4 Days - Explore Nakuru and Masai Mara Safari

masai mara

This Africa Vacation package will leave you yearning to see more of Africa's magical destinations. It offers four days of pure bliss, starting with a visit to Lake Nakuru National Park, a gem in the Eastern Rift Valley escarpment that can’t be missed. It teams with with euphorbia ranging from tiny plants to large trees that have been around for decades. You will also visit Masai Mara, a lively reserve that offers a maiden experience of wild life, with almost guaranteed chances of seeing all the Big 5 animals; Lions, leopards, elephants, buffaloes and leopards. It hosts 95 mammal species and 485 bird species and countless reptiles and amphibians. It is a verdant earthly paradise covering 1,510 km2-which is divided into reserves of a manageable size. Here, you will witness the great wildebeest migration.

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Highlights

Overnight

Day 1

Arrival in Nairobi and drive to Lake Nakuru National park    

Lake Nakuru National park

Day 2

After Breakfast drive to Masai Mara Game reserve

Masai Mara Game Reserve

Day 3

Full day at Masai Mara Game reserve

Masai Mara Game Reserve

Day 4

Departure- Out bound flight

Day 1:  Arrival in Nairobi and drive to Lake Nakuru National Park

On your Arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will meet our Umoja Motherland tours driver-guide who will brief you about the safari. After drive to Lake Nakuru National Park, heading straight for a game drive.

Lake Nakuru national Park: Lake Nakuru National park covers over 73 square miles (188 Square kilometers). The park is known as a habitat for the largest population of white Rhinos and the beautifully colored Flamingos. It is also a home to the Lion Hills, Makalia waterfalls, unique vegetation, picturesque landscape, yellow acacia woodland and a wide range of different animal species like the : Impalas, Lions, Black colobus monkeys, dik dik, Reedbucks, Elands waterbucks, Giraffe, Buffaloes, Black Rhinos, Leopards and about 450 Bird species.

Overnight at either of the following hotels in Nakuru

Option 1:-Luxury 5Star Hotel: Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge/ Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge

This elegant lodge is cleverly laid out along the Lion Hill, a natural treasure with panoramic views of the beautiful flamingos of Lake Nakuru. It is a bit more rustic than others in its surrounding. It blends harmoniously with the natural landscaping highlighted by tall acacia trees where nests of weaver birds dangle and meandering walkways.

Option 2:-Mid/Standard 4Star Hotel: Lake Nakuru Lodge

Every minute of your stay here will be nothing short of WOW. You will feel the serenity and thrill of being surroundings with all sorts of animals. Each of the 95 deluxe rooms here are fully fledged bathroom and a balcony.

You will fall in love with the cultural programs in the evening. The live dance performance and music adds life to the place and shows what destination Kenya has to offer in terms of art.

Option 3:-Budget 3Star Hotel: Pelican Lodge

This lodge occupies a pristine shore of Lake Elementaita, an area with huge flocks of pelican birds. It is luxuries gift to you. It is made of 12 cottages and 48 deluxe rooms, both of which have all amenities you need for a comfortable stay; king size beds, reading area, ensuite bathrooms. The bonus is a private balcony where you take in the beauty of the park.

If you have a weakness for eco-friendly accommodations, the cottages will wow you with their natural materials and thatched roofs.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at the hotel.

Day 2: Lake Nakuru to Masai Mara Game Reserve

After breakfast drive to Masai Mara Game Reserve, Lunch at your hotel and enjoy afternoon game drive in the Game Reserve.  Masai Mara Game Reserve: Masai Mara is famously known for the Wildebeest migration which takes place annually and is one of the World’s natural wonders. The reserve is also known for having a diversity of different animal species like the big five, cheetahs, hyenas, Topis, warthogs etc. Mara is full of surprises, as while on the game drives chances are you may land on the big cats feeding or even hunting, such epic moments are found no were else.

Optional Afternoon Visit to a Masai Cultural Village: This afternoon, join the Masai dancers donning their African regalia and the jingling on their feet, flow by the rhythm of African beats and dance to their tunes that will leave you refreshed. Cost is $25 per person. (Price guaranteed only with advanced booking)

Dinner and overnight at either of the following hotels in Masai Mara

Option 1:-Luxury 5Star Hotel: Keekorok Lodge / Sarova Mara Game Camp/ Mara Azure Haven.

Keekrok is a 5 star hotel in the midst of natures best kept secrets. The warm welcome by the staff will make you feel like a queen returning back home. The genuine smiles on their faces leaves you with a certain feeling that you were right to chose coming here.

Option 2:-Mid/Standard 4Star Hotel: Mara Simba Lodge/Mara Sopa Lodge.

The warm welcome by the staff will make you feel like a queen returning back home. The genuine smiles on their faces leaves you with a certain feeling that you were right to chose coming here.

Option 3:-Budget 3Star Hotel: Olmoran Tented Camp. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at the hotel.

The communal dining and campfire experiences of this camp adds to the overall phenomenal atmosphere. The guide at the sight will get you to perfect spots for the viewing wildlife. On finding them, he won't rush you, allowing you to enjoy moments that will leave you with tears of joy.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at the hotel

Day 3: Full Day in Masai Mara Game Reserve

Breakfast in the hotel and depart for a full day game drive with picnic lunch boxes or enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in Masai Mara Game Reserve with lunch break in between the game drives.

Optional Masai Mara Balloon Ride: for those going for the balloon safari, you will be going for the early morning balloon, you will be picked at the hotel by the Balloon Company at 5.30am and drive to the balloon launch site where you will gather for takeoff. Enjoy early morning ballooning over the plains, getting a bird’s eye view of the game below as the sun creeps slowly over the horizon. After approximately one hour aloft, the balloon lands while a breakfast is being prepared for us nearby. The smell of bacon, sausages and eggs drift on the breeze as we sample exotic Kenyan fruits and homemade pastries and, if you wish, glasses of bubbly to toast our flight, a tradition initiated by the Montgolfier brothers. Cost Per Person: $480. (Price guaranteed with advanced booking) Dinner and overnight at either of the following hotels in Masai Mara

Option 1:-Luxury 5Star Hotel: Keekorok Lodge / Sarova Mara Game Camp/ Mara Azure Haven.

Option 2:-Mid/Standard 4Star Hotel: Mara Simba Lodge/Mara Sopa Lodge.

Option 3:-Budget 3Star Hotel: Olmoran Tented Camp.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at the hotel.

Day 4: Departure

Breakfast in the hotel and drive to Nairobi, Optional lunch at a city restaurant (own arrangement-pay direct)

Transfer to airport in time for your home bound flight

Meals: Breakfast Only

Inclusions:

  • Arrival and departure airport transfers in Nairobi.
  • 1 night stay in Lake Nakuru National Park on Full Board Basis.
  • 2 nights stay in Masai Mara game Reserve on Full Board Basis.
  • Custom-made Safari Vehicles.
  • All activities as listed in the program.
  • We offer Safari game drivesas per the itinerary.
  • National Parkand Game Reserve entrance fees are covered.
  • English-speaking driverswill guide and inform you during the safari.
  • Throughout the safari, we ensure you have drinking water.
  • Exclusive private useof the vehicle for each group.
  • Exclusive private safari English speaking guidefor each group.
  • We offer 24 hour support throughout the safari, should you need anything
  • 1 free mineral water bottle.