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4-Days Maasai Mara and Lake Nakuru Safari

4 Days
  • English
  • Private
  • Private tour vehicle
  • Private tour guide
  • Nairobi

Overview

Journey into the heart of Kenya’s pristine wilderness, where nature’s grandeur unfolds in unparalleled splendor. This 4-day safari adventure offers travelers an intimate encounter with Africa’s iconic landscapes and its magnificent wildlife. From the endless plains of Maasai Mara, teeming with the ‘Big Five’ and the backdrop of dramatic wildebeest migrations, to the shimmering pink waters of Lake Nakuru, a haven for thousands of flamingos and rhinos, this tour promises a mesmerizing blend of natural beauty and thrilling wildlife encounters. Beginning and ending in Nairobi, the vibrant capital, this safari weaves a tale of wonder, capturing the essence of Kenya’s soul. Prepare for an expedition that transcends ordinary and touches the very spirit of the wild African continent.

Safari Highlights

  • Great Rift Valley Panorama: Begin your journey with breathtaking views of the Great Rift Valley escarpment, a geological wonder stretching across East Africa.
  • The Big Five in Maasai Mara: Traverse the iconic plains of Maasai Mara, with a chance to spot the revered Big Five - lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros.
  • Accommodation amidst the Wild: Stay in premium lodges or camps, surrounded by nature's serenity.
  • Wildebeest Migration (Seasonal): If timed right, witness one of nature's greatest spectacles, the thundering wildebeest migration, a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
  • Cultural Maasai Village Visit: Engage with the Maasai community, getting a firsthand glimpse into their rich traditions, dances, and age-old way of life.
  • Lake Nakuru's Flamingo Spectacle: Marvel at the ethereal beauty of Lake Nakuru, painted pink with thousands of flamingos nesting along its shores.
  • Rhino Spotting at Lake Nakuru: Experience the thrill of spotting both black and white rhinos, a conservation success in this unique habitat.
  • Starlit African Nights: End your days with sumptuous dinners under the vast African sky, accompanied by the distant calls of the wild.

Itinerary

Begin your journey from Nairobi early in the morning and drive through the scenic Great Rift Valley, marvelling at the escarpment’s panoramic views. As you approach the Maasai Mara National Reserve, you’ll witness the vast savannahs, home to the rich Maasai culture and an array of wildlife. Upon arrival in the reserve by lunchtime, check into your safari lodge or camp. After a brief rest, embark on your first afternoon game drive, keeping an eye out for the ‘Big Five’ (lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros). As the sun sets, return to your accommodation for a sumptuous dinner and restful night amidst the wild.

Dinner

Rise early for a sunrise game drive, capturing the wilderness as the animals begin their day. The golden morning light provides perfect photography opportunities. Return to your camp for a hearty breakfast, and maybe even catch a glimpse of animals from the lodge itself.Picnic lunch is served at the park at the Mara river, the crossing point of the wildebeest and zebras from Serengeti in Tanzania to Maasai Mara in Kenya as you interact with the monkeys. As evening approaches, you have the option to visit a Maasai village to experience their rich culture and traditions firsthand.Nightfall brings another delightful dinner under the African sky, followed by storytelling or stargazing at the campfire..

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, depart Maasai Mara and drive towards Lake Nakuru National Park. This alkaline lake is famous for its pink hue when thousands of flamingos nest along its shores. Arriving by lunchtime, check into your accommodation and refresh. In the afternoon, embark on a game drive around Lake Nakuru, home to both black and white rhinos, Rothschild’s giraffes, and many other species. The park’s acacia forests and waterbodies provide diverse habitats for its residents. Enjoy a peaceful dinner overlooking the lake and rest up for the next day’s adventures.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Begin your day with a morning game drive, seizing another opportunity to spot the animals by the lakeside. Witness the park come to life with bird songs and animals quenching their morning thirst. Return for breakfast at the lodge. After checking out, drive back to Nairobi, reminiscing about the memories made during your 4-day safari. Arrive in Nairobi by the evening, marking the end of a magical journey.

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Includes/Excludes

Includes

  • Pickup/drop in airport or hotel
  • Accommodation and meals
  • Pop-up roof tour vehicle
  • Parks entry fees

Excludes

  • Extra drinks
  • Accommodation before and after the tour

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4-Days Maasai Mara and Lake Nakuru Safari