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5 Day Lake Naivasha And Maasai Mara Game Reserve Safari
  • Tour Category

    Private Tour

  • Tour Types

    Nature, Safari, Camping

  • Duration

    5 Days

  • Language

    English

  • Activity Level

    Medium

Description

Book this 5-day nature tour taking you to Lake Naivasha and Maasai Mara Game reserve, and see the best Kenya has to offer. Gaze upon the greatest concentration of wildlife in Kenya and Naivasha & Nakuru. Be sure to indulge in bird watching and enjoy the water sports facilities. 

Highlights
  • Visit Lake Naivasha, the birding Paradise 
  • See Crescent island - a private sanctuary
  • Balloon safari
  • Maasai Mara Game Reserve - the jewel of Kenya’s Game Park
  • Day 1: Nairobi – Lake Naivasha expand_more
    • 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, you 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, visit Crescent island — a private sanctuary, where you can walk beneath yellow-barked acacias (yellow fever trees) in search of giraffes, wildebeest, impala, dik-diks, Thompson's and Grant's gazelles, elands, waterbucks and countless bird species. Oh, and there are some rather gigantic pythons too! 

    • Walk (allowed) 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 2: Lake Naivasha ( Day trip to Lake Nakuru National Park) expand_more
    • After a delicious breakfast, 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 around 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”.

    • Eat lunch served at one of the lodges located in the game park, offering its local specialities, served with fresh produce from the region.

    Overnight at Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge or similar

    Meal Plan: {Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner} 

  • Day 3: Lake Naivasha – Maasai Mara Game Reserve expand_more
    • 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. 

    • 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 4: Explore Maasai Mara Game Reserve expand_more
    • Spend time in the vast eco-system of the Mara, searching for the big five and much more with your Kenyan safari guide.

    • 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 of 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 5: Maasai Mara Game Reserve – Nairobi expand_more
    • Enjoy an early breakfast.

    • Drive to Nairobi.

    • Eat 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 you leave Africa, you 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}

What's Included
  • Ground transport in a comfortable safari vehicle for game viewing, photography and touring

  • Full board accommodation, meal plan as mentioned in the itinerary

  • All park entrance fees to include government taxes

  • English speaking professional Kenyan 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

What's Excluded
  • International flights from home and back

  • Money for tips

  • Soft drinks or alcoholic drinks

  • Visit to the Masai village

Meeting Point

Nairobi, Kenya

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 80% of the tour price.
Starting From
USD USD USD
USD 650.00 / adult

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