks and countless bird species. Oh, and there are some rather gigantic pythons too! 

  • We are allowed to walk with the animals since all were introduced during the filming of Out of Africa. 

  • An optional boat ride on the lake reveals many waterbird species and schools of Hippos.

Overnight at Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge or similar

Meal Plan: {Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner}

DAY 02

Lake Naivasha ( Take a Day trip to Lake Nakuru National Park)

  • After a delicious breakfast, we travel overland to Lake Nakuru National Park for a full day game viewing experience. 

  • The spectacular alkaline Lake is famously known as the feeding ground of both lesser and greater flamingos. This National park, which is fenced all round is a sanctuary for birds, Rothschild giraffes and both black and white-rhinos. Other mammals in abundance include waterbucks, buffalos, gazelles, lion, baboons and the elusive leopards sometimes seen sleeping on the horizontal branches of the “Fever trees”.

  • Lunch will be served at one of the lodges located in the game park, offering its own local specialties, served with fresh produce from the region.

  • Overnight at Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge or similar

Meal Plan: {Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner} 

DAY 03

Lake Naivasha – Maasai Mara Game Reserve

  • After a leisure breakfast at Naivasha Sopa Lodge, depart overland to the Maasai Mara Game Reserve-jewel of Kenya’s Game Park. 

  • The Maasai Mara is Kenya’s finest and most outstanding wildlife sanctuary where gentle rolling grassland ensures animals are never out of sight. The climate is gentle, rarely too hot and well spread rainfall year round. The sensation of the great wildebeest migration between July and October is unparalleled. The wildlife is far from being confined within the Reserve boundaries and an even larger area extends beyond the game Reserve. Centuries of close association with the wildlife has resulted in an almost symbiotic relationship where wildlife and Maasai people live in peace with one another.

  • After lunch, explore the Reserve on a late evening ‘Spice’ game drive. No matter how much you have thought about Africa, this is more than you expected—the big five-Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Rhino and Cape buffalo are in abundance.

  • Overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge or similar

Meal Plan: {Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner} 

DAY 04

Explore Maasai Mara Game Reserve

  • Today we will be spending in the vast eco-system of the Mara searching for the big five and much more. You also have an optional balloon safari — Many call it a once in a lifetime experience, once you are up, you won’t want to come down, and once you land, champagne breakfast awaits you. 

  • Game viewing is great from the air with the opportunity for beautiful pictures. The annual wildebeest migration is expected in the Maasai Mara between July and early November. Millions of animals migrate to the Mara from Serengeti in search for fresh green pastures and water. It’s worth noting that every game drive is different from the other, and missing one is missing out on the fun.

  • Overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge or similar

Meal Plan: {Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner}

DAY 05

Maasai Mara Game Reserve – Nairobi

  • We enjoy an early breakfast and then we drive to Nairobi. We have lunch at the InterContinental Hotel. The rest of your afternoon is at leisure. You might take this opportunity to visit our local stores in downtown Nairobi. The store displays items pertaining to Kenya cultural 

  • If you are returning home today, you have a day room available for the afternoon and dinner at the Hotel is included. Early in the evening, depart for home. As we leave Africa we know that the old adage is true: you may leave Africa, but Africa will never leave you.

  • Dayrooms at the InterContinental Hotel or similar

Meal Plan: {Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner}

  • 650.00 USD Per Person
  • Ground transport in a comfortable safari vehicle for game viewing, photography and touring

  • Full board accommodation, meal plan as mentioned in itinerary

  • All park entrance fees to include government taxes

  • Service of an English speaking professional driver/guide

  • All game drives as will be detailed in the itinerary

  • 5 litres of bottled water each for the Safari.

  • Start and end of Safari in Nairobi.

  • Airport Transfers between the airport and your hotel in Nairobi

  • International flights from home and back

  • Money for tips

  • Soft drinks or alcoholic drinks

  • Visit to the Masai village

Nairobi, Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru National Park

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