Nakuru Mara Safari
Let us spoil you with the 4 days Lake Nakuru Masai Mara safari in Kenya. Like royalty, allow us to show you Africa like never before. The curves, the bumps, the shadows, the corners, the people, the wildlife and the humps… What more would you like to know? On this 4 days African safari tour, we will take you away from the crowds. You will take your mind off the concrete jungle; the pressures of work, life balance; we let you be in sync with nature. We let you feel the smell of the raw earth and remind you of the first time you fell in love. The freshness, the passion, making you one with nature and that is what the Lake Nakuru Masai Mara safari is.
About the 4 Day Lake Nakuru Masai Mara safari
The 4 days Lake Nakuru Masai Mara safari takes you to two of Kenya’s virgin premium parks. You will be headed to the beautiful Lake Nakuru and the amazing Masai Mara National Park. The two parks are heavenly and be assured to have a blast of your life. The colorful Lake Nakuru National Park is home to more than 350 birds of different colors. It is among the few parks in the world where the Southern White Rhino lives in harmony with the Eastern black rhino. Just imagine taking a photo at the shores of a flamingo filled lake? How amazing will it be to stand at the baboon’s cliff and have an aerial view of the beautiful park with the centerpiece being the colorful lake?
Masai Mara is the home of the big Five and the theatre for the greatest mammal migration in the world. Here you will sit down and relax as you enjoy the actors go about their play. The roas of the lion, the elephant trumpets as the leopard purrs. Look at the gentle antelopes graze as the fastest animal on earth makes a kill. The laughter of the hyenas will alert you that there is something worth your attention. The culturally rich Maasai People will remind you that we can live in harmony with the environment. A jig and a jump will allow you to get closer to these handsome warrior tribe members.
Highlights of the 4 Day Lake Nakuru Masai Mara Safari
- Game viewing
- Village tour
4 Day Lake Nakuru Masai Mara Safari Itinerary
Day 1: Nairobi – Lake Nakuru National Reserve
Meet and greet upon arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport by our ever bubbly safari rep. Some few moments of introduction, letting you know what to expect and for us to understand your expectations won’t hurt. It is time to hit the road, and we will depart drive past the ‘Green City in the Sun’. You will glide out of the city as you drive west into farmlands before sloping down the Mau escarpment. Let your eyes feast on the beauty scenery that plays before it as you approach the floor of the Great Rift Valley. A break will be a good to have the scenery all to you, and some photo moments will be a good reminder of how beautiful the world is. The drive continues into the floor of the Rift Valley and eventually into one of the fastest growing towns in Africa, Nakuru.
A short drive away is the Lake Nakuru National Park, a birders haven. Drive through with an introductory game drive to your Lake Nakuru National park accommodation. Here you will be welcomed with a glass of juice and after check in, lunch will be in order. Some rest won’t do you harm because you have the whole afternoon for the game drive. The drive takes you down to the pink lake as Lake Nakuru is known. This is because the lake is filled with pink flamingoes and the pelicans. This is among the few parks in Africa where you will find both the bold grazer southern white and the shy browser black rhino coexists. There are lions, leopards, cheetahs, buffaloes, hyenas, water bucks among other animals here. A stop at the baboon’s cliff would be a great way to summarize the day with a bird’s eye view of the park.
Later in the evening as the sun sets, it is time for your 4 day Lake Nakuru Masai Mara safari to return to your lodge for the night. Do not worry about what to eat as your dinner will be ready before you know it. Back into your cozy room, it is time to rest the night away under the star filled African night at Sarova Lion Hill Lodge.
About Lake Nakuru National Park
Lake Nakuru National Park lies in Central Kenya, 160 Kilometers north-west of Nairobi, in Nakuru district of the Rift Valley Province. Lake Nakuru National Park provides the visitor with one of Kenya’s best known images. Thousands of flamingo, joined into a massive flock, fringe the shores of this soda lake. A pulsing pink swathe of life that carpets the water, the flamingo is a breathtaking sight. Lake Nakuru National Park has become world famous for these birds, who visit the lake to feed on algae that forms on the lake bed. They move back and forth, feeding and occasionally and spectacularly taking to flight, filling the sky over the lake with color.
The lake is extremely variable in size- changing from 5 up to 30 sq km's in area. Nakuru has more than just flamingos. Lake Nakuru National Park is Kenya’s first rhino sanctuary and an important Sanctuary for Rhino. Both Black and White Rhino are found here, and are often seen resting under acacias by the Lake shore. Lake Nakuru National Park abounds with game. There are huge herds of waterbuck, zebra, buffalo, the endangered Rothschild Giraffe and more. This is one of your best chances of seeing Leopard in Kenya, and there are several large prides of Lion.
Day 2: Lake Nakuru - Masai Mara Game Reserve
Did you hear the king of the jungle roar? May be you were too tired and had a lot to take in the previous day that sleep was necessary to prepare for a new day. Waky! waky! The birds chirp as their melody brings back life into you. It is a new day and in Africa, no day is like the other. A cup of coffee sobers you up as you embark on an early morning game drive. This is the perfect time to see much wildlife. We pray to see what we did not see yesterday and the leopard would be in our priority list. This will be followed by breakfast, check out and with game drive en-route, depart Lake Nakuru for Masai Mara National Reserve.
Proceed through the floor of the Great Rift Valley and be on the lookout for the Manyattas and the shuka clad Maasai people. Going through the Suswa plains there are several Manyattas along your way to Narok and eventually to Sekenani, the main entrance of Masai Mara National Reserve. With formalities done, why not lookout for some introductory game drive as you head towards your lovely lodge in Masai Mara National Park. A sumptuous meal would be the perfect introduction to your home away from home for the nest 2 nights. Some shaking off of dust and a short nap would prepare you for the action packed evening game drive at 1600hrs. You should be on the lookout for the ‘big five’, cheetah, warthogs, dik dik hordes of different antelope and gazelle species and birds among others.
Enjoy the beauty of the sun downing behind the hills and into the horizon as you drive back to your lodge in Masai Mara National Park. You will be time for dinner, some entertainment and overnight at the Sarova Mara Luxury Tented Camp.
About Masai Mara National Reserve
Masai Mara National Reserve is Kenya’s premier wildlife park. The park was originally established in 1948 as a wildlife sanctuary, it covered only 520 sq km of the current area, including the Mara Triangle. The area was later extended to the east in 1961 to cover 1,821 km and converted to a Game Reserve to protect wildlife from hunters.
The park is named after the Masai people and their description of the area when looked at from a far. MARA Means Maa (Masai language) for spotted which is a description for the circles of trees, scrub, savannah and cloud shadows that mark the area. The Masai Mara lies in the Great Rift Valley, which is fault line which is about 3,500 miles (5600Km) long from Ethiopia’s Red sea through Kenya, Tanzania, and Malawi and into Mozambique.
Day 3: Masai Mara Game Reserve
Good morning sleepy head, how was your night, the birds seem to sing into your ears. Time to wake up, a game drive is on the way. However, if you are not an early riser don’t worry, you can opt for a full day game drive after breakfast. For today, you will be interacting with the many features that Masai Mara Game Reserve is famous for. The reserve is the northern extension of the Serengeti –Mara ecosystem that plays host to the largest movement of big game, the ‘great migration’. This happens from late June when over one million wildebeest cross over the Mara River from Tanzania into Kenya in search of greener pastures. The return journey happens from end October when the call of nature takes them back to Serengeti and onwards to the ‘maternity’.
Today you will head to the Mara River stopping at the hippo point. Watch out for the huge Nile crocodile that share the river with the hippos. On a lucky day, you will see a kill or be blessed to have a view of the elusive leopard. You can opt for two game drives or a whole day game drive and leave the lodge with picnic lunch boxes. Return to your Masai Mara safari camp in time for dinner. You can have time comparing notes with your fellow safari seekers for what they saw. You may also be interested in an African Folk tales as you warm yourself at the fireplace before you retire to bed.
Day 4: Departure
Today we let you have some time in your bed dreaming about the great things you have seen and heard. This is before breakfast that will be preceded by checkout and departure. You will enjoy a short game drive as you leave the park. Proceed to Nairobi to arrive at lunch time. You will end your 4 Days Lake Nakuru Masai Mara safari with a drop off at your hotel or JKIA in time for your departure flight.
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4 Day Lake Nakuru Masai Mara Safari Costs:
What is included in the Lake Nakuru Masai Mara Safari cost?
- Accommodation on full board basis
- Transport in a 4 X 4 Safari vehicle with pop up roof
- Meals on full board basis while on 4 Day Lake Nakuru Masai Mara Safari
- All park entrance fee
- All Government tax
4 Day Lake Nakuru Masai Mara Safari Price excludes:
- Items of personal use
- Deviation from the above program
- Drinks and beverages
- Tips and porterage
What to Carry on the 4 Day Lake Nakuru Masai Mara Safari
- Sun glasses
- Light and some few heavy clothing
- Sun screen
- Insect repellant
- Sun Hat
- Comfortable shoes
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