This Kenya Safari itinerary offers a unique safari adventure for the safari purist to the world famous Bird Sanctuaries of the Great Rift Valley Lakes Bogoria and Nakuru,then South over the Mau Escarpment to Kenya’s greatest concentration of game - Masai Mara. Look out for Hippo in Baringo, flamingos and rhino's in Nakuru and chances of seeing the Big 5 in Masai Mara (as well as the wildebeest migration in July/ August).
Day 1 - Lake Bogoria:
Day 2 - Lake Nakuru:
As you drive to the lodge, you will have the opportunity to experience the vegetation and feel the calmness of Lake Nakuru from a distance. After lunch depart for a game drive as the park is home to stunning flocks of lesser flamingos which literary turns the lake shores into a magnificent pink stretch, here most birds that breed in the lakes Alkaline waters can be seen (over 450 species of birds) and wildlife are also common here. This lake offers one of the world's most spectacular wildlife sights that of brilliant pink flamingos as far as the eye can see. Apart from the flamingos, Lake Nakuru is one of the best places to view leopards, white & black rhinos and lions. The park also has large sized python snakes that inhabit the dense woodlands, and can be seen crossing the tracks. Still, lucky enough you may come out of the park triumphant having spotted the 'BIG FIVE'. Dinner and overnight at the lodge. FB
Day 3: Masai Mara:
Early morning breakfast, later check out from the hotel and set off for the highlight of your trip to the world famous Maasai Mara. You drive past extinct volcanoes on the bottom of the Rift Valley floor as you depart Maasai Mara rated Seventh wonder of the world. The horizon fills Maasai Mara with 1.5 million wildebeest, 200,000 zebras and 500,000 Thompson’s gazelle, followed closely by Africa’s great predators such as the lions, cheetahs, hyenas etc. Arrive in time for lunch at the lodge. Later proceed for an afternoon game drive in Kenya's most popular game reserve. Everything about this reserve is outstanding. The wildlife is abundant and the gentle rolling grasslands ensure that animals are never out of sight. Birds too are prolific. Thomson's and Grant's gazelle, Topi and Eland and many more species of plains' game offer a rich choice of food for the dominant predators; lion, leopard and cheetah which hunt in this pristine wilderness. In the Mara River, hippo submerges at the approach of a vehicle only to surface seconds later to snort and boast their presence. Seemingly, the drowsy crocodile sunbathe on the riverbanks, mouth agape, and waiting with subtle cunning for prey at which to strike with lightning swiftness. Overnight at the lodge: Full Board
Day 4 & 5: MAASAI MARA GAME RESERVE
Early morning breakfast, later spend a full day with Morning and Evening game drives. We can arrange for a visit to a local Maasai Village if you like at an extra cost. The Mara is more than just the most popular wildlife park in the country; in many cases it is the reason why people come to visit Kenya. This is a classic African savannah, and the sheer density of wildlife is amazing. Gazelle, wildebeest and zebra graze in large numbers and where prey is found so are predators. Watered by the Mara River and its tributary the Talek, the park here compromises 1510 sq kilometres of open grassland tucked away in the south west corner of the country. In the Mara you will see an astonishing amount of wild life, including the big cats, where lions are found in large prides. Cheetahs and leopards are harder to spot, but are still fairly common. Elephants, buffaloes, zebras and hippos also exist in large numbers. Overnight at the lodge: Full Board
Day 6: Departure
Early morning game drive, later return to the hotel for breakfast. After breakfast check out from the hotel and depart to Nairobi for your flight back home.