• Lake Nakuru Masai Mara safari
  • Lake Nakuru Masai Mara safari
  • Lake Nakuru Masai Mara safari
  • Lake Nakuru Masai Mara safari
  • Lake Nakuru Masai Mara safari
  • Lake Nakuru Masai Mara safari

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.

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, 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 roars of the lion, the elephant trumpets as the leopard purrs.

Is Masai Mara the best Africa safari Destination

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
  • Birding
  • Village tour
  • Scenery

 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.

Lake Nakuru Masai Mara safari cheetah

This is because the lake is filled with pink flamingos 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.

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.

Lake Nakuru Masai Mara safariEnjoy 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.

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:

  • Visa
  • 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

Lake Nakuru Maasai Mara Safari Destination

The 4 day Lake Nakuru Masai Mara safari goes to 2 premum safari destinations in Kenya. Your destinations on this 4 day Kenya safari are Lake Nakuru and the famous Masai Mara National Reserve.

Lake Nakuru is a birders paradise and home to both the southern white and the black rhinos. Masai Mara on the other side is home to the big five and the great wildebeest migration.

Lake Nakuru National Park

Lake Nakuru National Park is a spectacular game reserve. It has been a blazing sea of deep pink flamingos – millions of them!

You can enjoy their intense fuchsias bursting against Lake Nakuru’s deep blue alkaline waters. Quite simply… it has until some few years ago been the most brilliant show of birdlife on earth.

Due to some progressive natural factors, the flamingo numbers have been reducing  but the park itself remains  stunning – one of Kenya’s finest. Great rocky escarpments tower over acacia forest, waterfalls, wooded hills and euphorbia trees dot the lake.

The flamingos are accompanied by other birdlife – pelicans, cormorants, kingfishers, ostriches, storks as well as herons and eagles. The scene here is bountiful, busy and full of color.

But that’s only the beginning of what this special park has to offer because the wildlife viewing here is easy and accessible. Lake Nakuru is known for hosting some endangered but beautiful species.

Lake Nakuru Masai Mara safari

Your Lake Nakuru Masai Mara safari will be here for the rare Rothschild’s Giraffe along with white rhino, especially along the lakeshore.

The park is also sanctuary to one of Kenya’s largest populations of black rhino. Another aspect to the active wildlife viewing here is observing the park’s zebra, hippo, olive baboon, vervet and colobus monkeys, waterbuck and hyena.

Other big safari wildlife to be on the lookout on your lake Nakuru Masai Mara safari includes lion, cheetah, leopard and buffalo.

The park is fenced to protect the rhino and giraffe, so it can’t support elephants – the only large mammal you won’t find here.

Moving through the park’s dense acacia forest you’ll likely come upon herds of impala and waterbuck. Also, in the woodlands you may see large pythons hanging from the trees. This is the infamous African rock python that’s capable of swallowing animals whole.

There are several easily attained vantage points from which to enjoy wonderful views of the landscape and especially the lake with its undulating pink population of birdlife.

Masai Mara National Reserve

Masai Mara national reserve extends northeast from a shared border with Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park. This 1,510 km2 Masai Mara is the most famous and popular safari destination in Kenya, if not anywhere in Africa.

The appeal of the Mara and adjacent private/community conservancies isn’t difficult to explain. Its mosaic of rolling hills, open grassland and acacia woodland supports a quite incredible profusion and variety of wildlife.

 Large predators such as lion, leopard, cheetah and spotted hyena are easily seen at close quarters all year round. The reserve truly blossoms between August and October, when the legendary wildebeest migration. This is perhaps the world’s most breathtaking wildlife spectacle.

The Big Five are all present and seen with various degrees of ease. Elephants are very common, as are buffaloes. The latter being the favoured prey of the reserve’s unusually large lion prides, which often number 15 or more adults.

Leopards are more elusive, but quite easy to locate if you know where to look, and while numbers of black rhino dropped alarmingly in the late 20th century, up to three dozen individuals still survive.

The rhino population here is the only one in Kenya that can be regarded as fully indigenous. There is a gene pool (as yet) undiluted by translocated individuals of southern African or mixed origin.

Even outside of the migration season, ungulates are well represented, too. There’s no better place for close-up views of the eland, the world’s largest antelope. They seem to be less skittish here than in most of its range.

Also likely to be seen are giraffe, impala, gazelle, topi, Coke’s hartebeest, reedbuck, Defassa waterbuck, hippo and warthog.

The Mara provides a fine introduction to East Africa’s savanna birdlife. It has more than 500 species recorded in and around its borders. They include such perennial favorites as Lilac-breasted roller, Superb starling and Little bee-eater.

Large ground birds such as ostrich, Southern ground hornbill, Kori bustard and the localized Denham’s bustard are also common. The riparian forest along the Mara and Talek Rivers is an important habitat for niche species such as Ross’s turaco, Schalow’s turaco and Grey kestrel.

Accommodation on Lake Nakuru Masai Mara Safari

Lake Nakuru Masai Mara safari is a mid-range Kenya safari. We will therefore be making use of 4 star accommodation on this 4 day Lake Nakuru Masai mara safari.

Lake Nakuru Lodge

Lake Nakuru Lodge is a beautiful eco-lodge situated inside Lake Nakuru National Park. This accommodation facility in Lake Nakuru boasts of unobstructed views of the lake and wildlife.

Lake Nakuru Lodge

This property also has one of the best-rated locations in Nakuru! It offers accommodation with free WiFi, seating area and flat-screen TV. There is a private bathroom with bath and free toiletries in each unit, along with a hair dryer.

A buffet breakfast is served each morning at the property. There is an in-house restaurant, which serves a variety of Indian, African and American dishes and also offers dairy-free, gluten-free and vegetarian options. The lodge offers an outdoor pool as well as a garden where guests on lake Nakuru Masai Mara safari can relax.

Mara Leisure Lodge

The lake Nakuru Masai Mara safari to this lodge goes to what is considered Kenya’s prime wildlife area.

Mara Leisure Camp is located along the Talek River, at the confluence of the Masai Mara’s four wildlife viewing areas. It is on the northern boundary of the Masai Mara Game Reserve.

Mara Leisure Camp is located within one of the most spectacular locations in the entire Masai Mara Game Reserve.

Mara Leisure Camp promises those on lake Nakuru Masai Mara safari a unique safari adventure. Here you will have daily safari drives with our experienced local Masai guides.

There are also educational outings and visits to several community development projects within the Talek area. For the discerning palate, we have expert chefs who prepare delicious cuisine.

As dusk rolls in, enjoy romantic evenings while you watch the sunset over the plains. You can also get cozy by the fireplace while enjoying a sundowner.

At night, listen to the unique sounds of nightfall in the African wilderness while you tip your head back and become mesmerized by the star-studded, velvet skies above.

Mara Sopa Lodge

lake Nakuru Masai Mara safari to Mara Sopa Lodge takes you high on the slopes of the Oloolaimutia Hills. Masai Mara Sopa Lodge was one of the first safari lodges to be built in the Maasai Mara Game Reserve. It is for this reason why its gardens and trees are so lush and mature.

All the buildings follow the design of traditional African round houses with conical roofs. They stretch along the line of the hills with the impressively large public area buildings and the swimming pool at their centre.

Be ready to sleep on one of the fifty guest cottages on your lake Nakuru Masai Mara safari. The rooms are divided into two wings to either side of the main public areas.

Each of these house two spacious guest rooms equipped with queen and king size beds. There are mosquito nets; electronic safes; dressing tables; en-suite bathrooms and sheltered verandas that all have views over the gardens and the game reserve beyond.

Six of the cottages each contain two suites with larger bedrooms and bathrooms, and both indoor and outdoor seating areas.

Mara Simba Lodge

The lake Nakuru Masai Mara safari allows you to boost of rejuvenation or simply escape for the weekend to unwind. Here you can check into Mara Simba lodge to achieve your wellness goals.

Indulge in exceptional culinary experiences and entertain yourself at the bar, revive yourself as you surrender to the pleasures of life at this truly alluring destination.

The luxurious accommodation affords supreme privacy and luxury with 3 types of accommodations to choose from that make the most of the bush environs.

Incredible and personalized game drives bring you extremely close to the fascinating Big Five. Enjoy the watch of the great migration across the Mara River between July and September every year.

4 Day Lake Nakuru Masai Mara Safari Highlights

The 4 day Lake Nakuru Masai Mara safari tour highlights includes:

  • Huge diversity of flora & fauna in a vast reserve
  • The Rift Valley with lake Nakuru lying on its floor
  • Thousands of flamingos that have invaded the lake & nesting along the shore
  • Stunning views of Lake Nakuru from Baboon Cliff
  • Rhino Sanctuary
  • Scenic appeal of the tree studded Savannah plains of Masai Mara
  • Masai Mara as the home of the big five
  • Wildebeest migration [July-October]
  • Mara & Talek rivers inhabited by wild Crocodiles and Hippos
  • Maasai community home stead (at an extra cost)

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